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May
17
awarded  Teacher
May
17
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
I agree with Jake and Yaakov. Isn't there a Torah prohibition against lying?
May
17
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
of COURSE you are wearing a hat!
May
17
comment Where's Piece Number 10?
welcome to one of my favorite websites. Did you get the hat tip from BP? -JDS
May
10
awarded  Supporter
Feb
28
comment Is Rashi really pshat?
I had always felt that Rashi was more into drash, and Ramban was the pshat-focused commentary.
Feb
25
asked Phrasing of refuah prayer when praying for a non-Jew
Jan
13
answered What is your favorite passuk?
Jan
13
asked What is your favorite passuk?
Dec
30
answered What is the bracha for mushrooms?
Dec
30
asked What is the bracha for mushrooms?
Dec
30
comment Hagala for a new pot
btw, I would like to use this opportunity to say Sultam pots are fantastic! We have a whole set and they are still in great shape after 7 years.
Dec
29
answered Avoiding accidentally eating cheese
Dec
28
comment Davening on Plane Zmanim
very cool site!
Dec
28
comment Lego on Shabbos
in view of a number of similar active questions, it may be worth reminding everyone of the message in red print at the top of this page. For questions like this, one should always consult their own Rav.
Dec
27
comment Nittle Nacht Meaning
so if shabbos is doche nittle nacht, when are we supposed to rip all the toilet paper we need for the year?
Dec
27
comment May a Katan (minor) perform Melachah (“work”) on Shabbath?
I've also heard it is violating the positive mitzvah of chinuch. I have seen cases where a parent will not ask their own child to do something, but have a different adult ask them. (although it sounds like this is also a problem!)
Dec
22
comment 12 hours to the day, 12 hours to the night
definitely related to the lunar cycles: 12 months gives 12 constellations in the annular cycle, which also cross the sky every night. Except the 12 constellations take 24 hours to go around, so I'm off by a factor of 2 somewhere... eh, astrology and astrophysics are both order-of-magnitude estimates.
Dec
22
answered Why Does Hashem Bless Us Like Efraim And Menashe?
Dec
22
comment Why Does Hashem Bless Us Like Efraim And Menashe?
re: 1) I thought that really was Yissachar and Zevulun. 3) +1 I like!