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Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Your question isn't really about blessings from rabbis so much as predetermination.
Sep
15
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)?
Sep
15
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
15
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
15
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
Sep
12
comment Tashlumin with a minyan
@Daniel you got me. I don't know.
Sep
12
reviewed Leave Open Trope placement in Dev 29:12
Sep
12
revised swaying and bowing
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Sep
12
answered Tashlumin with a minyan
Sep
11
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?
Sep
11
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake what if the Jew lives in Wyoming?
Sep
11
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
I'm curious if the downvote was because the voter felt this wasn't a quality question or because it was offensive.
Sep
10
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@DoubleAA, Ahem (Photo)
Sep
10
asked Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
Sep
10
comment Can Jews eat hunted animals?
@JimThio, yes, or more accurately, the Jewish religion is incompatible with it. Although you will be hard pressed to find someone who is lax in religious observance and identifies culturally as Jewish, but is an avid hunter. It's not likely that you won't find such a person if you look hard enough, but most of the movements with liberal attitudes toward Jewish law tend to attract those with liberal political attitudes as well, including favoring anti-gun policies.
Sep
10
comment What was Rav's relationship to R' Hiyyah?
@yez, the way you translated it, it appears that "בר אחוה" is just the expression for "nephew", not an accurate description of their relationship (son of brother). If so, then maybe I just misread the Gemara (actually, the rabbi whose Shi'ur I was listening to also translated it as I did, rather than "nephew"). So what is the point of Rashi's explanation? And where does he get the family tree from?
Sep
10
revised What was Rav's relationship to R' Hiyyah?
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Sep
10
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
@DoubleAA, it's pretty difficult with certain colors/materials to tell if you're looking at the skin or just the fabric. Unless someone has a noticeable birthmark on her leg, it can be darn near impossible. Even if she does have a birthmark, that might still be visible even through an "opaque" pair of nylons.
Sep
10
asked What was Rav's relationship to R' Hiyyah?
Sep
8
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
But what about applying that to stockings?