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May
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comment Making two brachos at once
@AdamMosheh a case where there is no ikar/tafel, like crispix
May
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comment Making two brachos at once
is there a maskana here?
May
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comment Must a woman cover her hair during childbirth?
@GershonGold #1 is a general principle that the torah does not ask people to be angelic, meaning to go to superhuman lengths. similar to "Hashem does not overly trouble his creations". #2 if her life is in danger she should be exempt from extraneous actions and focus on the task at hand #3 I don't even know how to respond to that except to say it ain't always so pashut -- but in any case if it does fall off would she have to put it back on? Can I assume you concur with point #4?
May
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comment Must a woman cover her hair during childbirth?
@GershonGold 1) lo nit'na torah l'malachei hashares 2)choleh sh'yeish bo sakana 3) kavod ha'brios (are we really going to ask her to hold onto her tichel while pushing out a baby?) 4)this is not a situation that is conducive to hirhur aveirah (similar to sotah)
May
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comment Making two brachos at once
@DoubleAA that's what I'm having trouble understanding. I'm not making a hefsek that is unrelated to what I'm doing (eating crispix). Would this be similar to making 2 brachos on lighting the menorah?
May
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comment How does laughing confuse the Satan?
@Alex to be clear I was only told the "to confuse the satan" part, the rest I surmised on my own (so it could be totally incorrect).
May
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comment Why do we cover the challot on Shabbos?
so if I understand correctly, to summarize, the embarrassment issue comes from a non-extant Yerushalmi? And the earliest source after that is the Mordechai in Pesachim?
May
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comment Why do mourning practices surrounding suicide differ from Shulchan Aruch?
@HahuGavra but why was that not taken into account previously?
May
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comment Are the airuv rav compared to tza'ras?
@IsaacMoses i've got to meet you one day
May
14
comment May one consume peyote?
i'm not sure what gaps remain
May
14
comment how do you pronounce the soft reish?
#1. Aman, that's unbelievable. #2. you should make a youtube video delineating the various pronunciations.
May
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comment Are the airuv rav compared to tza'ras?
I have vague recollection of learning something to this effect once and it would make a killer addition to my shavuos dvar torah
May
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comment May one consume peyote?
@IsaacMoses i definitely do not want a definitive ruling, just a response
May
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comment Are you culpable for things done under hypnosis?
@MonicaCellio you can certainly extend the question to being drugged though hypnosis is much easier to do through simple verbal suggestion. regarding damages see judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/6397/…
May
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comment May one consume peyote?
no responses? shtika k'hodah?
May
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comment Are you culpable for things done under hypnosis?
@MonicaCellio 1. it is possible that he was hypnotized unwittingly and 2. from what i understand on purim you are not culpable for damages caused while drunk.
May
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comment how do you pronounce the soft reish?
@DoubleAA not being a linguist i'm taking kaplan's word that the hard one is what we currently use, not the soft one.
May
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comment how do you pronounce the soft reish?
@DoubleAA poof! books.google.com/… basic text - hermetics.org/pdf/Sefer_Yetzirah_Kaplan.pdf
May
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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
also, @IsaacMoses probably worth drafting some guidelines re-user ids
May
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comment how do you pronounce the soft reish?
@msh210 kaplan lists 14 used in 10 discrete words, my question is how exactly are those letters properly pronounced. ps. you should totally open a sefer y'tzira, it's awesome.