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2d
comment In Levirate marriage, can the widow refuse marriage to the brother-in-law?
What is מוכה שחין?
2d
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.
2d
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
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
10
comment Do the laws of Ribis apply to loans of virtual currency?
What I'd be interested in is something like bitcoin.
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
comment What's a floor?
Well, I think he's suggesting that "floor" for this purpose is not actually a floor.
Jul
3
comment How do you “take someone to beis din”?
For an interesting read on more details on procedures specific to Beth Din of America: bethdin.org/docs/PDF2-Rules_and_Procedures.pdf
Mar
20
comment Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
So my question is why those major Kashrus agencies are worried about Sherry Casks if Rav Moshe is not. In other words, what posek has given the opposite opinion?
Mar
13
comment Is one permitted to study other religions?
Rashi gives an answer to this in sefer Vayikra...the exact place and answer eludes me at the moment...
Mar
13
comment When Adar Begins we increase our Joy-משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה
Ein Simcha Ela Torah
Mar
7
comment Does a Rov have to answer a question?
Rav Moshe Feinstein indirectly comments on this in his hakdama to igros moshe: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14673&st=&pgnum=3
Mar
7
comment Why aren't some the daily brachot made only once in a lifetime?
This is also kind of an answer to trans-gender people min hatorah minayin....