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Jul
17
comment Translations of R' Hirsch
The reason I would rather not is that mine is written in a different style.
Jul
16
asked Does a tiny white spot on tefillin batim need to be repainted?
Jul
14
answered Translations of R' Hirsch
Jul
11
comment Shnayim mikra ve'echad targum in English
I don't know enough to write an actual answer, but I believe that most agree that Rashi is a good substitute for Onkelos, so if you go the Chabad Daily Study website, read the Hebrew twice and the English once, and read Rashi's commentary (which is also available in English on the website), then that's a way to fulfill the mitzvah. The problem I see with the English alone is that Onkelos was an interpretative rather than a literal translation, so it is like reading a commentary as well as a translation.
Jul
6
comment Must one follow a community's candle-lighting time?
I don't know...in any case, not everybody in the community attends the Friday-night minyan.
Jul
6
comment Must one follow a community's candle-lighting time?
Yes, I'm talking about a shul which tells its members in a weekly email (who all live within walking distance) what the community's candle-lighting time is. In the case I'm thinking of, there are other shuls in the city, but not in the immediate neighborhood.
Jul
6
asked Must one follow a community's candle-lighting time?
Jul
6
comment Earliest and Latest Times for Kabbalat Shabbat?
Msh210: Honestly, I don't know. I ask about an individual because if you're davening with the tzibbur, you just daven kabbalas shabbos when everybody else does.
Jul
4
asked Earliest and Latest Times for Kabbalat Shabbat?
Jul
4
answered Is it possible to become a tzaddik?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
6
comment What's the purpose of the nachman song?
It may be useful to point out more explicitly that only one minority group within Breslov (the na nach) believe in the authenticity of the note and the na nach chant. Most Breslovers have nothing to do with this.
Jun
3
comment Can a convert (ger) become a chabad shliach?
I can't find it now, but I think I saw a photograph on Chabad news site of a new shliach, perhaps to Connecticut or Massachusetts to teach at a school, who appeared to be African-American. If my memory is correct, then he could have been a ger who became a shliach. Also keep in mind that a pretty large proportion of shluchim are ba'alei teshuvah (a non-BT shliach estimated about a third are BTs). It's likely that some "BTs" are actually gerim but since they were raised Jewish (with a Jewish father or non-Orthodox convert mother) they describe themselves as BTs.
May
29
revised Why is there so much focus on Women's Modesty among Orthodox Jews?
added paragraph clarifying that tznius does not only benefit men, but has many benefits for women as well
May
29
answered Why is there so much focus on Women's Modesty among Orthodox Jews?
May
28
answered What does a Christian need to know before he marries a non-religious Jewish woman and plans to have a family?
May
27
comment When and why did the black velvet yarmulke become the standard for some communities?
Some chabadniks today wear dark red, brown or navy blue velvet kippas -- somewhat similar to the colors R' Wein mentioned.
May
26
awarded  Excavator
May
26
revised Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
took out incorrect apostrophes (it's/its) in title and question
May
26
suggested suggested edit on Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?