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Sep
28
comment Meya - mi yodeya?
Woops 30 days of habituation (over which you'll pray 90+ times)
Sep
28
comment Meya - mi yodeya?
And some say it takes 101, based on this: mi.yodeya.com/questions/3027/meya-mi-yodeya/3031#3031. There's also those who argue that it takes 90 days of actual real-use habituation, one long chant may not cut it.
Sep
28
comment Meya - mi yodeya?
But hm, nah I don't see it going over well for Uncle Moishy.
Sep
28
comment Meya - mi yodeya?
Right "100-fold." Many people think there's something about a hundred gates, different use of the word "shaar."
Sep
28
comment Meya - mi yodeya?
"One HUNdred are the RABBIS for POLyGAMy." Fits the beat.
Sep
28
revised How do you build an eruv from your house to your sukkah?
another diagram
Sep
28
comment How do you build an eruv from your house to your sukkah?
So usually I think I've seen a wire running from the sukkah (in the unfenced yard or driveway) to the house. Okay so that forms a "wall" between them, but what does that accomplish?
Sep
28
asked How do you build an eruv from your house to your sukkah?
Sep
28
answered Advice for Lighting in a Sukkah
Sep
28
asked How do you illuminate your sukkah?
Sep
28
asked What do sukkahmobiles use for schach, and how do they keep it fastened?
Sep
28
comment Patents in Halacha?
Joe, this would ideally be left as a comment on my answer, and not as its own answer. When you reach a few more reputation points you'll be able to do so.
Sep
28
answered What are the halachic boundaries between a brother and sister?
Sep
28
accepted What do I need to make a Jewish wedding?
Sep
28
answered May a woman shave her legs on Chol hamoed?
Sep
28
comment Does the existence of insurance affect end-of-life Halacha?
I don't think you'd be obligated to take on major debt to save a stranger's life; is there a specific different requirement for one's children? There's an obligation to feed and generally care for them, but beyond that, I really don't know. (I don't think a commandment needed to be given, it's just human nature -- like the Chasam Sofer said regarding women and the mitzva of having children.) Hm. This is a question for someone more knowledgeable. I know R' Moshe discusses how far one must (or should) pay for a sick spouse's treatment.
Sep
27
comment Does the existence of insurance affect end-of-life Halacha?
We tend to talk (and thus hear) about the 1/1000 miracle stories where there was a recovery. We don't hear about the 999/1000 stories where there was nothing but heartbreak.
Sep
27
comment Does the existence of insurance affect end-of-life Halacha?
I read your case more carefully -- if the baby has no chance of making it more than a few months, I don't think anyone is obligated. If there's a tiny chance of long-term success, but that needs to be weighed against the possibility of great pain, it might just be the parent's choice (assuming we can apply what I heard from RHS). Only in a case where "any reasonable person" would think the surgery is worth the risk (leaving costs aside) would the answer be 1 no 2 yes.
Sep
27
revised Does the existence of insurance affect end-of-life Halacha?
Fleshed out better for this case
Sep
27
comment G'dolim or Rabbis Owning Pets
And the famous comment, "how do we know he was putting the saucer out for the cat, maybe the photo caught him as he was taking it away ..."