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Mar
23
comment Quinoa Kitniyos status
all of your questions are answered in this excellent article here - including the whos whats and whys - including all reasonings of poskim -of all sides of the quinoa halachic debate
Mar
7
comment Not sitting in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeres
see here for an excellent article on topic: [make sure to read the footnotes].
Nov
6
comment Women and Mayim Acharonim
excellent article! thanx for posting the link!!
Oct
16
comment Morid HaGeshem or Morid HaGoshem
See Shu”t Teshuvos V’Hanhagos vol. 1, 81 w& vol 2, 58 who cites like you claim that the pronouncing of the word as “Gashem” was introduced by Maskilim, Rav Sternbuch puts this notion to rest, quoting earlier sources that also said “Gashem” (even though he personally argues).
Aug
6
comment Rosh Chodesh Av versus the rest of the 9 days?
gr8 answer. after fixing this megillah up i see i was beaten to the punch on posting it here too.
Aug
3
comment What food product was the Birkei Yosef discussing when he said Bishul Akum didn't apply?
well your'e on the ball this time - here's the link to the correct rivevos efraim - hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1086&pgnum=465 y'know i could use an eggroll 'bout now!
Aug
3
comment Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos - when is the proper time?
great link! korban cheescake? thats precious! shkoyach!
Aug
2
comment Fish eaten with milk?
i think this above answer is based on rabbi spitz's halacha column. i can tell you from past experience, if the original sources aren't listed in the article, just email the good rabbi and he will send you them - he most definitely has them! - yspitz@ohr.edu
Aug
2
comment How old is the custom to eat dairy on Shavuos?
great link! excellent article about "korban cheesecake". that author sure has a way with words!
Aug
2
comment How much does one have to eat to become Fleishigs?
to avi - that is an incorrect assumption - any small amount of actual eating would make one fleishig - the shulchan aruch rules even chewing and spitting out would enough to mandate waiting 6 hours. for fuller details see my answer below.
Jul
31
comment Technological innovations and halacha
i think you misunderstood the issue - the machmirim here are referring to when one can see something but is not actually discernable as a bug - if you can see it with a microscope then one should be machmir (many dispute this though). but almost no one holds if one can't see anything w/o use of microscope - it is not considered to exist!! see this thorough article -ohr.edu/this_week/insights_into_halacha/5043
Jul
31
comment Separate Ketchup Bottles
yknow, although m'din one is not required as our salt shakers are closed, it would still be recommended. i have a friend who decided that it was too big of a chumra - until his 6yr old kid, while salting the cholent dropped the whole salt shaker in! guess what - now he has separate ones!
Feb
12
comment Technological innovations and halacha
i think you misunderstood the issue - the machmirim here are referring to when one can see something but is not actually discernable as a bug - if you can see it with a microscope then one should be machmir (many dispute this though). but almost no one holds if one can't see anything w/o use of microscope - it is not considered to exist!! see this thorough article -ohr.edu/this_week/insights_into_halacha/5043