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Jan
14
comment What Bracha do you make on craisins?
Cranberries themselves are debated, as they are botanically fruit (i.e. perennials), but they grow very close to the ground. The former criterion would make them "ha'etz"; the latter is the reason many say "ha'adama" (which I believe is quoted in a popular Artscroll bracha book).
Jan
13
comment What is your favorite passuk?
Especially with the t'vir trop.
Jan
13
answered Tu Bishvat Esrog
Jan
13
accepted Why does the Rambam require repentance, and not just more good deeds, before Yom Kippur?
Jan
13
comment tznius in the bathroom
Good question! I'm sure a lot of people have wondered about this.
Jan
13
answered Shachris in the Dark
Jan
13
accepted Is there a source for inverting the lulav while shaking it in different directions?
Jan
13
comment Is there a source for inverting the lulav while shaking it in different directions?
Thank you, Curiouser!
Jan
13
comment Is there a source for inverting the lulav while shaking it in different directions?
hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=9102&pgnum=412 . He quotes this as the Rama's way, then notes "but we don't do this." (I.e. instead we always keep the lulav oriented as usual.) Taz and Arizal also say not to invert the lulav. Okay, but it certainly has a source then!
Jan
12
answered How does “shabbat speech-reinforcement” work?
Jan
12
comment One People one Heart
@SimchasTorah, you are welcome to comment that this answer is found in Pachad Yitzchak. However, please do not edit other people's answers, other than minor things like typo fixes, or linkifying.
Jan
12
revised One People one Heart
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Jan
11
comment does one have to take a Midrash/Aggadah literally?
Shimon, welcome to m.y, and thanks for your helpful commentary! Please consider clicking on the "register" button above, to take advantage of all the features here.
Jan
11
answered Idol as a reference point for location
Jan
11
answered One People one Heart
Jan
10
comment Learning Hebrew
Oh yeah, definitely the Otzar Rashei Teivot. Huge help. Though if you use a recent publication of Mishneh Torah, they've tried to expand those already.
Jan
10
answered Learning Hebrew
Jan
10
answered What to do before death
Jan
10
revised Do “most leading Orthodox rabbis” really hold that brain-stem death is death?
New RCA statement
Jan
10
revised What's the difference between כשב and כבש?
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