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awarded  Curious
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accepted My father-in-law was a Cohen. Are my children Cohanim?
Feb
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asked My father-in-law was a Cohen. Are my children Cohanim?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Why is the wicked son sanctioned for doing what the wise son does?
that is an interesting point. He is not wicked because of what he asks, but rather he asks what he does because he is wicked.
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comment Why is the wicked son sanctioned for doing what the wise son does?
I placed the emphasis on "to you" in both cases, because the text places that emphasis only for the wicked son, when that same text exists for the wise one.
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asked Why is the wicked son sanctioned for doing what the wise son does?
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment When is it permitted to eat hametz when Pessach ends on Erev Shabbat?
@SethJ: You're right. I searched for a similar question before posting, but the SE search failed to find anything similar (probably due to my different spelling of hametz and other words). I guess the tags did the trick, but only after I posted :-)
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asked When is it permitted to eat hametz when Pessach ends on Erev Shabbat?
Oct
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comment Sukka in a covered balcony
...Whereas an etch-a-sketch can only draw... in black on a grey background, using one continuous straight line broken by right angles, but an iPad is pretty much a full-fledged computer. A more apt analogy would be an iPad vs an Android tablet. They're not identical, but for most purposes they're interchangeable, with or without best intents. In fact, I would argue that a sukkah should be made of temporary materials, and the idea of sechach lanetzach is a bit of a stretch to me, but it's perfectly kosher. I think that such a sukkah commemorates the desert worse than a sukkah under a roof.
Oct
9
comment Sukka in a covered balcony
I disagree with your etch-a-sketch analogy. Under the assumption that the purpose of the mitzvah is to commemorate the temporary housing of the Israelites in the desert, it would seem that something that is almost a sukka, except it is not under the sky, does a pretty good job of it. The walls and roof are temporary, made from the right materials and don't give adequate protection from the weather, and if you look through the sechach at the correct angle you can probably see stars as well. It performs 99% of the functionality of the sukkah... (more in the next comment)
Oct
9
comment Is it okay to drive a car on the Sabbath?
How about an electric car with no internal combustion?
Oct
9
awarded  Scholar
Oct
9
accepted Customs of the parents when the parents don't have past customs
Oct
9
comment Customs of the parents when the parents don't have past customs
@tom: I generally think of myself as Conservative. Would you say CYLCR? :-)
Oct
9
asked Customs of the parents when the parents don't have past customs
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9
comment Sukka in a covered balcony
@Alex: Actually, this would probably be a good part of the answer.
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comment Sukka in a covered balcony
Not really. The entire neighborhood is like that. Besides, even if I did, it would only solve my personal problem. It would not answer the general question for those who really have no alternative.