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Feb
26
comment At a non-kosher restaurant, is sliced raw fish kosher?
@Will then we should ask the question of whether or not eating kosher food at a non-kosher restaurant is even a problem. As Curiouser points out here, R' Kamenetsky holds that it is well known nowadays that kosher food can be found even in non-kosher restaurants.
Feb
26
comment At a non-kosher restaurant, is sliced raw fish kosher?
It seems like the right answer, but are you talking about sushi, which may contain dvarim charifim? I'm talking about sashimi, which is literally just raw fish. To clarify: a knife that has sliced through something charif and something non-kosher together, such that the knife is not kosher, which is then thoroughly cleaned and used to cut raw kosher fish - it is not permitted to use such a knife unless it has gone unused for 24 hours? My understanding was the time factor of 24 hours was only applicable where the utensil was being kashered.
Feb
22
comment Status of feet while making a bracha or davening
@AvrohomYitzchok this was the same reason I learned - if somebody had a source, it would make a great answer.
Feb
19
comment Is there a list of Nusach -> Shevet correspondence?
I'm confused about your dating of the Great Assembly, of which Ezra was a member.
Feb
16
comment Why does Judaism require more orthodoxy than other religions?
I didn't say I have no idea. I'm saying G-d created the Torah - Jewish Law - and while there may be extents to which we understand the purpose and mechanisms of that Law, its true function exceeds our limited understandings.
Feb
16
comment Yerushalmi Versus Bavli in Halacha
I'm uncomfortable with a beis din ruling for any swath of Eretz Yisroel without majority support, even if they only expect their rulings to be followed by those who accept it. How does one acquire the authority to potentially rule for millions of Jews so easily?
Feb
16
comment Why does Judaism require more orthodoxy than other religions?
@TofeeqAhmad in my opinion you should ask your Creator, but I'm sure there are better sourced answers than "i say".
Feb
16
comment Why does Judaism require more orthodoxy than other religions?
@TofeeqAhmad although I'm not sure of the relevance, I am certainly aware of the tendency of people to hate Jews. I don't know that antisemitism comes from our stringency with conversion per se, but I suppose one might say it comes from our possession of the Torah - and its legal stringencies - in general.
Feb
2
comment Drinking on Purim OTHER THAN at the required “Festive Meal” (Seudas Mitzvah)
Daas Torah, why not?
Feb
2
comment Where in Davening do we kiss תפילין?
oops, I missed that, thanks
Feb
2
comment Where in Davening do we kiss תפילין?
Many Lubavichers also do so at פותח את ידך in אשרי.
Feb
2
comment Insertions in shma koleinu
@MonicaCellio the exact text varies from siddur to siddur, but there are usually two - one asking forgiveness for sin and the other asking for livelihood.
Feb
2
comment Announcements before אשרי
@DoubleAA S"A O"C 37:2
Feb
2
comment Announcements before אשרי
@LazerA it is pretty well established that one of the reasons we don't wear tefilin all day anymore is because r"l we are no longer able to focus on them as constantly as they were in those times.
Jan
17
comment Are children adopted by Jews Jewish?
@msh210 I agree. I would love to know the source. I've only heard it said in his name.
Jan
16
comment Are children adopted by Jews Jewish?
@msh210 now that I think more on it, I believe he was speaking of a case where the mother's geirus was not according to halacha.
Jan
13
comment Are children adopted by Jews Jewish?
I heard in the same of the Satmer rebbe zy'a that one who is raised Jewish and doesn't know they aren't is halachically a Jew as long as they are brought up to wear tefilin and say the shema, but I don't know where he wrote or said this.
Jan
11
comment Is one allowed to smoke Marijuana?
@avi kal vchomer alcohol, which actively destroys brain cells...
Jan
11
comment Precise Zemanim?
I have heard in the name of R' Elazar Kenig shlita of Tzfas that we are ovdei HaShem, not ovdei hashemesh (servants of G-d, not servants of the sun), meaning that it is not necessary to be overly punctilious about zmanim. This is typical of a Breslev approach, but it would seem that he is quoting the Rashash, a very significant mekubal.
Dec
4
comment Why don't people bentch on a kos nowadays?
I can't speak for any particular minhag but I am always particular to bentch with a kos on Shabbos and Yom Tov as it also resolves the question of whether or not bentching is a valid brocha achrona for kiddush.