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Aug
22
revised Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
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Aug
21
revised What if you undo a shabbat melacha?
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Aug
20
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Aug
20
comment Giving to a “mission” collection
@Yishai I don't think it's a duplicate because this question is about supporting the act of collecting as a meritorious act, independent of its goal or purpose. I think it's an interesting distinction.
Aug
20
comment What does Kares actually mean?
Related but not so helpful: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17377/3
Aug
20
comment Is there anything halachically or hashkafically wrong with installing reference computers in a Bet Midrash?
It sounds like the spiritual rav you spoke to might have an interesting answer to this. Did you press him on it?
Aug
20
revised Is there anything halachically or hashkafically wrong with installing reference computers in a Bet Midrash?
Typo, commas
Aug
20
comment Loshon hara against non-Jews?
Collective duplicate: 1+ 2+ 3+ 4 @user3949142 Kind of an ironic comment, no?
Aug
20
revised When and how often should you make a bracha on a snack that is being passed around?
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Aug
20
comment Do all Jews claim to be the actual bloodline descendants of The Ancient Israelites?
Regarding the actual question, the answer to whether all Jews from "Ashk'naz" and "S'farad" believe that we are descendants is obviously 'no', as long as you and your friends are in that group. Regarding what it takes to be a descendant, you reveal in the comments that you believe "we" have "little Yisraelite DNA". If this doesn't qualify for descendanthood then what does? And finally the question about whether the majority of population X believes something is likely impossible to ascertain. Please accept this friendly criticism and specify the question to make it more answerable.
Aug
17
comment meaning of words and tefillah
Also see the Mishna B'rura in 60:7, and Rashba on B'rachos 13a. They corroborate my previous comment.
Aug
17
revised How is סדר טהרות properly pronounced or pointed?
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Aug
15
comment What is the procedure for a Shiduch inside the Satmar community?
@PloniAlmoni If you have an experience based answer you are encouraged to post it.
Aug
15
comment Does wine bottle cut into a drinking glass need to be toveled?
Do you have a source for the equivalency of becoming a keli WRT t'vila and becoming a keli WRT m'lacha? I think there is a dispute between Rava and Abaye about this and that although we follow Abaye the rishonim discuss whether the comparison between the two realms of halacha actually constitutes and equivalency or not.
Aug
14
comment What is the meaning of the phrase לצאת ולבוא?
It has always sounded to me exactly like the English phrase "come and go", in all its hendiadic expressiveness.
Aug
14
comment meaning of words and tefillah
Mishna B'rura O.C. 60:11 says that one must know the meaning of the words of the first pasuk in Sh'ma. This specificity is based on the opinion of R. Me'ir in a 3-way dispute over how much of the first paragraph requires such intent. Elsewhere he says that the same applies to the whole first paragraph in the amida and might imply that it is also true of p'suke d'zimra.
Aug
14
comment Do spirits/souls have genders?
. . . and that they are not necessarily those of the bodies that possess them.
Aug
14
revised Tucking in Tekheles
Linked jargon.
Aug
14
revised vegetables, water, tomato juice and vegetable soup
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Aug
14
comment Must I check the kashrut certificate every time I visit a bakery or restaurant?
Do you have a source? I think it would be reasonable to argue that either the assumption that the food is permissible generally applies, regardless of how far into the date range you are, or that the assumption never holds so you need to check on each visit.