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Dec
18
comment Must a parent vaccinate her child?
ou.org/index.php/jewish_action/article/46479
Dec
18
comment Water from the Kohanim washing their hands by nei'lah
@DoubleAA: Even in Shuls in Israel that I have Davened in they finish too late for Birchas Kohanim @ Neila
Dec
17
comment Water from the Kohanim washing their hands by nei'lah
In the Shuls that I am aware of there is no Birchas Kohanim at Neila as it is way past Shekiya?
Dec
14
comment Is there a Beta Israel Siddur?
he.wikipedia.org/wiki/… - see picture in article
Dec
14
comment Why don't we read from 2 torahs on every shabbat?
Perhaps Tosafos gives three reasons since as you can see there are some problems with the reasons given.
Dec
14
comment What happens if you borrowed money and the currency became worthless?
Perhaps the Halacha is different now. In those days coins had value - silver or gold - not like today's funny money.
Dec
13
comment Who is the author of the Pirush on the first four chapters of Rambam's Hilchos Yesodei HaTorah?
@ba thanks - corrected
Dec
13
comment Who is the author of the Pirush on the first four chapters of Rambam's Hilchos Yesodei HaTorah?
@DoubleAA If you read that Hakdama it says רבי עובדיה בן דוד
Dec
12
comment What is the source and substance of the kabbalistic holiday on 17 Shevat?
I do not know. However it is mentioned in the Sefer quoted as the reason for this celebration. Perhaps someone can enlighten the rest of us as to what this was and why the celebration?
Dec
12
comment Are gedolei Yisroel fallible?
However the fact is that Rabbi Moshe Feinstein permitted over 2000 Agunos and not once did the original husband show up.
Dec
12
comment Are gedolei Yisroel fallible?
Rabbi Yakov Rotenberg was there when this story occurred.
Dec
12
comment Are gedolei Yisroel fallible?
There was a lady who came to him crying that she received permission from a Gadol after the war (do not remember which one) to remarry, and now her original husband has shown up. He asked her to repeat the story a few times, and then started screaming at her "This is absolutely not true, I have permitted over 2000 Agunos to remarry, and not once has the original husband shown up, I knew this Rav who you claim gave you permission, he was bigger than I, and it is impossible that he would of made such a mistake". The lady admitted that she made up the story. (heard from Rabbi Yakov Rotenberg)
Dec
11
comment Does a dish received as a gift from another Jew need to be toveled?
Was the dish manufactured by a Jew?
Dec
10
comment Mitzvah of Ner Channukah — not until after churban habayis?
I have no idea who he was. I heard a Shiur last night on this and looked it up.
Dec
9
comment How is the menora lit in the synagogue?
@DoubleAA: That would make an interesting question, as to why we light differently than in the Mikdash. I recall one time seeing something about it.
Dec
9
comment slander or truth abou OU Kashrus
@DoubleAA - So ......yes. My source is from Mashgichim I have spoken to, such as Rabbi Juravel, Rabbi Eisen and others. Hey gulp! I put names, not like the questioner who is hiding the name of his Motzi Shem Ra.
Dec
9
comment slander or truth abou OU Kashrus
@DoubleAA - Some Hashgachos would like you to believe that they are better, and that they do things differently. However speak to any Mashgiach candidly and they will all tell you that all Hashgachos rely on the OU. Yes there are those that will not rely on Dairy products as they only give Hashgacha on Chalav Yisrael and there are those that may not rely on some other items, however they all rely on the OU to some extent, and many completely.
Dec
7
comment Does amirah L'akum apply to robots?
Hey! My robot is Jewish!
Dec
6
comment Was Pharoh's daughter named Basya or Bisya?
@DoubleAA I do not know if I would go that far. Perhaps there is such a name elsewhere (Gemara, Braisos, Medrash).
Dec
6
comment Was Pharoh's daughter named Basya or Bisya?
What I am saying is that the correct name is Bisya, however perhaps the reason many say Basya is because of this Medrash.