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Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Regarding tea: Do normal people drink valerian tea? Shalom's answer seems like it might be right. Davids Tea sells a kosher tea called Mother's Little Helper which includes valerian, chamomile, and lemongrass. However, that tea is marketed for relaxation; I think that only people who are unhappy due to stress would bother to buy it. Dear readers: CYLOR.
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Wow -- amazing answer! Thank you. +1.
Dec
26
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
+0. Thank you for replying. But what is your source (or your reasoning) for saying that I don't need to pause the song?
Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
Dear all: My question hasn't gotten very many upvotes. Could anyone please suggest any improvements or corrections to the post?
Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
@Nafkamina See the question: "Can songs use the words from pesukim?"
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I was also surprised by my rabbi's answer. However, nobody else here has asked their own rabbi; and anyway, it would be silly for me hold like someone else's rabbi's answer. :)
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I didn't feel attacked at all. You were asking if my rabbi was influenced by some past controversy regarding D&D. Was he? Maybe yes. Maybe no. I haven't asked him, so I have no idea. :)
Dec
21
comment A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
Ah. I've now reread the question and I see that your interpretation is indeed a plausible one.
Dec
21
comment May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
@DoubleAA: Ah. I stand corrected; thank you for rolling my edit back.
Dec
21
comment Cell Phone Jammers in Halacha
Splendid! Thank you very much. I have now finally upvoted your answer. :)
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I don't know.
Dec
21
comment If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
@DoubleAA: You pointed me to a webpage which contains all 13 folios of the Gemara's tractate Horayos (which is also available in English). Which part(s) discuss the case of a single individual rabbi who mistakenly permitted something which is forbidden?
Dec
21
comment Stations of the Exodus far into Canaan
Jordan, welcome to Mi Yodeya! We hope you'll like the place and decide to stay. Please note that, if you register, you'll be able to log in from other locations. That way, the site can better keep track of your contributions and provide you with a better experience.
Dec
19
comment Can G-d ever take on a physical form?
@AdamMosheh: Dunno. I've voted it up.
Dec
19
comment How often and for how long should one pray for a sick person?
@msh210: And I've seen it in a third synagogue.
Dec
19
comment A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
The rabbi had pulled the OP off the street to help make a minyan, so I assume the OP wasn't commemorating anyone's yahrtzeit.
Dec
19
comment Apple Watch on Shabbat
+1; thank you for the information, and for doing the research into WatchKit's abilities. Is it permissible to leave music playing during Shabbat? I know that (for Ashkenazim) it's not allowed to leave a washing machine running during Shabbat, and IIRC this is because of the noise that the machine makes.
Dec
19
comment Apple Watch on Shabbat
If you want to buy a smart watch, you might want to post a more-general question. Something like: "I own an iPhone, and would like to buy a compatible smart watch which I can wear seven days a week. Which is the best choice for a Sabbath-observant Jew, and why?" If you do, please provide me with a link to the question.
Nov
9
comment Which rabbis permit food being kosher just based on the ingredients?
@Curiouser: What are one or two of the things which have been removed from the list over time? Also — do you know when they were they removed?
Oct
12
comment When and how often should you make a bracha on a snack that is being passed around?
@SAH: You ask good questions. If I may ask: 1. Are you Jewish, or Noahide? 2. Do you have any Orthodox Jewish friends? 3. Are there any Orthodox Jews in your neighborhood who can instruct you in the practicalities of how to say blessings?