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12h
comment Yeshiva Bochurim and Seforim
A lot of Gemara
14h
comment Saying Kaddish Yatom with Permission from Living Parents
Who are you saying it for?
15h
comment Is it permissible to post photos of pages of a siddur (containing YHVH) online?
If there's any difference between photos and Unicode representations of the name (which I doubt there is) I think photos are more likely to be acceptable because one could say that the binary representation is like writing the name
18h
comment (When) should skipped parts of davening be made up?
@Matt I don't think he made it up himself (although the part about underwear might have been his own editorializing). You're right that different nusachim put pesukei dezimra in different orders and I don't know how to answer that although it doesn't necessarily contradict this idea.
18h
comment (When) should skipped parts of davening be made up?
I have a distinct memory from when I was in yeshiva of one of my rabbis quoting someone as saying something to the effect of saying pesukei dezimra out of order is like putting your cloths on out of order and consequently if you had to skip part of it, you don't say it later. It would be like putting your underwear on over your pants. Unfortunately I don't remember who he was quoting.
Oct
15
comment Can I use a Mikvah if I am not Jewish?
It is a bigger chiddush that non Jews are allowed to go into a pool of rainwater than that they are not? I think you've got it backwards.
Oct
15
comment Is it permissible for a man to be seen without a shirt?
@DovidBenizri Maybe it's night time. In any case, tzitzis is a mitzvah kiyumis so it is easily arguable that there is no obligation that one wear them at all times.
Oct
14
comment Minhagim for removing tefilin on chol hamoed
@msh210 fair enough. Tag removed
Oct
14
revised Minhagim for removing tefilin on chol hamoed
edited tags
Oct
14
comment Minhagim for removing tefilin on chol hamoed
@msh210 I was under the impression that putting on tefilin on chol hamoed was a German custom. I am not aware of other groups that do this. Am I wrong about that?
Oct
14
comment Daniel and Esther
Hello Robert. Could you perhaps suggest why you think this might be the case?
Oct
13
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake I think a large percentage of the Jews in Wyoming do not eat chalav stam (Chabad)
Oct
13
comment Can I use a Mikvah if I am not Jewish?
By "visit" do you mean actually entering the water or just going to see it?
Oct
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Do I need to wear a different tallit katan when I sleep?
Oct
12
comment Minhagim for removing tefilin on chol hamoed
@DoubleAA nope (15)
Oct
12
comment Do I need to wear a different tallit katan when I sleep?
Do you have a source for this claim or is it your own conjecture?
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open Do I need to wear a different tallit katan when I sleep?
Oct
12
reviewed Close 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
Oct
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was Adam Jewish?