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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?
Feb
28
answered Why does the book (Megillah) of Esther never use the Hebrew word “armon” for palace?
Feb
28
asked Why does the book (Megillah) of Esther never use the Hebrew word “armon” for palace?
Feb
27
comment Getting benefit from a church
@Yahu, that prohibition is saying the name of the idol, assuming that name isn't already in Tanach. "Turn right at the church on Green Street" is not mentioning any idol.
Feb
25
revised Fish eaten with milk?
Linked Rabbi Brody
Feb
25
comment is it ok to pour milk directly into a fleshig sink?
The drain is even better than the garbage bin, as there's likely to be a chunk of hot solid meat/cheese anywhere.
Feb
25
comment Greek Mythology in Jewish Day Schools
See mi.yodeya.com/questions/1432/getting-benefit-from-a-church
Feb
25
comment Greek Mythology in Jewish Day Schools
@YDK, that's part of it; but I think it's been established elsewhere that signposting a church does not violate any technical halacha. But over centuries of living in Christian lands and being pressured to convert to Christianity, we've adopted a behavior of staying far away from churches. I agree the discussion on Greek mythology would be very different if we lived today in a world that still worshipped the Greek pantheon.
Feb
25
comment Greek Mythology in Jewish Day Schools
@YDK, done. Very interesting.
Feb
25
revised Greek Mythology in Jewish Day Schools
Sourced
Feb
24
comment How do you obtain Dole/Fresh Express bagged romaine lettuce with a Star-K on it?
@YDK, see above.
Feb
24
revised How do you obtain Dole/Fresh Express bagged romaine lettuce with a Star-K on it?
Always KFP
Feb
24
comment Hair Covering Before Marriage?
What I'd heard suggested is that the custom never caught on, as from when a young lady turned Bat Mitzva until when she got married traditionally wasn't very long anyhow ...
Feb
24
answered Are Europeans Edomites?