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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
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comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
But what about applying that to stockings?
Sep
8
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
Well, for example, a lot of shower doors have a "frosted" look. You wouldn't be able to identify features, but you could identify enough, maybe, to pose a possible Halachic problem.
Sep
8
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
@DoubleAA, what's considered "seeing", and how opaque is acceptable in other contexts?
Sep
8
comment Ezekiel 16:4: לֹא הֻמְלַחַתְּ — what practice does this describe?
@fred, et al, upon review of the history of the question (someone upvoted my answer, which is what brought it back to my attention), I stand firm in my original objection, though less offended (I don't recall if I actually was offended to begin with, but I sound like I was). I support my previous statement from March 22 '13 at 19:44 that the Gill source is unnecessary with the other embellishment from Soranus.
Sep
8
comment Ezekiel 16:4: לֹא הֻמְלַחַתְּ — what practice does this describe?
@DoubleAA, I neglected to ping you. My apologies.
Sep
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you dry yourself on shabbos?
Sep
5
comment Can I use a firearm to protect my home on Shabbos?
Is there any particular Melachah or Shabbath activity that you think might be breached using either a firearm or some other device/technique, can you please specify? Otherwise, I'm afraid this question reads like, "Do the law of Shabbos preempt my choices of undergarments to wear?" In other words, it's just kind of...why would you think so?
Sep
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revised May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
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Sep
4
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@sah the question is poorly written, but at least at one point it asks whether to intervene if it could be just meticulous piety, and I'm saying OCD can be distinguished, and if a person needs help it is ok - and important - to intervene.