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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?
Dec
17
asked What constitutes eating on a fast day?
Dec
17
comment Overcharging or Undercharging (Ona'a)
This is a good explanation of the exorbitant prices at the kosher stand at Camden Yards. location, location, location!
Dec
17
comment Overcharging or Undercharging (Ona'a)
but market value is defined by what people will pay for it, so it is a bit of a catch-22
Dec
16
comment Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
Did they really say that? I have never heard of such a grace. The standard text I believe is: "Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord." Or do you think that is the same thing?
Dec
16
comment Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
But can't somebody make an animal prohibited as a korban, even if it doesn't belong to him? What about if he uses it for bestiality?
Dec
15
comment Cutting chala with a knife
I thought we removed the knife so we don't stab ourselves out of grief while bentching and mentioning Yerushalayim, and then getting overwhelmed by sorrow over its loss.
Dec
15
comment History of 6 Teveis
well, not just as likely. I assume that 6 Teves never coincides with July 4, but does occasionally coincide with Dec 25. I really should have saide "6 Teves is as likely as any other overlapping date"
Dec
13
comment Answering questions on a website that were asked on Shabbos
Just after sunset on the international dateline on the equinox, shabbos has not yet ended in the eastern hemisphere, and has just started in the west. Depending on your opinion of tzeis hakochavim, there could be as much as an hour when it is shabbos in the whole world.
Dec
13
answered Cutting chala with a knife
Dec
13
answered History of 6 Teveis
Dec
13
comment Males named מיכל?
and that would explain why the combination יחיאל מיכל is so common
Dec
13
comment Arba'a Ve'arba'im Umeya - mi yodeya?
gross! (pun intended)
Dec
2
answered Shemona Ushloshim Umeya - mi yodeya?
Dec
2
answered Is there a way to make Shehechiyanu when lighting the second night of Chanuka?
Dec
2
answered When can we daven for a neis?