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Feb
10
answered Double portion for firstborn
Feb
8
answered what to throw at a bridegroom
Feb
7
comment Putting on tefillin late
Right, as on Tisha B'Av there's the downside of studying/reciting non-sad Torah other than what is absolutely required. But if one was davening mincha on a normal day in tefilin, there's certainly nothing wrong with saying Shema again.
Feb
7
comment Should one induce vomiting upon realizing s/he just ate non-kosher?
Again, I was told on very good authority that the Rav Moshe story is not true. The other stories I've heard have usually been about ordinary people, not big rabbis. (There's also the difference between spontaneously vomiting as a reaction, and choosing to induce vomiting.)
Feb
7
comment (Mekach Toyus) Mistaken purchase - in a marriage
@YDK, you mean that last, complicated point. That gets into the question of where "ain adam ose ..." falls on the spectrum between absolute halachic constants and general assessments tied to a certain culture.
Feb
7
comment Are the Aramaic root ק.ב.ל and the Hebrew root ק.ב.ל related?
You find the Aramaic "kol k'veil" meaning "as a result of", most likely related to the idea of "correspondence." As to whether "correspondence" and "receiving" are related ... well, probably distantly. Just as "weigh" and "take" (shin-kuf-lamed) are, or "ascend" and "arrive" (ayin-lamed-heh) are, in Hebrew and Aramaic, respectively.
Feb
7
comment Are the Aramaic root ק.ב.ל and the Hebrew root ק.ב.ל related?
I'd always assumed "kabalas panim" meant receiving people's presences.
Feb
7
asked Should one induce vomiting upon realizing s/he just ate non-kosher?
Feb
7
comment Putting on tefillin late
IIRC it's a Zohar that says to recite Shema without Tefilin is like false testimony; I think you'd find the halachic discussion with regards to Tisha B'Av (whether to say Shema before mincha-with-Tefilin).
Feb
4
comment If someone needs to shave during Sefirah or Three Weeks because of work, should he also shave before Shabbos?
avrohom, feel free to ask your rabbi (as always). But conceptually, the practice of not shaving during sefirah is a minhag (custom), and in a specific situation where minhag and parnasa (your daily job) conflict, minhag is very often deferred. (If your job doesn't care what your facial-hair situation is, then you'd be obligated to follow the custom.)
Feb
4
asked If someone needs to shave during Sefirah or Three Weeks because of work, should he also shave before Shabbos?
Feb
3
answered (Mekach Toyus) Mistaken purchase - in a marriage
Feb
3
comment Mitzvah for fathers to buy things for dating-age daughters?
Thanks Barry, better answer than mine.
Feb
3
answered Mitzvah for fathers to buy things for dating-age daughters?
Feb
3
comment Meforshim Nick"names
As someone said, two hundred years from now, will people refer to Rabbi Nosson Sherman as "The Overview"?
Feb
2
comment Moving from one's spot after Kedusha
Of course, Aruch HaShulchan and Elya Rabbah followed the Nusach Ashkenaz text ...
Feb
2
revised What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel?
spelling
Feb
2
answered What Hebrew date requires the most space to spell out in a Ketubah?
Feb
2
asked What Hebrew date requires the most space to spell out in a Ketubah?
Feb
2
answered Moving from one's spot after Kedusha