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comment Does flavored drip/ground coffee require a hechsher?
Re your comment, ask.
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comment can zera still make clothes and objects tamei?
+1, you're undoubtedly correct, but citing a source would improve your answer.
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comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
@DoubleAA, if you have a question I recommend judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/ask
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comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
@user6591, if that distinction is relevant, I suggest you pen an answer illustrating how it's relevant.
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comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
This is (kind of) a source for the distinction mentioned in the question, but not an explanation for that distinction. The latter is what the question sought.
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comment Keeping Kosher at a secular company
Similar.
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comment Is there a problem with “Mar'it ayin” by attending a company picnic?
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8794
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comment What is the difference between kosher and permitted food?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/10616/…
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comment Coffee Machines in Hotels
@DanF in my experience the word carafe doesn't imply ceramic, and the glass thingy used in a drip coffeemaker is called a carafe.
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comment Halachoth whose rulings range from obligatory to a (Torah) prohibition
judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44665
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comment Why does the use of horse manure as fertilizer not make produce non-kosher?
I guess (from @DanF's comment) that I misunderstood the question. Its reference to potatoes (which grow underground) and "some concern that manure may absorb" (and not certainty that the plant absorbs, since that's what fertilizer is for) made me think the asker's concern was that manure touches the edible portion, not that manure is absorbed as a nutrient by the plant.
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comment Indirectly Getting Benefit from a Jew's Melacha on Shaabos
@SAH, yes, and that general question is what "any sources or logical arguments that may touch on a question like this" will discuss.
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comment Is there a concept of a “Makom Kavu'ah” in a public area?
Not an answer, but: (1) Why should the subway (a place anyone can get into for a fee but which belongs to some public or semipublic entity) be different from a synagogue (a place anyone can get into free but which belongs to a nonprofit)? (2) (a) Is it really a "makom kavua" if it moves? (b) Perhaps if he sits two seats forward of his usual spot, he'll be in the same makom (but a moment earlier).
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comment Does flavored drip/ground coffee require a hechsher?
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/43796
Aug
19
comment Kosher flavored beer without certification on the bottle?
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44597
Aug
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comment Is there a negative connotation around converting to Judaism?
@MichaelS "A real-deal Jew is likely to have more than one convert in maternal line in 50 generations": if by "in maternal line" you mean the female-only line (which is what you should mean in this context), then no one has more than one convert in maternal line: the latest convert in maternal line is preceded by all gentiles.
Aug
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comment Can I take out a sefer and not learn from it?
I don't know (which is why I'm not posting this as an answer). But I have heard that some have the custom of using a sefer kodesh that fell on the floor in order to respect it.
Aug
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comment What does Kares actually mean?
@YEZ, both questions are asking whether kares applies to the afterlife. Seems like a duplicate to me, no?
Aug
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comment Do some abridge the Shabbat evening Kiddush?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/11187
Aug
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comment meaning of words and tefillah
@DoubleAA, you know well that "davening" a/k/a "t'fila" (in the usual meaning of that word) is not entirely b'rachos (even if what Chazal called "t'fila" is).