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Mar
10
revised Orthodox Camps in Spanish Speaking World
Comment was the answer
Mar
10
comment How big was a traditional hamentash?
@Alex, or the Mechilta of Rabbi Yishmael or the newly-discovered Mechilta of Rashbi; "mechilta" is just Aramaic for "mida" too.
Mar
10
answered Orthodox Camps in Spanish Speaking World
Mar
10
comment How big was a traditional hamentash?
"Would you like a Chazon Ish hamentash or a R' Chaim Naeh hamentash?" ... here be Purim-Torah fodder ...
Mar
10
asked How big was a traditional hamentash?
Mar
10
answered Purchasing from a Jew
Mar
9
answered what are the limits of “mesira”?
Mar
8
answered Why do we not say Hallel on Purim?
Mar
7
revised Measurements used in Halacha
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Mar
7
answered Measurements used in Halacha
Mar
6
comment Cooking Cholent Right before Shabbos
NO. The Gemara says you could, Rav Henkin held that no longer applies, so you can't!
Mar
6
answered Cooking Cholent Right before Shabbos
Mar
2
revised Heter for not Covering Hair
linked tradition
Mar
2
comment Heter for not Covering Hair
@YDK, I really don't know. Take a look at the full context of his responsum in the link (I only took a snippet). I know Rabbi Broyde said his definition was based on what non-Jewish modest women considered appropriate. I have heard (yutorah, I think Rabbi Blau) raise the question that when R' Moshe applied the Aruch HaShulchan to say that a married woman with uncovered hair doesn't pose a problem in shul vis-a-vis erva, that was decades ago when far fewer Orthodox-affiliated women covered their hair.
Mar
2
answered Heter for not Covering Hair
Feb
28
comment Is the brain the seat of the soul?
@Alex, R' Aryeh Kaplan indicates something similar in "The Real Messiah", some miraculous shifts at a later point in time of the Messianic Era; I'd assume there are Kabbalistic sources on it. Beats me.
Feb
28
revised Did Rabbis Moshe Feinstein and Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ever meet in person? How many times?
More precise
Feb
28
comment Is the brain the seat of the soul?
Right off the bat. We follow Maimonides' codification: the Messianic Era will be a physical one very similar to our own world; the change is geopolitical. So it's a World To Come question, not a Messianic question.
Feb
28
revised Is the brain the seat of the soul?
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Feb
28
comment Why does the book (Megillah) of Esther never use the Hebrew word “armon” for palace?
@msh210, that's just how I'd heard it b'al peh, okay maybe he's just the son of a stableboy then ... anyone else know more about this?