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Mar
29
comment Chodosh - where does it apply?
oukosher.org/index.php/common/article/8821
Mar
29
comment tap water on Pesach
@msh210, afraid I received it as Torah Sheb'al Peh. It's probably in writing someplace.
Mar
29
asked May one put cut flowers in a vase of water on Chol HaMoed?
Mar
29
answered Biting your cheek
Mar
29
answered tap water on Pesach
Mar
28
comment Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
Wow. That would make a great deal of sense, and I never thought of that; hooray for crowd-sourcing! Was he in France post-WWII?
Mar
28
revised Nutcracker Tevilah
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Mar
25
comment Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
@ST, I believe you're confusing the Sorbonne for the University of Berlin. The Lubavitcher Rebbe attended the Sorbonne, but spent some time auditing classes in Berlin. Rav Hutner and Rav Soloveichik were in Berlin, never France (to the best of my knowledge).
Mar
25
comment Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
@ST, I think the timeline on this was post-WWII. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Mar
25
comment Where is the story of the medieval rabbi who ruled a fish was non-kosher because of his dream?
Seth, I was wondering about that. I heard Rabbi Hershel Schachter say in passing that the story in question is believed to have been sole, if I recall correctly. English is a messy enough language that just because we call this fish burbot today doesn't mean it was "burbita" 800 years ago in Provence.
Mar
25
accepted Where is the story of the medieval rabbi who ruled a fish was non-kosher because of his dream?
Mar
25
answered Tznius In Regards to Covering Elbows
Mar
25
asked Where is the story of the medieval rabbi who ruled a fish was non-kosher because of his dream?
Mar
25
answered Nutcracker Tevilah
Mar
25
answered Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
Mar
25
asked Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
Mar
25
comment What's the earliest source/discussion on green beans being “kitniyot” (prohibited legumes) on Passover?
Wikipedia: Green beans are the unripe fruit of any kind of bean ... varieties have been bred especially for ... their pods. Here's my reading of the source: "Yad Yitzchak prohibited legumes that are still green and in their pods, but the immature ones, i.e. pods in which the seeds haven't sprouted, were allowed ... they weren't included in the prohibition and it makes no sense for the prohibition to apply to them ... See Maharash who prohibited legumes-in-the-pod, but the pods alone weren't a question ... see similarly in Eshel Avraham ...
Mar
24
comment What's the earliest source/discussion on green beans being “kitniyot” (prohibited legumes) on Passover?
Hm, it seems like every source he's quoting is saying green beans should be okay, no?
Mar
24
asked What's the earliest source/discussion on green beans being “kitniyot” (prohibited legumes) on Passover?
Mar
24
asked When did kosher bakeries, restaurants, etc. start requiring supervision?