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comment Lighting the Chanuka menorah in my moving trailer
@YeZ Yeah, some want to say from this that they would be obligated to light - See the sefer Avnei Yeshfa (Rabbi Yisrael Feinhandler) chelek 5 page 221.
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comment What primacy to give to learning halacha?
@Scimonster Done.
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comment Is human placenta kosher?
"This article, it should be noted, only addresses the question on the kosher status of a human placenta." Do you mean as opposed to addressing the kosher status of an animals placenta?
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comment Specific writings of the Vilna Gaon
I was under the impression that the Gr"a did not write Even Shleima, it was his students (or one of them) in his name.
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comment May my wife wear my jacket to keep warm?
This is not germane to the discussion but I wonder whether quoting Rav Aviner or just simply the Shut Yabia Omer would make a batter answer.
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comment May my wife wear my jacket to keep warm?
@DoubleAA It's clearly a mens coat.
Dec
22
comment Sforno on the Nachash
@Matt Oh... maybe I'm quoting the wrong person. If I remember correctly the Abarbanel gave multiple explanations.
Dec
22
comment Sforno on the Nachash
@Matt I'm not sure what your question is, but what I meant was that if the Sforno does not explain what your asking about you can look in a different commentator who explains similarly and see if they answer your question.
Dec
17
comment What side is a newborn supposed to nurse from first?
@DoubleAA If you relax, meditate and let your mind drift back, back, all the way back, maybe you'll be able to tap into the younger Double AA's experiences...
Dec
14
comment Wearing a gartel
Can someone source the Zohar that's quoted in the answer?
Dec
10
comment Women using tampons before marriage
Wouldn't that depend on the type/build of the woman's hymen?
Nov
24
comment Kedusha during relations
@ray I'll go with the broadest definition I know of: The 'oneness' of God (everything spoken of in Derech Hashem by the Ramchal in Chapter 1) despite the fact or in relationship to the apparent non-oneness that we perceive.
Nov
24
comment The Chazon Ish's definition of bitachon
@Yishai Do you know where I can find that?
Nov
24
comment Which type of kavana is better to have during the shemona esrei?
Better than nothing maybe?
Nov
20
comment Is “siman tov u'mazal tov” a halachically problematic phrase?
Related article from the sefer Nitei Gavriel
Nov
15
comment Sforno on the Nachash
The Abarbanel (Abravanel) also understands that the verses are not discussing the physical/animal snake. I'm not sure how he explains the curse but it might be applicable to the Sforno's line of explanation.
Oct
28
comment What is Chassidus?
I'm talking about the movement that began or was based on the Ba'al ShemTov.
Oct
28
comment The earlier an idea in the Torah is presented, the more primary it is
I'm not entirely sure. I was hoping that my question would ring a bell for someone and that I could look up the idea in the/a original source.
Oct
23
comment Drasha Le'Chasuna Le'HaRamban
You got it. Thanks
Oct
20
comment Why do we throw kids in the air on Simchas Torah?
Why is it either minhag or nonsense? No other possibility?