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Jan
10
answered What's the difference between כשב and כבש?
Jan
10
comment Hagala for a new pot
@SimchasTorah, which part does R' Elyashiv disagree about? Disregarding the shemen kitniyos aspect -- I thought everyone holds that kitniyos is batel b'rov.
Jan
10
asked What's the etymology of the Hassidic term “b'sho'oh” for a chaperoned quasi-date?
Jan
9
answered Can one person say Kaddish for two different deceased people?
Jan
9
answered What is the actual temperature of Yad Soledes?
Jan
7
comment Is checking the parshios a hefsek?
This is what I recall being taught in yeshiva, I believe based on Chayei Adam. Will look it up later, b'n.
Jan
7
comment Tallis falling off
So you were looking to quiz us here?
Jan
7
revised Waking up in the middle of the night
Added source
Jan
7
comment taking off your mezuzah
What's the case where "it's not yours." You mean like moving into a new house, and the previous person asks for their mezuzahs back?
Jan
7
answered Is checking the parshios a hefsek?
Jan
7
answered Tallis falling off
Jan
4
comment Tish'a Vachamishim Umeya - mi yodeya?
"Responsa" is plural; "responsum" for singular; no?
Jan
3
comment Attending non-frum event
Grown-up siblings of opposite gender are not supposed to kiss each other. A WOMAN shouldn't kiss her brother. See Rambam Isurei Biah 21:6, and this: mi.yodeya.com/questions/3069/…
Jan
3
revised What are the halachic boundaries between a brother and sister?
Added Igros Moshe
Jan
3
answered What to call the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe
Dec
30
comment Are there any national brands of tuna that are Bishul Yisroel?
I think for Pesach BumbleBee does a premium production in goldish-colored cans that is OU Kosher for Passover, and Bishul Yisrael as well. They're available a few weeks before Passover.
Dec
30
comment Whose semicha (ordination) was the last one signed/granted by Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveichik? By Rabbi Moshe Feinstein?
It shouldn't be too hard for a YU historian to determine which graduating class of RIETS was the last to have Rabbi Soloveichik signing all the semicha certificates.
Dec
30
comment Who was the first ordained rabbi to live in the USA?
Baltimore's Shearith Israel Congregation ("The Glen Avenue Shul", a.k.a. Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer's shul) traces its succession of rabbis all the way to Rabbi Rice.
Dec
30
comment Hagala for a new pot
Some cast-iron or wrought-iron (not stainless) pots come "preseasoned", i.e. some oil has been baked into them to make them stick-resistant. I've seen Lodge claim that they're using OU-kosher oil (lodgemfg.com/use-care-help.asp#5); interesting question for Pesach, but the minute quantity of shemen kitniyos from before Pesach would certainly be batel.
Dec
30
comment Hagala for a new pot
And in certain cases, I'd heard that the Star-K contacted a Muslim society about this problem, who had enough clout to get the manufacturer to switch.