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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).
Sep
25
comment Is deodorant allowed on Yom Kippur?
@DoubleAA Both.
Sep
25
comment What does biting off the Pitum have to do with Pregnancy?
@Menachem Unfortunately don't. But thanks to Gmail I have the original email in my archives. Included it in the original question...
Sep
6
comment What if the Gabbai Tzedakah runs away?
@HodofHod True. Just realized I was focusing on the answer there...
Sep
6
comment What if the Gabbai Tzedakah runs away?
possible duplicate of What do you do if you made a Tzedaka pledge and now the organization folded?
Aug
30
comment Is human blood treif?
@SethJ And therefore?
Aug
30
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@SethJ Absolutely.
Jun
22
comment Standing up at the Chuppa when the Kallah passes by
@msh210 I haven't read the entire thing (the copy you linked to is pretty bad), but towards the end of [:2] he does write בשעה שמברכין לכלה. Or it could be from somewhere else in the Siman...
Jun
22
comment Is there an Inyan for females to stay up Shavuos night?
@DoubleAA Well, why don't you ask?
Jun
21
comment Is there an Inyan for females to stay up Shavuos night?
@DoubleAA I don't see that. It's talking about the Tikkun...
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
And to whomever wanted to close this as not a real question: can you explain the reason? What's not clear about it?
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@SethJ Actually not. According to that post I linked to the probability of there being an SE-worthy answer is actually 0. Whether a question is deemed too localized should have nothing to do with the probability of it happening. Honda's park in front of houses all the time, and there might be a good reason for it too. But the question isn't good because it's too localized.
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@ba Don't know who Fido the dog is, but Marvin the Martian can talk...
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@SethJ Because the probability of it happening is more than 0. That's all. And as far as I can tell it's a legitimate question much the same any other question is...
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@SethJ I think you may want to have a look at: meta.skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/536/…
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@HodofHod Ah, I missed that emphasis. Either way, the conversation does stand -- a proper answer would only be if there's absolutely no room for doubt.
Jun
17
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@HodofHod That's correct. Once you take that as a given the question doesn't start. [I would, however, accept an answer if it emerges that all Rabbis agreed there was no life -- since if true, that would be an actual answer]