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Mar
26
accepted Are there still communities that eat roasted meat Seder night?
Mar
24
answered Is there a concise book on how math and measurements are used in Torah and talmud?
Mar
24
asked Are there still communities that eat roasted meat Seder night?
Mar
23
comment For those that consider Chabad to be heretical, would a woman that received a Get from their Beis Din require another Get?
@warz3 group C invalid. Group B valid at least according to Rabbis Hershel Welcher, Hershel Schachter, and Yehuda Herzl Henkin. (That doesn't mean we recommend associating with Group B folks.)
Mar
23
answered Loshon hara vs. Honor code
Mar
23
awarded  meat
Mar
22
comment For those that consider Chabad to be heretical, would a woman that received a Get from their Beis Din require another Get?
@warz3 All I can gather from what I've heard from Rav Shach is that Category B is incredibly dangerous and you should in no way associate yourselves with them. (Similarly, the RCA doesn't want rabbis in Category B.) That doesn't necessarily mean that their halachic actions are voided.
Mar
20
comment “Roasted on fire” does not equal “oven roast”. Why no “oven roast” for Seder?
@user6591 yes, it was decided to draw the line at "anything that needs kosher slaughter."
Mar
20
comment Downvoting someone you dont know
possible duplicate of Loshon HaRa and the down vote
Mar
20
answered “Roasted on fire” does not equal “oven roast”. Why no “oven roast” for Seder?
Mar
19
comment Mishneh Torah Artwork
It's a well-known issue and can be found in some other books. See for instance these posts.
Mar
18
comment Why do we have Kosher L'Pesach quinoa but not buckwheat (kasha)?
@DanF Rav Moshe said there was no custom against peanuts where he came from, and if you knew of no family custom, you could eat peanuts. He was okay with an OU-P peanut oil, with the understanding that if your custom was to avoid peanuts, you wouldn't buy it. My understanding is that enough Jews had a tradition against peanuts (Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spector did, and I think most Hassidim do) that it wasn't worth the OU's headache as too large a percentage of their clientele didn't accept it. I heard a rabbi from the OK say that personally he still eats peanuts on pesach.
Mar
18
answered Corn as kitniot
Mar
18
comment Corn as kitniot
@Mike not saying that's THE reason, just that it further hurt it.
Mar
18
comment Why do we have Kosher L'Pesach quinoa but not buckwheat (kasha)?
@user6591 "corn" was the old English term for any grain, including wheat; you'll find it in the King James Bible for instance. I'm quoting the subject of rechovot.blogspot.com/2014/10/…
Mar
18
comment Historical documentation that the Rambam was supported by his brother
@yEz given how much medical advice is contained in Hilchot De'ot (and other medical insights are dispersed throughout the Yad), it would boggle the mind to propose that he wrote it before he studied medicine. He may have written it after retiring from medicine, theoretically; but we all agree that the jeweler-brother phase of his life was before he studied medicine.
Mar
18
answered Does anyone make multi-grain matzot?
Mar
17
comment Historical documentation that the Rambam was supported by his brother
Certainly wouldn't have been the Mishna Torah period of his life, that was one of his last works, and clearly by the time he wrote it he knew medicine. It's possible some of his earlier works (e.g. his Talmud commentaries) were written during the jeweler period; most likely the jeweler period was when he was studying.
Mar
17
comment Why do we have Kosher L'Pesach quinoa but not buckwheat (kasha)?
@user6591 yes my understanding is that Rabbis Genack or Schachter rethought their opinon, and this achieved acharei rabim lehatot against Rabbi Belsky.
Mar
17
comment Why do we have Kosher L'Pesach quinoa but not buckwheat (kasha)?
@IsaacMoses a certain rabbi who's no longer zachur latov published something on Kitniyot in 2013 where he suggested this, especially with regards to "corn." He cited other places in halacha where the common name makes a difference. (E.g. azlinan batar shma in maachalot asurot).