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comment Asking A Gentile To Perform Safeq Melakhah
I'm no expert on 'Amirah LeNokhri. I did not know that it could be permissible to ask a Nokrhi to perform a Safeq Melakhah.
Nov
4
comment Are there any Lubavitchers that believe that their Rebbe more than mortal
To clarify, how can someone be "more immortal" than someone else?
Oct
31
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
Again, I agree with and appreciate that questions should have a solid basis and I agree with and appreciate that examples can show a user how to improve. But, IMHO, calling a user's question absurd and useless neither achieves that nor makes a user feel welcome.
Oct
31
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
IMHO, many would agree that wondering if the moon is made of green cheese is fairly absurd because of the great deal of evidence to the contrary. Equating my question - whether or not a proverb has its roots in Jewish thought - to what, IMHO, many would agree is an absurd question is to call my question absurd. Furthermore, rhetorically asking if anyone cares about my question implies that he thinks it's a useless question. Both comments are disparaging and not constructive.
Oct
30
comment Can a man fulfill his mitzvah of Talmud Torah through his sons?
The Yissakhar/Zevulun partnership is different, as Rav Mansour says, because even the enabler learns a little bit. It's not that he's fully absolved of learning simply because he enables another to learn more than he does. As a side note, I believe Rav Mansour also said in the name of the Ben Ish Hai that there is an opinion which holds that by reading Qeri'at Shema' one fulfills the bare minimum requirement of Talmud Torah.
Oct
30
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
SethJ's comment equates my question to asking if "the moon is made of green cheese". @IsaacMoses's comment sends the same message (i.e. the lack of a reason to suspect a Jewish source) without a disparaging comparison. Examples are good and so is mutual respect.
Oct
30
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
@DoubleAA, I asked if my question justified SethJ's belittling response, not any response. I appreciate wanting to keep this site to its guidelines. But, that message can and should be communicated in a more friendly manner, which keeps users wanting to improve rather than upset.
Oct
29
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
+1 for cleverness!
Oct
29
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
Assuming that Avot 5:21 means that literally everything is encapsulated in Torah, I wanted to know if such a statement, which IMHO is fairly wise, is also included in Jewish thought. I'm not sure why my question justified such a belittling response, @Seth J.
Oct
26
comment What is the halacha regarding the expulsion of a student deemed a “nuisance student”?
As HaRav Mansour's closing remark conveys, I think the underlying message is that such a decision "be made with the utmost caution and discretion" and not that expulsion from school is equivalent to execution.
Oct
21
comment Meaning of the verses ana hashem hoshia/hatzlicha na?
FYI, these verses are taken directly from Psalm 118:25
Oct
17
comment emailing from israel to diaspora isru chag
In addition to Isaac's comment, this question concerns Yom Tov Sheni (Mi'DeRabbanan) whereas the question I referenced concerns Shabbat (Mi'DeOra'ita).
Oct
17
comment Waving the lulav
Per my reading of the question, this answer doesn't really address why we shake the Lulav in each particular direction for each particular word.
Oct
15
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
Yalqut Yosef cites Sifrei specifically (in addition to Hazon 'Ovadiah) in making its statement.
Oct
14
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
You're right. "Righteousness" would probably be "צדק".
Oct
14
comment What does biting off the Pitum have to do with Pregnancy?
See my comment above about this custom being explicitly mentioned in QS"A, Y"Y
Oct
14
comment What does biting off the Pitum have to do with Pregnancy?
This custom is explicitly mentioned in Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 665:3).
Oct
14
comment Why daven ke-vasikin on Hoshana Rabbah?
@Aaron See Alex's answer to a related question
Oct
14
comment Why daven ke-vasikin on Hoshana Rabbah?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10765/2091
Oct
14
comment Up all night Hoshanah Rabbah: why?
IMHO, it would help to add to the second answer (based on HaRav Hayim Wital) that, because "it is the last night before the final 'sealing' [...]", we stay up all night specifically to study Torah or perform other mitzwot in an effort to increase our merits before "the final 'sealing' of our judgment".