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Dec
19
answered Tefillin right before sunset
Dec
19
answered Can one buy a slave nowadays?
Dec
19
answered Singular and plural in Maoz Tzur
Dec
18
answered Can conversion be revoked?
Dec
17
comment Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
@YaacovDeane if a Noahide today asked if marrying his childless brother's widow would be a nice thing, I'd say maybe, depending on a whole host of human factors. But not a "mitzva per se." (There's a very odd Maharsha that Ploni Almoni thought that the value of quasi-yibum-via-cousin would override the prohibition of a marrying a Moabite woman -- but that's post-Sinai.)
Dec
17
comment Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
@YaacovDeane look at the Yehuda and Tamar story -- but unlike halachic yibum, the father could serve in the brother's stead. So there was a quasi-yibum practice in place at the time. (Lord Sacks comments something like: "one form of that custom became codified as halacha at Sinai.") Entire books have been written on what the Jews kept pre-Sinai. But we find N-O-W-H-E-R-E that a Noahide post-Sinai is obligated to marry his childless brother's widow, nor that he is prohibited from marrying his brother's ex-wife in other circumstances.
Dec
17
answered Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
Dec
17
comment Werewolf in the Torah
@Matt did you see the text at Bein Din L'Din? Pretty clear. כשיפרד מאביו יהפך לזאב לעוברי דרכים והיה כל מוצאו יהרגהו
Dec
17
comment Christmas and Ex-mas
@ChiddusheiTorah I thought I'd seen it on an Ohr Sameach piece quoting him, though I'm not seeing it on their website now. Would have to look into it.
Dec
17
answered Christmas and Ex-mas
Dec
17
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Dec
16
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Dec
15
answered Can we use hair clippers?
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
15
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Dec
15
answered Is there anything wrong with messing with the rules of Dreidel?
Dec
15
revised Mental Disability and Exemption from Mitzvot
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Dec
15
revised Where in US can I go for sanctuary to repent of my intermarriage?
gender
Dec
15
answered Where in US can I go for sanctuary to repent of my intermarriage?
Dec
15
revised What is a Get Zikui and in what cases has it been used?
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