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comment Which rabbi was it who checked a person's identity by asking where he sat in shul?
I'd heard it as the Vilna Gaon too (I believe on a Rabbi Frand tape), but then heard someone else tell the story about a different rabbi, so I was asking around. Should we have a different tag for "litvish story" or "famous rabbi story"?
Sep
3
asked Which rabbi was it who checked a person's identity by asking where he sat in shul?
Sep
3
asked What's wrong with using “Adoshem” for the name of G-d when singing?
Sep
3
answered Simanim are eaten when?
Sep
3
answered Signifigance of the foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah?
Sep
3
revised Apples and Rubia
added hyperlink
Sep
3
answered Apples and Rubia
Sep
2
accepted What is it about pigs that's so despised vs. other non-kosher animals?
Sep
2
comment Sheimos in newspapers and parsha sheets
I think the above article suggests double bagging only for items that are secular with some Torah content. My impression is that other poskim might allow double-bagging in broader cases as well, but I can't cite anything offhand.
Sep
2
revised Sheimos in newspapers and parsha sheets
added answer on homework
Sep
2
answered Sheimos in newspapers and parsha sheets
Sep
2
comment If someone requests charity during the blessings of Shema, may I give it?
One shul I highly respect (both its laypeople and rov) have a sign that says: "GABBAIS' POLICY: NO Tzedaka collection from Borchu till after Kedusha." That seems reasonable, they can still collect, but not during the most uninterruptable parts of davening.
Sep
2
comment If someone requests charity during the blessings of Shema, may I give it?
And potentially Osek b'mitzva patur min hamitzvah.
Sep
2
revised If I wear a synthetic and/or mesh garment with Tzitzis, will I fulfill the mitzvah of Tzitzis?
Cited R' Heinemann
Sep
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answered If I wear a synthetic and/or mesh garment with Tzitzis, will I fulfill the mitzvah of Tzitzis?
Sep
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comment If I wear a synthetic and/or mesh garment with Tzitzis, will I fulfill the mitzvah of Tzitzis?
What do you mean by "net"?
Sep
2
answered Kallah's Veil under Chupah
Sep
2
comment Challah Friday Night
From what I've heard, yes. Atika Kadisha is a role more passive in human history; Chakal Tapuchin more active. Or something like that, if I'm getting it right.
Sep
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answered Challah Friday Night
Aug
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comment Shiv'a Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
That's all? Somewhat depressing, isn't it ...