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Dec
27
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
I've heared once a lecture of someone from a Shaatnez Lab and he told same things: If the cloths contain wool or linen they should be checked (he didn't mentioned "other", but it seems reasonable to include it too). However, I don't remember the lecturer's name.
Dec
19
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
@ShmuelL you right I meant lack (it my programmers habits about mem leak :) ). My wife doesn't leaks שכל but do דעת. It is harder for her to make decisions than for me. That's why she has me - to help her to decide, and I have her - to help me to see different sides of the problem. Have you observed once how men make shopping, now look at women :) (I'll look for sources later, short of time now, sorry)
Dec
18
comment Jeans as Hukot HaGoyim
Why downvotes? As to me, legitimate question.
Dec
18
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
@ShmuelL I don't think that "Bina Yetera" and "Daatan Kala" have changed according to women (subjective). So, what does makes you think that this Rambam is not relevant nowadays. I'm not stating that women are stupid or something like that (has vehalila) but they do leak 'daas' in some way (do not confuse with intellect, knowledge an so on). The same way men leak 'bina' in comparison to women, but it seems that 'daat' is more essential in learning than 'bina'. IMHO.
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Good answer. More precise than mine :)
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
I do not know much about the point you mention. It just happened to me to code a site that calculates halahic times for some cities by their geographical position, so I know what formulas to use for calculations of MA times :) . Not more than that.
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Tzeis and sundown is not the same, and we so not threat sundown as tzeis. I'm not sure I understood you.
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Where do you work? First of all, I want to compare the times with other sites in order to be sure that MyZmanim is at least correct.
Dec
12
comment How should a left-handed person put on his clothes according to Halacha?
@msh210 Great, thanks.
Dec
5
comment words often mispronounced
@H' Gabrial, I didn't knew how to transcribe that part correctly in English. I'll fix it. Anyway that wasn't the point.
Nov
27
comment Why is Rosh Chodesh sometimes TWO days?
-1. In the last months you can see that the molad is couple of days before rosh chodesh, so how does it suits your answer?
Nov
27
comment Why is Rosh Chodesh sometimes TWO days?
+1. @WAF: there is no problem with Tur, indeed there is a fixed period between moon cycles. 2 days is because of witnesses.
Oct
2
comment Do surgically removed body parts require Kevurah?
When I asked a mohel, that made bris to my son, what he is doing with orlot after the bris, he told me that he is burying them at his garden. Then he smiled and told that the plants grow very well in his garden :)
Oct
2
comment Is the brain the seat of the soul?
I don't understand how copying the "seat of the soul" can affect the soul itself. If I seat on a chair, and you make one more copy of that chair - should it mean that from now there are two copies of me that seats on both chairs?!
Sep
18
comment Is Absalom considered a “ben sorrer umoreh”?
@Yirmeyahu Many times in Talmud when Amoraim are disputing about some non-halachik issues they just show "different sides of the same medal" and not actually contradict each other. See נתיבות עולם of Mahara"l where he explains lot of disputes that way.
Sep
8
comment Meaning of Mappik in יה
@JXG what shem exactly do you mean? Tetragrammaton?
Sep
7
comment Do blankets need tzitzis?
good answer, but why so many CAPS? ;)
Sep
7
comment Mappik pronunciation in Aramaic
@Isaak Moses, thanks for fixes. I don't remember if I've noticed it once, but English in not my mother-language, neither I speak English in my daily practice.
Sep
7
comment Mappik pronunciation in Aramaic
I've noticed that most (I'll even say almost all) of the people tend to totally ignore mappik in both Hebrew and Aramaic. Therefore, I'm asking a question. Thanks for sharing you experience, it's helpful.
Sep
7
comment How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
I don't understand what's the question. You just take the coins and give them whoever you want. What do you mean how?