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Dec
27
answered Naming a child after two relatives
Dec
26
comment Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “Fool”?
See here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/10213/…. The way the Lubavitcher Rebbe explains it, it's not really the Satan falling for a trick that we play on him every year but rather realizing that his accusation will not work.
Dec
25
comment The source that the famine ended when Yaakov blessed Pharaoh
Rashi writes that the next chapter happened two years previously.
Dec
25
answered The source that the famine ended when Yaakov blessed Pharaoh
Dec
25
comment Which kings stay in bed to the third hour of the day?
@DoubleAA Thanks, never heard it before.
Dec
25
revised Which kings stay in bed to the third hour of the day?
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Dec
25
comment Should we use a picture of the Western Wall as a “mizrach”?
@SethJ if the focus is Yerushalayim and not the artwork perhaps. My point is this is not a prohibition in Shulchan Aruch, only a recommendation. So it stands to reason that if the issue is present the problem exists, and if not then not.
Dec
23
comment Source of Midrash regarding Yaakov's saying Shema
@ba Thanks, corrected. I guess the fasting was having an effect on me...
Dec
23
revised Source of Midrash regarding Yaakov's saying Shema
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Dec
23
comment How can we know God?
@DoubleAA דע את אלקי אביך
Dec
23
answered Source of Midrash regarding Yaakov's saying Shema
Dec
23
revised About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
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Dec
21
answered What are the three impure klippot?
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
@DoubleAA Please see my comments to my answer. I never meant to imply choices that have no value in Halacha.
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
@DoubleAA I'm not really sure about "arbitrary" preferences that have no basis in Halacha. However sheitel vs. tichel and the like is certainly a Halachic consideration. The reason Lubavitchers are careful not to wear a tichel in public is because it is much easier to slip of. Conversely, some say a human hair sheitel will not count as a cover.
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
@DoubleAA I think it's quite clear that minhagim follow the group rather than the individual. For example: If a Sefardi women marries an Askenazi man does she follow the Mechaber or Rama in terms of Hilchos Nidda?
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
Does "properly" mean the way the husband wants? If she is fulfilling the requirements of Shulchan Aruch in covering her hair, can the husband threaten to divorce her if she does not confine with his particular preference (hat vs. sheitel vs. tichel)?
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
@DoubleAA Certain groups have certain minhagim. For example the custom of Lubavitchers is to specifically wear only a sheitel and not a tichel in public. If a non-Lubavitcher woman marries a Lubavitcher man, it would seem based on my reasoning above he has basis to make her cover her hair in that manner.
Dec
20
comment Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
@DoubleAA I have edited my answer to clarify.
Dec
20
revised Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
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