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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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Dec
20
answered Husband deciding how his wife should cover her hair
Dec
19
comment Do you have to listen to angels?
When the Toras Yekusiel was asked to sign a cherem (excommunication) against the chassidim he refused. He was asked: even the Vilna Gaon who is "malach hashem tzvakos" signed, to which he replied - an angel told Avraham not to slaughter his son. But to tell him to take his son up, that came directly from Hashem because even if a malach would tell me to shecht someone I would not listen. (From Sippurey Chassidim)
Dec
19
revised Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
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Dec
19
answered Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
Dec
19
comment One-in-Sixty Versus Roiv- Why both?
Incidentally shishim does not mean 60 percent. It is one in sixty which is closer to two percent.
Dec
19
answered One-in-Sixty Versus Roiv- Why both?
Dec
19
answered Asara Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
Dec
18
answered About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
Dec
17
comment Can you pick your nose?
Certainly an interesting midrash, though I doubt this can be used as a basis for a halachic proof, since אין לומדין מן האגדות
Dec
17
comment What is it with the donkeys all over Parashat Mikeitz?
See here: yeshiva.org.il/forum/print.asp?id=98041
Dec
17
comment How did Yosef showing his circumcision prove anything?
@Menachem The Tzeida Laderech asks on Chizkuni based on what you are saying that Yishmaelim don't do priya. However Chizkuni himself seems to be saying that they did do it but due to their age it looks different. If so this should be case with the Egyptians as well (at most their bris would have taken place two years prior).
Dec
17
comment How did Yosef showing his circumcision prove anything?
I don't understand something in Chizkuni: he first asks that perhaps he was a Yishmaeli and answers that since they only have a bris when they are older the priyah is not apparent. He then asks perhaps he was Egyptian, and gives the two answers above. Why doesn't the answer regarding Yishmaeli not work to negate him being Egyptian?