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Jul
18
comment Can You Run On Shabbos?
I'd +1 except for your last sentence. How is training for a race not exercise? You're running for exercise so that you're fit enough to perform well in a race.
Jul
18
comment vessels and dipping
1. What do you mean by "how many times does one have to dip"? Mei'ikar hadin? To satisfy a minhag? (Note that the minhag to dip three times may not be universal). 2. Consider generalizing your final sentence, as we can't know for sure what that individual was thinking. (This might be why the question was put on hold).
Jul
18
comment Can You Run On Shabbos?
@user613 Please clarify: Are you running for fun, or are you running for exercise?
Jul
18
comment Can You Run On Shabbos?
You could delete your own question if you want, but you may want to hold off since @IshPloniViKohen (and perhaps others) does not think this is a duplicate.
Jul
18
comment Can You Run On Shabbos?
@IshPloniViKohen Well, I guess it depends if the person is running for exercise. In the vast majority of cases, people who run for 15-60 minutes daily are doing it for exercise.
Jul
17
comment Feet together or just heels for Shmoneh Esrei?
@Yishai Here's the t'shuva (OC 5:38:6).
Jul
17
comment Is it permissible to think about a future Mi Yodeya question while you're in the bathroom?
Questions that involve Torah can still be off-topic. If you are thinking about Torah, you are thinking about Torah.
Jul
17
comment burping or belching at a meal
@DanF A certain learned chazan would add flourishes to his singing of the prayers. Toward the end of hashkiveinu he sang "ushmor tzei'ateinu uvo'einu". Rav Shaul HaKohen Avrish of Djerba cleverly told him to correct his mistake: "Sh'mor motza s'fatecha (cf. D'varim 23:24), v'shavta v'chisita et tzei'atecha (D'varim 23:14)." (Source: Preface to Lechem HaBikkurim).
Jul
17
comment Answer after “Morid haTal” in the Amida
@Mol To clarify Tamir's comment: The ninth blessing of the amida contains the entreaty (during winter time) "... ve-Ten Tal u-Matar li-Vrakhah ..." meaning "and provide dew and rain for blessing." This is a request that the dew and rain come in the proper time and proper amount such as to bring blessing to the world. See also Tur (OC 117, ובספרד נוהגין לשאול טל בימות החמה שאומרים ותן טל לברכה אע״ג דטל לא מיעצר מתפללין עליו שיתנהו לברכה).
Jul
17
comment Saying magein avraham versus magein avram
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35681 as well as several of the questions linked there. This is a special case where B'rachos 13a is also relevant (mentioned in DanF's answer), but I think this question hinges primarily on whether a problem is created with shone mimatbei'a' or changing the nusach.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
answered Answer after “Morid haTal” in the Amida
Jul
17
comment Burning hair without realizing it's meat?
See P'risha 113:5: ומיהו אם חרך ראש גדי מותר לאכול ממנו אף שהעכו״ם ידע בו משום דבודאי לא היה דעתו על שום בישול דאין דרך לבשל או לצלות כך כלל.
Jul
17
revised Drinking medicine with a straw on shabbas
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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
16
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
16
revised Tefillin with chipped paint
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Jul
16
answered Amein and Food in One's Mouth
Jul
15
comment Minhag of Kos Pagum
See Rama (OC 296:1) and Mishna B'rura (296:5).