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comment Why do all our fast days revolve around the Beis Hamikdash?
Especially since from the psukim I believe it seems that most of yehudah was actually exiled before the destruction at galus y'hoyachin
Dec
25
comment How do you avoid 'al tiftah peh l'satan'?
The Gemara is very big on its use of euphemisms, I seem to recall an example in berachot where they say "the downfall of the haters of Israel" to refer to the downfall of the object of the haters, but don't wish to mention such a calamity.
Dec
25
comment What primacy to give to learning halacha?
Do you have a source for your first paragraph?
Dec
16
comment Yarmulke fell off outside of the eiruv?
It just sounded surprising to me that even derabanan one is allowed to carry less than 4 amot.
Dec
16
comment Yarmulke fell off outside of the eiruv?
Even derabanan?
Dec
11
comment Why isn't it considered idol worship to give respect to the torah?
Why the down votes? I would happen to agree that on the face of it, dancing around an object as such seems like idol worship.
Dec
10
comment Writing the name chaya
@Epicentre interesting, because I ask having seen the custom at chabad.
Dec
3
comment Choreography of Kaddish
Do you mean actual bows? Or just "shuckeling"?
Nov
30
comment Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk?
Similar is the song for "v'hi she'amda"
Nov
19
comment Why does Chabad do hakafot erev Shemini Atzeret
@ShmuelBrin chabad siddurim-tehilas hashem.
Nov
18
comment Is boreh nefashot said on hot coffee?
I see what you're saying by the end, but can you clarify in the post why you wouldn't say it?
Nov
9
comment Kippah (yarmulke) size
Can you summarize the discussion there?
Oct
26
comment What is the halacha regarding the expulsion of a student deemed a “nuisance student”?
It seems an important value that they should be educated by a school.
Oct
21
comment Simchas torah and drinking
Doesn't exactly answer the question. But +1 bc it helps....
Oct
21
comment Did Cain and Hevel have דעת?
of course, I was just wondering if you had some strong reason. I think the word worse is what's bothering me, but yes, I see your point.
Oct
21
comment Simchas torah and drinking
@Nic with sources that would be a perfect answer.
Oct
21
comment Did Cain and Hevel have דעת?
While it doesn't directly address your question, this hebrew article tries to explain whether they would have lived forever or not (due to Adams punishment). olamot.net/bama/…
Oct
21
comment Did Cain and Hevel have דעת?
I don't see your jump from animals to Cain
Oct
21
comment Sources to encourage returning s'farim to their places
How about just use common sense ;)
Oct
20
comment Saying Kaddish Yatom with Permission from Living Parents
It gives a source for following his parents? But yeah...