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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.
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?
Jul
20
comment Are “Halacha To Moses from Sinai” Undisputed?
Also see Tol'dos Hahalacha, which is cited there. It says that the Ra"sh explicitly stated that the term halacha l'Moshe miSinai, in addition to its usual usage of "very old and non-derived law" can also mean "very obvious and universal" or "undisputed by dint of its rationality". He gives examples. The lecturer could have intended the second category. Also, "undisputed" could simply mean until the time of the G'mara. After all, I can't retroactively nullify this designation by disputing something.
Jul
20
comment Are “Halacha To Moses from Sinai” Undisputed?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38766/3
Jul
17
comment Flashlight on Shabbat
This opinion is also attributed to Rav Moshe in the end notes of the English version of Sh'miras Shabas K'hilch'sah.
Jul
16
comment When someone places a flyer on your car windshield without your permission, is s/he Masig G'vul?
Are you asking if the boy is wrongfully misappropriating the space on your windshield that the flyer takes up? Is there precedent for the placement of a paper on real estate constituting a violation of this law?
Jul
14
comment Antiquarian Safrut
Yes, many examples.