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accepted Tribe of the son of a Kohen and a convert
Aug
11
asked Tribe of the son of a Kohen and a convert
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
11
comment Do multiple hechsherim (kosher symbols) on a product make its kashrut less reliable?
By this logic, should no hechsher be the best? Or is it validity = x/number of symbols, so no symbols would have NaN validity?
Jun
9
comment May I allow a customs official to dismantle my tefillin for security purposes?
This reminds me of the "bomb threat" from several years ago because someone put their tefillin on in the middle of their flight.
Jun
9
comment Why are there no fish korbanot?
@DoubleAA mechon-mamre.org/b/h/h11.htm Mishnah 6:3. The gemara clarifies that the Chachamim disagree (and the halacha is according to the Chachamim). But keep also in mind that locusts could not be factored into any sort of regular occasion (such as a korban) because it is not a predictable thing.
Jun
9
comment Why are there no fish korbanot?
@DoubleAA No locusts for a very simple reason: Locusts are considered a curse. The Mishna in Brachot mentions that there is no bracha for something that is a curse with an example of locusts. And would it be proper to offer something that is considered a curse as a sacred offering?
Jun
8
comment Why are there no fish korbanot?
Possibly because they are not specifically mentioned as being "allowed" after the flood? Combine that with Rav Kook's A Vision of Vegetarianism and Peace which cites the opinion that the 3rd temple won't have any animal sacrifices.
Jun
8
comment Why are there no fish korbanot?
Fish eggs, mice, what isn't?
Jun
8
comment Which way to face when davening at the Kotel
The idea of not having access to Har Habayit to pray is something that would not have been considered until recently. In past years, we either had access to Har Habayit, or no access to that part of Jerusalem at all. There like therefore is not much written about this question until recently.
Jun
3
comment Application of Lev Melech B'yad Hashem
Don't you mean "Queen of Britain"?
Jun
2
asked How is repeating what Bnei Yisrael did somehow a “correction”?
Jun
2
comment Coffee and the Source for Reason for Staying Up for Shavuos
ou.org/holidays/shavuot/the-all-nighter
Jun
2
comment Coffee and the Source for Reason for Staying Up for Shavuos
It's a nice theory, but we have textual evidence (not sure where, but google it) that Rav Yosef Cairo started the custom of staying up on Shavuot night.
May
31
answered How was Tevilas Ezra effective in limiting conjugal relations?
May
31
answered Which way to face when davening at the Kotel
May
29
asked Why are the laws of Tumah and Taharah not observed? When did this start?
May
29
comment Shnayim Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
Not an actual answer, but- 42 is the gematria of גוגל, or in English, Google.
May
27
comment Why was the term “Ben Amram” considered derogatory?
It's possible that they were implying that he was only significant BECAUSE of his lineage, and that not recognizing his own importance would be disrespectful.
May
27
accepted Rabbi Shimon without any other qualifiers