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Dec
29
comment Bracha for Quinoa
Should that '*' point to something like "*oats may not be the grain referred to by the term shiboles shu'al according to archaeo-botanists like Felix"?
Dec
29
asked Avoiding accidentally eating cheese
Dec
29
comment Saying words of prayer or Torah while an immodest photo or drawing is in your field of vision?
I don't understand what the rabbi's answer meant. In what way was the picture worse than an erva ?
Dec
29
comment Saying words of prayer or Torah while an immodest photo or drawing is in your field of vision?
Took me a second, but yes!
Dec
29
revised Is Muslim prayer rooted in Jewish prayer?
Quoted text.
Dec
29
comment Saying words of prayer or Torah while an immodest photo or drawing is in your field of vision?
Your question immediately reminded me of this post on Hirhurim from some years ago regarding learning Torah on the subway in general, which addressed only human immodesty and not the depicted kind but is an interesting (3-part) read nonetheless. hirhurim.blogspot.com/2005/09/learning-torah-on-subway.html
Dec
28
comment paying for an apartment
@Desert Star I do not endorse the practices I've mentioned from a standpoint of halacha or practicality. I cannot claim to know to what degree the practitioners of these practices consider such things in their important life decisions.
Dec
28
revised What is flavored beer vis-a-vis kashrus?
Bolded a.1.iii.3
Dec
28
comment Gezeira of Rabbeinu Gershom text
@inSeattle Who is the author of the site you linked?
Dec
28
asked What is flavored beer vis-a-vis kashrus?
Dec
28
comment The Meaning of Aishdas
אה"נ that it's a paraphrase but Rash"i is explaining the word דתינה as "toward their calculations" or something similar.
Dec
28
answered The Meaning of Aishdas
Dec
28
comment Bananagrams on Shabbos
@SimchasTorah The isur of adult people playing games on shabas is mentioned in a mini-t'shuva from Rav Moshe in the back of Halachos of Muktzah, in the section "questions the author asked Rav Moshe". (Sorry for the imprecision. This is based on memory.)
Dec
28
comment Card Counting Permissibility
@Shalom What do you mean by "believed to be all chance"? Whose belief is the significant one? The casino's? Would you have an obligation to inform them if they were running games susceptible to /gaming/?
Dec
28
comment paying for an apartment
I'm going on hearsay here, but I'm pretty sure that there are indeed varying practices in this regard - some in which an entire apartment is paid for, others in which contributions toward the apartment are made, and others still in which two apartments are provided (one to live in and one to hire out).
Dec
28
comment What does “the Talmud” mean in the Talmud?
@inSeattle You are still implying that there was a conventional body of work "Notes!" that any given text could be either "in" or "out of". If so, the work of Ravina and Rav Ashi was seemingly just to rubber stamp this preexisting thing. Is this really how it happened?
Dec
28
comment What does “the Talmud” mean in the Talmud?
@Yosef Quite interesting indeed.
Dec
28
revised Snow in Halacha
Added item.
Dec
27
answered Snow in Halacha
Dec
27
comment Source for reciting all of T'hilim (Psalms)
@Barry I see that the מהרש"א there is dealing with the topic but I cannot find where he says this specifically. Could you point me in the right direction?