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Mar
19
comment Finding the mishnah in tractate Pesachim that talks about beers
And as the commentaries explain, the Talmud discussed beer that was either all date/fig (kosher for Passover!), or mostly date/fig with some grain (don't eat it, debatable if you're allowed to own it). Today's beer is all grain and is completely chametz.
Mar
19
comment May a person order food from a vegan restaurant
@DavidFeigen you said you were discussing raw vegetables -- a lot of them don't freeze and thaw that well. (E.g. lettuce doesn't freeze.)
Mar
19
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
You're right about the rambam about social pressure -- if you live in a place where people are wicked, get out! Hence: if you live in a place where people are ridiculously obsessed with marrying a twig-thin teenager, get out!
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
okay so that's a broader consideration. "Think about how you'll do long-term with this person." The questioner was asking specifically where age is mentioned.
Mar
18
comment May a person order food from a vegan restaurant
With salads, one serious problem is the likelihood of bugs.
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
the Talmud uses this reasoning -- don't marry someone you'll despise -- as the reason you have to meet the person first to make sure you find them attractive. What you're describing is a result of social pressures in some circumstances, I find that sad.
Mar
17
answered Marrying a wife that is older than you?
Mar
9
comment In Moses' time, would freeing a slave be harmful to the slave?
@CharlesKoppelman, a slave has a quasi-Jewish status. He can't eat pork, but doesn't have to hear megillah reading. When he is freed, he is given full Jewish status. (There's a separate legal category, the full-fledged Jew who is sold for monetary reasons, but that's not what we're discussing here.)
Mar
9
answered can I still wear my star of david
Mar
9
answered In Moses' time, would freeing a slave be harmful to the slave?
Mar
7
answered What is the significance of sprinkling blood on/around the Mizbeahh?
Mar
7
comment What to do with stolen objects which are impossible to return?
@DoubleAA, well, they also provide free smoke alarms for those in need, and education about how to prevent fires in the first place ... but yes, safety measures are funny that way.
Mar
7
comment What does “Adderabba” mean?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/1733/21
Mar
7
answered What to do with stolen objects which are impossible to return?
Mar
7
answered Soulmate for someone who died unwed
Mar
6
revised Chronicles & Kings
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Mar
5
comment Halachos of kashruth and bliya
Now glass, according to Sefardim, never absorbs. Clean it thoroughly and you're done.
Mar
5
comment Halachos of kashruth and bliya
Not sure I understand. Wood absorbs too.
Mar
5
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Mar
4
comment Why don't we celebrate Ben Drusai's Yahrtzeit?
I was going to say "we celebrate just enough to make it minimally edible."