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Jun
18
accepted Can a Mezuzah be given to a respectable and trustworthy non-Jew?
Jun
17
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
16
comment Was Caleb a foreigner (Non-Isralite)?
@GershonGold "You can even edit my answer." I see what you did there.
Jun
16
comment Was Caleb a foreigner (Non-Isralite)?
@GershonGold, I would only edit if I were sure you wouldn't object or if I didn't care if you did. And if I were sure I was correct.
Jun
16
comment Was Caleb a foreigner (Non-Isralite)?
@msh210, that's fascinating. I have heard it pronounced Aben, but I had no idea where it came from. Seems legit, VeTzarich 'Iyun. In any event, it's not Even. I'm already halfway towards adopting an entirely new pronunciation myself, and I'm wondering if Abn would be more correct than Aben, and if there's a way to pronounce it based on the way the Tzerei and Segol are used in those dictionaries/grammars he cites.
Jun
16
comment Was Caleb a foreigner (Non-Isralite)?
+1, but can I point out that it's Ibn Ezra, not Even Ezra, without us getting into an argument over the validity of the latter?
Jun
16
revised Can a gentile light a Shabbat candle and do the prayers?
added 4 characters in body; edited title
Jun
16
comment Can a gentile light a Shabbat candle and do the prayers?
@DoubleAA, I'd love to see that asked.
Jun
16
comment Can a gentile light a Shabbat candle and do the prayers?
@Nora, have you contacted a rabbi? Have you anything to add of your experience?
Jun
15
comment Sitting shiva for a parent who married a gentile
@DanF, like I said above, it might depend. See Double AA's reference. It's kind of how you define that.
Jun
15
comment Sitting shiva for a parent who married a gentile
Not supposed to, or don't have to? It might depend on various factors. Also, for practical guidance, and I hope this is not, please CYLOR.
Jun
15
comment Why is a shepherd's sack better than a treasuress's ring?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22585/5
Jun
13
awarded  Generalist
Jun
12
revised bread of shame and free will
added 134 characters in body
Jun
11
comment The mahn (mannah) was compared to בדולח . What is it?
Maybe they never saw bdellium and only knew (through Mesorah) that it was semi-transparent, and assumed that meant it had to be white? Or Nishtaneh HaTeva'? Or it's something else?
Jun
11
comment Source for rumored ruling of the Chafetz Chaim regarding Bracha on dessert
@gershon that sounds pretty gross.
Jun
11
comment Source for rumored ruling of the Chafetz Chaim regarding Bracha on dessert
@GershonGold, do you clear the table? Why is its expectation relevant? Isn't the issue satiation?
Jun
11
comment Source for rumored ruling of the Chafetz Chaim regarding Bracha on dessert
@GershonGold, how do you figure?
Jun
9
revised Is a person allowed to pray for something unrealistic?
Matching the title, grammar/syntax fix.
Jun
9
comment If someone asks you to pray for them, is that shitoof?
The question could be asked better, but +1 for clearly explaining in what way you may be confused and open to being told that you misunderstand the concept.