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Oct
20
comment Echad Ushmonim - mi yodeya?
Computer program.
Oct
20
comment What would Avraham have done if Lot didn't choose to go to Sdom?
Not denying Alex's answer from medrish Rabba; but checkmarking just because I like this answer. No offense anyone!
Oct
20
comment Why aren't all Ten Commandments referenced in Shema in Sephardic siddurs?
I think the siddur I'd seen had don't covet on "tefilin between your eyes", and didn't have any of the ones on the third paragraph (which would explain why they were missing!). But until/unless anyone backs me up on this, I'll call this an answer. Thanks!
Oct
19
comment Shisha Umeya - mi yodeya?
Or "106 is the gematria of the funny spelling for the word circumference, kava, in Kings."
Oct
18
comment Chanuka Shavuos connection
Does someone say that there is a connection?
Oct
18
comment Why refer to alcoholic beverages as Yash?
It is actually an acronym and not some Germanic word, right?
Oct
18
comment Why refer to alcoholic beverages as Yash?
I think it appears in Halacha books (e.g. Chayei Adam) as יי״ש
Oct
18
comment Widespread American Minhag
But has the full force of Rabbinic law
Oct
18
comment Why is the test (Nisayon) of Kivshan Haish not mentioned in the Torah?
Re #2: similar line of thought in the Maharal -- "why are Jews the chosen people? Because G-d chose them."
Oct
15
comment Kosher wine recommendations
If you read the cursive wrong it may look like "Tennessee" at first ...
Oct
15
comment Eating fish on Shabbos
There's the Hassidic significance to fish about non-susceptibility to ayin hara and the like -- but would that mean you should eat fish at all your Shabbos meals, or just make sure you have it some time over Shabbos?
Oct
15
comment What do you do if there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?
I think he washes his own.
Oct
15
comment Arba'a Umeya - mi yodeya?
"Alex hit 10k points. Hallelujah!"
Oct
15
comment Arba'a Umeya - mi yodeya?
"I've made it through 104 chapters of Psalms. Hallelujah!"
Oct
15
comment What is the value of a (Kesuba) marriage contract?
Wow, I didn't realize the price of silver had quadrupled since this article was written in 2002! R' Moshe had ruled "100 lbs of silver" when that exceeded a year's cost of living; it's likely that we're at that point again.
Oct
14
comment Does a coffee grinder require Tevillah (immersion) in a Mikvah?
She'elat m.y chatzi tshuva.
Oct
14
comment Ayin Hara - The evil eye - Hocus Pocus
Gershon, "Jewish-life" is too broad to make a good tag.
Oct
14
comment How do you build an eruv from your house to your sukkah?
I just found this set of diagrams, which is incredibly hepful: wp.yise.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/…
Oct
12
comment Are tefillin supposed to be removed before a bris (circumcision)? If so, why?
So R' Moshe is defending the practice of the Shach and Magen Avraham against that of Hassidim including the Chozeh of Lublin. Makes sense. As for the rumors circulating my (non-hassidic) yeshiva ... well it happens sometimes. See rechovot.blogspot.com/2009/08/…
Oct
12
comment Shnayim Umeya - mi yodeya?
And R' Yehuda Chitrik zt'l was the last remaining Lubavitch chossid who'd studied in Lubavitch, no?