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Feb
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comment Are there any women teachers in the Torah?
@msh210 I also recall that Rav Moshe was asked whether women can me a mashgiach for a kosher-supervisory organization. I don't know the citation, but Rav Gedalia Anemer, zt'l, told my wife (who worked as a mashgiach for his vaad), that Rav Moshe answered, "who gives hasgacha to the kashrut of your own kitchen?"
Feb
16
comment Are there any women teachers in the Torah?
@msh210 Alas, the exact citation of a gemara that quoted her, that I'm fairly certain I learned in Daf, has escaped me. In the case I have in mind, the students went to Rebbe's maid for an explanation to Rebbe's thinking. Lacking that, I went to a gemara that cited an action that she took that was considered authoritative.
Feb
16
accepted How much weight must we give to the Council of Sages opinions
Feb
16
comment How much weight must we give to the Council of Sages opinions
@MichaBerger One criticism I heard about the American-born rabbi,who became a member of a party that wanted to integrate chareidi Jews into the mainstream job market and army service, was that he had not gained permission from the gedolim. His Yeshiva rebbeim, high school and rabbinate, are both nifter. As a musmach without a living rebbe, it occurred to me that he could rely on his own decision. Why would he have to see Rav Steinman, for example?
Feb
16
comment Tribe of Converts
Good answer! In the world to come we are told that there will be many converts who responded to the appearance of the Messiah. In that event, I guess we would need our own tribe. In my case, I have no tribe, but my daughter, having married a born Jew, now belongs to her husband's tribe.
Feb
12
answered Are there any women teachers in the Torah?
Feb
12
comment where if anywhere, does rashi refer to christianity as idolatry?
So, can you interpret Rashi opposing Jewish merchants selling toys to Christians for Christmas?
Feb
11
asked How much weight must we give to the Council of Sages opinions
Feb
9
accepted Getting body piercings
Feb
4
comment Attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol and Kosher food is provided
@DoubleAA have you ever met Rabbi Blech? Do you know his reputation?
Feb
4
comment Attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol and Kosher food is provided
@doubleaa I'm not from Teaneck, how would I know that? Rabbi Feldman's article seems to assert that sports are ok for some but not others. When a rebbe takes his campers to a ballgame is that inappropriate?
Feb
4
comment Are there any jokes in tanach?
Not in Tanach, but Midrash B'reshis has a wonderful story about young Avram who destroys all but one of the idols in his father's shop, and tells his father that the remaining idol killed the others after a dispute.
Feb
4
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Feb
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Feb
4
reviewed Edit and Reopen Meaning of “emunah shlaima”?
Feb
4
revised Meaning of “emunah shlaima”?
The underlying question is really fascinating; I tried to catch the questions, some of which are discussed and abalyzed in the book, "If God is Good, Why is the World So Bad," by Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
Feb
4
comment Drinking coffee using non-kosher utensils
Might the cup have come into contact with a boiling water and a tea flavored with non-kosher flavorings? Or would we write-off that possibility, b'dieved, under the theories of batul v'shishim and multiple doubt?
Feb
4
comment Attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol and Kosher food is provided
Very relevant article in light of a nasty op-ed piece in a recent issue of Mishpacha. See my answer.
Feb
4
answered Attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol and Kosher food is provided