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Jan
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revised Kissing and Hugging one's wife
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Jan
8
comment Switching siddur style (Nusach)
Plural is "nuschaot." If you pray in a synagogue using a different nusach from yours, you should say private prayers according to your nusach and the public parts (e.g., kedushah) according to the synagogue's nusach). Rav Moshe Feinstein gives the option of doing that, or entirely following the synagogue.
Jan
6
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Jan
4
revised What is the source of Shomer Negiah?
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Jan
4
answered What does the word “Mevoar” mean in “NaKh Mevoar”?
Jan
4
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Jan
3
awarded  Revival
Jan
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Dec
31
answered Example of Solomon's 3000 parables or 1005 interpretations
Dec
30
comment Rabbi David M. Feldman,Orthodox?
At this point, I believe it's spelled Traditional, with a capital "T." Rabbi Aaron Soloveichik was quick to correct someone who referred to a Traditional synagogue as Conservative.
Dec
30
comment Shisha Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?
@DoubleAA this means if things followed averages (hah!), Chagai and Malachi would have been expected to contain 1--2 such words; Koheles and Esther, 5--6 such words. I'd say they're deliberately missing in Koheles and Esther.
Dec
30
comment Shisha Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?
@DoubleAA Koheles is the only other freestanding book with zero. Chagai and Malachi also have zero, but by our tradition are parts of the single book of Trei Asar. Tanach averages 18 non-Tetragrammaton-yes-Gematria-26 words per ten thousand words; other than the books above, the range is 1.6 for Daniel to 73 for Zechariah (or if you want a freestanding book, Yishaya has 46).
Dec
28
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Dec
28
comment Tznius in semi-private locations - gym for women
Rabbi YH Henkin's sharp critique of Oz VeHadar Levusha: freepdfhosting.com/3637dbd864.pdf
Dec
28
answered Is it a sin to study talmud as a woman?
Dec
26
awarded  christianity
Dec
25
answered Can a Jew act in a play / movie where he / she has the role of an idol worshiper?
Dec
24
comment Is there a Jewish protocol for civil disobedience to civil law?
Maimonides: "In general: any law enacted by the king for everyone, which does not single someone out, is not theft. Seizing from one individual alone, not in following with broadly-known laws, is strong-arming and considered theft." MLK: "An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal."
Dec
23
answered Where was Herod's temple built?
Dec
22
comment Online shiurim on the topic of religious OCD
rechovot.blogspot.com/2014/03/… adderabbi.blogspot.com/2014/09/rav-asher-weiss-on-ocd.html