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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.
Mar
24
comment Ashkenazic Rabbanim who hold Kitniyot are batel berov lechatchilah before pesach
@DoubleAA, the reason Ashkenazim drink milk, though, is that before Pesah it isn't Asur, and it's therefore Batel in a state of Heter.
Mar
24
comment Ashkenazic Rabbanim who hold Kitniyot are batel berov lechatchilah before pesach
Yishaq, feel free the ask the motivating question - "(Why) can't Ashkenazim drink Coke on Pesah if the corn syrup is Batel?" separately.
Mar
24
comment Ashkenazic Rabbanim who hold Kitniyot are batel berov lechatchilah before pesach
@DoubleAA I was just making his question smoother. I tihnk he was only asking one question and assuming that the answer to it would also answer another question which motivated the one that was asked.
Mar
24
revised Ashkenazic Rabbanim who hold Kitniyot are batel berov lechatchilah before pesach
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Mar
24
comment Maaser Deductibles
I disagree with the 'delete' flags. "This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether." These criteria do not seem to apply, IMHO. It is not a strong answer, and it could use revision, but it is not a comment or edit to either the question or another answer.
Mar
24
comment Maaser Deductibles
@msh210, maybe it's time for my mid-morning coffee, but if you've paid your tuition, which counts for your Ma'aser, wouldn't you be exempting that from calculating the Ma'aser on the remainder of your income? Although I agree with your original point that Zvi should make his argument clear in his answer. Also, Zvi, "not only..." usually needs to be followed up with a "but (also)..." I'm not sure what your point in your comment is.
Mar
23
comment At what temperature is a food Boleya in the utensil
I think the correct answer is CYLOR.
Mar
21
asked Ex post facto realization of having seen a living member of a royal family