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comment Is downloading pirated music stealing?
@NoachmiFrankfurt, as I alluded to in my first couple of paragraphs, it would depend on the definition of the word(s). If you have permission, it's not stealing. The question of Zeh Neheneh VeZeh Lo Haser (mentioned by Ray in the comments on the question) is an interesting one, though.
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comment Does the remarriage delay apply even in the case of yibbum?
@DoubleAA, ah, right, I do remember that. Thanks!
2d
comment Does the remarriage delay apply even in the case of yibbum?
Interesting. I did not realize it was 92 days. I thought it was 90.
Apr
21
comment Formulation of Women's Zimmun
(@DoubleAA forgive me if I assumed incorrectly that you mean to dispense with "רבותי נברך", as in your comment on the question.)
Apr
21
comment Formulation of Women's Zimmun
@DoubleAA, that would be valid. I think the question, perhaps unnecessarily, is trying to stick with the "standard" formulation for the introductory line and call to bless, and just looking for a tweak. But feel free to post your own answer.
Apr
14
comment Saying 100 Berachoth in a day
If one takes R' Meir for a whirl, then reading it מאה would give you the missing letter, too, won't it?
Apr
13
comment What does the ל of לבעבור mean?
I'm guessing archaic form vs. (relatively) newer form. It's possible that, whether that's correct or not, there may be a nuanced difference in meaning as well (eg., the Rav Hirsch answer).
Apr
7
comment Laws of Chol Ha Moed
Couldn't the same question be asked regarding trips and vacations? The same answer would then apply. It's leisure, and it allows us to enjoy the Mo'ed. Your list is short: there are 5 major categories of permitted work, each with limiting considerations. It can easily be argued that utilizing social media falls under the general umbrella of permitted work for the Mo'ed that is not too strenuous or difficult.
Apr
6
comment Cream cheese on matza - gebrochts
Personal Mesorah is not a bad source, as long as it is clarified as such.
Apr
6
comment Why does almost every community say Lecha Dodi?
This sounds reasonable; if you have a source, that would be invaluable.
Apr
2
comment How did the “custom” of not duchaning on Yom Tov that falls on Shabbos arise
@msh210, a prominent Posek dismissed it as a Minhag Ta'uth, ergo it became universally accepted.</snark>
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
@gideonmarx, said by whom?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
Is it a Minhag, or just something your Bubby did because she liked it and/or didn't have enough eggs for everyone?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
How does it taste?
Apr
1
comment Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
Interesting theory. Does anyone write this somewhere?
Mar
29
comment Why does God have Moshe use a name the Israelites won't know?
Second, it might help to clarify that, if I understand your question correctly, you're not interested in what the names mean, but why an unfamiliar name was chosen for Moshe's mission; that is, unless something in the meaning explains why these names were (not/)employed in this way.
Mar
29
comment Why does God have Moshe use a name the Israelites won't know?
Josh, first of all, welcome to Mi Yodeya! I hope you find an answer that satisfies your question, and that you find the site interesting and useful, and that you stick around.
Mar
26
comment Can you buy a beggar non-Kosher food, or chometz on Pesach?
Mitzvoth are not a benefit, but I believe Tzedakah may be different.
Mar
26
comment Can you buy a beggar non-Kosher food, or chometz on Pesach?
@Daniel, I think this is a point of dispute.
Mar
25
comment Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?
Better, thanks. I was too tired to try to wrap my head around what you might be getting at, so I just said it seemed backwards, because I didn't want to make a definitive edit or correction.