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Jul
23
comment Chamisha Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Is he saying Hallel (when we're focused on praising God, we don't get angry) or Hillel (the sage on whom people took bets if they could get him to lose his temper)? Though the mekubalim believe the proper spelling of Hillel is with a yud.
Jul
22
revised Things we do not do because of Danger
spelling
Jul
22
answered Can you drink a beer (such as Miller or Budweiser) at a bar?
Jul
22
comment Can you drink a beer (such as Miller or Budweiser) at a bar?
Rum is a sugarcane product and less of a kosher issue. Cognac is a form of brandy, a wine derivative, and thus is absolutely not kosher unless supervised!
Jul
22
answered Things we do not do because of Danger
Jul
22
revised Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Cut it down to clearer points
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Was kortov davka? Did they have a smaller unit of volume between a kortov and a "kolshehu"? And for those aiming for approximate measures, this would mean a ~teaspoon of fruit-honey into a ~365 lbs batch of incense.
Jul
21
comment Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Whenever we talk about 60x the lemon; it's one thing to now throw away the lemon, and be concerned with the little bit of juice that already fell in; it's another to go and squeeze the lemon for all it's worth.
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
If a log is roughly a pint (putting the reviis at 4 fluid ounces), then the kortov is half a tablespoon.
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
No, sorry. Just trying to give people a rough idea of what these units of measurement are. On the scale of tablespoons, not swimming pools.
Jul
21
revised Yearning for Moshiach while the Temples stood
clarify
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
"Kortov in a log." Or very roughly, half-tablespoons in a pint.
Jul
21
revised Yearning for Moshiach while the Temples stood
Added tags
Jul
21
answered Yearning for Moshiach while the Temples stood
Jul
21
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
YS, I'd think that hotel glassware is in fact glass. Ashkenazim are machmir lechatchila so it's irrelevant. For Sephardim ... plastic is one issue; if the "glass" is actually borosilicate or other fancy glass (e.g. pyrex or corningware), ask your rabbi; many hold it's no worse than ordinary glass.
Jul
21
revised Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
exceptions
Jul
21
comment Is it permissible to use a Hotel's Drinking Glasses?
Lemon question here: mi.yodeya.com/questions/2236/…
Jul
21
comment Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
It really all hinges on how the knife is used. These rabbis assume it's a problem; I've heard others who say it likely isn't. But the OK has the good points about a strongly alcoholic drink.
Jul
21
answered Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?
Jul
21
asked Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?