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Apr
30
asked Who reads the Haggadah?
Apr
30
comment The, um, Seder of the Seder
@msh210, Alright, bear with me as I cut and paste. Are you sure it won't get burdensome to people answering?
Apr
30
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
@ShmuelBrin, two distinct Minhagim (at least in my family). One is a roasted egg on the Seder plate. One is hardboiled eggs eaten with saltwater as a sign of mourning for the loss of the Beith HaMikdash (first thing eaten as part of the meal - after Korech).
Apr
30
revised Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
added 34 characters in body
Apr
30
asked The, um, Seder of the Seder
Apr
30
comment Preparing the Beitzah for the Seder Plate
Sooo interesting. I've only ever seen it with a burnt look. Not entirely burnt, but enough to easily identify that it was roasted. In fact, when my wife made it the first time, following my mother's instructions, we were both shocked that it didn't look burnt in the least, and we debated whether it should be put back in until it attained that appearance (we decided appearances were not as necessary as the integrity of our oven, though, and we had just heard a story of someone's egg exploding in their oven that day, so we left it as it was).
Apr
30
comment If someone has BO and can't smell themselves, may they say blessings?
unforgettableid, thanks for the edit. Ping @YaakovKuperman.
Apr
30
asked Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
Apr
30
asked Why a Beitzah on the Seder Plate?
Apr
30
asked Preparing the Beitzah for the Seder Plate
Apr
30
comment Removing mezuzah spoils doorpost
@MonicaCellio, the problem is checking them. Every time you take them down, you damage the doorpost.
Apr
30
comment Were Maftir Honors in 19th Century different from today?
Many shuls today, and many more in past centuries, use a Klaf for the Haftarah, which in many cases requires a Ba'al Keriah, just like reading from the Torah.
Apr
29
comment Electric Appliances and Mikva
That is odd that they'd mix them up.
Apr
29
comment Electric Appliances and Mikva
Isn't your first half of your answer off topic (the question asked aboutTevilah, not Kashering)?
Apr
29
comment Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit
Did you study at YH"'E?
Apr
27
comment Correct Niqqud for ואטהר in Sefira Nusach
I've noticed this for many years - you are not alone. Unfortunately,I have no answer.
Apr
27
comment Which challah does one cut on a Shabbas yom tov?
Tadir VeSheEino Tadir, Tadir Kodem - Except when you only have one option. In that case we generally follow the least common occurrence.
Apr
27
comment Should I say “amen” to a malformed bracha?
That's what I meant. But they don't have Da'ath, and they often mispronounce the words. Yet, we say Amen to educate them.
Apr
27
comment Should I say “amen” to a malformed bracha?
OK, I was just checking. On your last point, about responding Amen to non-Berachoth, we also respond Amen to children's "Berachoth" for purposes of encouraging them and teaching them about reciting them.
Apr
27
comment Should I say “amen” to a malformed bracha?
"You wouldn't eat from the shechita of someone who has a strong tremor in their hand such that they can't hold a knife steady, no matter how good their intentions are." True, but Tefillah is 'Avodah SheBelev. Intention is 99% of the game. Pronunciation is really just the vehicle to get the intention out into the world. It's important, but I wonder just how important it is, if in fact the intention is sincere and the words (however mangled) were introduced into the world. I am not saying you should say Amen; I'm pushing you on just how certain you are that you shouldn't say Amen. Are you sure?