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Apr
25
comment Can Kosher Be Cooked nearby Non-Kosher?
There's also an Israeli restaurant under rabbabut yerushalayim mehadrin that has half dairy half meat. They are mostly seperated, but you can easily walk from one side to the other (and in fact must to get to the bathroom)
Apr
20
comment How many halakhic Jews are estimated to be in the world now?
Halachically Jewish, or Jews who keep halacha?
Apr
20
comment Do you have to re-tovel non-Pesach dishware after buying it back?
The rebbes explanation can also be found in Shulchan Menachem.
Apr
11
comment Do you have to re-tovel non-Pesach dishware after buying it back?
For more on the chabad opinion see "Shulchan Menachem". There the rebbe explains a rationale to the alter rebbes practice noted in @sabbahillel s answer.
Apr
2
comment Is it possible for a Gentile to convert to Judaism?
Shouldn't this be many separate questions?
Apr
1
comment Proper way for a man to urinate while standing
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Mar
31
comment Proper way for a man to urinate while standing
Perhaps it's not a din in sensitivity rather a din in how much area you could be holding.
Mar
30
comment Breakdown of Yirmiyahu's 70 year prophecy
@DoubleAA When you say "actually happened" you're assuming that we only call the prophecy concluded when the temple is built....that's not so clear. Ie from the beginning of bavel until koresh fits yeshayahu better than or at least as well the "final" one.
Mar
30
comment Breakdown of Yirmiyahu's 70 year prophecy
@DoubleAA I understand, but The previous were all attributed to certain people....is the "final" one supposed to be the correct understanding?
Mar
30
comment Breakdown of Yirmiyahu's 70 year prophecy
@DoubleAA my mistake, I didn't realize he was quoting a Midrash. I thought the op was bringing a list of people who understood the calculation in different ways....so it was unclear when he said "final calculation" what makes it final/who's calculation it is..../is it most correct?
Mar
30
comment Could an Israelite allow an existing fire to remain lit on the Sabbath?
@Lee see my edit to the title. You're right about the title as it currently stands but I think the content of the question clarifies that the op meant to ask what this answer is answering.
Mar
27
comment Breakdown of Yirmiyahu's 70 year prophecy
What do you mean by "Final calculation?"
Mar
22
comment Why do people start going mad a week before Purim?
Maybe it has to do with the 3 weeks of tisha bav? We limit happiness there, here we increase it.
Mar
22
comment Why do people start going mad a week before Purim?
@GershonGold It's definitely not just localized in the USA, it's widespread in the US. Around the same time people begin shouting at young people running around on televisions.
Mar
21
comment A novel way to kasher a traif oven
A real novel way would be to put a book in the oven ;)
Mar
20
comment What is the meaning of the term יום טוב (Yom Tov)?
I've heard that at first Esther asked for a full yom tov with issue melacha, but all she was able to get out of anshei knesses hagedola was a holiday with no issur melacha. Hence the change from the first to second time purim it's mentioned in Esther.
Mar
20
comment Could a Jew join Medishare?
Does the site require any active affirmation, or just states that the expectation is that you affirm? If it's just an expectation, can you join and never actually affirm halachically?
Mar
17
comment What Bracha for Tefillin?
@DanF The pasuk quoted is from Yechezkel and describes tefillin. The Gemara uses that description to say that aveilim don't wear tefillin, but it's a general statement that applies to all of us that tefillin==pears.
Mar
17
comment Shabbat Mincha 2 Nuschaoth
Or, what's the reason for the difference between shmuel and divrei hayamim...
Mar
17
comment Why say Hashem wrote the torah?
You could ask the question for any other anthropomorphisms of God