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asked Where does the Sefer HaChinuch discuss geometry/“Handassa”?
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comment What's the leading medical explanation for the “woman whose husbands keep dying” (“katlanit”) phenomenon?
Danny I'm not disagreeing with anything you wrote. Most doctors would tell you the case of "brothers all dying from circumcision" is most likely a case of hereditary hemophilia; I was asking which disease this one was most likely to be (and yes it could certainly be an STD, but do any of them fit the description more than others?)
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  food
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment What's the leading medical explanation for the “woman whose husbands keep dying” (“katlanit”) phenomenon?
AviD, the Gemara says it's something about her body coming into intimate contact with his that's causing the problem. No foul play. (Could be something like she's a carrier for tuberculosis but not affected by it or the like, but not that she's trying to kill her husbands!)
May
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accepted Did Rabbis Moshe Feinstein and Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ever meet in person? How many times?
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comment Forms of Kashering a knife
And I believe some recommend using a caustic cleaner and steel wool today.
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comment Investing in Halacha
@YDK, the publicly-traded company has other money besides what you're putting in, most of it from non-Jews.
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answered Publicly Teaching Halacha
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comment Citation format for G'mara
Tosefta is name of a sacred work, not an edition, hence no italics.
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answered Chabad custom of not allowing water to touch matzah on Pesach
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answered Halachic Restrictions not in the Torah, and “shall not add”
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answered How did Rambam eliminate “ben gilo” from the halacha?
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answered Investing in Halacha
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answered Is it possible for a Gentile to convert to Judaism?
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  mi-yodeya-series
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comment Why do we say Pesach seder brachot both nights?
@YDK, when the formal two-day requirement was fixed, its parameters did not exactly meet what had been done in the older we-don't-know-which-day system. For instance a.) now a Babylonian visiting Israel would keep 2 days [Rabbi Moshe Feinstein pointed this one out] b.) the borders of "Israel" with regards to 1 day / 2 days are the Biblical borders according to Ritva, though not all parts of the Biblical land were informed of the calendar in the Second Temple period. c.) The discussions of blessings -- even "shehechiyanu", normally made on new things -- is required, to add dignity to 2nd day