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Nov
20
comment Can a man who has undergone a gender change give his wife a Get?
@gershon, why??
Nov
20
comment Can a man who has undergone a gender change give his wife a Get?
@DoubleAA, he must not hold like the Rav.
Nov
20
comment Would a convert/Ba'al Teshuvah have to remove any tattoos they may have?
"According to many poskim, removing a tattoo involves "wounding" yourself. Therefore, it is generally prohibited to a Jew to inflict pain upon himself in order to remove the tatoo. " Sorry to nitpick, but can you reference one?
Nov
20
comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
@double "I always thought x" is perfect for a comment, not an answer.
Nov
19
comment Would a convert/Ba'al Teshuvah have to remove any tattoos they may have?
But my question is not about preventing a conversion; it's about an obligation, as a Jew, to remove the tattoo.
Nov
19
comment Would a convert/Ba'al Teshuvah have to remove any tattoos they may have?
But would they have to?
Nov
10
comment Tzanua…Not Tznius!
Who's misusing these? The Gemara itself uses such verbs and verb phrases as nouns. The Anglicization (or Yeshivishization) of these words in that pattern might strike you as more unpleasant, but it's not original to English or new by any stretch. You can see it frequently in more "recent" Halachic literature, such as 17th century supercommentaries on the Shulhan 'Aruch.
Nov
10
comment words often mispronounced
Hmm, I never tagged @Alex. Sorry about that!
Nov
10
comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
I think this may be better as a comment, not an answer.
Nov
10
comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
I think this might be better suited as a comment than an answer.
Nov
7
comment Who is the author of “תוספות ”אילמלי on כתובות ל״ג עמ׳ ב׳?
@msh210 thanks for the formatting help! It drove me crazy trying to get that formatting to work.
Nov
6
comment Source that Avraham's tent was open on all sides?
I'd posit that it was not a parallel tradition, as the author suggests, but a comparison that led to the tradition.
Nov
5
comment Was this person ALWAYS a mamzer, or did he become one?
@yishai, you're right. I misread the question. I don't see a difference between retroactive mamzeruth and clarifying that it was always so.
Nov
5
comment Was this person ALWAYS a mamzer, or did he become one?
@yishai, Clint, Why would previous children of his be mamzerim if he only became a mamzer from that point forward?
Nov
4
comment Was this person ALWAYS a mamzer, or did he become one?
@Yishai, children born to the mamzer before the ruling would be affected if it was retroactive, no?
Nov
3
comment What's the Bishul Akum heter for hard-boiled eggs?
It should be noted that #8 is the reason given for canned tuna, as I've heard (if memory serves me) from R' Hershel Schachter.
Oct
29
comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
Is there a Jewish source stating that the moon is made of green cheese? I would think not, but who cares? What is it about mixing these elements that would make one wonder if there's a Jewish source for the expression?
Oct
29
comment what is love — Rebbe of Kotzk: “You don't love fish.” King Solomon: “Whoever loves silver”
My grandmother used to say something similar about food and luxury items. She would say, "You don't love ['X']. You like it. You love people, not things."
Oct
29
comment what is love — Rebbe of Kotzk: “You don't love fish.” King Solomon: “Whoever loves silver”
Related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15911/5
Oct
29
comment Why is there a dagesh in second camocha, but not in first?
Are we worried we might sound like we are saying G-d is a fellow named מיכה, or are we worried about elevating מיכה to be on the level of G-d? I'm not sure if there's a difference, just trying to understand your answer.