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Jul
29
comment Kabbalah/Certification in Shechita in US?
I also did not understand the question, so I googled "kaballah in shechita". Found this jta.org/2013/11/21/life-religion/… Seems to imply "do it yourself shechitah", kosher slaughter in the backyard. Is this what you are asking?
Jul
10
answered Online Tikkun Makers?
Jun
5
comment Costco after Passover
Following Pesach, our rabbi here in Houston (modern Orthodox) issues a list of which stores we may purchase chometz from immediately following Pesach. Either those stores are not owned by Jews or they properly sold their chometz prior to Pesach. For all other stores, we are to wait 4 weeks before buying chometz. This is how our community handles the issue.
Apr
23
comment Mezuzah in the work place
As a comment, a Jewish astronaut (Garrett Reisman) placed a mezuzah over his bunk in the International Space Station when he spent three months there. Of course, the space station is not just a work place but is a residence as well. I think he brought the mezuzah back with him when he returned to earth.
Apr
15
comment Washing After Leaving Cemetary
I don't have a source, but I was taught to wash my hands after leaving a cemetery if there was an open grave, i.e., for a funeral. But just to visit, and there was no open graves, it was not necessary. I was also taught if there was no water at the cemetery, it was ok to wait till you got home and washed your hands before entering your house.
Mar
18
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
@Double AA Because it seems self evident from a halachic viewpoint that eating there would be unacceptable. However, some might have the OPINION that some observance is better than none. Just my 2 cents...or perhaps I should say, opinion. :-) Hence, why I put this in a comment.
Mar
18
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
This appears to be more of an opinion question rather than a halachic question. It seems he is asking is some level of observance (as opposed to a complete level of observance) better than no level of observance?
Feb
20
comment How to discard leftover challah
I don't think answer 3 is helpful or even answers the question. We frequently have guests over for Friday night and need to have enough challah for all. But there is bound to be leftovers. As SethJ put it, he was asking if there was a special way to treat leftover challah.
Feb
17
comment How does a condiment become Fleishig?
Just a comment, it might be a way of keeping organized and avoiding problems, for example, using a meat knife to remove mustard, then using the same mustard in a dairy situation.
Feb
12
comment reasons for standing for kaddish
Growing up in an orthodox shul in the 1960s, we did not stand for kaddish. Today we do (same synaogue). At some point in the 1980s, we changed our minhag.
Feb
10
comment Chametz owned by a public company
@Sam, are the snacks owned by your company OR by an outside vendor who stocks the vending machines?
Feb
5
comment How do you deal with huge numbers of calls from tzedaka organizations?
I once got a call from an organization and pledged a nominal amount. A day later, I realized I had just sent them a donation (the check had cleared, so I know they had gotten it). I ignored the pledge letter (I was a bit angry they hit me up again right after making a donation) when it arrived and did not get any other notices from either them, the police or anyone else.
Feb
1
revised Torah and the Holy Bible
Updated my answer with the source for the answer.
Jan
28
comment Torah and the Holy Bible
I think I saw it in the intro to the ArtScroll Edition of the Book of Joshua. Will need to wait till I get home.
Jan
28
awarded  Editor
Jan
28
revised Kaddish D'Rabbanan on Yartzeit
Added name of my Rabbi at who gave me the advice.
Jan
28
answered Torah and the Holy Bible
Jan
27
comment Paroches on an Aron
In the main sanctuary of our synagogue, we only have curtains for the aron, but in our small chapel, there are wooden doors that actually close the aron and curtains outside the wooden doors so that you only see curtains when the aron is closed.
Jan
27
answered Kaddish D'Rabbanan on Yartzeit
Jan
20
comment Given Chametz by a Guest on Pesach - how to react?
Not such a far fetched question. I have received unsolicited samples of breakfast cereals in my mailbox. Could not just leave it in the mailbox, the letter carrier will not remove it and the only result would be not receiving mail because the mail box is full. Was advised to leave it in my garage. I would also like to know a halachic answer.