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Mar
23
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
@Daniel Since the OP mentioned that the chirping is disturbing, leaving it alone might present an oneg Shabbos problem. Of course, any significant risk to life would trump all other concerns. But, as you mentioned, the risk from muffling or moving a smoke detector for one night/day is likely to be exceptionally small (though this risk may vary based on factors such as the number of functioning smoke detectors in the residence and the presence and nature of any fire risks and hazards there).
Mar
23
comment Are all answers in the Torah?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/52550, as well as judaism.stackexchange.com/q/52553.
Mar
23
comment Can one accept Muhammad and remain Jewish?
@dotancohen The top answer there indicates that a Jew cannot adhere to Judaism and Buddhism simultaneously. Regarding Islam specifically, see my comments here and here.
Mar
23
comment Can one accept Muhammad and remain Jewish?
I'm not sure what you mean by "remain Jewish," but here are some possible duplicates: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/33467 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29341 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/28825. Also related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/28694 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/26745.
Mar
22
comment Is tofu cheese “kitniyot” on Passover?
Nice edit, +1, though I'm still uncertain about R' Lior.
Mar
22
comment Is tofu cheese “kitniyot” on Passover?
... And though Link 1 claims R' Lior agrees with him that soybeans are definitively not kitniyos, the footnote he uses to support this only says that R' Lior gave R' Yehuda's essay generic praise. Either way, it's clear that there are those who permit soy as non-kitniyos, and those who don't.
Mar
22
comment Is tofu cheese “kitniyot” on Passover?
You are right about Link 1, I didn't notice that before. Regarding link 3, I don't think the following is a clear indication that R' Lior considers soybeans definitively non-kitnoyos (by, "therefore... the prohibition of kitniyos doesn't apply to them," I think he just means according to those poskim): "לפי הרבה מהפוסקים האחרונים, סויה אינה בכלל קטניות... אי-לכך, מה שלא היה בכלל הגזירה בזמנם, לא חל עליו איסור קטניות בזמננו. בנוסף, גם לפוסקים המחמירים בסויה לאוסרו מדין קטניות, כל זמן שהקטניות לא באו במגע עם מים, מותר לאכלם"...
Mar
22
comment Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
Regarding your original question, see נהג כצאן יוסף (see #9 on the linked page, though it doesn't identify the Satmar Rebbe's as such).
Mar
22
comment are you allowed to say Beth EL
@msh210 Perhaps. I suppose I read that question too quickly the first time around.
Mar
22
comment Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
I saw somewhere R' Ben Zion Mutzafi quoted R' Ya'akov Emden as applying that verse to people who do not differentiate (which would of course predate the Satmar Rebbe).
Mar
20
comment are you allowed to say Beth EL
@DoubleAA Is it a duplicate? The other one focuses on writing while this focuses on pronouncing. It may be reasonable to assume the same standard applies to both, but is that enough to be a duplicate (e.g. Alex wrote at the end of his answer there, I don't know whether this would also affect how it should be spoken (when not saying a complete pasuk))?
Mar
20
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
Not everything is nullified in a less than 1/60 ratio (e.g. wine or a davar sheyeish lo matirin).
Mar
20
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
@ShmuelBrin (To clarify, you are talking about Daniel).
Mar
20
comment Hebrew being Lashon HaKodesh, is the inclusion and exclusion of certain phonemes and sounds in the language significant?
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… (but ignore the letters with apostrophes; they are diacritics relevant only to modern Israeli Hebrew).
Mar
20
comment Hebrew being Lashon HaKodesh, is the inclusion and exclusion of certain phonemes and sounds in the language significant?
By "Ch", do you mean the voiceless palato-alveolar affricate (e.g. as in the name Charlie)? Because, if I understand your transliteration correctly, there are Yemenites who pronounce the other sounds in "גּ" (/dʒ/), "ו" (/w/), and "ת" (/θ/) or "ד" (/ð/), respectively (as you mentioned).
Mar
20
comment Downvoting someone you dont know
@Shalom Closely related, but this focuses on אונאת דברים.
Mar
20
comment Causing Rabbis Bitul Torah
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30840 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/37765 and more tangentially judaism.stackexchange.com/q/18942.
Mar
20
comment Solar Power on Shabbos
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10462
Mar
19
comment The Seder Plate according to the Rama
Your question would be further improved by adding alt text for the images: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3426.
Mar
19
comment Zmanim in Space
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9250 as well as judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38883 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/55284 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5240 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8282 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7182 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/55267