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Apr
14
comment “Praiseworthy is he who will clutch and dash your infants against the rock”?
Thanks @Gary. Maybe I'm a hippie, but I have a problem with having something like this in the everyday liturgy. What about darchei shalom, and the importance of avoiding anger? Are we really supposed to be not affected by this brutal image? Etc
Apr
14
comment “Praiseworthy is he who will clutch and dash your infants against the rock”?
@LN6595 According to my siddur (Artscroll Ashkenaz), we are to say it before all weekday bentching. Is every weekday a "sad day"?
Apr
14
asked Meaning of the (Hebrew?) abbreviation Ka"H
Apr
14
comment How does a husband make a neder on his wife
It would be great if you could provide translations or summaries of your quotes
Apr
13
revised “Praiseworthy is he who will clutch and dash your infants against the rock”?
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Apr
13
comment “Praiseworthy is he who will clutch and dash your infants against the rock”?
Thanks for this great answer. I'm still curious about my last bulletpoint--really, what I should have asked is why we are singing this every weekday before bentching, I love your answer, though!
Apr
13
asked If one has a heter to do something unusual, must one do so discreetly?
Apr
9
comment More Maaser and Tax Math
@udevd The maths have disappeared (Firefox)! Can you un-disappear them?
Apr
9
comment Using the SodaStream on Passover
Ok yeah listen to @DanF
Apr
9
asked “Praiseworthy is he who will clutch and dash your infants against the rock”?
Apr
3
comment Using the SodaStream on Passover
@loewian Actually, I'd like to qualify that last part. If you're looking for a mainstream Ashkenaz consensus, I would suggest reading footnotes 3 and 8 from the first document I linked. It seems that, historically, there was all but a consensus that seltzer-making equipment, if not CO2, was sensitive to becoming chametzdik and needed special care (kashering) to use for Pesach.
Apr
3
comment Using the SodaStream on Passover
@loewian But you're right that I did not identify a "mainstream consensus," nor is there one that applies to all Jews, as far as I can tell
Apr
3
comment Using the SodaStream on Passover
@loewian Can you point to where you see that the OU affirms SodaStream's CO2 in particular does not have chametz? I couldn't find such a thing in the hechsher, regardless of SodaStream's own comments to that effect. (And although separately it does seem that many modern opinions would allow CO2 from chametz.) As for ashkenazim vs. sephardim, sephardim follow their own poskim; until recently it was R'Ovadia; there are many examples of modern rulings where sephardim do differently for this reason
Apr
3
comment Why is there a guilt offering and not a sin offering for slander?
Excellent answer; thanks.
Apr
3
accepted Why is there a guilt offering and not a sin offering for slander?
Apr
3
comment Why is there a guilt offering and not a sin offering for slander?
You're right both that we were using "slander" differently and that I was using it wrong. I guess "swearing falsely to defraud a fellow man" is not slander, but something like stealing + bad oath?
Apr
3
revised Loshon hara vs. Honor code
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Apr
3
comment May one sell challah to a gentile?
I think this question would benefit from additional discussion of why selling challah to a gentile might in general be a problem
Apr
3
comment More Maaser and Tax Math
I am awarding you a bounty in lieu of an "accept." Nice answer and I only didn't choose it because I am capricious
Apr
3
accepted More Maaser and Tax Math