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Jun
22
comment Tzar Balay Chaim for Fish
Yahu, I don't think the NB would say TBC even if your intent is to keep the fish alive if your intent is to kill it and are only keeping it alive momentarily to enhance the end result (taste?).
Jun
22
comment Minimum Age to Learn Kabbalah?
Thank you Rabbi Strunk:) I based my comment partially on the Ramban that I referred to. The Ramban strongly cautions his readers against speculating about the remazim he brings as only bad will come from it (same as the pardes issue). However, he excepted the same person who learns these same areas with an attentive and perceptive ear from a "mekubal chacham". I understand this to mean he finds out the right answers from the right people and not the wrong answers from speculation. Your point is well taken that these sefarim may not be considered pardes at all.
Jun
22
comment Correct Brocho on Hearts of Palm
Yahu, I can't find your answer. Are you asking a lashon kasha? Peri just means that it is edible as a food. It need not be a separate product given off by the tree to be called peri. A raya to this is the Rosh's psak that smelling cinnamon (which is bark) gets a "reiach tov lepeiros". The mashmaos of the reasoning for our psak (to make atzei besamim) is that cinnamon is not a besem leachila (its an enhancer).
Jun
21
answered Minimum Age to Learn Kabbalah?
Jun
21
comment What to do with the candles during Havdalah
taz/bais yosef in the name of shibolei leket
Jun
21
answered Shnayim Vachamishim - mi yodeya?
Jun
21
answered Correct Brocho on Hearts of Palm
Jun
21
answered What to do with the candles during Havdalah
Jun
20
answered May the Tallit Katan be worn directly on the body?
Jun
20
answered Tzar Balay Chaim for Fish
Jun
18
comment Is it permissible to open soda cans on shabbos?
YS, I apologize if it seemed I was attacking your point. Soda cans involve other issues besides koreh, as you yourself brought. I was merely trying to clarify the questioners point. The MB is in S-314 sk-25.
Jun
18
comment Washing hands for eating pizza
Clearly Reb Moshe Feinstein did not hold that pizza is pashtida, otherwise he would never had said a shiur of two slices. At the time that the poskim ruled on pizza, people did not eat pizza as a normal meal. It was a treat. As my zeide used to say: "Who eats pizza for dinner?" Pizza has become a normal meal. I have heard people argue that pizza is a meal that you make when you don't feel like making a real meal and is still considered kinuach.
Jun
17
answered Washing hands for eating pizza
Jun
17
answered Is it permissible to open soda cans on shabbos?