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Oct
6
revised Zerizin Makdimin or Brov Am
clarified
Oct
6
answered Zerizin Makdimin or Brov Am
Oct
6
comment Not sitting in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeres
Though I believe R' Tzadok is considered a Hassidic thinker.
Oct
6
comment Not sitting in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeres
Note the second paragraph of my answer.
Oct
5
comment Riddle: Where does a Non Jew have more Halachic power than a Jew?
If a Jew did so for some reason (e.g. he had a blood-sugar emergency), we would trust him, just as an Ashkenazi can trust a Sefardi who trusts a non-Jew, or we can taste a fleishig-sliced onion for meatiness.
Oct
5
answered Not sitting in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeres
Oct
5
accepted What food product was the Birkei Yosef discussing when he said Bishul Akum didn't apply?
Oct
5
comment What food product was the Birkei Yosef discussing when he said Bishul Akum didn't apply?
Alex, the chiddush is if the producer is non-local, we can call him like a "paltar" for bishul, not bread.
Oct
5
revised Hard Yeshivish phrases to translate
added shkoyach
Oct
5
answered Recording music from radio
Oct
5
answered Riddle: Which Yom Tov can come out on different Hebrew dates?
Oct
5
answered Riddle: Which Yom Tov can come out on different Hebrew dates?
Oct
5
comment Riddle: when would a couple be forced to break their engagement?
Thanks. (Though I suppose a collaborated effort to downvote me could take it away, but would hurt everyone else in the process. Tamos nafshi im plishtim?)
Oct
5
answered Riddle: Where does a Non Jew have more Halachic power than a Jew?
Oct
5
comment How do scientists such as Natan Aviezer and Gerald Schroeder understand the fourth day of creation?
Surprised this question got a downvote. You can't make everyone happy all the time, I guess ...
Oct
5
asked Is there any problem with using yomtov candles to cook food (on yomtov)?
Oct
5
comment What food product was the Birkei Yosef discussing when he said Bishul Akum didn't apply?
I took a quick glance at Birkei Yosef YD 103-104 and didn't see it, though it's dense material and perhaps I wasn't reading carefully enough. He does spend some time talking about sweet biscuits, but doesn't (at first glance) employ the above argument.
Oct
5
asked How do scientists such as Natan Aviezer and Gerald Schroeder understand the fourth day of creation?
Oct
4
revised Riddle: 3 generations all have name that can be read backwards and forwards
typo
Oct
4
comment Settling debt with a credit card company
Should be no different than declaring bankruptcy. There's a machlokes achronim whether dina d'malchusa alone would suffice to allow it; however, we have a stronger principle here: "hakol k'minhag hamedina." ("It all follows the custom of the land.") The company enters a relationship with Reuven understanding fully well that some percentage of their customers could default.