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Jul
8
comment The Chazon Ish pronunciation
M'gilla (24b): זיל אימא ליה כשאתה מגיע אצל וחכיתי לה' לא נמצאת מחרף ומגדף. Rashi (s.v. lo): שהיה קורא לחיתי"ן היהי"ן נראה כאומר והכיתי.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In the Rosh Chodesh leining, why is “Shabbas b'Shabato” pronounced with a pasach?
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Covering eyes for Shema
Jul
7
comment Moral Culpability in the Garden
@curiosfellow Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv explained that evil existed in Creation prior to Adam's sin, and that Adam wished to use his purely rational mind to understand the tree and the nature of evil and to thereby rectify Creation. However, the more he contemplated the tree, the more he was influenced by it, until he lost grasp of his true/false paradigm enough that he actually ate from the tree. When he ate from the tree, evil became part of his nature. Thus, he intended to improve Creation but ended up making it worse (DA"H 2:4:3-5).
Jul
7
comment May women wear tefillin as an amulet?
Findings from Qumran certainly suggest using tefillin-like objects as amulets (apparently without straps), similar to what the MB (citing the Magen Avraham) mentions.
Jul
7
comment May women wear tefillin as an amulet?
Fair enough, the theory holds - but it doesn't seem that they happened to be discussing a scenario where someone wears them in the normal manner yet, at the same time, as an amulet. They don't seem to address using it as an amulet in that way. In other words, that's not explicitly the case under disagreement.
Jul
7
comment May women wear tefillin as an amulet?
I don't think it's talking about a women wearing them as an amulet, but rather about wearing them as a tachshit. Anyway, as mentioned there, typical tefillin-like amulets don't have r'tzu'os and are not worn in the usual manner (see sk 156).
Jul
7
comment May women wear tefillin as an amulet?
Please clarify what you mean by "wear[ing] tefillin as an amulet." Do you mean wearing it in the standard manner (wrapped around the arm and on the head), or rather as some sort of necklace or something?
Jul
7
comment Must one follow a community's candle-lighting time?
... Actually, he was probably citing R' Avraham ibn Nachmias.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is one allowed to smoke Marijuana?
Jul
7
comment May a Jew sell marijuana?
Potentially related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1355 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27999 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/25661 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27675 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23277 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27369 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14303
Jul
7
comment Hebrew text of Mishna Berurah
@msh210 Seems to me that the last paragraph of the meta answer applies. Anyway, I +1'd your answer given how the question stands.
Jul
7
comment Hebrew text of Mishna Berurah
Are you specifically looking for an online copy, or would you also interested in finding a hard copy?
Jul
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it permitted to have an abortion if divorce if imminent?
Jul
6
comment Is it permitted to have an abortion if divorce if imminent?
This is an extremely sensitive question that requires guidance from an actual rabbi. (Please consult your local Orthodox rabbi). Because this seems like it may be a practical question, I'm hesitant to post a related question. I don't want someone to act on the basis of incomplete information. Nonetheless, here is the question.
Jul
6
comment What happens when a Jew eats non-Kosher food by mistake?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5799
Jul
6
comment What happens when a Jew eats non-Kosher food by mistake?
@DoubleAA I don't think the relationship between that question and this is immediately obvious. Are you referring to the part about cleaning out your mouth?
Jul
6
revised Fruit Leather in Gemara Sukkah
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Jul
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revised Fruit Leather in Gemara Sukkah
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Jul
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answered Fruit Leather in Gemara Sukkah