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Mar
31
comment How can we use grape juice instead of wine?
Is there no principle other than "this is how the Gemara rules?" Nothing about the nature of wine or the nature of Kiddush?
Mar
31
revised Taanis Bechoros for a first born from a C-section
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Mar
31
revised Starting the Seder after Sheki'ah (sunset)?
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Mar
31
accepted Starting the Seder after Sheki'ah (sunset)?
Mar
31
revised When did R' 'Akiva see his children?
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Mar
31
revised When you're trapped by someone Davening behind you
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Mar
31
comment Does nullification mean something no longer exists, or just that it has no Halachic significance?
@mweiss Yes sir.
Mar
31
comment Does nullification mean something no longer exists, or just that it has no Halachic significance?
@mweiss anything perceptible is never nullified. Your nullification vis a vis the bread is about your ownership and connection to the bread. It is nullified "like the dust of the earth." The dust of the earth very much exists. You just don't own it, and you wouldn't care if a small amount made its way into your home - nor would you be able to prevent it.
Mar
31
asked Does nullification mean something no longer exists, or just that it has no Halachic significance?
Mar
28
comment The meaning of the word חטא
This is an ineresting angle to consider.
Mar
28
comment The meaning of the word חטא
This is one of my favorite reasons for my dream of becoming a Semitic Philologist when I grow up.
Mar
28
comment Should an adoptee mourn his Jewish biological parents?
On Mi Yodeya, are we to answer the Prat or the Klal?
Mar
28
revised Should an adoptee mourn his Jewish biological parents?
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Mar
28
comment Batel b'shisim on a large scale
(However, IIRC, the opposing view is that stirring quickly only makes matters worse. As before, I have to look it up to see if it's relevant and can be applied here.)
Mar
28
comment Batel b'shisim on a large scale
IIRC, there's a RaMBa"M that recommends stirring quickly when something similar happens (not this case). I have to look it up.
Mar
28
comment Batel b'shisim on a large scale
@DoubleAA, I think (an unspoken) part of the question is, does that spill eventually become absorbed and nullified?
Mar
26
comment Is a wife allowed to stop going to the mikva?
It sounds like it's not. What else would "should never" mean? Is it guidance to prevent worsening an already bad situation?
Mar
25
answered Is there a Jewish tradition of commentary on Genesis prior to Philo?
Mar
25
comment Soft Matzah for Ashkenazim
@DoubleAA, hard or soft? There is hard Matzah bearing an OU, but I don't know if they are the original overseers or just provide their stamp to someone else's oversight.
Mar
25
comment Vodka distilled on shabbat
Actually, it's more likely a dupe of this question than off-topic.