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revised Can I wash and say “please pass the salt”?
Baal HaTanya wrote several works. Not clear which you are referring to.
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suggested approved edit on Can I wash and say “please pass the salt”?
Jul
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asked Could a Ben Pekuah make all cattle not eligible for Shechitah?
Nov
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comment Operating Cameras on Shabbat
Based on my limitited understanding of photography there is no action of "writing". One merely opens the aperture and light reacts with previously treated film.
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awarded  Curious
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asked Operating Cameras on Shabbat
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment Vinegar on Pesach
Thanks. I read that article and I wasn't sure what to make of it. If we can rely on the fact that its Kitniyot why do they recommend selling it?
Apr
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comment Vinegar on Pesach
Yeah. Thats what they say on their website heinzvinegar.com/vinegar-101.aspx
Apr
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asked Vinegar on Pesach
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comment Prayer with Negative Kavvanah
So you think Tefilla is an action or a recitation of a set text to be checked off once done. See Yeshayahu Leibowitz on prayer haamnews.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/…
Aug
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comment Is a chicken egg considered “Aver min Hachai”?
I found that post and I didn't understand it. The Behags proof is a diyuk that the Gemara itself didn't make and he doesnt give a sevara (Disclosure: I didn't look inside, this is based off the post) The Ramabans proof is also a diyuk and again no sevara. "We know anything that comes from a non kosher source is non kosher and we know chickens are kosher and we know chickens come from eggs Therefore it must be Eggs Are kosher"
Aug
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asked Is a chicken egg considered “Aver min Hachai”?
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comment Prayer with Negative Kavvanah
The Gemara in Taanis would seem to negate prayer without kavannah more. It does not address negative kavannah. In fact one could even make the argument negative thoughts are better than no thoughts at all according to the criteria of "involvement of the Heart/Mind"
Aug
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comment Prayer with Negative Kavvanah
@ray Was the Vilna Gaon Talking about lack of Kavannah or active Negative Kavannah? The analogy to Korbanot is good though because we do know the halachot of a Korban that is offered with the wrong intentions.
Aug
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asked Prayer with Negative Kavvanah
Jul
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comment Are there Torah Moocs (Massive Online Open Courses)?
@aryeh There is a huge difference between an organized course and stand alone lectures.
Jul
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comment Are there Torah Moocs (Massive Online Open Courses)?
@Aryeh People will not know there is a valid other way of learning bible if Yeshiva University,Bar Ilan or some other university with professors who are Talmidei Chachamim don't offer courses also.