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Sep
16
comment In Levirate marriage, can the widow refuse marriage to the brother-in-law?
What is מוכה שחין?
Sep
16
comment When exactly does Havdala in Maariv effect a permission to perform Melacha?
It sounds like he means that Baruch hamavdil is in it of itself a miny bracha. On the other hand, ata chonantanu is just a phrase, and maybe the actual conclusion bracha of chonen hadaat is required for it to take effect.
Sep
15
comment The difference between Chazal and Razal
The Tanya seems to use razal to refer to the Gemara.
Sep
14
comment Is it permitted for a couple to have relations during the daytime?
Why is the assumption that they can't? That may make this a better question.
Jul
30
comment 'Removal of the evil inclination is like removal of the soul'
Not a full answer, but the Tanya seems to suggest that the yetzer hara is in essence the influence of the animal soul, so therefore it would follow that removing the yetzer hara equals removing the soul.
Jul
29
comment What is the inheritance of the righteous gentiles in olam-ha-ba?
I feel like they're is confusion in this question between the distinct ideas of the messianic age, and the world to come after death.
Jul
29
comment Literal “bigdei zeya” in the nine days
Another perhaps related question is the classification of pajamas.
Jul
27
answered Which tehillim are best to say for the welfare of soldiers at war?
Jul
26
comment Is it permitted to pray in underclothes that one slept in (underwear, t shirt) if outer clothes changed?
Especially since modeh aNi does not contain gods name
Jul
17
comment Typing on Shabbos
What if you save the document?
Jul
11
comment If one makes a party for Bar Mitzvah during the 9 Days, can he serve meat?
A source would be helpful.
Jul
11
awarded  Curious
Jul
10
revised Secular Names for Days of the Week
Spelling, formatting
Jul
10
suggested suggested edit on Secular Names for Days of the Week
Jul
10
comment Do the laws of Ribis apply to loans of virtual currency?
What I'd be interested in is something like bitcoin.
Jul
10
asked Secular Names for Days of the Week
Jul
6
comment Google says it is the Jewish Year 5774. The wiki says Judaism is 3000 years old. How is this discrepancy reconciled?
@Jerry xkcd.com/1053
Jul
3
comment Nevuah or just a dream
And then I suppose that fits with Shmuel too. He didn't think he might have been dreaming, he thought the voice was from REALITY.
Jul
3
awarded  Organizer
Jul
3
revised Why is Bil'am not surprised that his mule is talking to him?
added a tag