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Oct
18
comment Why refer to alcoholic beverages as Yash?
It is actually an acronym and not some Germanic word, right?
Oct
18
comment Why refer to alcoholic beverages as Yash?
I think it appears in Halacha books (e.g. Chayei Adam) as יי״ש
Oct
18
comment Widespread American Minhag
But has the full force of Rabbinic law
Oct
18
comment Why is the test (Nisayon) of Kivshan Haish not mentioned in the Torah?
Re #2: similar line of thought in the Maharal -- "why are Jews the chosen people? Because G-d chose them."
Oct
18
answered Computer Support for Nekudos
Oct
18
answered Widespread American Minhag
Oct
17
answered Is there a minimum size that a Tallis Kattan has to be?
Oct
17
answered Bracha on thunder and lightning - how often?
Oct
17
answered Miracle Blessing - Birchas HaGomel
Oct
15
comment Kosher wine recommendations
If you read the cursive wrong it may look like "Tennessee" at first ...
Oct
15
comment Eating fish on Shabbos
There's the Hassidic significance to fish about non-susceptibility to ayin hara and the like -- but would that mean you should eat fish at all your Shabbos meals, or just make sure you have it some time over Shabbos?
Oct
15
revised Kosher wine recommendations
Added Israeli wines
Oct
15
answered Kosher wine recommendations
Oct
15
comment What do you do if there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?
I think he washes his own.
Oct
15
answered Why is techeles not universally accepted?
Oct
15
answered What do you do if there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?
Oct
15
comment Arba'a Umeya - mi yodeya?
"Alex hit 10k points. Hallelujah!"
Oct
15
comment Arba'a Umeya - mi yodeya?
"I've made it through 104 chapters of Psalms. Hallelujah!"
Oct
15
revised What is the value of a (Kesuba) marriage contract?
Noted
Oct
15
comment What is the value of a (Kesuba) marriage contract?
Wow, I didn't realize the price of silver had quadrupled since this article was written in 2002! R' Moshe had ruled "100 lbs of silver" when that exceeded a year's cost of living; it's likely that we're at that point again.