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Sep
30
comment Is paintballing alowed
It sometimes causes bruises, and it is prohibited perhaps to bruise another Jew...
Sep
29
comment Why mention Shabbat at Yom Tov havdalah?
Shabbos is considered the archetype of kedusha vs chol.
Sep
26
comment European Jewish DNA 0%?
Welcome! Judaism is defined based on mothers religion even if you have no relevant dna :)
Sep
24
asked Does non mevushal wine make the vessels containing it treif?
Sep
24
comment Is the Leviatan real?
"Of course it's in your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it isn't real?"
Sep
23
comment Drinking water on Yom Kippur
We try to avoid questions about personal halachic decisions here.
Sep
23
comment Oops, I just missed the siyum for Fast of the Firstborn
I've been at a (rabbinically endorsed) siyum where they didn't even serve food...when I asked they said you should eat sooner rather than later.
Sep
16
comment Must Rosh HaShannah Simanim be Eaten in a Certain Order?
@msh210 Yet people who eat the simanim before the meal, even after hamotzi, do day berachos because they are not part of the meal.
Sep
13
comment Why dip the challah in salt?
See: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/13726/2246
Sep
13
comment Why dip the challah in salt?
Good question! It has to do with the fact that sacrifices all had salt on them I believe
Sep
10
comment Why is the mitzvah of Shofar on Rosh Hashannah for hearing the sound and not for blowing the shofar?
Do you want to know how do we know, or truly why?
Sep
10
comment Why is the mitzvah of Shofar on Rosh Hashannah for hearing the sound and not for blowing the shofar?
@MonicaCellio and yet for Megilla we say "al mikra Megilla" but for shofar "liahmoa kol shofar".....
Sep
8
revised In Sifra, what's the difference between a 'perek' and a 'parshata'
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Sep
8
revised In Sifra, what's the difference between a 'perek' and a 'parshata'
fixed italics.
Sep
8
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Sep
8
comment At what age should we start teaching the distinction between Midrash and Text?
@avi Good wording, because I would suggest you do not want to say "Oh, that's just a midrash".
Sep
8
answered In Sifra, what's the difference between a 'perek' and a 'parshata'
Sep
6
comment What is the proper protocol for breaking a shidduch?
Why is this a Jewish question per-se?
Sep
6
revised What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
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Sep
6
comment What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
@ahnnyoung sorry -i meant noun. I'll edit my answer and see if that helps.