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comment What Bracha to say when there is no clear majority?
This is actually not correct: The idea of "ikkar v'taffel is handled differently with mezonot food" is only in cases where the Mezonos is for the 5 grains and not for rice.
Apr
16
comment Is Exercise on Shabbos Allowed?
@DoubleAA It's unfortunately hard to do at this point as I simply cannot remember what my thought process was back in 2011 (it was probably along the lines of, "let's populate this site with interesting questions" and "hey, this just came up" sort of thing...) I was about to edit something in, but I quickly realized it would make the answers sound really strange and is unfair as I am now at least 4 years smarter (and with knowledge of the answers already in my subconscious).
Jan
27
comment May I use my neighbor's Wi-Fi without asking permission?
"you are making him violate his terms of service, which is damage" - do you have a source for the idea that causing someone to violate a TOS is damage?
Dec
17
comment Does a Shomer help for Eating before Lighting?
@sam So ask it!
Dec
15
comment Making a bracha on food which is normally assur, but allowed due to pikuach nefesh
"(Are there any cases where you bentch but don't say the earlier b'racha, after all?)" - Actually Bentching is in its own category in many cases because it is mandated on the Torah level (דאורייתא). Not saying anything about this case though (still didn't do any research), but just pointing it out...
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
My code also assumes that Nisan == 1. The problem is that the year doesn't start at 1, it starts at 7. So if we take (y/m/d) 5773/6/1 and add 1 we get 5773/7/1. Which is not correct! It should be 5774/7/1. Does your code handle this?
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
@Scimonster My answer is assuming he has such functions (his question seemed to be emphasizing the need to calculate time differences as opposed to the actual conversion. I therefore assumed he already had such functions).
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
So how does the library know if I want Tishri of this year or the next?
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
@Scimonster Is that sarcasm I detect?
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
Nice library. But don't you still need to account for wrapping years like I did in my answer?
Dec
8
comment Hebrew Calender API/Library in PHP or Javascript to add days, month or years to Julian date
What do you mean by "have month(s) or years added to it according to the hebrew calendar". Can you add examples to your question?
Nov
27
comment Where did the Vilna Gaon praise remaining silent?
@Scimonster Mordechai Ben David's "Al Kol Rega Vrega" (in Ein Oid Milvado). youtube.com/watch?v=yLxMCRk3P-E or youtube.com/watch?v=_n8gv9YVU1s
Nov
27
comment Where did the Vilna Gaon praise remaining silent?
So that's where the song is from...
Nov
4
comment Jewish Online Music Radio Stations
@DoubleAA Well editing the question to say "Absolutely no recorded Kol Isha, please" seems redundant. If we're talking about a radio station, what else could be playing on it?
Nov
4
comment Jewish Online Music Radio Stations
@DoubleAA Yes. My point is simply that I don't need to amend my question, because it automatically implies that I'm talking about recorded.
Nov
4
comment Jewish Online Music Radio Stations
@DoubleAA The only type of Kol Isha available via Radio Station is recorded Kol Isha. No?
Oct
2
comment Is this app really safe to use on Shabbat?
When I first saw this I automatically assumed (and still hope) that it's nothing more than a joke. Regardless, at least some the "features" of his supposed app are not technically feasible (e.g. preventing charging). And that's not even to mention that Apple won't approve...
Sep
10
comment Cell Phone Jammers in Halacha
@unforgettableid Updated answer with that info..
Aug
10
comment Why do people stand for Psalm 100?
@Scimonster Yep, yep. Just saying.
Aug
10
comment Why do people stand for Psalm 100?
@Scimonster In Nusach Sefard it's said right after Baruch Sheamar - so it's quite easy to just stay standing...