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Apr
6
answered Why do we say hamotzi lechem min haaretz instead of min haadama?
Apr
6
answered Story of Rabbi Who Burned Out His Eyes
Apr
5
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Apr
4
comment Does a pot that cooked food with a bug in it need to be kashered afterward?
@IsaacMoses The Shulchan Aruch says this applies toדברים המאוסים שנפשו של אדם קצה בהם כנמלים וזבובים ויתושים, but there is some dispute as to what kinds of bugs are included in this category of "repulsive to people." See, for example, the third paragraph here.
Apr
4
comment First Use of the Phrase “Cheit HaMeraglim”
Are you specifically looking for the earliest usage ofחטא המרגלים (which is found in writings of rishonim at least as early as the 13th century), or the earliest usage of מרגלים as a reference to the spies from the days of Moshe (which is found in the Mishna)? Or, as in Gemini Man's answer, the earliest usage of the term מרגלים as a reference to any spies?
Apr
3
revised What is the origin of the song Echad Mi Yodeya?
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Apr
3
comment Why isn't chocolate considered to be kitniyos?
If anything, cocoa beans are considered fruit. So you could ask, why don't we recite ha'eitz before eating chocolate?
Apr
2
comment Can you eat the Beitza at the Seder?
@DoubleAA Shulchan Aruch, OC 476. Re. the zeroa specifically, see here. Also, related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/629
Apr
2
comment What is the origin of the song Echad Mi Yodeya?
Highly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14343
Apr
2
answered What is the origin of the song Echad Mi Yodeya?
Apr
2
comment What does והבוכ"ע mean?
@DoubleAA Seems to fit: google.com/…
Apr
1
comment What is the origin of the song Echad Mi Yodeya?
R' Yedidya Weil, in his Marbeh L'sapeir commentary on the hagada (1791), mentions a report that the song can be traced to a manuscript dated to 1406. (Unfortunately, I couldn't find this date in the actual commentary, though the report of the hidden manuscript is mentioned on this page and this page).
Mar
31
comment When have I started Shemoneh Esrei?
Is this during Shacharis, or is it during another t'filla? Because although the amida essentially doesn't start until at least ה' שפתי, the need to juxtapose g'ula to t'filla could create further restrictions.
Mar
31
comment Listening to a woman giving shiur
I've seen rav-approved shiurim given by women with men in the audience. Presumably, R' Yosef's opinion is not universally accepted.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
@DoubleAA he.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Mar
30
comment Kashering by Placing in a Self-Cleaning Oven
If you do this, and there is any residue left in the oven afterwards besides white ash, there is something wrong with your self-clean cycle.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
For 11, how about Sanhedrin (5:5): אחד עשר מזכין ואחד עשר מחייבין ואחד אומר איני יודע... יוסיפו הדיינין. Or Middos (4:7): והאולם אחד עשר.
Mar
28
comment Is gezel shainah a real thing?
It may not be included as a formal prohibition under the category of theft, but it may violate the laws of ona'as d'varim (among others).
Mar
27
comment Do restaurants need a kosher certificate?
Do non-Jews or non-religious Jews work at this restaurant?
Mar
27
comment Does God's providence extend to all people or only righteous people?
Possible duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/33775