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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!
Dec
22
accepted What constitutes eating on a fast day?
Dec
21
answered Chamishim Umeya - mi yodeya?
Dec
21
comment Segula Pitum Ketoret on Klaf
great question--I have seen that a lot recently and never remembered to ask!
Dec
21
comment Eclipse of the moon, bad sign for the Jews
Interesting answer, but I am personally not much convinced by the odd combination of mazal and science. To a certain extent, I think this is at the root of the recent controversies with R. Slifkin and the authority of Chazal.
Dec
20
comment Apologetics for marriage at 3 years old
corrolary: is a gioret from before 3yrs old (e.g. adopted) still considered a gioret (vs betulah) for purposes of ketubah?