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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
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.
Aug
14
comment May a woman study Kabbalah?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44042/3 And related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/7071/…
Aug
14
comment How does Tum'ah (“Ritual Impurity”) work?
Hi not telling and welcome to mi.yodeya! You certainly have a systematic opinion of this highly technical topic. Is the information in your second paragraph and on based on precedent or are they exclusively your own? If the former, inclusion of sources would improve your answer.
Aug
13
comment Academic abbreviations
Related (and not closed): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7171/3
Aug
7
comment Making a shechiyanu and major appliances
Related comments: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7132/3
Aug
4
comment siddur(ashkenazi diaspora style) for android/google play store? (that gets weekday mincha 'shalom rav' right)
Which ones have you tried?
Aug
3
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
@DoubleAA Somehow, genrewise I assumed those to not be the case. Looks like I was on the money! Did you assume this was a talmudic or Maimonidean quotation before you saw its source?
Aug
1
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
@msh210 For all I knew when I asked, it could have been found in one of those.
Jul
31
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
OK, but likely not to the author.
Jul
31
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
How do you know the emphasis is original?
Jul
31
comment Tallit pattern archive
I don't know anything about talis manufacture, but I remember reading a few years ago that all talisos with the "checkerboard" pattern are produced in Turkey.
Jul
30
comment Is it permissible for a woman to learn Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch?
Very close relative: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7071/3
Jul
30
comment Is it permissible for a woman to learn Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch?
Are you aware of a source for such a restriction? Have you encountered an opinion that gave rise to this question? Any of the above would enhance the question.
Jul
24
comment Why do we only cover the head during Tachnun if there is a Aron Hakodesh
I have heard that the minhag in Brisk was to always "fall" and that is still practiced by some Briskesque adherents in other countries to this day.
Jul
21
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
Do you have a source for this p'sak?