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comment Can I sell a dollar from the rebbe that was given to someone else?
Is this a US law question?
Jun
14
comment Working for a Mechallel Shabbos Company
Yes, that's the problem.
Jun
14
comment What dress is expected at a post-service event in a synagogue?
Can this be edited to ask what is appropriate to wear to a shul.
Jun
4
comment “Evading” small taxes
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38386/2246
Jun
4
comment “Evading” small taxes
I can see how this might be marked as off topic, if understood as asking for clarification about how he IRS enforces. However, I think what I am really asking is ON-topic and is essentially, "What is the halachic definition of 'enforced'". If someone feels that needs to be edited in to be clearer, feel free.
Jun
4
comment Is Presenting a recording to happen on Shabbos a psik reishah?
No. Psik reisha only applies if you do something on shabbos.
May
31
comment Can one say kiddush levana by day?
I just did....(mostly full)--if it was fully full it would be past the 15th anyway.
May
27
comment Difference in law between male and female adultery
Rather than not as severe, there is actually no concept of "adultery" for a man. Until a rabbinical decree somewhat recently men could marry multiple women.
May
26
comment Eating after shir hamalos
Why automatically make the assumption that just because there are multiple opinions we need to be machmir?
May
26
comment What time does a bar mitzvah come into effect?
Presumably since we are lenient with rabbinic mitzvahs and strict with torah ones, perhaps it depends what he wants to do. I.e. If he wants to say kiddush for everyone, would probably need to rule strictly and wait until dark. Something rabbinic, can be lenient and wait until shkiya...
May
22
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.