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Jun
3
comment Why do we eat Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos?
@msh210, you're correct, Rama OC 294
Jun
3
comment Why did Esther make two parties; why not just one?
@yydl, Achashverosh was more likely to respond to her plea if she'd built up more suspense first.
Jun
3
revised Why do we not say Hallel on Purim?
Sourced Gemara
Jun
3
comment Tznius In Regards to Covering Elbows
@Menachem, if I understand R' Henkin correctly, the latter.
Jun
2
comment What is the “Kos Shel Ikrin,” a potion that renders one infertile?
It also sounds like it was a one-time treatment; certainly there are herbs known as contraceptives (though needed on an ongoing basis) today, I heard about one of those in the Amazon rainforest, I think.
Jun
2
comment What is the “Kos Shel Ikrin,” a potion that renders one infertile?
Just imagining here ... perhaps it's something that has a 100% chance of rendering someone sterile but a 40% chance of also killing them? That might be why it's not in the medical literature today.
Jun
2
answered Why do we say God will be one when we also say He already is?
Jun
2
answered Differences between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism
May
31
comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
Heh. Thanks TRiG.
May
31
answered Why do we Daven for (יראת שמים) fear of heaven twice?
May
31
answered Why do we Daven for יראת שמים / fear of Heaven?
May
27
comment What exactly is the story behind the person who wrote the Akdomus (said on Shavous)
I wonder when the millstones finally came down.
May
27
comment Why do we eat Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos?
@msh210, no I think you're right. That seemed to be one of the older, more-authoritative (if less exciting) explanations.
May
27
answered Why do we eat Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos?
May
27
revised What exactly is the story behind the person who wrote the Akdomus (said on Shavous)
clarified
May
27
answered What exactly is the story behind the person who wrote the Akdomus (said on Shavous)
May
25
comment Is there a difference between a Rabbi and a Temple Priest?
In fact, if someone who is a kohen applies for a rabbi job today (as spiritual leader for a congregation), the fact that he's a kohen can be a downside, as he can't officiate at funerals.
May
23
comment How do those rabbis opposed to the RCA (“Rabbi Willig's”) prenup feel about the Nachlas Shiva document?
@Avi, to answer your question: physical coercion could only be ordered by the courts in situations where they'd rule he "absolutely must" release her. In many situations it's not quite that bad, so duress would invalidate the Get; the question then becomes whether self-imposed duress is considered duress (and if a support agreement is considered self-imposed duress).
May
23
answered How does an outsider know how to dress for a particular Orthodox community?
May
19
revised arachin: dependance on age and sex
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