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Feb
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comment If you check for bugs according to halachic requirements, and then there is a bug in the food, are you liable?
@Salmonious2 cot'd ...are for? Or, in theory, should one do "whatever possible" beyond them? ...I hope this makes at least some sense. I think it's a unique issue for a strong reason, but I'll admit I have some trouble explaining it.
Feb
4
comment If you check for bugs according to halachic requirements, and then there is a bug in the food, are you liable?
@Salmonius2 "Do you think this would be any different for any other sin X...": I would like to suppose not, but I seek an authoritative answer for the following reason. There is a complex of worry surrounding the particular sin of eating a bug--huge kashrus issues and potentially other transgressions are at stake--to the point where we see this as a violation worth almost infinite travails to avoid. BUT, in practice, only so much time and energy can be put in to the bug search. So I want to know: Are the halachic parameters for checking /halachically/ considered sufficient? Is that what they +
Feb
4
comment If you check for bugs according to halachic requirements, and then there is a bug in the food, are you liable?
@m.r. I'm sorry for the bad answer, but I'm honestly not quite sure. I do know, however, that we discuss questions of "liability," insofar as someone who doesn't know the law isn't liable for violating it, and in many cases, something which happens strictly by accident is not considered a sin for which one is liable. Some ways one might define "liability": as requiring teshuvah; as having required an offering/sacrifice or other punishment in the past; as counting against one's righteousness in Ultimate calculations.
Feb
1
comment Jewish considerations regarding moving to Mars
Could you explain why not being able to breathe without support is a problem, Jewishly? Is it part of sekanos nefashos?
Feb
1
comment How long are brachot applicable to a given food?
@hazoriz Many thanks, but I don't understand what you mean by the last sentence...what is "a special after brocho having in mind to move"?
Jan
31
revised How long are brachot applicable to a given food?
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Jan
31
asked How long are brachot applicable to a given food?
Jan
31
asked If you check for bugs according to halachic requirements, and then there is a bug in the food, are you liable?
Jan
29
comment Could G-d change His mind about the future of humanity?
"Other statements": For example, according to R'Shimon ben Gamliel, "the world endures by virtue of three things: justice, truth, and peace" (Pirkei Avos 1:18).
Jan
27
asked If you put up a mezuzah before 30 days, can you make a blessing?
Jan
27
comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@DanF OK, now I'm really confused. Isn't Maftir usually (mostly) Haftarah? So are you saying that the ~additional readings replace the haftarah??
Jan
26
revised What determines whether a man's Hebrew name uses “ben” or “bar”?
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Jan
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revised What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
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Jan
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comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@MonicaCellio Yes! And thanks, you're right. (BTW, are the "additional readings" read as part of Maftir? or in the aliyah before?)
Jan
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Jan
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comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@DoubleAA You're right, sorry...for some reason I thought they all had additional readings.
Jan
25
comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@DoubleAA I'm aware of that definition of "maftir."
Jan
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Jan
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comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
By the way, I think it might be "maftirs." Source: "There are also special maftirs ('additional Torah readings') " from here: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Shabbat#Shabbat_Chol_HaMoed
Jan
25
asked What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?