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Jun
25
revised Is Gush Katif part of biblical israel?
more precise, per @DanF
Jun
25
answered Is Gush Katif part of biblical israel?
Jun
25
answered Halachic permissibility of playing cards (i.e., poker) for money
Jun
24
comment Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
@intuit thanks for the info! The laws of techum (not walking past the city limits) may have kept them stuck even if there were no papers to sign -- but good point, there usually were.
Jun
24
reviewed Edit Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
Jun
24
revised Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
clarification of question
Jun
24
asked Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
Jun
23
answered Marital relations if pregnancy is potentially life-threatening?
Jun
23
comment For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?
@Mefaresh I'm afraid I don't have an official text or rabbi. Just several older guys in yeshiva who told me that's how it was done, and why.
Jun
23
comment For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?
@Mefaresh the strings all look the same. Some people tie better KNOTS than others.
Jun
23
revised Scientific explanation for Sotah water
surgeon general's warning
Jun
23
answered For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?
Jun
23
answered How “modern” is K.A.J?
Jun
23
answered Scientific explanation for Sotah water
Jun
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
22
comment Scaling Time to Reconcile Genesis with Science
This is a general "how to understand Genesis Ch. 1" question, totally irrespective of Schroeder's time-scaling. Verse 1 says "and the earth", but later verses talk about the earth per se as on Day 3.
Jun
22
comment Scaling Time to Reconcile Genesis with Science
Similarly the Ramban says first the elements were created that would be the building blocks for everything else.
Jun
21
comment ka-kosher legit?
I wouldn't say that. As the Star-K said, some Orthodox hechshers are saying "we'll certify the probability of bugs is low enough to not need checking", others are saying "you figure out the bugs yourself."
Jun
21
answered ka-kosher legit?
Jun
21
answered Definition of the phrase חפצך אסור חפצי שמים מותר