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Jun
20
comment When should a commuter cyclist wear a tallit katan?
Related, methinks: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/170/…
May
5
comment Location in Ohr Sameach of discussion of the nature of a messenger for a get
Wait... So what's your question exactly?
Apr
10
comment Card Counting Permissibility
@Daniel only if you get caught...
Apr
10
comment Why are the descendants of Rav Pappah mentioned in the text of the Siyum for a tractate of Talmud?
@Efraim Don't remember offhand, but it does sound a bit familiar, for some strange reason. I think it would be a good idea to ask this question on the site (you can phrase it along the lines of "I once heard of such and such reason; does anyone know the source?"
Mar
28
comment Why do we say we don't dip food on other days?
@DoubleAA I thought so too at first glance, but can't find any...
Mar
28
comment Why do we say we don't dip food on other days?
Not to mention Chicken in Ketchup...
Jan
20
comment Can a pedestrian cause a Jewish driver to stop for him to cross the road on Shabbat?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/16250/128 (where it's listed - currently as #9)
Jan
18
comment Minhag of throwing Challah at the Friday night Seuda
Isn't throwing bread more stringent than throwing other types of food like meat?
Dec
26
comment Is visiting Antarctica permitted for a Jew?
@msh210 I like that. When I first saw the question on the Twitter stream I thought that it was indeed referring to the initial permissibility.
Dec
23
comment Segulah to remove bone stuck in one's throat
Related: Choking on a Fish Bone
Nov
27
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
Dunno - wasn't me. But just something you might edit: You seem to be taking for granted that all chasidic / litvish shuls daven fast vs. all sefardi shuls daven slow. I think it would be a lot better if you did something along the lines of "most..." or "some..."
Nov
18
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
It already does: I specifically note that I'm referring to "unused" postage.
Nov
16
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
No. I'm actually asking from the angle of the person giving it for a purpose -- and you're using it for a different purpose. Obviously, the case is where the stamp wasn't used... Do you have a source for the premise that you can use it however you wish?
Nov
15
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
@CharlesKoppelman Also, possibly related: this question
Nov
15
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
@CharlesKoppelman Hmm... Are you? And perhaps this case is slightly different - the stamp isn't actually a gift.
Sep
28
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@CharlesKoppelman Not familiar with all those examples. Just assume that they act like humans do in all instances...
Sep
27
comment Does a Chalav Yisroel milk bottle help?
@msh210 You're correct - edited.
Sep
27
comment Does a Chalav Yisroel milk bottle help?
@Dan see my previous comment: Once again, in this case the hashgocha is merely applying a level of supervision, and says that the milk is coming from sources which are deemed Kosher using the Chalav Stam leniency. In no way do they indicate that there is a Chalav Yisroel level of Hechsher.
Sep
27
comment Does a Chalav Yisroel milk bottle help?
@DoubleAA As I write in the question, suppose the store does have an Hashgacha. My question is focusing on the Chalav Yisroel issue. According to my understanding, Milk in particular is singled out as requiring an extra level of watching so that standard principles (e.g. Nichnas Veyotzei) aren't good enough. So the hashgacha in this case is simply saying that the store is Kosher - but the milk it uses relies on Chalav Stam.
Sep
27
comment Is a Jew allowed to participate on Christianity.SE?
Indeed, while everything you wrote may be true, it may still be a problem from a Judaism perspective (like you indicate at the end of your answer).