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שויתי ה' לנגדי תמיד


May
12
comment Is it permissible to erase the name of G-d from an E-reader?
@yydl, @Ariel, see my edits...
May
12
comment What is the explanation for the destruction of the First Temple?
@Seth - thanks for clarifying!
May
12
comment Kid with Expensive Muktzeh Item in his Hand on Shabbos
@Isaac - done :)
May
11
comment Your funniest Baal Teshuva stories
@Alex - while you're at it, you know about the 2 baalei teshuva on a shidduch-date? They were named Baskah and Kelikaku!
May
11
comment Kid with Expensive Muktzeh Item in his Hand on Shabbos
@msh210 - THANK YOU for questioning me. I checked my sources and i was completely wrong - "Michama l'tzel" is prohibited! Will revise my answer accordingly...
May
11
comment Shiv'a Ushloshim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
Psssch... very impressive research! +1
May
11
comment Shiv'a Ushloshim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
Hey @AviD, fancy meeting you here, too! :) +1 for a very cool answer!
May
11
comment words often mispronounced
Oops, editing my answer to milra {blushes}
May
11
comment What's a good technique for a not-so-strong person to do [Ashkenazi] Hagbaha?
+1 Wow, what a great hagbaha handbook!
May
11
comment How did Rambam eliminate “ben gilo” from the halacha?
Excellent answer, thank you!
May
11
comment Where's Piece Number 10?
Funnily enough, this actually happened to me a few years ago! I had made a mental note of where I'd hidden all 10 pieces, then I couldn't find the last one where I thought it was. I lost years of my life in the 5 minutes between discovering the loss... and finding the missing chometz, still in my pocket...! Since then I've always kept a written list of all the hiding places!
May
11
comment How did Rambam eliminate “ben gilo” from the halacha?
Yes, I did see the gemara in Nedarim, but it only adds to the kashya - once again, there's the "ben gilo" in the gemara that failed to make it into halacha...
May
11
comment Are there any Jewish people alive today who can identify themselves as coming from a particular tribe?
+1 for some really useful links in this answer!
May
11
comment Are there any Jewish people alive today who can identify themselves as coming from a particular tribe?
@Yaakov, OK point taken. So maybe the "10 tribes" were really 9... doesn't really affect the point I'm making here... :)
May
11
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
@msh210 - please prove your assertion. And not from apostate Jewish artists; let's see it in Orthodox-inspired art.
May
11
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
very misleading answer. Angels are certainly holy and special and unique, to the extent that there is even a dispute in halacha as to whether one may direct prayers through them!
May
11
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
dunno who @WAF is, but you are incorrect about angels in Jewish art - it is forbidden by the Torah. See my answer.
May
11
comment Whose semicha (ordination) was the last one signed/granted by Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveichik? By Rabbi Moshe Feinstein?
I'm just fascinated as to why anyone would care about the answer to this question. Are you just trying to "seed" the site with questions...? ;)