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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?
Dec
2
asked When can we daven for a neis?
Dec
2
comment Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
only if you are a Litvak
Dec
2
comment Shiv'a Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?
must be some symbolic connection to Ahasueros' party
Dec
2
comment Where and when do we light Shabbos candles 15 minutes later than usual?
at my house, in the winter, when my wife walks in the door 3 mins before shekiya
Dec
2
comment What is the rarest Haftarah?
I had guessed 2nd shabbos of chanukah, but this list is great! Too bad about Miketz, since the story of Shlomo and the baby is one of my favorites, and probably one of the best known stories in the Bible. (maybe it doesn't need any more pirsumei)
Dec
2
answered Chanukah and Miketz
Dec
2
comment Why doesn't Al Hanisim Mention the Miracle of the Oil?
one of my favorite answers in Ner l'meah, about why 8 days, when the miracle was really only 7 days: Whenever we light oil and it burns, it is a natural "everyday" miracle, which sometimes requires supernatural miracles to focus our attention on the mundane ones.
Dec
2
comment Gemarah Shabbos -Chanukah Connection
re: waiting for the wife, is that only in the case when she is not lighting for herself?
Nov
19
accepted What is the rarest Haftarah?