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comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
Short answer: yes.
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comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
You mean without even the basic wavy embroidery?
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comment Request document Identification (Ancient Scroll?)
It looks like it might be written in some form of Judeo-Arabic, which would make sense if it's from Tunisia, as you say. But it's a little bit unintelligible to the untrained (or inadequately trained) eye.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What modern-day hygiene products are prohibited on Yom Kippur?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Is this an answer? I don't think so.
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Your question is still relevant to certain prayers, making it a dupe of the generic, "why do we pray" question.
Sep
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Your question isn't really about blessings from rabbis so much as predetermination.
Sep
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comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake aside from what caseyr547 states (for which a proof would be nice), mightn't it matter that this is preparation in the event of a disaster, in which case one might want to preserve the supplements for when the iron-rich food runs out (or perhaps they are taken in addition to an iron-rich diet)?
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
@DoubleAA, so there are several closable reasons, including several possible dupes. I vote close unless and until the question is changed.
Sep
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
possible duplicate of What is the point of praying if your fate is already decided on Rosh Hashana?
Sep
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Based on only the second sentence, it would seem that prayer is superfluous. Even with the last sentence taken into consideration, it would seem that our prayers have no real effect, and are, therefore, superfluous, other than Shevah, Hodaah, and perhaps Shomea' Tefillah. CC @DoubleAA
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comment Tashlumin with a minyan
@Daniel you got me. I don't know.
Sep
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reviewed Close Zohar, Texture, Color and the Shapes of this World
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reviewed Leave Open Trope placement in Dev 29:12
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revised swaying and bowing
edited tags
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answered Tashlumin with a minyan
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comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake say he has an iron deficiency. He needs meat. Then what? My local kosher supermarket carries shelf-stable, boxed, self-heating meat meals. What's the guy in Wyoming supposed to do?
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comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake what if the Jew lives in Wyoming?
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comment Source for if something can't go on forever, it won't
@DoubleAA, he has to be Jewish. If you can demonstrate your Jewishness on an anonymous internet Q&A site, then Shokhet can write up an answer. ;-)