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Aug
12
comment What is the origin of the custom to say Shema to a baby on the day before his Brit Milah?
I'll admit that this is purely my own logic, but there is a somewhat more rational answer too: The brit mila itself is dangerous, and thus we should do something that the baby gets through it safely.
Jul
26
awarded  Revival
Jul
24
comment Must a woman cover her hair during childbirth?
I'll add one additional reason: During childbirth, she is exposing her actual erva. Saying, "I must cover my hair for modesty while you focus on my gynecological bits" seems patently ridiculous. That said, the story is told of a woman who, on meeting her new gynecologist, refused to shake his hand because of negia. Ridiculous as it is, it might be the halacha.
Jul
24
comment Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
@Menachem A) I explicitly mentioned this possibility in my response to SAH. B) It is going to be pretty rare. Common law marriage requires quite a few years. Again, see my comment immediately above.
Jul
24
comment What's with Rus sleeping over with Boaz?
In order to make her a yevama, Boaz would have to be the brother of her deceased husband. She is sorta-kinda like a yevama, which is sorta-kinda like a wife, so they can behave in ways that are otherwise licentious?
Jul
24
comment Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
@Menachem, even a long term committed relationship does not normally include marital intent. SAH, do you know people who say "oh, everyone knows they live together and are intimate, so they're married"? No one believes that public sexual relationships are some sort of de facto marriages. Maybe if they were together long enough that one might begin consideration of a common-law spouse, OK, I hear the question. I can't imagine this happens more than once in anyone's life, and never in most lifetimes.
Jul
22
answered Is marriage without ketubah considered marriage, concubinage, or kiddushin she’einah re’uyah le’biah (marriage that cannot be consummated)?
Jul
22
answered If a woman converts, marries, and divorces — how is she identified in her next ketubah?
Jul
22
awarded  Constituent
Jul
22
awarded  Caucus
May
31
answered Who knows science?
May
29
answered Does Ma'aser need to be given on gifts?
May
29
answered Are there any hechshers that certify food as kosher for B'nei Noach?
May
13
comment Are there different shitos for when fasts end? What are they?
@AdamMosheh Because aside from YK, they are rabbinic, and rabbis are lenient in cases of pain/suffering.
May
13
answered Am I allowed to view a Kotel Cam on Shabbos?
May
12
awarded  Yearling
May
8
answered How is a heter iska made to work with a non-business loan?
Apr
27
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
29
comment What are the parameters of kavod ha'brios?
For kavod habriot one need not rip shatnez clothing off a person in public. That is a Torah prohibition.
Feb
29
answered Which mitzvos exempt which mitzvos?