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Mar
28
revised Should an adoptee mourn his Jewish biological parents?
Per comment, and removed irrelevant information.
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.
Mar
25
revised Soft Matzah for Ashkenazim
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Mar
25
comment Maaser Deductibles
@msh210 Oh, I see what you're saying. Here I thought you were misunderstanding the answer and overstating the implications. I think now that I may have misunderstood it. Tzvi, can you clarify what you mean?
Mar
25
comment Did Rashi wear a yarmulke?
This 16th Century wood cut assumes he did.
Mar
25
answered Soft Matzah for Ashkenazim
Mar
25
comment Is it kosher to eat live fish
Does the fish have fins and scales?
Mar
24
comment Why does Rav Saadia Gaon say to make a bracha by Orchatz and Borei Nephashot after Karpas?
No, I meant vocalize, because you are employing a vowel I would not associate the vocalization that I thought was standard, leading me to conclude that your vocalization is different from mine.
Mar
24
comment Is it kosher to eat live fish
I believe there's a place more explicit that excludes fish from the Isur.
Mar
24
comment Why does Rav Saadia Gaon say to make a bracha by Orchatz and Borei Nephashot after Karpas?
Why do you vocalize it as Orchatz?
Mar
24
comment Who were members of Beth Shammai?
How do you know he was? What is Beth Shammai? What does membership entail? How much were/are dues?
Mar
24
revised What conditions would render plants non-kosher?
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Mar
24
comment Maaser Deductibles
@msh210 What you're saying sounds to me like, "once you've given Ma'aser, that money no longer counts toward your income, and you are, therefore, still liable for Ma'aser even though you've already paid it." This cannot be what you mean...can it?
Mar
24
comment Ashkenazic Rabbanim who hold Kitniyot are batel berov lechatchilah before pesach
@double aa, that's really a factor? Fact, maybe, but I thought the Halachic consideration was that it was Batel before it became prohibited.