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Jul
23
comment “Jumping” at the end of Shemoneh Esrei
The Rema's language doesn't talk about the triple jump. Most interpret this as "some movement" like raising the feet. The Eliya Rabbah says that this language (used by the Levush) is a smach for those that jump. Where is the Nefesh haChayim?
Jul
22
comment Things we do not do because of Danger
See Uncle Moishy Volume 11 D"H "Safety Way". I apologize for being sarcastic, but I think we're missing something here.
Jul
22
comment Composition of Sofer's ink
Practically speaking, you don't need a hechsher. As to YS's concern, see Keses Hasofer 23:2 here: hebrewbooks.org/…
Jul
22
comment “Jumping” at the end of Shemoneh Esrei
I wouldn't mind a source for the triple-jump at kedusha.
Jul
22
answered Composition of Sofer's ink
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Dave, you should post your answers separately so that each can be commented/voted on.
Jul
21
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
As I wrote on YS's post by lemons, leaving regular liquids in a cup for longer than 24 hours is not a (kashrus) problem since the taste in the cup is then lifgam. Also, I have to research this, but I question whether whiskey absorbs in less than 24 hours. I remember even vinegar is not so pashut. (I'll source this later).
Jul
21
comment Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Since we know taste went in, how do you calculate how much?
Jul
21
comment Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
YS, the OK source has some issues, although not pertinent to our question: 1) You can't assur something left in a cup for 24 hours since after that time the taste is pagum. 2) What is his source for categorizing whiskey as something that is kavush in 18 min. Even vinigar is a big question. What do you think?
Jul
21
comment Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Shalom, please expand on the Rabbis who say it's not a problem. What is their specific leniency.
Jul
21
answered Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Jul
21
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
Shalom, while your first point by R' Schachter is an interesting psak (after 30 days is not keva), are you sure that he would assur using something "a few times" but not regularly. This halacha seems like it should be paskened according to the situation. Some Ashkenazim will also interchange glass since the Rema only mentions the halacha by Pesach, but this is debatable.
Jul
19
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
This sounds like the same sefer that Dave is quoting. Dave, can you confirm this halacha from your sefer and post the reasoning?
Jul
18
answered Did the Jews in the Midbar know the entire Torah?
Jul
18
answered Adding to Torah and connection to Hashem
Jul
18
answered Moshe Rabbeinu's knowledge of future events
Jul
18
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
Dave, I enjoyed your question and your clarification. Yasher koach.
Jul
18
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
I will make a final point and check back to see your final comments. I think we both agree that although vacuuming does not clean as well as washing or dry cleaning (v'hachush meid), Rav Shmuel feels it is similar enough in its process to be included in the restriction of kibus during the 9 days/week of T"B. I believe we also agree that, although vacuums have been a household item for decades, Klal Yisrael never adopted to extend the restriction of kibus to vacuuming. Klal Yisrael is a bigger posek than the Rambam and I don't believe we need to be choshesh for the holy words of R' Shmuel.
Jul
16
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
I would like to follow this up by saying that I am not in the habit of arguing with those as great as R' Shmuel. I would like to think that we are misunderstanding the teshuva.
Jul
16
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
The Iggros Moshe is also not a proof. Water is not the issue. We see that from the fact that Bavel water is OK but Gihutz (a type of ironing) is not OK. The difference being how much simcha the wearer gets from its freshness. Dry cleaning is certainly asur and probably more so than laundering. (I recall a T'shuva from R'Moshe that allowed wearing shirts that were merely laundered and not dry cleaned because the collar and cuffs were still unstarched or stained- I don't remember exactly.)