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May
30
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
Does this mean I need to cancel my weekly D&D group?
May
23
comment Why do some Jewish groups wear a uniform?
What is the source that wearing all white causes haughtiness?
May
14
comment Halachic extension of the Giving of the Torah and marriage analogy
My understanding (no source, sorry) is that even if a rapist's wife commits adultery, he is not permitted to divorce her.
May
6
comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@SethJ in what way does common knowledge answer this specific question?
May
6
comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@DoubleAA if you have a source that the basis for the switch was to return to the older minhag, by all means bring it. That would certainly be a possible answer.
May
6
revised When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
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May
6
asked When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
May
6
accepted What is the origin of the dispute on which way to wrap tefilin shel yad?
May
6
revised What is the origin of the dispute on which way to wrap tefilin shel yad?
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May
6
comment What is the meaning of this painting?
The sheep is saying "baa". I can't even tell what the top rightmost letter is supposed to be. I would guess that this was not written by one familiar with Hebrew
May
6
asked What is the origin of the dispute on which way to wrap tefilin shel yad?
May
2
comment May one make a siyum on a day he is fasting?
If one can make a siyum on taanis bechorim wouldn't it be kal v'chomer that one could do it on a personal fast?
Apr
10
comment Why are there so many made-up stories about rebbes?
Why does the Gemara employ the moshul as an explanatory method?
Mar
31
comment Source? The day you were born was the day Gd decided the universe could no longer exist without you
It is Rebbe Nachman of Breslev zy'a, from an oral tradition. I'll try to find if it's written somewhere. It is most likely in connection with Likutey Moharan I 5, which is based on the Mishnah @AvrohomYitzchok brings below.
Mar
31
comment Correct response to tizku l'mitzvot
Anecdotally, I've heard "yasher koach" as a response.
Mar
20
comment What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
Nice. Consider turning this in to a community wiki so we can just assemble a large list.
Mar
20
accepted What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
Mar
20
comment What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
No points for water or fresh (*peelable) fruits and vegetables.
Mar
20
asked What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
Feb
28
comment Source that a woman is considered to have a bris milah
Out of curiousity, what's the nafka mina?