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Feb
18
comment the danger of eating matza
@Isaac, yeah good question. I think leave it with p-t only. Otherwise someone's going to Google "matza" a week before Pesach and get very, very confused.
Feb
18
comment the danger of eating matza
Dave, yes. This entire thing is very, very heavily tongue-in-cheek. NOTICE THE PURIM-TORAH-JEST TAG!!
Feb
17
asked Is Birkat Ha'Ilanot (blessing on seeing fruit trees' first blossoming in the spring) said on shrubs?
Feb
17
comment C-Section Different for Bris
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Feb
17
comment Egel- Why EILEH is Plural
@Josh, a good English analogue would be the way we always say "the authorities" in the plural!
Feb
17
answered Purim donation card sources
Feb
17
revised C-Section Different for Bris
Sourced
Feb
17
answered C-Section Different for Bris
Feb
16
accepted How exactly was extinguishing used constructively to build the Mishkan/Tabernacle?
Feb
16
answered Jewish Community in China Around WW2
Feb
16
revised Egel- Why EILEH is Plural
typo - make it say what the verse says
Feb
16
answered How exactly was extinguishing used constructively to build the Mishkan/Tabernacle?
Feb
16
asked How exactly was extinguishing used constructively to build the Mishkan/Tabernacle?
Feb
16
comment Egel- Why EILEH is Plural
Agreed we treat it as chol; "elohecha"; even if it reads "these are your gods."
Feb
16
revised Mixed Minyan in a Shiva House
typo
Feb
16
answered Tannis Esther reason
Feb
16
comment Why is squeezing a ketchup bottle on Shabbos not considered Dosh (Melechet Dash)?
Beat me to it, thanks!
Feb
16
answered Why is squeezing a ketchup bottle on Shabbos not considered Dosh (Melechet Dash)?
Feb
15
comment Does a home megilla reading require separate seating (or a mechitza) between men and women?
Two questions, actually. A.) As you're indicating, is Megillah reading more analogous to davening at a shiva house, or attending a parsha class? B.) In the davening case, R' Moshe didn't indicate whether completely-mixed seating would be a deal-breaker if the women insisted on sitting in the middle of the men. I don't know how he'd hold there. But this is great background, thanks!
Feb
15
comment Does a home megilla reading require separate seating (or a mechitza) between men and women?
Hm. So if I'm reading Rav Moshe correctly: for davening at a private event, no mechitza is required but they should sit separately, "for better concentration." As far as mixed seating at a parsha class, "it is discouraged, but I'm not getting into that now." So R' Moshe would recommend separate (non-mechitza) seating for megilla reading, no worse than a parsha class. Would he absolutely require it?