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May
13
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
@MonicaCellio But that doesn't make it a duplicate question.
May
11
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
@MonicaCellio Don't see the connection whatsoever.
May
11
comment Giving charity to someone about whom the giver knows nothing?
Do you ever really know?
May
11
comment What halachot does an American traveling to Israel have to be made aware of?
@ه ه The ribbis issue would be, if you borrow or lend money in a foreign currency and want to pay it back in local currency or vice versa. This is especially common among friends (e.g. I borrow 20 NIS from my friend while in Israel, and then when back in America I want to pay him back in USD)
May
11
comment What halachot does an American traveling to Israel have to be made aware of?
@ه ه But that ona'ah would generally apply to a money changer, and not a visitor
May
11
comment How can we get people to stop talking (much, loudly) during minyan?
One of my favorite signs I've seen is: If you come to shul to talk to your friends, where do you go to daven?
May
11
comment How can we get people to stop talking (much, loudly) during minyan?
There's quite a compilation here: images.ouradio.org/uploads/Decorum.pdf
May
11
comment What halachot does an American traveling to Israel have to be made aware of?
@ه ه What would be an Ona'ah issue?
May
10
comment What halachot does an American traveling to Israel have to be made aware of?
@DoubleAA Looks like something I might want to ask, but I was not aware that there are other opinions. In which area is there a dispute?
May
10
comment Correct Niqqud for ואטהר in Sefira Nusach
I don't think Psalms 51:9 is quite the same as there is a shva under the tes (as opposed to in Sefira where there's a kamatz)
May
10
comment Was there a GOLEM?
@ShmuelBrin I see where I got confused. I edited it to try to make it more clear.
May
10
comment Was there a GOLEM?
@ShmuelBrin So to clarify: R' Yudel Rosenberg is the one who claimed that the Noda Biyehuda went to the attic. R' Rosenberg therefore instructed his own students to say Tehillim for the Noda Biyehuda. Did I get that right?
May
10
comment Was there a GOLEM?
@ShmuelBrin What does the fact that the Noda Biyehuda went to the attic have to do with saying Tehillim for him?
May
10
comment Was there a GOLEM?
"ten of his students to say Tehillim for him." - do you mean for the Golem?
May
2
comment When and why do we cover thumbs?
Can you explain what you mean by "Cover our Thumbs?" How are the thumbs covered? -- pretend that you are explaining this practice to someone who has never heard of it.
May
2
comment Halachic authority of books
@SethJ Indeed. But getting back to my book -- at the end of the day it still is a source. Whether someone visiting this site has to follow it is up to him/her.
May
2
comment Halachic authority of books
I see. By the way, this came up because you answer was quoted in the discussion on this answer.
May
2
comment So you ate dairy after meat. Now what?
@SethJ Checked. He doesn't quote anyone.
May
2
comment So you ate dairy after meat. Now what?
@SethJ Ah, yes. I shall look tomorrow when I have access to the Sefer and update accordingly.
May
1
comment What do you do with Kos Shel Eliyahu
@msh210 Oops. Looks like I should get my facts straight before posting. We do cover it (but leave it in the cup).