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Apr
26
comment Saying Hallel in Shul on Pesach Night
Didn't the Ge'ulah begin at night according Berakhot 4B?
Apr
21
comment etymology of the word “Kittel”
Is this off-topic?
Apr
21
comment Angels created through the deeds of man?
Why do you assume the nature of these angels is different from the nature of other angels?
Apr
12
comment What books/resources discuss moving on?
You should definitely do whatever is humanly possible NOT to part with your family and friends indefinitely. Find yourself a Rav to help you navigate this and many other delicate journeys of a Ba'al Teshuvah.
Apr
10
comment Free choice versus the Will of G-d
Summarizing this answer for the uninitiated or impatient reader could greatly improve it.
Apr
10
comment Free choice versus the Will of G-d
@msh210 IMHO Slightly different. That question is asking about our own free will. This question asks about how to interpret things that occur to us: as being the free will of others or the decree of HaShem.
Apr
10
comment Free choice versus the Will of G-d
In your example, can't it be both?
Apr
7
comment Connection between purity and bris?
This Gemara is brought by the Keli Yaqar on the verses in question.
Apr
7
comment Does one say birkat ha-ilanot on Shabbat?
Perhaps it would be more accurate to replace "normative" with "according to the Gemara and the poseqim".
Apr
7
comment Does one say birkat ha-ilanot on Shabbat?
Because their Halakhah is ruled in accordance with the Qabbalah. Nevertheless, for those who don't rule strictly in accordance with the Qabbalah, the general principle is as the RaDBa"Z.
Apr
7
comment Does one say birkat ha-ilanot on Shabbat?
What is "normative halacha"?
Apr
5
comment Hefsek in being yotzei besamim in havdallah
@msh210 B"H MiYodeya will see the day that great poseqim are among its users!
Apr
5
comment Hefsek in being yotzei besamim in havdallah
@msh210 And if we knew him, we wouldn't ask for a source?
Apr
3
comment Is a pilegesh the same as a handmaiden?
By handmaiden, do you mean shipheḥah (שפחה)?
Mar
31
comment Proper way for a man to urinate while standing
@msh210 I agree that this doesn't really answer the question and rather calls its validity into question (which is fine).
Mar
31
comment Do any movements forgo the seven clean days?
Hakham Eliyahu, in Darke'i Taharah, cites opinions which are very lenient regarding Shiv'ah Neqiyim (in the chapter on Shiv'ah Neqiyim). That might be a good place to start searching.
Mar
30
comment My great great grandmother was Jewish - am I?
@DoubleAA Let's continue this discussion in chat.
Mar
30
comment My great great grandmother was Jewish - am I?
@DoubleAA "חביב האדם שנברא בצלם" ... "חביבין ישראל שנקראו בנים למקום"
Mar
30
comment My great great grandmother was Jewish - am I?
@DoubleAA Why not "Mazel Tov"? Being Jewish is a beautiful gift.
Mar
30
comment Is Judaism really based on matrilinial descent?
From the giving of the Torah onwards