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comment Eating after shir hamalos
Totally not an answer, but I've always assumed you can because it's purely an "introductory psalm" not actually the beginning of benchting. To support that, it even comes before zimun, the call to benching.
May
7
comment Is it possible to become a tzaddik?
@user5224 I would assume that most other people refer to Tzadik in the classical sense of "more merits than sins", However, the Tanya has a much stronger classification of a Tzadik....Most people are Beinonim--and if you do any since once, until you do tshuva, you are classified as a rasha.
Apr
24
comment Why should Bochurim learn Gemara in Aramaic?
He said pushed not punished :)
Apr
12
comment Timing of Maariv / Havdalah at the end of Shabbos
I've heard that even if for example someone waits 72 minutes, he may daven maariv with his shul and then just wait to do melacha a bit later. On the other hand, my shul is very makpid to not start maariv earlier than 50 minutes after sunset so that it is over 60 minutes after sunset, even though many shuls daven earlier. I think part of your problem is how exactly you define "dusk"....
Apr
9
comment Meals on Yom Tov and Shabbos
Do you know if this applies equally to yom tov? And how lechatchila or bedieved is the making up meals during the day?
Apr
8
comment Is it acceptable to put “God is Life” on a T-Shirt?
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein makes a big point of writing God and not V-Day because (I think) it's not really a name if God.
Apr
8
comment Why choose the words Urchatz and Rachtza for the Sedder simanim?
@msh210 no problem. I realized afterwards that the question was asking about urchatz vs another washing word, whereas the source was discussing why there is a connecting vav in urchatz but no other steps. But I think the source still stands as it discusses why the word Urchatz is used.
Mar
15
comment In adultery, why is a wife is guilty, and a husband not?
What's your reasoning for "clearly...." I'm a bit unclear what you're saying/why.
Mar
4
comment Is fasting like getting drunk?
Because fasting is like the opposite of excessive drinking. So like one makes up for the other by yom kippur maybe it's similar here
Feb
25
comment Is using Siri a problem of Kol Isha?
@Cnsersmoit my mistake. So then my response is- I think you can here even a real women simply speak.
Feb
25
comment Is using Siri a problem of Kol Isha?
Well she's not singing so it wouldn't be an issue. Do you mean a computer generated women singing?
Feb
23
comment Is one allowed to carry an object through an opposite force on Shabbos?
Do you have reason to think this would be different than attractive magnetic force, in a scenario where the thing being moved doesn't move and attach to the magnet?
Feb
20
comment How to discard leftover challah
Link returns 500...
Feb
18
comment No day without its curse
The curse could be living without the Beis hamikdash
Feb
15
comment What is a megillah?
Taking a class on essentially this right now!
Feb
9
comment What is Pas Shacharis
Right -but they did have more refined bread, and less refined bread. Even though the more refined is less healthy, they considered it higher quality.
Feb
9
comment What is Pas Shacharis
I'm saying, the more refined bread is considered "better," "higher quality" in those times. Not sure it's relevant, or maybe you knew that....just your wording confused me because of that.
Feb
9
comment What is Pas Shacharis
In general I think "nicer" bread is considered white bread. So I'm not sure what you mean "even"...
Feb
1
comment Why no bracha acharona for wine drunk with a bread meal?
Incidentally I believe it's a machloket, and thus part of the reason for saying birkat hamazon over a cos.
Jan
28
comment Do gentiles have neshamot?
It's in one of the first few chapters of tanya (might he a Footnote in the version I'm using)...I'll try to find it at some point.