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comment Trustworthiness of “new” dishes
Good point about the stickers on high-end products. Now I'm also slightly less annoyed at those impossible to remove stickers.
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comment Stuffed cabbage on Sukkoth
@SethJ Somehow I completely misread the first line of your question. I redact my comment.
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comment Stuffed cabbage on Sukkoth
Might be a duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/3083/…
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comment Business with Christians during their holiday periods
It seems easier in chu"l (outside of Israel), since the prohibition is only the day of their holiday. That doesn't answer the question, but it makes it more manageable in most cases.
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awarded  Critic
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comment If I injure a bug, should I kill it?
I would assume that we are talking about a level of injury that is truly a Tzaar. Even then, I've often seen non-domesticated animals with missing or broken limbs who seem to be able to get on easily. This beings to encroach on the same topics as deciding when or whether to end life support in that can one b certain that there is no chance of recovery? (Although Halacha holds humans above animals so the psak shouldn't be comparable, it's only that the ideas appear similar to me).
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comment Are You Obligated to Vote a Question You Answer?
Is this a ploy to get a highly voted question?
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comment Checking lettuce on Shabbos
The difference between the bug-lettuce scenario and the fork-table scenario is that in the former, the bug is undesirable, and is being removed from something desirable. In the latter, both the fork and table are desirable. At least, that allows for the second solution by @yydl. Unless you meant a single-use fork which will subsequently be disposed of, in which case I have the same question as you.
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comment First it says everyone had their own language; but then it says all spoke one before being split
To put it another way, this might be implying that language did evolve in different directions before Babel, but that is not to the exclusion of a shared mode of communication between all of mankind. In that case, God's interference at Babel would have been to remove this common language, not necessarily to create many new ones. Although these are just my musings, a cursory glance at the psukim doesn't reveal any contradiction.
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comment First it says everyone had their own language; but then it says all spoke one before being split
It is interesting the the first two use lashon while the second uses safah. Perhaps, while they used different tongues, they were still intelligible to one another.