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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.
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.