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Mar
5
comment Have poskim written about partnership minyanim?
@Aryeh The reason it hasn't received attention is the same reason the poskim have largely ignored Chabad messianism. Because the poskim figure a tshuva isn't going to change anything, the people themselves are ultimately still behaving like frum Jews (kashrus, Shabbos, etc), and it's better not to make a fight when no good can come of it.
Mar
5
comment Have poskim written about partnership minyanim?
But of course people should read the tshuva from the beginning where he says women should not learn shnayim mikra v'echad targum either. He seems to be against women learning any Torah, rather they should just "stick to women's matters"
Mar
1
comment Is there any benefit for a gentile to convert through one denomination versus another?
"An unrecognized conversion will significantly impact one's ability to move there"; not quite true. The Law of Return recognizes Reform and Conservative conversions as valid. Moving there won't be a problem with any conversion; the problem is getting married/divorced/buried there.
Feb
6
comment Candles on Purim?
@DoubleAA The question doesn't say it has to relate to that verse.
Feb
5
answered Candles on Purim?
Jan
23
comment What's the connection between Tu B'Shevat and (Bukser) carob?
I was told that in Poland before the war, a Pineapple was the prized fruit to get for Tu b'Shvat -- and that it cost an average person a week's salary (to those who could afford it).
Jan
23
comment Why does someone wanting to get married need to show an Orthodox ketubah from a maternal ancestor?
@Aryeh But if you want to avoid the hassle and bureaucracy of the Rabbanut, you can just get married with the Eidah haChareidis. Despite people's perceptions, they are efficient, easy to deal with, and they don't bother with all the paperwork.
Jan
23
comment Who needs to check a m'zuza?
Did this advertisement answer the question at all?
Jan
20
comment Learning Medieval Arabic
Professor Michael Schwartz did the unlocking work for you; you should consider availing yourself of his meticulous translation and notes, for free: press.tau.ac.il/perplexed/toc.asp
Jan
15
comment Should milk plates be separated from the table cloth where plates with meat are usually?
Did anyone historically ever eat off a tablecloth but not on plates? Did tablecloths precede plates?
Jan
14
revised Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
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Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
@AvrohomYitzchok He doesn't say in the tshuva, but I would guess that his own assertion is enough -- that is how he became a mumar to begin with.
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
Look harder on Hebrewbooks: hebrewbooks.org/1110
Jan
13
revised Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
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Jan
13
answered Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
Jan
7
comment Does soda need a hechsher?
Is there really a mashgiach on premises (full-time?) in a bottling plant?
Jan
7
comment Does soda need a hechsher?
He obviously means a circle with a U in it; i.e. the OU printed very lightly on the top of the can.
Jan
4
comment What does the word לאַטקעס (latkes) mean?
@msh210 In any case, the OED says Russian and leaves it there, no mention of Greek. So I think you are exaggerating when you say "comes eventually from". The website you linked to says "but", indicating that only Watkins traced it further to Greek but it is not necessarily accepted as such.
Jan
4
comment What does the word לאַטקעס (latkes) mean?
Where does it say the Russian came from the Greek? It looks like an alternative etymology, either Russian or Greek?