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Apr
22
comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
@DanF Sounds good. Let me know what you find.
Apr
22
comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
@DanF I hear you. It is a complicated issue. I was simply basing myself on the Rambam who says that it was decreed by Moshe so that we should not go three days without hearing Torah. You can see the source below: הלכות תפלה פרק שנים עשר א. משה רבינו תיקן להם לישראל שיהו קורין בתורה ברבים בשבת ובשני ובחמישי בשחרית כדי שלא ישהו שלשה ימים בלא שמיעת תורה
Apr
22
comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
@DanF I once heard a nice explanation for the Kavod Hatzibur issue. Since Men are obligated in Talmud Torah and therefore reading the Torah in Shul, it would be a Bizuy, degradation, for men who are obligated to have someone not obligated read in their place. It would be a horror for someone to defer their obligation. It would be also tantamount to saying that none of the men who are obligated are capable of fulfilling their obligation. This issue is not really an issue about the woman per se. It is more about the men. This is an interesting way to look at Kavod Hatzibur.
Apr
22
comment Does a school need to do Bedikas Chametz?
@newcomer Would the sale of the school be considered a Arama, an insincere sale? How do they address that?
Apr
22
comment Does a school need to do Bedikas Chametz?
@DanF Yes, but did they come back the night before Pesach and do a Bedikah?
Apr
21
comment Does a school need to do Bedikas Chametz?
Thank you. Do you know what local High Schools or Grade Schools do?
Apr
20
comment How can two contradictory ideas exist in Matzah?
@IsaacMoses Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know!
Mar
13
comment According to Halacha are you permitted to melt cheese on Shabbos?
Thank you very much!
Mar
13
comment According to Halacha are you permitted to melt cheese on Shabbos?
@Aaron I am looking for both the Sephardic and Ashkenazic ruling. Thanks!
Feb
3
comment Were Adam and Eve Jewish?
According to your reasoning, if a Jew wanted to keep Shabbat but does not keep other Mitzvot, he wouldn't be able to keep Shabbat?
Feb
1
comment According to Halacha are you permitted to melt cheese on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA I thought there would be a difference in Bishul if you are melting something, but not cooking it per se.
Feb
1
comment According to Halacha are you permitted to melt cheese on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA the bread is on the blech, the cheese is placed on the bread. So the cheese isn't on the heat source directly. Wouldn't that be indirect? or is that considered one item and direct?
Jun
26
comment Is there “פה שאסר הוא פה שהתיר” or a “מגו” in American law?
@msh210 Boy you are tough. Thank you for pushing me on this. I guess I was hoping Hamvin Yavin. However, you are correct, I should have explained the principle. I have edited the question to include a basic explanation. Thank you for your assistance on this.
Jun
26
comment Is there “פה שאסר הוא פה שהתיר” or a “מגו” in American law?
Hmm. I see your perspective, but I am trying to get American Law examples that may help illustrate the principle. Furthermore, one may argue the rule you quoted is dealing with comparative religion. I am asking a law question not a religion question. Furthermore one could argue that Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach demand a court system. We might debate that point. Additionally see here for a usage already accepted: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18353/… Thanks for re-considering this.
Jun
26
comment How can all the great rabbis' practices be accepted by Hashem?
@ablaze Great, I am so glad. If you have any follow up questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Jun
26
comment How can all the great rabbis' practices be accepted by Hashem?
@ablaze I will try and elaborate on Double AA's approach and try and give it a more thorough treatment.
Jun
26
comment Why do we have the Bakasha, request, of Shema Koleinu, hear our voices in the Shemoneh Esreh?
@msh210 I added to the question to make it unique. I still don't feel satisfied with the answers that are given on the question you directed me to.
Jun
25
comment Does a woman do Tashlumin for an omission in Prayer?
@ElShteiger Thank you!
May
6
comment Is there a reason or pattern as to when the Torah uses אֵת instead of אֶת?
I learned that as well from my High School Rebbe. I have yet to find a place that it doesn't work. Nice!
Apr
21
comment Why must a Yoledet, a woman who just gave birth, bring a sin offering?
I guess I have a series of questions on this Gemara. Is this really true of all woman? Even if the "just in case" approach, I don't believe she would be held accountable for an accidental Shevua? Furthermore, her husband could nullify her vow? Additionally, Chatas would not be the typical offering for accidentally violating a vow, why here is it a Chatas? I was hoping for a an idea that would explain away these questions. Thank you Monica for bringing this.