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Dec
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asked Are there any brands of mustard powder (flour) that are kosher for Passover for Sephardim?
Dec
2
revised Gemarah Shabbos -Chanukah Connection
kedushas zman > kedushas makom
Dec
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comment Gemarah Shabbos -Chanukah Connection
@Jeremy, either if she'd rather they light one for both of them, or even if they light their own, she'd rather do it at the same time as her husband. If she'd prefer her husband light earlier and she'll light later, that's certainly fine too.
Dec
2
comment “Ad shetichleh” or “ad shetikaleh”?
msh210, "shuk" is "marketplace." Not "shok."
Dec
2
comment Calculating shabbat candle lighting time
@Dave, we treat the 18 as buffer zone, but those into chumra-of-the-month club would point to the Yereim, who holds halachic sunset is 18 minutes before what we call sunset. Was his opinion 18 absolute minutes or relative minutes? I don't know the material well enough (but it's based on the whole discussion of how many miles the average person walks between sunrise, sunset, dusk, etc.)
Dec
2
comment Does the person who lights the Chanuka candle at Shul make a Shehechiyanu the first night if it's a Friday?
It appears there was a separate enactment to light in shuls. (Heard from Rabbi Welcher.) Separate mitzva, separate bracha.
Dec
2
answered Gemarah Shabbos -Chanukah Connection
Dec
2
answered Torah versus Chukei Ritzonecha
Dec
2
comment Donut and its deeper significance
It is a nice chance to remind people that we eat "sufganiyot", little spongy things; the Mishna talks about a baked good called "sufgenin", "spongy things."
Dec
2
comment Donut and its deeper significance
Does anyone, anywhere indicate that there is a deeper connection? I don't think the donuts thing is that old a custom!
Dec
2
answered Why doesn't Al Hanisim Mention the Miracle of the Oil?
Dec
1
revised What is the greatest number of pages (daf) you can go in the Babylonian Talmud without encountering Abayei or Rava?
Added word metric
Dec
1
answered Calculating shabbat candle lighting time
Dec
1
comment Do we know of any opposition when the Hasmoneans decided to take the throne after the Chanukah story?
Devil's advocate -- there was absolutely no way they could get Yannai to let go of the crown. All they could realistically hope for was that he'd let go of the priesthood.
Dec
1
comment Which Amora is mentioned most often in the Gemara?
Could be R' Yochanan ben Zakai or R' Yishmael brabi Yochanan ... would have to check the numbers. My definition of "unmistakable" was fuzzy, I know.
Dec
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answered Which Amora is mentioned most often in the Gemara?
Dec
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asked Do we know of any opposition when the Hasmoneans decided to take the throne after the Chanukah story?
Dec
1
asked Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
Dec
1
asked Are there standard sizes for tefilin batim (leather cases/housings) today?
Dec
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revised What size hex nut will properly fit a standard chanukah candle?
Filled in; couldn't make the picture work properly.