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Jul
16
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
Bimchilas kvod hoRav Shmuel, laundering during/for the 9 days has nothing to do with the m'leches shabbos. A proof to this is that laundering in Bavel with plain water, a melacha d'oraisa on shabbos, was permitted during the period of mourning because it didn't clean well. There was no blanket gezeira on cleaning. It depends on the process.
Jul
16
answered Shnayim Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
15
accepted Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
Jul
15
answered Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
Jul
15
revised What are the opinions regarding eating small-bits-at-a-time (“leshiurin”) on Tisha B'Av when necessary?
Retracting the word machlokes
Jul
15
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
IMHO, that is an illogical comparison. Would you wear your dirty laundry after vacuuming it? Try clarifying the issue with the original Posek.
Jul
15
answered What are the opinions regarding eating small-bits-at-a-time (“leshiurin”) on Tisha B'Av when necessary?
Jul
15
answered Vacuuming during the Nine Days
Jul
15
comment Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
Great answers. The 1st can be found in the commentaries to Rema 551:1. Most permit haircuts until the week of Tisha B'Av since that day is their Yom Tov. This extends to a Chasan/Kalla during Sheva Brachos. The Magen Avraham allows haircuts for Shabbos even during the week of T"B. The Chasam Sofer limits this to where mourning can still be detected (shaving for those who are clean-shaven). The 2nd is a case of Tokfo Aveilav. The Dagul Mervava permits even after R"Ch (until week of) if his Shloshim ended then. Any idea why not 17 Tamuz? The 3rd is an example of non-simcha cutting.
Jul
15
revised Staying to enjoy the unexpected playing of recorded music during the 3 weeks/9 days
added 55 characters in body
Jul
15
answered Staying to enjoy the unexpected playing of recorded music during the 3 weeks/9 days
Jul
14
answered Echad Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
14
asked Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
Jul
13
comment Shishim - mi yodeya?
While your at it- fire:gehinom, honey:manna, shabbos:olam haba, dream:nevua (brachos 57b)
Jul
13
answered Shishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
13
comment Kibus (Laundry) During the Nine Days
Giving it to a gentile is because of minhag. I don't know what Chazal would say about washing machines. I'm just saying that it's not a custom without reason.
Jul
13
comment Shishim - mi yodeya?
The source of 60 is the z'roah b'sheilah (Chulin 98a). Rashi holds the Torah holds firm at 1/60, more is asur, 1/60 and less is mutar (but, like Shalom said, Chazal assured if it's nosen ta'am even though it's residual taste). Tos'fos holds that more than 1/60 is also mutar if it's not nosen taam. 1/60 is the maximum ratio.
Jul
12
answered Shishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
12
answered Kibus (Laundry) During the Nine Days
Jul
12
comment Teiku VS. Kashya
It seems that a double Teyuvta would be stronger than a single one. How would you learn pshat in the above mentioned Rashi?