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Oct
8
answered Card Counting Permissibility
Oct
8
answered When is the earliest time you can daven ma'ariv during the week?
Oct
8
answered Why wear Black hats
Oct
8
comment What is the earliest time one can daven Shacharis?
To grossly oversimplify, in case anyone needs a quick answer: the ideal time is around sunrise ["zricha" or "henetz"], but you can daven at "dawn" ["amud/alos hashachar"], about an hour earlier. The mitzva of tallis and tefilin starts somewhere in between ["misheyakir"], roughly a half hour before sunrise. So you can daven an hour before sunrise and put on talis/tefilin later. If you need to daven really early, you can wait to put on talis/tefilin till later in the davening, or put them on early with no bracha, then touch them and make a bracha when you hit half-hour before sunrise.
Oct
8
revised Gambling at casino
Added Aruch HaShulchan editorial
Oct
8
revised Gambling at casino
Added R' Ovadya shlita
Oct
8
comment Is live video a halachic substitute for physical presence?
R' Moshe only allows in places with government regulation. In a place without government regulation, I think R' Moshe would allow video cameras.
Oct
7
comment Is watching via webcam valid for cholov yisroel?
Response here: mi.yodeya.com/questions/1482/in-a-room-watched-by-cameras/…
Oct
7
comment Is live video a halachic substitute for physical presence?
Chanoch, see: mi.yodeya.com/questions/2670/is-it-considered-watching. We're speaking different languages here. Milk must absolutely be "chalav yisrael" to be kosher; R' Moshe's logic is that any milk in a US supermarket today IS chalav yisrael because Jews ascertain its pedigree (though not visually). What we call today "chalav yisrael" means "even without relying on R' Moshe's expanded definition." R'MF himself prefers this as a chumra in NYC; I don't know if video would satisfy the chumra. In a place without government regulation, I think R' Moshe would allow video cameras.
Oct
7
comment Seeking old Jewish recipes
Hm you could go through the sugya in Eilu Ovrin and figure out if it's more or less than k'zayis bchdei achilas pras, then the machlokes rishonim what that ratio is ... no sorry I don't really have proportions.
Oct
7
revised Is watching via webcam valid for cholov yisroel?
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Oct
7
revised Is watching via webcam valid for cholov yisroel?
Heard the shiur, had the answer -- thanks Isaac
Oct
6
answered Riddle: Honor-Dishonor
Oct
6
answered Seeking old Jewish recipes
Oct
6
answered Jewish names that are not common
Oct
6
answered Eating fish and meat together
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.