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Sep
20
accepted Why does Nusach Sefard kneel for the Se'ir LaShem in yom kippur mussaf?
Sep
20
comment Why does Nusach Sefard kneel for the Se'ir LaShem in yom kippur mussaf?
Right; even in Nusach Ashkenaz it says "the people heard and said baruch shem kvod malchuso", so we acknowledge that THEY kneeled for "lashem Chatas"; I suppose it's a question of whether WE kneel only for confessions, or for all mentionings of the Name. (I think the shiur I'd heard suggested al pi drush/mussar that even the declaration "lashem chatas" is introspective too.)
Sep
20
comment Mikveh fees as Ma'aser
If I recall from Rabbi Breitowitz, if there's only one shul in your neighborhood, you might be obligated to join it (and thus dues would be non-maaserable). If there's more than one shul, you can't be obligated at any given shul, and thus all dues count from maaser.
Sep
19
comment Sukkos Yom Kippur Connection
Sorry, I don't recall in whose name I heard it. I'll ask around b'n.
Sep
19
comment How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
But we're getting complicated enough ("yeshivish"!) as is. Yeah, maybe stick with sedans.
Sep
19
comment How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
Oh right forgot about the sliding door. (Well on most minivans.) If the ground-to-door height (what's that called?) is too great, you could bring a couple of bricks or something to put on the ground.
Sep
19
answered Priorities: Mincha Ketana vs Mincha Gedola
Sep
19
answered Sukkos Yom Kippur Connection
Sep
19
asked If the odds are against you in life (Bais Shammai's opinion), why did G-d bother?
Sep
19
asked Why does Nusach Sefard kneel for the Se'ir LaShem in yom kippur mussaf?
Sep
19
comment How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
The 4 amos could be tricky. If we take the minimal shiur of 18 inches=1cubit, that gives us 6 ft; I think only smaller cars have a width less than six feet. (I'm assuming car width = roof width.) If we go up to 22.5 inches/cubit, then you're fine with any car or minivan I can think of -- width less than 7.5 ft.
Sep
19
comment How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
what's the minimum length/width/height of this sukkah?
Sep
19
comment How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
My recollection as I've heard the Igros Moshe was that once you're a "traveller", you're technically exempt; however, no good Jew should put himself in an oops-no-mitzva situation just for a pleasure trip.
Sep
17
answered Mikvah in Shower
Sep
17
asked How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?
Sep
17
answered How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
Sep
17
comment How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
If you're willing to count the coins yourself. But then what do you do with the coins, if you don't want to use them as coins? Take them to coinstar and lose a few percent; take them to coinstar and get an amazon gift card; other ideas?
Sep
17
answered How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
Sep
17
answered How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
Sep
17
asked How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?