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Feb
26
answered What does family have to do with the bad dog?
Feb
25
comment What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident
@Nafkamina I think it would be better if an answer would incorporate a definitive source that interprets the above sources accordingly or otherwise directly addresses whether there is some halachic or kabbalistic reason to treat Torah ideas differently if they were accidentally pondered in a filthy environment.
Feb
25
comment What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident
Perhaps the following sources, which indicate that "words of Torah are not subject to impurity," are relevant to your question: B'rachos 22a: "תניא ר' יהודה בן בתירא היה אומר אין דברי תורה מקבלין טומאה". Rambam (Hil. Kri'as Sh'ma' 4:8): "אין דברי תורה מקבלין טומאה אלא עומדין בטהרתן לעולם שנאמר הלא כה דברי כאש נאם יי' מה אש אינה מקבלת טומאה אף דברי תורה אינם מקבלין טומאה".
Feb
25
comment 7 girls fighting over 1 boy at the Sheva Brachot?
But Shalom is already engaged to Tova (P'sachim 110, "שלום לטובה מצטרף").
Feb
25
comment Why should you be seeking medical attention?
Duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44742
Feb
24
comment Is using Siri a problem of Kol Isha?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27206
Feb
23
comment Mah Nafshach - Is hair part of the human body or not?
Thanks for clarifying. +1.
Feb
23
reviewed Approve time tag wiki
Feb
23
reviewed Approve mishna tag wiki excerpt
Feb
23
comment Mah Nafshach - Is hair part of the human body or not?
I see. I was confused since I read your phrasing as implying that attachment to the body makes boneh d'oraisa intrinsically inapplicable. Perhaps consider rephrasing "one of the reasons braiding hair is not Boneh on a deoraisa level is specifically because it is attached" to "the reason braiding hair is Boneh rather than Oreig is specifically because it is attached".
Feb
23
comment G-d doesn't have emotions? Why?
Also related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10203 and to a lesser degree judaism.stackexchange.com/q/25586, as well as judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30307 (discussed further here and here).
Feb
23
comment How are voyeurs treated in Jewish law?
"There's also a story somewhere about a bochur..." Source: Ta'anis 24a, "הויא ליה ברתא בעלת יופי יומא חד חזיא לההוא גברא דהוה כריא בהוצא וקא חזי לה אמר לו מאי האי אמר ליה רבי אם ללוקחה לא זכיתי לראותה לא אזכה אמר לה בתי קא מצערת להו לברייתא שובי לעפריך ואל יכשלו ביך בני אדם".
Feb
23
comment Mah Nafshach - Is hair part of the human body or not?
The Mishna B'rura implies that one reason why a person would not be biblically liable for braiding attached hair is that the braiding is meant to be temporary, whereas someone weaving disconnected hairs together would be liable if they are weaving something that is meant to be lasting. So the fact that it is connected to the head has no intrinsic impact on whether a person is biblically liable for braiding (except that the violation is boneh with attached hair but it is oreig with disconnected hair).
Feb
23
comment Is the Torah in the public domain? (If not, what license is it?)
Even standing, there's no way that many people could naturally fit into an area of 5000 cubits^2. So this seems to be an early instance of the miracle of compressing a standing crowd into an impossibly small space ("עשרה נסים נעשו לאבותינו... עומדים צפופים", Avos 5:7), which also explains the phenomenon in this question.
Feb
22
comment Is it really kosher to “apply” to become a gentile king's wife?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/40687
Feb
22
comment Is it really kosher to “apply” to become a gentile king's wife?
@user6591 It's cited in חבל נחלתו (in 8:23:19). I don't know, but from the excerpt I saw it looks like he was assuming she was Jewish.
Feb
22
comment Is a diamond (♦) part of a moderator's name?
(‮‮♦ derF - 1+ .oot ,dnomaid a evah I woN .olleH
Feb
20
comment How do we know that the Megillah reader in shul must accommodate a cheresh?
@msh210 Well, מרדכי בלשן מספר, "Mordechai speaks with his tongue" (Ezra 2:2).
Feb
20
revised Uniqueness of the phrase “Shabbat Shalom”
added in links and translations; @mevaqesh, feel free to alter as you see fit
Feb
20
comment Couple's showing affection in public
@DoubleAA 2. Checking hair. He says it is merely a laudable practice to avoid this lesser degree of affectionate contact in public. He classifies mixed dancing with less extensive bodily contact as such. | R' Henkin suggests that holding hands falls into neither of these categories, and that it is totally permitted, because, he maintains that "it is obviously not a marital type of affectionate contact" ("שפשוט שאינו ענין חיבת אישות") since even friends may hold hands.