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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?
Feb
29
comment Stipulations based on “correct” halacha vs. “לא בשמים היא”
The notion that this sort of deference occurs only between groupings (tannaim, amoraim, rishonim, achronim) is simply not true in practice. The Shach and Taz are achronim. As a newly minted musmakh, so am I. But my rebbi's rebbi's rebbi wouldn't dare to argue with them. It seems to me rather that after some time (100-200 years I'd say) an issue is considered settled. If the settlement is a debate, one of two things happens: Group A does this and group B does that, or everyone tries to do both. And I understand @jake's frustration about the latter.
Feb
29
comment Stipulations based on “correct” halacha vs. “לא בשמים היא”
@Menachem, one hint to the early origins of "bdieved" is the fact that it is in Aramaic. This suggests that it was in the Talmud, and does not originate with achronim. After a quick search, I recalled that one does occaisionally find the gemara saying "bdieved yes, lchatchila no".