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Perhaps it would be best if I don't share my information. For your sake, not just mine. I did work at the Anxious Clown for some time though, in case you are curious.


May
6
comment Why not focus on halacha in elementary education?
@DoubleAA Oh thats why i couldn't find it on mechon-mamre.org!
May
6
answered Why not focus on halacha in elementary education?
May
6
comment Is swordfish Kosher?
@SethJ right, but if you request a hadacha, the fish no longer requires klipa.
May
4
comment All you need is love?
If it's automatic, why bother having it as a mitzvas asei?
May
4
comment Is swordfish Kosher?
@SethJ why kelipa, it'd be tzonen bitzonen.
May
4
comment Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
Even if your logic holds true, you'd prob only need a get from the first one. I don't think a woman can be married to more than one man at a time.
May
4
comment Is swordfish Kosher?
Morrocan Jews eat swordfish.
May
4
comment Why do Fish not need Shechita?
@yoel as well as the gemorah towards the end of perek gid hanushe which says that aiver min hachai only applies to beheima and Chaya and fowl.
May
4
comment Why do Fish not need Shechita?
You don't need to kill fish at all. See my comments to the question.
May
4
comment Why do Fish not need Shechita?
@yoel first chapter of rambam hilchos shchita Halacha 3
May
4
comment Why do Fish not need Shechita?
You don't have to kill a fish to eat it, you can eat it alive.
May
3
comment Biblical evidence for not eating bread on passover?
@yoel post-Talmud rabbis do not have (real) smicha and cannot enact fences considered "derabbonons", which is what the pasuk is talking about. Corn syrup on pesach is not assur miderabannan, rather it is kept as a minhog. Our rabbis today do not form a direct link with Moses (see intro to rambam's yad hachazukuh)
May
3
comment When and why do we cover thumbs?
What about shmonah esrei and havdoloh?
May
3
comment When and why do we cover thumbs?
I was thinking of rambam hilchos tfila 5:4 but he doesn't specify the thumbs, only the hands
May
2
comment When and why do we cover thumbs?
@DoubleAA rambam hilchos tfila I think. Although nobody paskens out of the rambam anyways.
Apr
29
comment Were Maftir Honors in 19th Century different from today?
When you say "reading haftorah" do you mean saying the brochos and having someone else read the navi itself?
Apr
29
comment What is the minhag followed in the Bnei Tzion Siddur?
It's full of mistakes. A lot of Iranian Jews use it though. Their Rabbis rally against it. The first editions were published much earlier, in the 70's
Apr
27
revised Dancing on Yom Haatzmaus
Not allowed to?? Does he get malkus or makas mardus for violating? It's clearly a CUSTOM, not a mitzva/aveira
Apr
27
suggested suggested edit on Dancing on Yom Haatzmaus
Apr
26
comment What should be done with mezuzot when selling the house?
@msh210 its a gemara in the end of bava metzia and is quoted lehalacha by the shulchan aruch. end of hasocher if i remember correctly.