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Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
"discovery" has very professional connotations.
Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
@IsaacMoses That's why I didn't vote to migrate! On-topic there does not necessarily imply off-topic here (which probably contributes to that site having so much trouble existing).
Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
Good question, but probably belongs on Hebrew.SE. But la"d it could be "legal clarification" (literal), "due diligence" (impressionistic).
Dec
18
comment Can conversion be revoked?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7775/3
Dec
18
comment Chanuka candles if missed the night
Perhaps including the parallel analysis in the question would strengthen it. Or it might reveal more about it for you and the future answerer to learn from.
Dec
18
comment Chanuka candles if missed the night
Do you have reason to believe there would be a difference if one neglected to light intentionally?
Dec
18
comment In which language is written the R' Hillel Lichtenstein's sefer Eth Laasot?
I'm no expert, but it's definitely Yiddish. It uses the word "Yiddishkeit" for example.
Oct
31
comment Why are the names of some mitzvos changed to from “al” or “lo” to “bal”
Isn't "because we speak Aramaic" a sufficient answer (at least for some values of "we")?
Oct
31
comment Why are the names of some mitzvos changed to from “al” or “lo” to “bal”
בל is an Aramaic synonym for אל. I assume it is related to Hebrew בלי and בלתי. Page 170
Oct
27
comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
+1 because that's what I was going to say! (I think I only know the famous stuff, so this is literally the only halacha I have ever heard from that source.)
Oct
19
comment How to advise your barber
@Shokhet It doesn't say what not to do.
Oct
12
comment Should a married woman cover her hair in the succah?
Does she cover her hair in her back yard?
Sep
29
comment Identifying a chasid
@DesertStar Clearly, I am not.
Sep
21
comment What is the most widespread Israeli Minhag?
@ShmuelBrin A study of Israeli customs would be awesome.
Sep
18
comment The Orthodox approach to R. Benamozegh's theology?
There is a little bit of information here, but you should try her if you're looking for authority on the matter.
Sep
5
comment What were the nine points of the pesak din of Michalowitz?
@user6591 Feel free to edit in your corrections! Are you sure about #3?
Aug
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
File not found.
Aug
29
comment Can a yefas toar be Jewish?
You're not going to remove the upvote if you discover the sources do say it, are you?
Aug
26
comment What does Mot Yumat mean?
I don't see it. I think we might be talking about two different things. But I guess if I really want the issue addressed I'll put it in a separate question.
Aug
26
comment What does Mot Yumat mean?
To your first point, "die" vs. "deaded" doesn't bother me since death events' activeness inherently don't align grammatically and realistically. Given that the infinitive absolute "mos" frames the cognate accusative "yumas" in a way we simply don't do in English I can see altering it somehow strictly in the interest of precision to distinguish from "yumas" alone. "Death he shall die" perhaps, or even "dead he shall be deaded", but the addition of "surely" seems like an overstatement.