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comment How do you inspect a field for graves?
Also, I can't accept this answer until you clarify something. I understood the Gemara to be saying you check in one direction and that this suffices for that field. But you say you assume you have to check in all directions you plan to use. Why? Am I missing something?
20h
comment How do you inspect a field for graves?
Interesting that the RaAVa"D says that the RaMBa"M flat out contradicts the Gemara. Does anyone correct the text?
1d
comment Dairy or pareve black coffee:
@DanF, does that ring a bell?^^^
1d
comment Dairy or pareve black coffee:
@Cauthon, my understanding of the mechanics is that milk doesn't get sucked into the machine, but is heated up externally. In most cases, at least. I do know one café that has a smaller espresso machine that actually does suck the milk through a plastic tube and heats it internally, so that may be a consideration if it's a smaller shop. Larger shops tend to have more professional-grade espresso machines, though, which have an external steamer. IIRC, the CRC article that DanF referenced says that, at Starbucks at least, NB"N is alleviated by Pagum when the steamer is cleaned between cups.
2d
comment When you're trapped by someone Davening behind you
Thanks for the clarification. Any thoughts on the impact on those in front of you (you being the person stuck in front of someone still Davening)?
Feb
5
comment Source text behind Rabbinic view on Dinah, Simeon, and Shaul noted in Jewish Encyclopedia
@ScottS, give them time...
Feb
1
comment Healing in the Torah and Talmud, how to receive healing from Hashem?
Are you asking in a figurative sense? In a metaphysical sense? Are you looking for a Kabbalistic answer? Are you looking for a map of the body correlating to certain commandments? Please clarify.
Feb
1
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
29
answered Dealing with Other Minyanim
Jan
29
revised Answering Baruch Hu UVaruch Shemo and Amen while learning
edited body
Jan
29
comment Answering Amen , Barachu and the like outside of a Minyan
See this answer to another question.
Jan
29
comment Answering Baruch Hu UVaruch Shemo and Amen while learning
Harry disputes your interpretation of your source.
Jan
29
revised Answering Baruch Hu UVaruch Shemo and Amen while learning
Spelling.
Jan
29
comment Answering Amen , Barachu and the like outside of a Minyan
What's "the like"?
Jan
27
comment Is there a concept of “bitul beshishim” with regards to fish?
"Broadly speaking, we tend to follow the Shach (& co.) over the Taz in situations like this." -- Source? And situations like what? Fish and meat? Bitul BeShishim? Kashruth?
Jan
24
asked When the רא״ש refers to “הגאון”, who is he referring to?
Jan
19
comment Why aren't Yemenites an ed echad on locusts?
@DoubleAA, that sounds like a fantastic explanation of the phenomenon of not relying on the Yemenite (or any) Mesorah. Whether it ought to be followed or not, I'm not qualified to answer, but it makes sense as an explanation of the "loss" of our Mesorah.
Jan
19
accepted Rabbeinu Asher ben Yeḥiel's nickname(s)
Jan
19
comment Oops, I just missed the siyum for Fast of the Firstborn
This happened to me, and I fasted. After the fact, a non-practicing rabbi (ie., he had Semichah, and had even written a Sefer, but worked professionally as an attorney) told me he believed I could have partaken of the meal, as that was the main point - ie., it is a Se'udath Mitzvah, whether I heard the words of Torah or not.
Jan
19
comment Oops, I just missed the siyum for Fast of the Firstborn
This happened to me, and I fasted. After the fact, a non-practicing rabbi (ie., he had Semichah, and had even written a Sefer, but worked professionally as an attorney) told me he believed I could have partaken of the meal, as that was the main point - ie., it is a Se'udath Mitzvah, whether I heard the words of Torah or not.