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Apr
25
comment Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning
@kouty, thank you, I will try to work through your answer, just tired tonight.
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
I mean onset of the period when regular 1:60 nullification stops applying.
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
DoubleAA, thank you for this answer. There seems to be a discrepancy between your answer and Shalom's regarding onset: you say nightfall of the 15th, @Shalom says midday of the 14th. Is this point explicit in the Shulkhan Arukh section you referenced?
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
Thank you, Shalom. Yes, whether the two uses of the word are related or not was a question for me. I'm glad to have that clarified.
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
@msh210, I see your point, it's just that, for each question, I would have to preface the question with the definition of the specific kind of bittul I'm asking about, which would be very repetitive. If you think, it's important, though, I will break up the question.
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
@DoubleAA, I mean, yes, bittul that would make the food permissible to eat on Pesah: eating not owning, which is (I think) a separate question.
Apr
20
comment Bittul of Hameitz in Mixtures Aquired Before Passover
@DoubleAA, I have in mind the wide variety of common processed foods that you buy in a package, that are not specifically bread or hameitz products, but may have some ingredients that are. I think this would apply to most packaged foods one one buys in the supermarket.
Apr
19
comment Why are trees referred to in female form in ברכת האילנות?
So, אילנות would be a plural of אילנה ?
Apr
15
comment Weekday Torah reading the same for two weeks when Yom Tov falls on Shabbat?
@DoubleAA, I assume that it will always be the next parshah, I'm just asking for confirmation. I wasn't able to find a calendar online that lists Monday/Thursday readings explicitly (and I have to prepare leining, so don't want to make a mistake and prepare the wrong parsha).
Apr
14
comment Is Patron Silver tequila kosher for Passover?
he may be asking if he can serve it to non-jews at his tavern over hol ha-mo'ed.
Apr
14
comment Is Patron Silver tequila kosher for Passover?
Are you asking about a situation where you've purchased it before the holiday, or are you asking about purchasing it during the holiday?
Apr
10
comment Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning
@kouty, you mention kdei achilas pras, which is a unit of time. But my question seems to require an answer in terms of a ratio of volume to volume. There is no dimension of time involved, no duration of action (there is no one eating). Status would be determined by the static situation at the precise moment Yom Tov starts.
Apr
8
comment Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning
@CashCow, Yes, if you owned a mixture on Pesah that it was permissible to own, you'd be permitted to eat it after Pesah.
Apr
7
comment Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning
@CashCow, you've stated the halakhah regarding the prohibition of eating - are you claiming that the identical principle applies in regard to owning?
Apr
7
comment Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Deriving Benefit
@CashCow - Yes, I mean to ask about food mixtures, i.e., mixtures of food that is hameitz with food that is not.
Apr
1
comment Explain two “types” of Tikun Chatzot
@Yehoshua, I would guess that for people who make a distinction for the Shmittah year, they would say only Tikkun Leah. The only time Tikkun Rachel is said on its own is the night of Tish'ah be-Av.
Apr
1
comment Explain two “types” of Tikun Chatzot
@Yehoshua, I'm sorry, I don't know. Maybe somebody else can answer.
Apr
1
comment Explain two “types” of Tikun Chatzot
@DanF, I tried to fill in the kabbalistic information in the answer.
Mar
29
comment Are there any misnaged works?
@Gabriel, it looks like there is an English translation of Nefesh HaHayyim that was published recently: urimpublications.com/Merchant2/…
Mar
28
comment Are most of the verbs in Kaddish in reflexive form?
@DanF, I wouldn't be able to contribute anything regarding the disagreement over whether the first words are Hebrew or Aramaic. I just meant that, for Aramaic words, this form is not necessarily reflexive, it's usually just a common passive.