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Feb
27
comment Orla and Decorative Kumquat Trees
I added some clarification to the question, so next answerers would get the exact case from first reading. Thanks.
Feb
27
comment Orla and Decorative Kumquat Trees
They are planted for their fruit. Because a tree with fruits is more beautiful than a simple bush. I'll edit the question to reflect that.
Feb
27
comment Orla and Decorative Kumquat Trees
One can plant them at home for eating (and I know people that are doing so), but it is not likely that someone would start to collect and eat kumquats that are planted for decoration near main entrance of a building. At least I haven't seen somebody doing so.
Feb
25
comment Is Okapi meat Kosher?
anyway, we do not eat animals that we have no minhag that they are kosher
Feb
23
comment Tehilim for an illness
two day ago I was searching exactly same and found this site itim.org.il/?CategoryID=429 (interesting coincidence)
Feb
18
comment Should anyone be burned to death?
These laws are not obsolete and Judaism DO takes these things seriously. The punishment couldn't be applied nowadays because of reasons described in Will's answer.
Feb
7
comment Interrupting in the middle of Shmona esrei
Thanks for quick answer :)
Jan
31
comment Talmud Study, Where to start
@IsaacMoses indeed, there are lots that learning this way. They discuss Ktsois and Netivos very deeply while they are not closely familiar with basics like book of Shoftim. I don't think it's a correct way, but it exists.
Jan
30
comment Polyandry and Polygamy In Judaism
@TofeeqAhmad yes they are
Jan
29
comment How is “החודש הזה לכם” the first mitzva?
@avi, but that was not commandment for next generations. Rosh chodesh was.
Jan
29
comment Did Paroh give offerings
Thanks. I've missed that one.
Jan
23
comment Are you allowed to save a non-Jew's life on shabbos?
Impressive list of sources :)
Jan
23
comment Who invented the Mikraot Gedolot?
@IsaacMoses In most of cases WikiPedia articles are different in different languages. Sometimes there are just slight differences, but sometimes there are major differences.
Jan
19
comment Moshe and the Red-Hot Coals
Your answer is precise and very appropriate.
Dec
28
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@SethJ I don't know what to tell you about the checker. But about suits, they check only certain parts where linen might be used. You don't have to suspect a problem in case of "מיעות שאינו מצוי". So, as far as I understand checkers more rely on common practices of suits production and not on labels marking
Dec
27
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@SethJ AFAIK if you have small percentage of certain material you do not obligated to report that on label. So, for example, if parts of wool sweater are sewn linen strings this info could be omitted from label.
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.