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Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
I have given you two examples already, although I have not found anywhere that explicitly says that I am right. But if you think you are right, either give me a source that says so explicitly or give me an example where we overlook a daas yachid and DON'T make it a safeik sfeika.
Jun
8
answered Why aren't Yemenites an ed echad on locusts?
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
@DoubleAA "To say that any machloket is a pure safek is, well, madness and probably kefira." Which of the Rambam's thirteen rules does it violate? I will give you another example. The Shulchan Aruch rules that mitzvos tzrichos kavanah (OC 60:4). Concerning the omer, we rule (489:4) that if you said "today is the "x"th day of the omer" to your friend during bein hashmashos without actively intending to fulfill your obligation, you nevertheless may have fulfilled your obligation lemaan de'amar mitzvos tzrichos kavanah (MB s"k 26).
Jun
8
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
Judaism has an old Testament; it is the same as the Christian old Testament. However, the Christian new Testament is a new collection of books, but the Jewish new Testament was an oral tradition passed down until the compiling of the written mishnah and gemara. (The words "old"and "new" are actually not relevant here, since they were given at the same time.)
Jun
8
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
Similar to "Sefer Divrei HaYamim LeMalchei Yehudah" (Judah Chronicles, which is Divrei HaYamim — Chronicles — as we know it today) and "Sefer Divrei HaYamim LeMalchei Yisrael" (Israel Chronicles, which is no longer extant), both of which are constantly cross-referenced in Melachim. I think that there is also another one about Shlomoh, but I can't remember its name.
Jun
8
answered Are non-Jews/gentiles permanent slaves to Jews in Olam Habah?
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
There is a rishon (the Bahag) who says that counting the omer is one mitzvah for all 49 nights, and the remainder of rishonim agree that each night is a separate mitzvah. The Shulchan Aruch rules that if someone doesn't remember if he skipped a night of counting the omer, he can count the remaining nights with a brachah. The Mishnah Brurah (489:38) explains that it is because of safek sfeika. Safek #1: Maybe he did count the omer. Safek #2: Maybe halachah is like the remainder of rishonim that each night is a separate mitzvah. That is a machlokes rishonim that the MB treats as a safek.
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
We do pasken like the Rambam, but Tosafos still disagree, which makes it a safek.
Jun
8
answered Bird droppings invalidating location for prayer?
Jun
8
answered Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
Jun
8
comment Wearing clothes backwards or inside out?
@Menachem I don't exactly know what it is; I refer to it as Kitzur Shu"A Yalkut Yosef in my notes in halachah. I found out about it here. (The link in the main post was, unfortunately, hacked; however, yalkut.info was provided in the comments.)
Jun
8
comment How can people who dress in “only” black lead tefillah, the Mishna warns us against those “machmir” about colors?
I was giving Hindus as an example. Also, I meant that it was the minhag of all of Israel collectively. (I usually don't wear a black jacket, myself.) My main point was that black clothing is certainly moree associated with Jews than with idolaters.
Jun
7
comment What can a pregnant woman do if she already stepped on nails?
See Seth J's comment on the question on the related question you quoted. If he is correct, there should probably be no problem.
Jun
7
comment Why does Rashi say “I don't know”?
@Mark He always has a problem with the text, but in your examples he gave two answers to the one problem. For example, in 1:10, his problem was that "lo" was singular (see there) and he answered that: 1. It means "the nation" as a whole. 2. It means Hashem (Sifsei Chachamim). The Divrei David addresses 1:12. The Divrei David and Sifsei Chachamim together address all of 1:19, each explaining one half.
Jun
7
comment Shiv'a - mi yodeya?
@AdamMosheh Yes. In the introduction to the Sefer HaChinuch, after the list of the mitzvos, in some editions, he lists these seven. It is noted in the footnote in the Mosad HaRav Kook edition of S' HaChinuch.
Jun
7
answered How can people who dress in “only” black lead tefillah, the Mishna warns us against those “machmir” about colors?
Jun
7
comment Wearing clothes backwards or inside out?
@msh210 I don't think Yalkut Yosef was the original source, but it's where I saw it (because I also happened to be looking for a source and I found yalkut.info).
Jun
7
comment Eclipse of the moon, bad sign for the Jews
@AdamMosheh Is there a source for this reason of the "very pious people"? I know you quoted the Ramban, but in context, it could be that it is just out of respect for them and not out of respect for the tzelem Elokim. I was wondering because you wouldn't think that the "tzelem Elokim" is something that can be seen, since Hashem doesn't have a body (as it says in Yesodei HaTorah ch. 1).
Jun
7
comment Wearing no head-covering?
@minhag I investigated and found this saying of the Bach in siman 2, d"h veyechaseh rosho chu'. hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14265&st=&pgnum=11 (and the Prishah s"k 6 quotes him)
Jun
7
comment Wearing no head-covering?
@DoubleAA Yes, at the very bottom of the page. There are actually two footnotes to that page.