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comment Why can't we distribute mitzvah obligations around the community?
@MonicaCellio Right, but there is still a question of whether "B'nei Yisroel" could mean some B'nei Yisroel
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comment What attitudes toward Jesus are acceptable for a Jew?
@HaLeiVi Thanks for this valuable comment. I would wonder to a certain extent whether laws such as ahavas yisroel and loshon hara would apply to him. But I guess it's impossible to determine.
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asked Why can't we distribute mitzvah obligations around the community?
Aug
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comment Is there any reason a Jewish woman should not shake hands with a non-Jewish man?
@EhevuTov Interesting....
Aug
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comment How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
@hazoriz But in a case when there is some possibility that it could have somehow become non-kosher, we err in favor of strictness, right?
Aug
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Aug
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revised How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
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comment Are Cigarettes on Yomtov a Davar Hashaveh Lechol Nefesh?
I assume you are talking about lighting it from a pre-existing flame?
Aug
25
reviewed Reject Are Cigarettes on Yomtov a Davar Hashaveh Lechol Nefesh?
Aug
25
comment How do I avoid thirst when fasting?
@MordechaiBenDniel I have no proof beyond my own experience that electrolyte-enhanced water is better than regular water before the fast; I just know that I stopped getting "the headache" when I switched to Smartwater. As for Gatorade instead, that could work and be a lot more economical, although I would suggest drinking some extra plain water with it if you wanted to achieve my own magic ratio: see here loewald.com/blog/?p=240
Aug
25
comment How do we know that commercial fruit is not orlah/neta revai?
Not sure where to post this, but I just learned that in Tosefta Orlah, Rabbi Eliezer held that orlah did not apply at all outside Israel
Aug
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revised Can a Jew borrow a cup of sugar from his non-Jewish neighbor?
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answered How do I avoid thirst when fasting?
Aug
24
comment Can a Jew borrow a cup of sugar from his non-Jewish neighbor?
@DoubleAA Right, that's why I'm asking this
Aug
24
asked Can a Jew borrow a cup of sugar from his non-Jewish neighbor?
Aug
24
comment How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
@DoubleAA. I don't know. I had just assumed. Please correct my interpretation.
Aug
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comment How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
@DoubleAA On second thought, though I've found online sources which instruct to kasher or cover the counters and tabletops (and I usually see separate table covers used for meals in frum homes), one kitchen I've been in didn't establish counter designations (although I guess there was the assumption that one would clean it after using it)
Aug
23
comment How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
@DoubleAA Pretty much based on my experience using kosher kitchens, in which I am always told which sponge is meat and which dairy, and the sinks have separate racks that must be used. This has been so far corroborated by what I've found online, though if I'm wrong, I'd love to know it!
Aug
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asked How many degrees of separation from food does one have to kasher?
Aug
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comment In kashering, can you leave utensils eino ben yomo *before* cleaning?
Note: the reason I think I need to repeat the cleaning in my case is that the previous cleaning was not done by me, nor done with the intention of rendering things fit for kashering. I do need to clean things again, right?