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comment How hungry does a Jew have to be to eat non-kosher food?
@shmuel sure, but wouldn't this be a case by case thing?
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comment How hungry does a Jew have to be to eat non-kosher food?
+1 I suppose it might also depend on what other food is available. If someone is stranded somewhere with no food, but some four-legged critters without proper cud-chewing or hoofing are seen roaming around, that does not automatically make it ok to eat said critters. The critters must themselves subsist on something; what are they eating and why can't the deserted sea-traveler eat that? Seaweed and crabgrass might not be appetizing, nor satisfying in small quantities, but if other mammalia can survive that way, shouldn't the human try?
Aug
15
accepted Will a “lower” Berachah made MiSafek exempt a different food that requires that Berachah (and vice versa)?
Aug
15
comment Will a “lower” Berachah made MiSafek exempt a different food that requires that Berachah (and vice versa)?
So I finally made it through. I agree that this answers my question. +1 and check. Thanks!
Aug
14
comment How to pronounce נעמי?
@gershon according to whom?
Aug
14
comment How to pronounce נעמי?
@gershon since there are two options listed, it seems unanswerable to me.
Aug
14
comment How to pronounce נעמי?
You've already provided two pronunciations. Are you looking for more? Is this a survey? Are you asking what is the most "correct"?
Aug
12
comment Sliding tzitzis knot on Shabbos
@IsaacMoses, just not on שבת.
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Open Academic abbreviations
Aug
12
reviewed Delete What precisely is meant by “G-d can do anything”?
Aug
12
comment The footstone sank into the ground & is next to the coffin. Can I retrieve it?
You could reformulate it as, "What do people do when...?"
Aug
12
reviewed Close The footstone sank into the ground & is next to the coffin. Can I retrieve it?
Aug
11
comment Hebrew of the Mishneh Torah
I have no idea why this answer was downvoted.
Aug
11
comment Hebrew for ice - and other “new” words
A thought just struck me. Sure, they mostly see ice only in the form frost (and now artificially produced ice). But the Kinneret does freeze over. Buckets of water left outside do freeze - at least a thin layer at the top. Icicles do drip/freeze. So...are you sure?
Aug
4
revised Josephus' Fall of Jerusalem
added 118 characters in body
Aug
4
reviewed Leave Open Josephus' Fall of Jerusalem
Jul
31
comment How could Avraham feed his guests tongue?
Learning is supposed to bring you joy; that's why you aren't supposed to learn on 9 Av, isn't it? But in all seriousness, should this be closed as a riddle, or is this a really lomdishe question?
Jul
30
comment Why isn't Hallel recited on VE Day?
That's one opinion. Another, however, is that we should say it but fulfill it with the Megillah.
Jul
29
comment Is there an 'Inyan of Upsherin for girls?
@DannySchoemann, I'm not saying it's good or bad; I'm also not judging whether it's authentic or pseudo-Judaism. What I'm saying is that one post on a blog, imported into an answer on a Q&A site (even a great one such as this) is not enough forensics for me to assume it is pagan in origin. At the very least, there's a parallel between human life and trees, and 'Orlah and the age of three. Whether drawing on that parallel came after the fact (ie., after a pagan superstition had been widely adopted), someone came up with it out of thin air, or there's some source, I don't know. But there it is.
Jul
29
comment Keeping up with “local” standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
@jjll I didn't say we should disgust our neighbors or be caricatures of ourselves. But there's a point about being distinct that is not limited to streimlach.