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Feb
28
comment Rejecting others' friend requests on Facebook
@Adam this is Purim Torah. I'm sure, with a little creativity Yafoth can be worked in.
Feb
27
comment Orla and Decorative Kumquat Trees
@doubleaa He inexplicably leaves it to the reader to decide!
Feb
27
answered Orla and Decorative Kumquat Trees
Feb
27
comment Are you allowed to benefit from an electrical appliance turned on during shabbos?
@DoubleAA True. I was just trying to think of another (potential) problem and that's what I came up with. I did think of the door itself being a problem, but the light didn't cause the door to be opened.
Feb
27
revised Cutting Tefillin Retzuos
Added language from comments, since it was directed at the original asker.
Feb
27
comment Cutting Tefillin Retzuos
@user146, perhaps that would have been best inserted into your answer instead of a comment.
Feb
27
comment Marcus Jastrow Dictionary Copyright
@Alex, Sometimes booksellers/publishers will try to assert copyright when they have none.
Feb
27
comment Are you allowed to benefit from an electrical appliance turned on during shabbos?
Barry, also, there are different considerations for asking a non-Jew when the community at large is affected. As for minors, see here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4872/5
Feb
27
comment Are you allowed to benefit from an electrical appliance turned on during shabbos?
@DoubleAA, it helps you see inside, especially in the back, just like turning a light on in the room.
Feb
27
revised Anonymous glosses in the Shulchan Aruch
spelling
Feb
27
revised On “he who saved one life saves the world”
(I think) I helped clarify the answer by rewording the last sentence.
Feb
27
comment Are you allowed to benefit from an electrical appliance turned on during shabbos?
Most authorities hold that television isn't "Shabbosdik", meaning that it is inappropriate to watch it on Shabbath even if it was left on since Friday. I think the question can be asked better from the angle of the light (as in your first example) or, for example, opening a refrigerator whose light then goes on (can you take food out of the refrigerator then?).
Feb
27
revised Walled from the times of Joshua: Why Joshua?
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Feb
27
comment What Happens to People Who Don't Have a Portion in Olam Haba?
@vram, good edit. Also, Morah, are you sure Ramban holds it's to avoid increasing punishment that ppl in Gehinom don't stand for judgment? It sounds from the article like it's a byproduct of the fact their punishment isn't interrupted, not like that's the reason. (I haven't seen the Ramban inside.)
Feb
27
comment When Adar Begins we increase our Joy-משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה
@SimchasTorah, I second Isaac.
Feb
26
revised Do I need to own the enclosure of my 'Eiruv?
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Feb
26
asked Gaps in an 'Eiruv
Feb
26
asked Do I need to own the enclosure of my 'Eiruv?
Feb
26
comment Why do we think of the korban pesach as a sheep, not as a goat?
@avi, do you have any source that sheep tastes better, or that Egyptians worshipped the better tasting animal? #purimtorah
Feb
26
comment Should one ask a non-Jew attending synagogue to wear a yarmulke?
The analysis is interesting, but I'd like to see some sources, as well, and not just for @WAF's question.