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Dec
16
revised Which Talmudic source for Ḥanukah is the real source?
Reworked the question because of confusion.
Dec
16
revised How long can you say Asher Yotzar if you forgot?
fixed typos.
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Thanks. I was just wondering if that's the theory they're going with.
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Per this answer, am I correct in assuming that the aforementioned synagogues are (hopefully) relying on M"A's time for Plag while still relying on the Ḥumrah of the generally accepted time for Sheki'ah in the summertime (candle-lighting still follows the early sunset time but they Daven "early" late, per M"A, in order to give more people a chance to be there)?
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Can you provide sources, please?
Dec
15
accepted Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Dec
15
comment Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
@msh210, thank you. I am referring to the span of time between Plag and Sheki'ah.
Dec
15
asked Magen Avraham - Practically no Plag HaMinḥah or just no Plag HaMinḥah in winter?
Dec
15
revised Which mitzvos exempt which mitzvos?
Added Hebrew name of principle and link.
Dec
15
comment Which Talmudic source for Ḥanukah is the real source?
I didn't think this would be so confusing. I'm trying to draw the distinction between "Mai (or even Mei-ei) Ḥanukah" - which is generally, I think, understood as the starting point of the discussion of the history and requirements of the holiday - and, in my best interpretation of late Babylonian Aramaic, "MiNayin Ḥanukah" - by which I mean, what is the Mishnaic/Talmudic source? I guess the answer would probably be the Mishnah, because it came earlier, but I was hoping someone could flesh it out a bit better with maybe other sources (Rishonim, Geonim, etc.) who comment on it, if they exist.
Dec
15
asked Which Talmudic source for Ḥanukah is the real source?
Dec
15
answered Shelosha - mi yodeya?
Dec
15
revised Shelosha - mi yodeya?
clarification
Dec
15
answered Arba'a - mi yodeya?
Dec
15
comment Why doesn't Chabad differentiate between Ches and Chaf, and Ayin and Aleph?
Whew! I know people who try to be Makpid on sounding their 'Ayin as a gutteral sound, but do it in the wrong place.
Dec
15
comment Why doesn't Chabad differentiate between Ches and Chaf, and Ayin and Aleph?
@Alex most Ashkenazim that I've met (they are the vast majority of my social circle) can make the sounds. It's not clear to me why the traditions were lost, because, although it seems tricky to the untrained adult, it's not true that most people can't do it.
Dec
15
comment Why doesn't Chabad differentiate between Ches and Chaf, and Ayin and Aleph?
Alex, I hope you pronounce the 'Ayin as the final sound of the word - Shomea' - rather than as the penultimate sound - Shome'a.
Dec
15
asked Does Ma'aser count if you have an ulterior motive?
Dec
15
comment Is a rare steak kosher?
I also think the title asks a very different question than the body. The answer to the title is, "Yes, a rare steak is Kosher." The answer to the body is, "Your question is based on a faulty premise."
Dec
15
comment Is a rare steak kosher?
@avi, I think that's the answer to the question. I think the question rests on the assumption that meat needs to be cooked somewhat to be Kosher, which is not correct.