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May
8
reviewed Approve Are both witnesses and the verbal “Harei At” declaration required elements of the Chuppa ceremony?
May
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comment What blessing is recited on grape juice from concentrate?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35998
May
8
comment Cologne for men?
@SethJ With regards to the halachos of public comportment, the term "תלמיד חכם" is defined to include people who may be viewed or regarded as Torah scholars by others (see, for e.g., here and here)‌​.
May
8
comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
@YEZ True, it's sort of like a mini-encyclopedia. Anyway, I choose to interpret "from point A to Z" literally. :)
May
7
comment What is the source that an accused criminal must have been warned?
...and it's a machlokes tana'im.
May
6
comment How Can One Know If A Synagogue is Orthodox or Modern Orthodox?
@Tatpurusha Although these labels are not generally well defined (or else they are defined in many different ways by different people), the neologism "Centrist Orthodox" is usually self-applied to people who would traditionally be considered "Modern Orthodox."
May
6
revised Naming after the Patriarchs/Matriarchs and Biblical heroes
paraphrased quotes
May
5
comment What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
Somewhat related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30982
May
5
answered What's the Closest Thing to a Systematic Theology in Judaism?
May
5
comment Why is there such fervor to say the blessing on blossoming fruit trees?
@ray You are referring to the remark of the Chida (Moreh b'Etzba ch. 7, §199).
May
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awarded  Enlightened
May
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awarded  Mortarboard
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
2
comment 1 shmuel 15: does Hashem “repent”?
Ibn Ezra (Sh'mos 32:14) explains per the context that the word in verse 11 should be anthropopathically interpreted to mean "regret," whereas the word verse 29 literally means "renege." Radak (Sh'muel I 15:11,29) implies a similar distinction based on the different verb conjugations used in each verse, and further points out that the word cannot mean "renege" in verse 11, since HaShem never guaranteed Sha'ul a permanent dynasty.
May
2
revised Blessing on tree (NISSAN)
update
May
1
comment Why does a convert own his property?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6429
May
1
comment Do any halachic sources address the question of making a siyum masechet on a tractate of Yerushalmi?
Sure. Here's the story you referenced, by the way.
May
1
comment How should a person wearing t'fillin on his right hand strike his left chest at 'oshamnu'
This article (#27) also writes that an iter yad should strike his chest like everyone else. The top of the page indicates that most of the rulings there follow the p'sak of R' Chaim Kanievsky. T'fillin are not mentioned explicitly.
May
1
reviewed Edit Is a Kohen required to marry a virgin?
May
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revised Is a Kohen required to marry a virgin?
Source: http://www.yeshiva.co/ask/?id=4995