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Test Infected, Agile Methodology oriented developer. Have developed in Java for past 8 years, C# for past 4 years. (Have a VB6 past as well.) Interested in doing C/C++ development in addition. Fan of Python, but never used it much.


Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
comment Laundering clothes before the 9 days
@DoubleAA: I checked with our Rav about this (who is where I heard this from originally). The source of wiping on the floor is from "contemporary" halakhah book, but he didn't remember who he read it from. Regarding doing before Rosh Chodesh Av, it seems logical that if you are soiling the clothing, it shouldn't matter if it's done during the 9 days, but he wasn't sure about whether it mattered or not.
Jul
19
comment Laundering clothes before the 9 days
It is permissible to do laundry immediately before the 9 days, and then to wipe the clothes on the floor to slightly soil them (or put them on and wear them a bit). Wiping laundered clothes on the floor is the minhag in our community. Note that this must be done before Rosh Chodesh Av (i.e before sundown today).
Jul
19
awarded  Constituent
Jul
17
awarded  Caucus
May
8
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
@JimThio: I took the English quote from the link you posted. The Hebrew also very clearly says "marry his daughter".
May
8
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
@JimThio: 1. Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests? 2. don't we have paternity tests for that? (i.e. does a paternity remove the reason raised by the Rambam? 3. Isn't that (paternity test) far more accurate than marriage? I would call those 3 different questions (and if you count the number of question marks on your post, you'll find 3.)
May
7
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
This is more like 3 questions wrapped into 1.
May
7
revised Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
punctuation improvement
May
7
answered Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
Apr
24
awarded  Revival
Apr
24
comment In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
@DoubleAA: Agreed. All reliance on hechsher for manufactured foods entails accepting some level of uncertainty. So it's really a question for the Rav and the person to determine what is acceptable. From what I understand of the "rov" rule for case of found meat - it makes the meat vadai kosher. But I don't know if that concept could be applied here (where there is reasonable certainty that the bulk container has the same as what's in the package).
Apr
24
answered In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
Apr
23
comment In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
Can you give some examples of what kinds of foods you are talking about?
Apr
19
awarded  Commentator
Apr
19
comment Repeating shmoneh esreh after forgetting an insertion
@YDK: The tefila is defined by Chazal as a unit, made up of subunits (i.e. Avos, middle berachos, and final berachos), and at the most atomic level, each individual beracha. There are rules governing mistakes within the beracho, which requires going back to the beginning of that beracho. And there are rules which require to the beginning of the subunit (if you completed the subunit with a mistake). Once you complete the tefila it either has integrity as an entire unit or not. A mistake causes it to lose its integrity, and therefore the entire unit must be rebuilt (so to speak).
Apr
19
comment Repeating shmoneh esreh after forgetting an insertion
@DoubleAA: why don't you post as a separate question. I would like to try to answer, but I think it makes sense to flesh out the question and answer(s) more than is fitting for the comments section here.
Apr
12
comment Repeating shmoneh esreh after forgetting an insertion
@DoubleAA: We always approach any teaching of the Chachamim as having a sound (non-arbitrary) basis, even if at the outset of the question, it appears inconsistent. To dispel the perception of arbitrariness, one needs to study each insertion separately, to understand the reason for why it does/does not require repeating the Shmonah Esrei.
Apr
12
awarded  Critic