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Mar
18
revised Mattanos Levyonim via Jerusalem organazations
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Mar
18
answered Mattanos Levyonim via Jerusalem organazations
Mar
17
answered How do I write in Hebrew for a Ketubah, “On the first day of the week, the thirtieth day of Adar I in the year fifty-seven seventy one”
Mar
17
asked How do I write in Hebrew for a Ketubah, “On the first day of the week, the thirtieth day of Adar I in the year fifty-seven seventy one”
Mar
17
accepted What Hebrew date requires the most space to spell out in a Ketubah?
Mar
17
comment What is Neitz and why is it important
@msh, if a mitzva is a night mitzva, it should be completed by midnight, and MUST be completed by dawn ("alos/amud hashachar"), sunrise is too late. It's the day mitzvas that should ideally be done at sunrise or later, but could in a pinch be done starting at dawn. This raises the interesting question -- if the ideal time for Shemoneh Esrei is at sunrise, doesn't that mean you'd be saying Shema just before sunrise (which is okay but less than ideal)?
Mar
15
comment In the book of Esther, was Haman plotting to kill/overthrow Ahasueros?
The straightest reading of the verse, based on grammar and cantillation, is that the horse itself had worn some type of royal crown. One medrish has Haman recommending a crown, but omitting it by the next verse when he sees the look on Achashverosh's face when he says the word "crown." But still: was Haman actually planning treason?
Mar
15
comment In the book of Esther, was Haman plotting to kill/overthrow Ahasueros?
Certainly the story plays on Achashverosh's paranoia that Haman could be a threat. My question is, was Haman actually plotting anything?
Mar
15
comment “The drinking was according to doctrine, no forcing.” — Forcing to drink, or forcing to stop drinking?
Is Rabbi Fohrman the first to read it as "no one would cut you off"?
Mar
15
asked “The drinking was according to doctrine, no forcing.” — Forcing to drink, or forcing to stop drinking?
Mar
15
asked In the book of Esther, was Haman plotting to kill/overthrow Ahasueros?
Mar
14
comment Where did the “different bracha for mishloach manos” idea come from?
So then it's a history question. Who started this?
Mar
14
comment What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel?
@Seth, done. Kol tuv.
Mar
14
revised What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel?
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Mar
14
asked Where did the “different bracha for mishloach manos” idea come from?
Mar
14
revised Abbreviations before/after names
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Mar
11
answered heresy on Purim
Mar
11
comment Wives and daughters and the Mitzvos of Purim
@msh210, if necessary she could say "can I have this fruit basket unconditionally, for any use I want" (al menas sh'ein lo reshus), if he agrees, then it's totally hers. Practically the financial arrangement of most normal couples in 21st century America is such that she can buy and gift a couple of hamentashen or apples without asking her husband! (The enactment that he receive her minor income was the standard suggested when he's out-earning and supporting her, but a couple can agree on any arrangement they prefer, including complete financial independence.)
Mar
11
comment How do you obtain Dole/Fresh Express bagged romaine lettuce with a Star-K on it?
@Gershon, it's become harder-to-find as of 3 years ago, as you say; but some stores (especially in large Jewish populations) often still have it.
Mar
11
comment Wives and daughters and the Mitzvos of Purim
Chayei Adam writes similarly: "the married women here are accustomed to assuming that their husbands will send on their behalf; this is incorrect, and she should send her own."