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Dec
17
answered Christmas and Ex-mas
Dec
17
comment What Bracha do you make on Sushi?
Since, as @Yahu points out sushi can be filled with anything, perhaps the fact that the name is based on the rice indicates the rice being ikkar (at least within the cultural milieu where it originated).
Dec
17
comment Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
As I note, the Amish practice to not wear mustaches has its origins in their religion on some level. Whether that is close enough to idolatry or not is a great question.
Dec
17
comment What makes something “chukat goyim?”
@Dennis, while it is true that nowadays the first seder cannot be a Thursday night, that was an innovation of Hillel II when he made the calendar. In the days of Rabban Gamliel, when Jesus supposedly lived, the month was declared based on witnnesses, and any holiday could be on any day of the week.
Dec
16
answered Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
Dec
16
answered Can we use nail-clippers to shave?
Dec
15
answered Flying During Channukah Candle Lighting
Nov
12
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
10
comment Can you give an animal a tranquilizer, and proceed to slaughter it?
Even if it would be kosher, eating the meat would likely tranquilize the person eating it, so it becomes very impractical.
Oct
20
comment Can a Jewish owned business sponsor (or own) a non-Jewish football team?
In the US, there are many sports teams owned by Jews. The Washington Nationals (a baseball team) for example are owned by Jews, and they served kosher for Pesach food to me in the owners box.
Oct
20
comment Drinking during davening
@MoriDoweedhYaa3qob, the time it takes to walk a mil is somewhere between 18 and 24 minutes.
Oct
14
answered How do you pick a Hagada to use at the Seder?
Oct
14
comment Does one make a blessing if preparing to die al kiddush Hashem?
I am surprised that no one included the joke I expected here.
Oct
14
comment Is getting an aliyah and Bar-Mitzvah laining needed
Rabbi Dov Fischer suggests that better than learning to lein one parsha, the bar mitzvah boy should learn to lead Shabbat musaf. If he never reads Torah again, fine. But hopefully, he'll daven musaf for the rest of his life (from his seat, or from the amud)
Oct
14
comment Chabad custom not to have bar mitzva aliya shabbat morning
I would have asked my question there, but I knew I would get "The ask button is right there" as an answer.
Oct
14
asked Chabad custom not to have bar mitzva aliya shabbat morning
Oct
14
comment May a Brit Milah be performed by a (non-Jewish) doctor?
@Shalom, perhaps the child was (conveniently for the sake of halakha) sick and stayed in the hospital. On Day 8, he is better, and before discharge, the doctor circumcises him.
Oct
7
comment Nebulizer on Yom Kippur
Every so often I see a comment that I wrote long ago and am surprised at how much I still like my comment. Now, I very much dislike my comment. How do you ever have a case of using a nebulizer that it isn't pikuach nefesh? Is it used for anything besides asthma, which very much is pikuach nefesh (even if it is not now acute).
Aug
25
comment Is it considered Lashon Hara if someone alludes to a place's faults while focusing on a place's merits?
Is it a well known fact? I didn't know the owner was Jewish before this.
Aug
22
comment Is it considered Lashon Hara if someone alludes to a place's faults while focusing on a place's merits?
I am aware the title is not ideal. If someone wants to suggest a better title, go for it.