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Dec
7
comment If sleeping suffices for “ad d'lo yada”, why drink?
This seems to me to be a good reason not to drink - look at this other guy, he got smashed and look what happened!
Dec
7
answered If sleeping suffices for “ad d'lo yada”, why drink?
Nov
20
comment Why do divorced or widowed women still need to cover their hair?
For the record, there are also opinions contrary to this.
Nov
12
comment Is there a best time of year to make aliya?
In most industries, hiring is a year-round thing, with a couple of exceptions: summer is often a low point, with a lot of hiring managers on vacation; as is Chagim time (till well after Sukkot), and around Pesach also. Also anything related to government/public sector (which, in Israel, is most jobs) tend to have a different pattern towards the end of the year (mid-November till January), though sometimes this can be in both directions. Obviously, some industries are different - e.g. teachers, which are obviously tied to the school year (but not always directly).
Nov
12
revised When and why did the black velvet yarmulke become the standard for some communities?
Limited the assumption for "standard"
Nov
6
comment What are good resources to find jobs for those contemplating Aliya?
+1, several times over. That said, it still really does depend on field, location, etc.
Nov
6
comment Why did the scholars of Bavel live in Bavel and not Eretz Yisrael?
Interesting, is this the basis for the so-called religious anti-zionist groups?
Nov
6
comment Called to the Torah before wedding
Agree with @msh210, also this "custom" of throwing candy is frowned upon in many places, and actually is improper.
Nov
3
comment What are good resources to find jobs for those contemplating Aliya?
P.S it also depends greatly on what type of job, what field, etc.
Nov
3
answered What are good resources to find jobs for those contemplating Aliya?
Oct
30
revised Birkat Kohanim in Mussaf on Simchas Torah?
removed localized jargon, changed to standard term
Oct
29
comment Can you become “more tamei”? If not, why do we worry about it today?
"A Kohen today can touch as many dead lizards as he likes" - that's a great quote! And the story just makes it even better...
Oct
28
comment Noach: why the people's food mentioned first
yes, but people's food is more important?
Oct
25
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
@avi I don't disagree, I was referring to the focus on a specific Rav's hechsher, to the exclusion of others, particularly in Israel.
Oct
24
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
As I mentioned in a comment above, this is most often a political/business statement. There are just as many competing insistances on "everything only R'Machfoud" or "it has to be R'Landau" etc.
Oct
24
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
@ShmuelBrill as I commented above, this is for (mainly) political reasons, and not so much from a halachic standpoint.
Oct
24
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
There are also several issues with conflicting stringencies, so it would anyway be impossible to get two opposing groups to agree on the halacha. For example, shmitta products - there are those who ban Jewish product, and there are those who ban product of land "sold" to gentiles.
Oct
24
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
This is not accurate - the 2 Israeli ones are not allowed in many places. Though to be fair, you did say "widely eaten", and not universal... So I guess it is close enough.
Oct
24
comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
What @msh210 said. A lot of the differences between Kashruyot (at least in Israel, though I hear the same of US/UK) has more to do with politics (and, perhaps, "business"), than with halachic stringencies.
Oct
24
comment Did all animals come into the Teiva?
why not? If you take historical, scientific and literary context into account as part of your literal reading, it pretty much mostly fits.