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Jul
11
comment Why do Hassidim wear hats that simulate what Non-Jewish czars and kings wore?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22306
Jul
11
comment Unethical landlord
Possibly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/41001
Jul
11
comment Unethical landlord
@Brian Some volumes have a partial preview available on Google Books (e.g. here). However, Mishnah Berurah is a commentary on Orach Chayim. Your question probably pertains more to Choshen Mishpat.
Jul
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Secular Names for Days of the Week
Jul
10
revised Unethical landlord
generalized; if you feel that my edit is inadequate or overly radical, please feel free to edit further
Jul
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it discussed why a baby is born without teeth?
Jul
10
comment The Western wall (Kotel Hamaravi) forever
Somewhat related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29649
Jul
9
comment What are the parameters of Tircha D'Tzibbur
Article from Olamot.net. Also some examples are provided in Wikipedia.
Jul
9
comment bracha when snorkeling/diving underwater and seeing a strange animal
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29334 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1847
Jul
9
comment How do we know that moses' wife was hamitic?
Reb Chaim HaQoton discusses a survey of views on this topic here.
Jul
9
comment Source for exemption of hekdesh by nizkei adam
@Matt Even according to the Maharshal's reading of that Rashi, I think the lishna basra is just saying that shein and regel would be liable, not אדם. A brief discussion of the Maharam's reading vs. the Maharshal's reading can be found on the KBY website.
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Shechting a goose during teves and shevat
Jul
9
answered Source for exemption of hekdesh by nizkei adam
Jul
8
comment Can a man miss tefilah with a minyan because his wife is overwhelmed with the children?
@DoubleAA Well, yes, if you have to take care of your children at that time, you may have no choice but to miss davening with a minyan. Although note also that it's a machlokes rishonim (and acharonim) whether women are obligated in t'fila bizmanah, so perhaps caution is warranted in extrapolating to a man. Maybe a man should try to avoid putting himself in a situation where he has to take care of the children at that hour if it's not necessary (granted, it may be sufficiently necessary in the OP's case).
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What makes a movie “kosher”?
Jul
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comment Can a man miss tefilah with a minyan because his wife is overwhelmed with the children?
@DoubleAA Regarding R' Falk, he's talking about women. And although the rationale about ability to concentrate after sof z'man t'filla could apply to men, in this particular case the corresponding issue would be whether he will only be able to concentrate if he davens alone (in which case Sha'arei T'shuva OC 52:1 states he should daven alone); thus the issue of dealing with children is (at most) extrinsically and indirectly relevant to this point. | Re. imparting good values: If it is halachically appropriate to stay home under the circumstances, doing so would best impart good values.
Jul
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revised Can a man miss tefilah with a minyan because his wife is overwhelmed with the children?
expanded edit - if you think this edit is too drastic, feel free to revert
Jul
8
comment Why do we cut nails for mikvah but not hand washing?
Perhaps because nidda is a matter of kareis, whereas washing for bread is d'rabbanan.
Jul
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comment If water can be turned into blood, do Jews believe in modern science?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8231
Jul
8
comment Moral Culpability in the Garden
@curiosfellow In fact, this was an element of Adam's error. He wished to face evil and rectify it on his own terms, and he was therefore ultimately tempted by it and succumbed. He should have striven to avoid evil, but he sought out evil and thought he would triumph over it - and that's why he failed. Likewise, King David (a spiritual heir of Adam) failed a spiritual test where the Patriarchs succeeded in theirs, because he confidently sought to be tested (Sanhedrin 107a).