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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]
Jun
13
comment How does a son call up his father for an Aliyah?
@GershonGold "accept Double AAs answer as the correct one" - please note - accepting an answer has absolutely nothing to do with correctness. It merely indicates which answer is the most helpful to the asker...
Jun
5
comment When to say Tefillas Haderech on an airplane?
Either way: this sounds like a comment on the original question. After all, if one does have fear, you would agree that Tefillas Haderech is necessary.
Jun
5
comment When to say Tefillas Haderech on an airplane?
Not sure where you get "most", but I personally feel a greater fear of flying than say taking a 5-hour road trip. I would imagine many others would have the same.
Jun
4
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
@CharlesKoppelman Sounds like a nice question. Care to ask it?
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
Sounds okay. Do you have a source for that?
Jun
3
comment How were זכור and שמור said together?
@Yirmeyahu Indeed. That sounds like a very nice answer.
May
24
comment What are Brochos differences of Sefardim and Ashkenazim?
@DoubleAA No. I'm really interested in cases like the example I gave (matzo)
May
21
comment Jewish Sunrise and Sunset
@DoubleAA Thanks for that. Edited to correct.
May
15
comment Why is hair sometimes considered *erva* (nakedness) but sometimes not?
Okay. But then why do married women need to cover their hair (and not single girls)?
May
15
comment Why is hair sometimes considered *erva* (nakedness) but sometimes not?
I don't see how this answers why married is different than single
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?