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May
28
comment Loshon hara to a therapist
@Mefaresh yes he mentioned that citation from Chafetz Chaim -- but then gave this explicit example as an application.
May
28
answered Loshon hara to a therapist
May
27
comment Difference in law between male and female adultery
@DoubleAA agreed! The original question was answered by halachic mechanics. Now it's a philosophy question!
May
27
answered Is there any reason a Jewish woman should not shake hands with a non-Jewish man?
May
27
answered Difference in law between male and female adultery
May
27
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May
27
comment Four Zakef-groups in one half-verse
@Daniel there's an xkcd about that! xkcd.com/1513
May
27
answered What customs does a divorced/widowed woman follow? (Ashkenazi/Sfardi — hers or her ex-husband's?)
May
26
comment Four Zakef-groups in one half-verse
I feel like there should be an xkcd about this.
May
26
comment Four Zakef-groups in one half-verse
Pro tip: mechon-mamre already splits the text by verse. You then split it by etnachtas, and count zaqefs in each segment.
May
26
answered Four Zakef-groups in one half-verse
May
26
answered Why was a wedding in Jerusalem conducted differently to in the UK?
May
22
comment Candle for Havdalah during Kiddush of Chag Saturday night
Some do take two candles, put them together, then separate them and put them back in their holders. Rav Moshe Feinstein allowed this if it was your family custom. Other options: wrap two birthday candles together with foil, and put them in a holder. Make the bracha, light them, and leave them till they burn out. OR, dig up a chanukah floating wick and poke another hole through the cork for a second wick, then put that in a small oil bowl.
May
22
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
@wfb and you'd apply that to a a service provider as well? (My job is to bake cakes with whatever writing my customer wants on them.) Nu.
May
21
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
@Wfb there was a longstanding practice whereby the Jews would not sell cakes to two men, but the non-Jews would?
May
21
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
@wfb it's actually been suggested that Rambam's reading in that Gemara had to do with knotting shoes on shabbos, not switching shoelace colors.
May
21
answered Why was it forbidden to take knowledge of rah?
May
21
comment Eating bread/pastries from a non-Jewish baker
@bondonk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_agent
May
21
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
So ... the state is demanding that the Jews violate halacha or a time-honored Jewish practice ... which was .... ????
May
20
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
@gt6989b after the strict opinions, the Remah says if there are other stores in town you can rely on that heter alone if necessary. We try to find other heterim when possible.