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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?
Mar
24
asked What's the leading medical explanation for the “woman whose husbands keep dying” (“katlanit”) phenomenon?
Mar
24
comment Wearing a Kittel at the Seder
Could be; I don't recall his exact wording. But you could derive various forms of the custom from his reasoning.
Mar
23
comment Wearing a Kittel at the Seder
Baruch Shekivanti in my conjecture, then.
Mar
23
answered Wearing a Kittel at the Seder
Mar
23
comment What rabbinic/Judaic scholar has the lowest Erdős number?
And Isaac, are there people who bridge those fields?
Mar
22
comment What rabbinic/Judaic scholar has the lowest Erdős number?
Rabbi Tendler co-authors frequently with Dr. Loicke, Dr. Rosner, and many others. Rabbi Dr. Shatz has plenty of co-authors too.
Mar
22
comment What rabbinic/Judaic scholar has the lowest Erdős number?
@msh210, I was focusing on contemporaries or near-contemporaries. Lehavdil, the same problem occurs in mathematics -- people didn't co-author papers a few centuries ago. The earliest mathematician with a known Erdos number is Dedekind (born 1831), according to Wikipedia.
Mar
22
answered Shakespeare in Classic Jewish Sources
Mar
22
answered What rabbinic/Judaic scholar has the lowest Erdős number?
Mar
22
answered Does a convert have a clean slate?
Mar
21
answered words often mispronounced
Mar
20
asked What rabbinic/Judaic scholar has the lowest Erdős number?