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Aug
26
answered Do you have to close your blog / website on shabbos?
Aug
26
comment Shelosha Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
I'd heard it suggested that Moshe and Aharon each reached identical spiritual levels; however, Aharon was 3 years older and thus had 3 more years to do it. So Moshe's spiritual growth rate was higher.
Aug
25
comment Tachanun on Yahrtzeit
The general custom is to omit Tachanun in an avel's house; if the avel goes to shul instead, it wouldn't surprise me to apply the same concept. But that's very different (I think?) from a yahrtzeit of a tzadik several hundred years ago.
Aug
24
comment Shnayim Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
Any guess what about its construction that would need 80-something people?
Aug
24
answered Sleeping on Food without a Bed
Aug
24
accepted Can I say kiddush levana during daylight hours if the moon is visible?
Aug
24
asked Can I say kiddush levana during daylight hours if the moon is visible?
Aug
24
comment Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
Woops, in hachi nami.
Aug
24
comment Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
Great minds think alike: mi.yodeya.com/questions/1608/arbaim-mi-yodeya/1612#1612
Aug
23
comment Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
The fun thing about this Day 81: Meseches Kinim. ("Combinatorics for rabbis.")
Aug
23
comment Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
As we've asked before, can you prove more 81-ness, or is it just an 80 spin-off? (Not that I have super-better-answers.)
Aug
23
answered Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
Aug
23
comment Which communities accept sheitels (wigs) as adequate hair coverings for married women?
It's not just "all chassidim say no", is it?
Aug
23
answered Which communities accept sheitels (wigs) as adequate hair coverings for married women?
Aug
23
asked Which communities accept sheitels (wigs) as adequate hair coverings for married women?
Aug
23
answered Ledovid - Before or After Aleinu?
Aug
23
accepted How can I avoid Bishul Akum with a rice-cooker?
Aug
23
comment How can I avoid Bishul Akum with a rice-cooker?
If I'm reading that correctly: for Sephardim, put it in and turn it on; for Ashkenazim, turn it on. Hm; my rice cooker, when you plug it in it immediately starts "warming" the rice; then have to push the button to "cook" it. Would that be analogous to the non-Jew turning up the flame that a Jew lit, for Ashkenazim?
Aug
23
comment How can I avoid Bishul Akum with a rice-cooker?
Unless it's post-cooking, but that probably wouldn't be enough halachically.
Aug
23
comment How can I avoid Bishul Akum with a rice-cooker?
The problem with 7 is with most fancy rice cookers, you're supposed to leave it in there untouched until it's done cooking. So #7 was, culinary-wise, eitza sh'ayna hogenes, sorry.