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comment What are the clear Signs does god sent to People of Israel?
Hi suhail. Generally we don't accept questions asking for lists of things. Especially this type of question where any given example could be controversial. This makes it quite difficult (impossible) to write a correct answer.
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comment Transgender erva
@IsaacMoses thanks for the edit. That is what I'm trying to ask.
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asked Transgender erva
Apr
16
asked Why not catch up parshas right away?
Apr
15
comment Banning “Making of a Godol”
The Wikipedia article goes into great detail answering this question. What are you asking about?
Apr
12
comment is there an issue in visiting a cemetery while menstruating?
Why do you suppose menstruation would be a relevant factor? In general, the nidah prohibitions are to prevent couples from being intimate during her nidah. I don't think visiting a cemetery would likely have a particularly aphrodisiac effect.
Apr
6
comment How long does entire process of baking matzo take to be kosher?
The actual baking takes well under 18 minutes. The whole process has to be done by the time 18 minutes have elapsed since the water came into contact with the flour.
Apr
3
comment Does a b'chor need to fast if he didn't partake in food from the siyum?
"It is the siyum that exempts the person from fasting, not the se'udah." I'm not sure that's right. In fact, I think it is the meal itself.
Apr
3
answered Does a Jewish-owned supermarket need to completely seal its chametz product aisles?
Apr
2
comment Can I eat Gebrochts by my in laws
Hi J K. Welcome to Mi Yodeya! Since this is a public website where anybody can write anything, we are careful not to ever give halachic advice in case somebody mistakes it for an authoritative halachic ruling. For this type of question, you should ask your rabbi.
Apr
1
comment Why no argument between Bet Shamai & Bet Hillel regarding how to count the Omer?
I think if you think about it, the answer is obvious. The omer offering is on 16 Nissan. Why would you be counting down after that?
Mar
31
asked Eruv Tavshilin for Shabbat on first day of Yom Tov
Mar
31
comment Which parts of Shacharit are skippable, optional, or not universally recited?
The Artscroll just says to have intention to not fulfill his obligation when saying that part.
Mar
30
comment What is the prohibition of intermarriage?
@scimonster I don't think that's the question the OP is asking. He states that there is a prohibition of intermarriage, but since kiddushin are not tofsin, what specific thing is prohibited?
Mar
30
revised What is the prohibition of intermarriage?
added 38 characters in body; edited title
Mar
30
comment May a nutrition scientist perform research on chametz as part of his job on Hol Hamo'ed Pesach?
I think the question is more interesting (and less unnecessarily specific) if you take away the factor of the chemicals making the chametz inedible.
Mar
29
comment Making Kiddush with Grape Juice or White Wine
What do you mean "Are you yotzei... lechatchila"? Yotzei is language of b'diavad.
Mar
29
reviewed Close Are there any statistics for the fraction of orthodox jews rejecting their religion?
Mar
29
reviewed Leave Open What can I feed my fish over Pesach?
Mar
29
comment Kashrut of Chocolate
I've heard plenty of stories of dogs happily gobbling up chocolate, even though it's bad for them.