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I mostly post from work so please excuse my lack of resources in my answers.


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comment Should someone say Tefillat Haderech if he is riding the NY City subway even less than 1 parsa?
THe previous Belzer Rebbe - Rav AHron said that because of the dangers of driving, a driver should say Teflat HaDerech every day during Shomea Tefila. Indeed it is the custom of many Chassidic communities that even when traveling further than a parsah out of town if they know they are traveling, then they say Tefilat HaDerech in Shomea Tefila and not on the road because of the safek bracha. (based on an article on the subject written by Dayan Shamai Gross of Belz)
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comment Should someone say Tefillat Haderech if he is riding the NY City subway even less than 1 parsa?
IMHO Rav Karelitz' words and general p'sak that Tefilot HaDerech should be said for journeys less than a parsah can be read back in to the Aruch HaShulchan and he is not disagreeing with him.
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answered Should someone say Tefillat Haderech if he is riding the NY City subway even less than 1 parsa?
Jul
22
comment Hechsher on Trans Fat
@NBZ I just heard your comment today in the name of Reb Elyashiv OB"M.
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
comment Can halacha change based on scientific research?
@Matt Interesting but it has no relevance to what the Dayanim told me which to look at how the majority acts to consider if something is "Shave L'Kol Nefesh".
Apr
3
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
I provided a source :)
Apr
3
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
looks like I posted at nearly the same time as user5202. I didn't mean to take away from his answer which is nearly the same as mine.
Apr
3
answered Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
Mar
4
comment May a woman with artifical metal legs wear a short skirt or pants?
If your question is "is it considered wearing" then why not include beged ish ? if you are asking about modesty then you should edit your question to reflect that.
Feb
26
comment Are there sources that permit or prohibit co-ed learning of self-defense?
How are you defining p'kuach nefesh ? if the situation hasn't arisen yet, or there is less of a x% chance of being attacked can we still rely on the heter (or mandate) of pikuach nefesh ? at what point does pikuach nefesh start ? is your case one of a safek pikuach nefesh vs. a Vadai lack of modesty ?
Feb
19
accepted Lechem Mishneh - Do both challot have to be touching?
Feb
19
accepted Using a Frozen Challah for Lechem Mishneh
Feb
19
comment Using a Frozen Challah for Lechem Mishneh
Kudos for adding the Pas Yisroel scenario. I was wondering about such a situation.
Feb
19
comment Using a Frozen Challah for Lechem Mishneh
@Yishai I need to be able to eat at least one of them for the Bracha
Feb
19
awarded  Yearling
Feb
19
comment Why would Roosevelt have taken off his hat at a Jewish wedding?
seems to be a old and well sourced custom with good reasons. Nitei Gavrial - hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=46545&st=&pgnum=125
Feb
19
comment Why would Roosevelt have taken off his hat at a Jewish wedding?
Although no source is given the reasons stated do not seem to imply that candles are a recent innovation. Interesting question for the MY crowd though. chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/477334/jewish/…