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“When the day comes that I must account for my life, I will not be asked: ‘Why weren’t you Moses?’ I was not equipped to be Moses. But I dread the question, ‘Why weren’t you Zusia?’ —Reb Zusia of Anipoli


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comment The Chofeitz Chayim on World War Three
It says two different things from two different sources. I addressed one (there was no bolding when I wrote my answer).
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revised Shmoneh esrei construction
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comment What is a non-Jew's purpose in life?
"They aren't בני עולם הבא" Isn't that contradicted by your last paragraph?
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comment The Chofeitz Chayim on World War Three
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/56413/…
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revised Can a woman converting to Judaism go to the Mikvah during her period?
Doing what I can with the dead link.
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answered Shmoneh esrei construction
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answered What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
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reviewed Looks OK Can a non-Jew don tefillin?
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reviewed Leave Open The Chofeitz Chayim on World War Three
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answered The Chofeitz Chayim on World War Three
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reviewed Reopen Difference in law between male and female adultery
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revised Hallel on Yom Nicanor
As per chat conversation http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/21849137#21849137
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comment Why was a wedding in Jerusalem conducted differently to in the UK?
The chosson signing the Kesubah isn't only Sefardi or Yirushalayim. I've seen it done at a Yekkish wedding as well (apparently that was the custom of the place).
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answered Is it correct that a kohen could not be Moshiach?
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comment Can one remove and return an oatmeal pot at a hotel free breakfast on Shabbat?
@IsaacKotlicky, some are strict to only rest the pot in a way that if they let go it would fall to the floor (like balanced on the counter edge) || Yerushalmi, there are also limitations on the fire having some sign of reduction before Shabbos. In modern kitchens that is accomplished by a Blech. There clearly isn't such a thing in the case of the OP, although for complex reasons you might argue it doesn't need one.
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comment What is the traditional/common Haredi “non-Hasidic” response to using the “Three Oaths” as an anti-Zionist argument?
@IsaacKotlicky, I could see some arguments about the heavy involvement of Jews in the Communist revolution in Russia. But Karl Marx was raised a Lutheran (baptized about age 6). It would seem hard to associate anything he did as a תינוק שנשבה with Klal Yisroel.
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comment Omission from Koteret to Hil. Talmud Torah
@IsaacKotlicky, note also that an אילם is not listed in Hilchos Talmud Torah as potur.
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comment Omission from Koteret to Hil. Talmud Torah
@IsaacKotlicky, maybe, but כל הראוי לבילה אין בילה מעקבת בו. The fact that the potential to teach is required doesn't obligate everyone who knows only one Halacha to teach it. The Rambam, at any rate, doesn't make such a requirement.
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reviewed Leave Open Is it wrong to ask for financial help after a personal loss?
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reviewed Leave Open Omission from Koteret to Hil. Talmud Torah