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Jun
19
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
I believe the accepted answer judaism.stackexchange.com/a/8853/159 addresses your approach directly.
Jun
18
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
How does this relate to the question?
Jun
7
comment Why is Judaism not Racism?
That's a pretty weird comment, @Sam. You'll have to justify several sweeping statements in there if you want a serious response.
Mar
21
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
But then how do you buy back the chometz on shabbos?
Mar
6
comment Need some good Russian Purim/kiruv links
+1 Thanks - that's great!
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
+1 for explaining nicely what the common practice is in Israel, though I won't give answer credit, since technically the question I was asking was about how one could eat chometz on that shabbos, not on what alternatives you have.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
I like this answer most. Short, sweet and to the point. As to @jake's question about muktze, see my comment there. IMO if the non-Jew bought a kosher challah before Pesach and froze it, then the moment Pesach departs, the challah is no longer muktze, so if he invites you to join him for a meal, you can accept, and you don't have to make a kinyan on food that your host offers you, so there's no issue there, either.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@jake - Muktzeh ends the moment the yom tov ends. The fact that we treat bein hashmashos lechumra in both directions is only because we're not expert enough to judge the exact moment when Yom Tov ends and Shabbos begins, but it would seem to me that at that very moment, whenever it is, the muktzeh-ness of the chometz disappears, and it turns out that when shabbos came in the chometz was not muktzeh. So if a non-Jew bought some kosher challos before Pesach and froze them, then invited you over on shabbos to eat with him, I can't see what would be wrong with that?
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@msh210 - I meant "eat"; will edit question.
Feb
15
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@DoubleAA - ah, I missed the subtlety there (wheat vs flour). Nevertheless, the intention of the question was whether or not you could eat chometz on that shabbos. Not sure if soggy wheat kernels qualify as food, and I don't think I'd particularly want to eat such a mix, even just for the novelty of being able to say "I ate chometz on the shabbos directly after Pesach!" I had a nice, fluffy Vizhnitzer challah in mind... :)
Feb
14
comment If the last day of Passover is Friday, may I eat chametz on the Shabbat right after?
@DoubleAA - adding water to flour is a melacha
Jan
18
comment Mehadrin vs. Non Mehadrin
@avi - Interesting, I didn't know that. Link to source?
Nov
29
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
+1 Personally I think that almost throw-away line "... [with] the high price of Tcheiles the Rabbonim don't want to obligate the general population to purchase it," is probably the best reason I've heard so far.
Nov
16
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
@JimThio - yes, but that was a Divine injunction, not something that any human chose to do for artistic purposes.
May
30
comment Is a rare steak kosher?
Ya, that's the way I like it. The law of eiver min hachai was put in the Torah for people who like meat the way I like it... :)
May
25
comment Berachos over food mixtures
Wow, fantastic, well researched and clear answer! Thank you!
May
24
comment Yichud in Elevator
@yydl, I'm no posek, but I'd say ones rachmana patrei. It's unlikely enough that the elevator will get stuck, that such a situation would be considered a freak accident.
May
24
comment Difference between jewish and zionist?
@Yaakov - thanks for the link, but Rambam there doesn't say they cease to be Jewish. He does say that they're chayav misa, even without due judicial process - but he very tellingly states that their children remain Jewish and we should attempt to bring them closer to Torah.
May
24
comment Difference between jewish and zionist?
That is incorrect - a Jew who sins (including "converting" to another religion) remains a Jew. There is no halachic way to renounce your Judaism once you are Jewish.
May
24
comment Difference between jewish and zionist?
I think you made a typo: "and the person did not convert to another religion" should be "or the person converted from another religion". There is no halachic way to renounce your Judaism once you are Jewish, but you can become Jewish if you were born non-Jewish.