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Nov
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comment This is on the RamBam isurei biah Chapter 15 - Halacha 25…Asufi of possible Gentile lineage?
@rudy so you're getting into questions of safek-mamzer, not safek-akum. Perhaps consider rephrasing your question title?
Nov
5
answered This is on the RamBam isurei biah Chapter 15 - Halacha 25…Asufi of possible Gentile lineage?
Nov
5
answered Is there any point where לשבת יצרה no longer applies?
Nov
5
answered Is a machine written sefer torah distinguishable from Machine Matzos
Nov
3
asked What's the Bishul Akum heter for hard-boiled eggs?
Oct
31
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
31
comment Where can I find a transliteration of the ketubah text?
See also audio: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/40422/21
Oct
30
answered What is the source for untying things before going under the chuppah?
Oct
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Oct
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comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
@WAF yeah that's pretty much what puts the Chamudei Daniel on the map for most of us. Actually I think he has one or two notable stances in Taharas HaMishpacha as well. (Sort of like "the Or Zarua's opinion" -- to some of the world, that's the heter on chadash grown by non-Jews; and to others, it's the extra veset.)
Oct
27
answered Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
27
answered Choosing between forbidden acts?
Oct
26
comment The hebrew meaning of the name Laila
@DoubleAA woops! Sorry. I think that was my brain's way of saying "layla tov."
Oct
26
comment The hebrew meaning of the name Laila
@DoubleAA that's a real stretch. You can take a boy's name and feminize it -- Shmuela, Binyamina, Davida, and the like. But "leil" means "night of", it needs to connect to another word. (And "night" is already feminine in Hebrew.)
Oct
26
comment The hebrew meaning of the name Laila
The Hebrew word for night rhymes with "eye - la." The word that rhymes with "say - la", e.g. the Eric Clapton song, doesn't mean anything in Hebrew. But it's quite close to the Aramaic word for "beyond", also found in Jewish liturgy: take the Eric Clapton song, and put a glottal stop after the L: say "leh - SAY - la" without the S.
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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answered How is Rav Feinstein's psak regarding subway travel and the sexes distinguished today by those wanting to sit separately on buses and planes?
Oct
8
comment How is Rav Feinstein's psak regarding subway travel and the sexes distinguished today by those wanting to sit separately on buses and planes?
@DoubleAA he actually addresses that. "But it will cause thoughts!" Still, take the bus or subway. But if it causes an um, anatomic reaction, a man shouldn't -- but Rav Moshe doesn't think that Joe Baalabos who's busy with kids, job, mortgage, wife, minyan, and daf yomi is really going to have that kind of reaction.