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comment Is there an issur to put cold water in a kli rishon on Yom Tov?
I would think your question boils down (no pun intended) to whether or not this is considered cooking.
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comment Roasting unsalted meat
This answer is very incorrect (or, at best, inaccurate). It is also low quality and unlikely to be salvageable, so I vote to delete.
Apr
30
comment Tashlumin for a woman who usually doesn't daven
Not an answer: I think you just answered your own question.
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
+1 for correct use of 'apposite'.
Apr
24
comment Is downloading pirated music stealing?
@NoachmiFrankfurt, as I alluded to in my first couple of paragraphs, it would depend on the definition of the word(s). If you have permission, it's not stealing. The question of Zeh Neheneh VeZeh Lo Haser (mentioned by Ray in the comments on the question) is an interesting one, though.
Apr
21
comment Formulation of Women's Zimmun
(@DoubleAA forgive me if I assumed incorrectly that you mean to dispense with "רבותי נברך", as in your comment on the question.)
Apr
21
comment Formulation of Women's Zimmun
@DoubleAA, that would be valid. I think the question, perhaps unnecessarily, is trying to stick with the "standard" formulation for the introductory line and call to bless, and just looking for a tweak. But feel free to post your own answer.
Apr
21
revised Formulation of Women's Zimmun
Whoops!
Apr
20
revised Channukah and Bal Tosif
בל - not בעל.
Apr
14
comment Saying 100 Berachoth in a day
If one takes R' Meir for a whirl, then reading it מאה would give you the missing letter, too, won't it?
Apr
13
comment What does the ל of לבעבור mean?
I'm guessing archaic form vs. (relatively) newer form. It's possible that, whether that's correct or not, there may be a nuanced difference in meaning as well (eg., the Rav Hirsch answer).
Apr
7
comment Laws of Chol Ha Moed
Couldn't the same question be asked regarding trips and vacations? The same answer would then apply. It's leisure, and it allows us to enjoy the Mo'ed. Your list is short: there are 5 major categories of permitted work, each with limiting considerations. It can easily be argued that utilizing social media falls under the general umbrella of permitted work for the Mo'ed that is not too strenuous or difficult.
Apr
6
comment Cream cheese on matza - gebrochts
Personal Mesorah is not a bad source, as long as it is clarified as such.
Apr
6
comment Why does almost every community say Lecha Dodi?
This sounds reasonable; if you have a source, that would be invaluable.
Apr
2
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Apr
2
comment How did the “custom” of not duchaning on Yom Tov that falls on Shabbos arise
@msh210, a prominent Posek dismissed it as a Minhag Ta'uth, ergo it became universally accepted.</snark>
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
@gideonmarx, said by whom?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
Is it a Minhag, or just something your Bubby did because she liked it and/or didn't have enough eggs for everyone?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
How does it taste?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
Interesting theory. Does anyone write this somewhere?