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May
4
comment Robot as a competent proxy?
Is a conveyor belt the same thing as a yard? If my yard can accomplish something for me (such as receiving or delivering) then can my conveyor belt do the same? This would mean the robot can at least do things for me as a chatzer [which is equivalent to a shali'ach for some intents and purposes!].
May
4
answered Nun in Ashrei- Psalm 145
May
4
comment Robot as a competent proxy?
Most people hold that the Torah did not give proxy power to non-Jews. But a robot could be more like a child (incapable of higher levels of cognition but still somewhat capable) than like a non-Jewish adult.
May
4
revised Robot as a competent proxy?
Clarified question.
May
4
asked Robot as a competent proxy?
May
4
revised Why is it called Bas Kol
Added tag.
May
4
answered Why is it called Bas Kol
May
3
comment How to discard leftover challah
@Seth J - I think it is safe to say "..._she_ was asking..." mi.yodeya.com/questions/6534/…
May
3
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
Could you add some words of explanation of why one would believe that it is asur for women to learn g'mara?
May
3
comment In Modeh Ani we thank Hashem for our neshama's return. Where do neshamas go?
This might be what Rav Kook is saying in his commentary on Modeh Ani in Olas R'iya but I am not confident in my understanding of it to put it in an answer.
May
3
answered In Modeh Ani we thank Hashem for our neshama's return. Where do neshamas go?
May
3
revised Can you remove a sticker from fruit on shabbos?
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May
1
comment Web sites where I can post divrei Torah
@AY - Did you ever find a place to publish your lists? I am sure people would be eager to see them.
May
1
comment When do rabbinic enactments apply if the given reason no longer does?
@Shalom's insightful answer here may be helpful in differentiating causes for various g'zeros: mi.yodeya.com/questions/199/two-types-of-preventative-enactment/…
May
1
comment Marror and Chazeres on the seder plate
The advantage could be that while one is named after the mitzva done with the object, i.e. maror, the other simply names the material to be placed there (like betza) because it is specifically not associated with a mitzva.
Apr
29
comment What is the meaning of the inscription on the back of a m'zuza?
What does it say?
Apr
29
comment Kiddush on Yom Kippur
Just out of curiosity, do those who say to make kidush also say that that is when one should say birkas shehechiyanu?
Apr
29
comment Cutting Vines in Halacha
@Isaac Moses - Does that mean cutting down flax is out too?
Apr
29
answered Yemenite Sefira
Apr
29
comment Schlisel Challah
Exact duplicate: mi.yodeya.com/questions/677/parnassah-segulah