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Jul
17
answered Drinking medicine with a straw on shabbas
Jul
16
comment Amein and Food in One's Mouth
@ChiddusheiTorah I don't think so, but aside from the requirement of ימלא פי תהילתך mentioned by the Mishna B'rura in my above comment (172:7), see the Shulchan Aruch (OC 170:1) who explains that saying even a single word while eating is prohibited due to danger (see also Mishna B'rura 170:1,2 for clarification).
Jul
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comment Amein and Food in One's Mouth
@ChiddusheiTorah Not as far as I recall, but the Mishna B'rura does explain the problem with reciting blessings with food in one's mouth (172:7). One acharon who indicates it is a problem to answer amein with food in one's mouth is the מטה משה (Amud HaAvoda §299). I also found another rishon who mentions this (Ohel Mo'eid, Sha'ar B'rachos 6:2).
Jul
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revised Tefillin with chipped paint
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Jul
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answered Amein and Food in One's Mouth
Jul
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comment Minhag of Kos Pagum
See Rama (OC 296:1) and Mishna B'rura (296:5).
Jul
15
comment Sleeping Music during the Three Weeks
Related answer: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/1050
Jul
15
comment Is a couple who got divorced allowed to be together?
Regarding a divorced couple, see Rambam (Hil. Talmud Torah 6:14, number 22 on the list of people liable for nidui). Regarding a couple who plan to get divorced, see Rambam (Hil. Isurei Bi'a 21:12, ולא יבוא עליה אחר שגמר בלבו לגרשה).
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the correct emotion to feel upon hearing about enemy civilian casualties?
Jul
15
comment Candle Lighting
The Rema (OC 263:5) mentions the practice of reciting the blessing after the lighting and covering the eyes until after the blessing. Are you looking for a source for your claim that "most say those prayers right after the berachah without first looking at the candles"? Are you looking for a source for your claim that this would be a hefeseik?
Jul
15
comment How should a Jew behave if kidnapped by a non-Jew?
@Ypnypn It's a complex area of halacha. Hence my disclaimer: "not necessarily allowed".
Jul
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comment Yom Tov, Women and Shechiyanu
Regarding the general custom of reciting shehechiyanu during candle lighting, see Mishna B'rura (OC 263:23) and Aruch HaShulchan (OC 263:12), based on Sh'eilas Ya'avetz.
Jul
15
comment Yom Tov, Women and Shechiyanu
"...and have in mind the candles as well." The b'racha is on the day, not the candles.
Jul
15
comment Taking home left-overs from a caterered affair - mitzvah or stealing?
This answer would be improved if you could source the assertions therein (some of which are in dire need of sources, e.g.: "the caterer is not over Bal Taschis by throwing out leftovers" and "Even if he wants to throw it out, you cannot stop him").
Jul
14
comment HafTarah and Berachos
You seem to be asking a lot of questions where you assume that something is true and then demand a source. A more appropriate approach for this site is the following format: "I heard/read/saw that ABC is true [if possible indicate where you heard/read/saw this]. Is it in fact true? If there are different opinions on the matter, please indicate as much in your answer. Either way, please provide sources in your answer." If your questions are instead rhetorical, and you think that your stated premise is false, please indicate as much explicitly in your question (and indicate why).
Jul
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comment How should a Jew behave if kidnapped by a non-Jew?
Just to add to my previous comment: One Jew is not necessarily allowed to try to stay alive by doing something that could endanger other Jews (such as involvement in an effort to ransom himself for the release of murderers in prison).
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did R' Yochanan ben Zakkai ask for multiple things?
Jul
14
comment Did Kozbi deserve to die?
It's worth noting that the Rambam (and the Or HaChaim by extension) is making only a technical, exegetical comparison to the case of bestiality, not a philosophical comparison. (Further, see Magid Mishne, ad loc. who clarifies that what the Rambam means by בזדון is נבעלה במזיד).
Jul
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comment curse words and the Torah
Highly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/18222 Duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/40165