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Sep
13
suggested suggested edit on Ezra claimed that Samaritans are not Jews. Is genetic data in conflict with this?
Sep
12
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
3
awarded  Organizer
Sep
3
revised Any Halachic Problems with App Publishing?
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Sep
3
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Sep
3
comment What is the Hebrew term for the drawing of the hands inward during lighting of Shabbos candles?
@sam maybe it is from kabbalah, once for each veil of light before Keter.
Aug
27
comment What determines the sorts of cases in which one can deliberately not know the facts?
On a small note, would it be appropriate to tag this 'shiurim'? Or not, because these questions precede the measure itself?
Jul
28
awarded  Student
Jul
28
asked Is there a legal minimum on the amount of soil needed to make a suitable grave?
Jul
16
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
I heard it from someone that I understand as having deep halachic knowledge. If I could cite a written source I would ask this as a question. I would ask what activities that yield sweat are not work. I can think of 2 general cases.
Jul
15
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
11
comment Stars are living creatures?
Does saying something has intellect necessitate it is 'living'?
Jun
28
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
sweating is a measure that the action being done is work. Exceptions would be cases like walking to synagogue in a hot climate area, or enjoying marital relations.
Jun
21
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
That sounds like a fair but of work, and may cause one to sweat, no?
Apr
25
comment Using water filter/purification system on Shabbos
Here is a link that describes the same: 'filters' that work by surface contact with water, not as a screen. When they say 'surface contact' you can understand that, at a very fine level, the surface is very rough and water flows into all these craggy fissures and contaminants get stuck in the 'sharp corners', then the cleaned water flows back out.
Apr
25
comment Using water filter/purification system on Shabbos
White balls of the sort your mention are generally for the removal of chlorine and some other chemicals. They are not a screen that water passes through, though in both cases something that was previously in the water is left behind. A third kind of filter uses carbon in a similar way to the white balls, but leaving more. Some filters involve a UV light, which I think is more complex even when always-on: in this case the light destroys microorganism by cutting them into smaller bits. The cut bits may remain ('benignly') in the water that you drink.
Apr
19
revised Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
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Apr
19
comment Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
I agree with @Ariel's source. I think that if there is room to further split this hair, it is not worth contemplating unless someone has been put before the specifics of the situation and one is deeply-rooted in the bases of the law.
Apr
19
comment Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?
I am saying that if one thinks of those other gods in the way we consider Hashem, then it would be idolarity. To consider them gods in some sense like 'supernatural forces that grant insight / real things to those others that worship them' - there would seem to be no transgression. But without a source to cite for this kind of interpretation, I answer only to give you the direction of my study.
Apr
19
answered Is idolatrous belief forbidden for Jews, or is it just practice?