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I don't know all the answers I give off the top of my head. Many of them I search for online or use an index.


Feb
18
revised Surviving the zombie apocalypse?
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Feb
18
comment Jews allowed to pray and join Muslim congregation in Mosques and Experiences
Is your intention to this page?
Feb
18
revised Jews allowed to pray and join Muslim congregation in Mosques and Experiences
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Feb
18
answered Mah tov la-adam bachayim - mi yodeya?
Feb
18
comment Is there a difference between “להלן” and “לקמן”?
I heard that "לקמן" is used for far away and "לקמיה" for immediately, but nothing about "להלן" (though it seems that modern Hebrew books favor "להלן" more).
Feb
18
comment Understanding the usage of וגומר and וכולו
I always thought that וכו' is short for וכולי, not וכולו. I have also seen it written out that way sometimes.
Feb
17
comment How to get drunk on Purim and still pray?
@Fred It seems to me that the Aruch HaShulchan wouldn't be saying that according to the Rambam, since according to his understanding of the Rambam there is no requirement to intoxicate on Purim.
Feb
17
comment How to get drunk on Purim and still pray?
but since most poskim hold it still applies then according to his reasoning you can't fulfill the obligation by sleeping (if he follows most poskim). And who is the Emek Brachah? Is it quoted by the Mishnah Brurah?
Feb
17
comment How to get drunk on Purim and still pray?
@Fred Where does the Aruch HaShulchan say this? In 695 he quotes lots of authorities, but doesn't make clear his own position. I didn't see him say that. He seems to be dissatisfied with the Rama's psak to sleep, since he says that the intention of the Rambam was that the rule to intoxicate no longer applies, (cont. ...)
Feb
17
comment How to get drunk on Purim and still pray?
It might also be possible to pray at sunrise, hearing the megilah, and then send the gifts and charity, and eat immediately afterwards (to fulfill the Mishnah Brurah's advice to have the meal early) and sleep until Minchah Ketanah. Though this is probably impractical for most people.
Feb
17
revised Can I sit for “Kabbolas Shabbos” within 4 amos of someone saying the mincha Amidah?
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Feb
17
comment Who composed the Piyut Echad Mi Yodeya?
See my answer here
Feb
17
answered Why do we sing “Echad Mi Yodeya”?
Feb
17
comment Was Shlomo Molcho a great kabbalist or a false messiah?
Actually, I just happened to find this: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=4971&st=&pgnum=12 (15 lines from the start of the new paragraph)
Feb
15
comment hat and jacket during davening
@ShmuelL A collection of stories arranged in the order of the Parshas HaShavua by Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein. I've heard that it's known for exaggeration. (link)
Feb
15
comment Haman was Basar b’Chalav, so how could we eat him?
Is "הוא נברא מספר" an abbreviation brought elsewhere or did you invent if for the purpose of this drashah? (A Google search turns up no results.)
Feb
15
comment Beginners' Seder Advice
See the first two pages of this pdf: stevens.edu/golem/llevine/rsrh/r_schwab_haggadah.pdf. Also, The Little Midrash Says is a helpful hagadah for this purpose.
Feb
15
comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
I heard that there's a rabbi who goes to Jews for Jesus sermons and asks the lecturer in public for something he's carrying based on this verse. (I don't know who this rabbi is.)
Feb
15
comment Historical account of Jewish worship via the graves of saints and Prophets
@Ali I said that if there are any accounts, it was a transgressor. Off the top of my head I can recall of no incident, and I doubt that such a minor thing would be recorded.
Feb
14
asked Who wrote the anonymous explanations of Rashi printed within the text of Rashi?