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Apr
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revised Connections between Biur Chametz and Tashlich?
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Jan
22
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Jan
22
comment What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem”?
@mevaqesh It comes from the linked source.
Jan
22
comment What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem”?
Actually @user6591 in the original question I asked about both the words and the melody, but the latter was deemed off-topic and was edited out. So I appreciate this answer. I wonder, though, if the commercial was possibly a parody of a pre-existing song -- the info on the zemereshet site (as I understand it) does not rule out that possibility.
Jan
21
revised What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem”?
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Jan
21
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Jan
21
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Jan
21
revised What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem”?
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asked What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem”?
Dec
8
comment Why should a kashrus certification agency change their standards?
@Daniel "At the end of the day, kashrut agencies are business". In point of fact, both Star-K and OU are nonprofit organizations under US tax law, and their primary purpose is not to make money, but to provide a service to the observant community. I think we should be disturbed if, at the end of the day, they are driven primarily (or even significantly) by market considerations.
Dec
8
awarded  Curious
Dec
7
comment Lit the menorah at my mother's home, then again at my home. Which brachot are said?
@GershonGold Could you provide an English translation or at least a synopsis of that source?
Dec
7
comment Lit the menorah at my mother's home, then again at my home. Which brachot are said?
@DoubleAA What about She'asah Nissim?
Dec
7
asked Lit the menorah at my mother's home, then again at my home. Which brachot are said?
Dec
7
comment Why should a kashrus certification agency change their standards?
+1 for "Indeed one would expect that fallible humans who are intellectually honest do change their minds from time to time, both toward more stringent positions, as well as to more lenient ones.". Although I rather doubt any kashrus agency has ever reversed itself in favor of a more lenient position. (Maybe this would be a good spin-off question...)
Dec
7
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Dec
7
comment Why should a kashrus certification agency change their standards?
This is probably the correct (and only possible) answer. Still, it is disappointing: I still prefer to believe we live in a world in which the certifier aspires to as close as possible to an "objective" determination of fact, rather than merely reflect the machmirization of the public.
Dec
7
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