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Mar
3
comment Oops, I just missed the siyum for Fast of the Firstborn
Speaking of being pedantic, I don't think not fasting for b'chorim on erev Pesach is equivalent to "breaking" a fast. If I understand correctly, the practice of firstborns fasting codeveloped with the practice of them not fasting when involved in a s'udas mitzva. This could have a ramification for the "burden of heter" and thus the answer, but I am less sure about that.
Mar
3
answered Why do we honor Charvona, specifically?
Feb
26
comment Are the names Akiva and Ya'akov related?
How do we know that עקב in both instances is the same root without external evidence? What does the observation that they both married Rachels imply? Not to attack you, just wondering if you can recommend any sources of further information on the topic.
Feb
26
asked Are the names Akiva and Ya'akov related?
Feb
22
comment Why are there colored splotches on the pages on many Jewish texts?
Great question!
Feb
22
revised What would you really, actually like to receive (give?) for Mishloach Manot on Purim?
Linked source material
Feb
22
revised What would you really, actually like to receive (give?) for Mishloach Manot on Purim?
Linked mishloach manot
Feb
22
answered What would you really, actually like to receive (give?) for Mishloach Manot on Purim?
Feb
17
comment Preferred method for providing hot water on Shabbat
Incidentally, I have the type with the tap at the bottom. It is Hamilton Beach brand and I don't know of any halacha issues with it, but it rapidly accumulates a large amount of white growth inside with normal use.
Feb
12
asked Where can I find Hebrew etymologies?
Feb
4
asked Communal commandment sources?
Jan
24
answered Rashi's unusual phrasing of the four sons
Jan
22
asked What if a specific avoda zara looks just like avodas Hashem?
Jan
22
comment Best practices for praying in public with talit and tefilin
Does the potential for misconception really outweigh the obligation to be wearing them at the time of "davening"?
Jan
17
answered Breakfast cereal brachot
Jan
15
comment Naming after bad people
Jeremy- Thanks for bringing that book to my attention. It looks very interesting. Where in it is this topic discussed?
Jan
13
revised When blogging/emailing/etc., do I use “God” or “G-d”?
qrecite >> recite
Jan
11
asked Leaning on things during prayer?
Jan
8
answered Is there a minimum amount of dough to separate challah without a bracha?
Jan
6
answered A restroom in a formerly-kosher eatery vs. one in a never-kosher eatery: which is preferable?