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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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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
May
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comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
Daniel ben Noach, yes indeed; you'll in fact find plenty of chocolate rabbits with kosher signs on them, such as OU-D (as you'd find on almost any Hershey's chocolate anyhow, including their Halloween candy). There may be separate issues if you chose to use that rabbi to observe a non-Jewish holiday, but from a strict kosher perspective, shape is irrelevant.
May
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answered Citation format for G'mara
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answered Why do we say Pesach seder brachot both nights?
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comment Internal Passive With Characteristic “u” Vowel
Where gnb is the root for "steal"
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comment Internal Passive With Characteristic “u” Vowel
Another good one is Genesis 30:33, ganuv (from the root gnb), "any such sheep are stolen"
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comment Internal Passive With Characteristic “u” Vowel
Meaning "a tree planted"
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comment Is mixed gender volleyball permissible?
Clarification: the words "suggestive" and "disinhibiting" were my distillation of the descriptions Rabbi Hopfer was conveying; he did not use those words per se.
May
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comment Is mixed gender volleyball permissible?
I heard Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer state that at the time of the month when a married couple are prohibited from s'chok v'kalut rosh (same expression used here) with each other, that means behavior that is suggestive or disinhibiting. Again, how exactly to define that is not clear, and may be culturally relative. The source you linked also talks about not walking behind a woman in the street; Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach wrote that today when there are so many women out there anyhow, this doesn't apply.
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answered Is mixed gender volleyball permissible?
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