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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?
Sep
17
comment If you use money for kaparos pre-yom kipur, is it fungible or must those bills go directly to tzedaka?
Also, some people don't know where to give actual cash to maximize charitable benefit. Usually for Purim's matanos l'evyonim the local rabbi knows poor people he can give it to; I haven't heard the same draw for erev yom kippur.
Sep
17
comment Any reason not to put your tefilin inside your car's spare tire when driving?
If you had to leave them in the car anyhow, I'd think that spot would offer the best thermal insulation. No?
Sep
17
asked Any reason not to put your tefilin inside your car's spare tire when driving?
Sep
17
asked If you use money for kaparos pre-yom kipur, is it fungible or must those bills go directly to tzedaka?
Sep
16
comment In what countries is chalav yisrael not required for milk?
IIRC there were opinions in Rishonim that were more lenient in general with chalav yisrael. But we pasken that chalav yisrael is a full requirement; just that it's satisfied by any major US/UK dairy producer.
Sep
16
comment In what countries is chalav yisrael not required for milk?
IIRC correctly, R' Moshe's main argument is governmental regulation; when someone objected that govt. inspectors could be bribed, R' Moshe responded that no company in its right mind would bribe the govt. to get away with something utterly against economic logic. Is economics alone, without regulation, good enough? I'm not sure.
Sep
16
comment Simanim on Rosh Hashanah
Assuming you're single! (Or "date night" with your spouse?)
Sep
16
comment In what countries is chalav yisrael not required for milk?
Interesting; LBD is machmir on cream/cottage cheese. "Trefa-milk does not exist today"? I hadn't heard that before; I thought I'd heard that chalav yisrael was required in some eastern European countries. But I could be wrong.
Sep
16
comment Why does the Rambam require repentance, and not just more good deeds, before Yom Kippur?
Thanks Dave. I'd say it follows from answer #1 that lulav-buying does absolutely nothing for your 5770 balance; hence, let lulav-buying wait a few more days (5771 either way), and spend more time with introspection on your 5770 faults.