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Jan
20
answered Siddur with lots of white space for notes
Jan
20
awarded  Scholar
Jan
20
accepted Chabad custom not to have bar mitzva aliya shabbat morning
Jan
19
comment Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?
Improving my spelling would be a sufficient motivation for me. I too struggle with spelling on those sorts of similar sounding letter issues.
Jan
19
comment What in a siddur can be changed?
@DoubleAA, you don't really believe either part of that. The poseik can reasonably say "this commentary/piyut/extra mi shbeirach is fine. Print it or don't as you desire". The poseik cannot reasonably say "Add this word to Shema".
Jan
18
answered Are there any post-high school Israeli yeshiva programs that offer semicha “credits”?
Jan
18
comment What's the deal with female Rabbis?
I am not sure why people are being rough on Gary. I understand his question to be: Why will Orthodox institutions that give semikha and heter horaah to men not give it to women? Why will Orthodox synagogues and day schools employ men but not equivalently qualified women in positions not involving psak?
Jan
18
comment What's the deal with female Rabbis?
@user5829, how do you figure that the title is "in their own merit"? Both married rabbis, and I suspect wouldn't be called "rebbetzin" if they hadn't.
Jan
18
comment Does an Orthodox rabbi have to have semicha?
@BruceJames I want to hear more about Rav Soloveitchik revoking a semicha. Who? When? For what?
Jan
16
comment Hatzi Kaddish melody using Haftarah nusach
I have heard from a teacher at the Belz School of Music that this is how it "should" be done. The Kaddish tune alerts people to what is upcoming, so the tune for kaddish after Torah reading sounds like haftara, and the kaddish just before mussaf sounds like mussaf.
Jan
13
comment Resuscitation of Aged Nursing Home Patients
If a patient has a DNR order in place, there is no reason to call 911.
Jan
13
comment Naming a baby after a living non-relative
Not exactly a strong proof, but didn't the proliferation of Chaya Mushkas and Menachem Mendels in Chabad begin in earnest only after their respective deaths?
Jan
5
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
@JXG, as a dirty martini drinker, I might argue the liquor is tafel to the olives. ;-)
Jan
5
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
@DannyLieberman, granted with that ingredient list, what I am going to say is unlikely, but: While ingredients are listed in order from greatest percentage to least, the first need not be a majority, but just a plurality.
Jan
4
comment Shochtim who learned from translated materials
The Simla Chadasha imposes some minimal level of learning. Is the idea that the person COULDN'T learn in Hebrew, or it so happens that he DIDN'T learn in Hebrew? The former might not qualify as learned enough (though nowadays, one who can only learn in English may have finished Shas, Chumash with Rashi and Ramban...)
Dec
31
comment Why did the Lubavitcher Rebbe give out dollars?
+1 for final paragraph
Dec
29
comment Can I use a cutlass for a shechita knife?
"Do I have to worry about the boat rocking?" I'd advise against "Can I do it on a boat? Can I do it to a goat?"
Dec
29
comment Can I use a cutlass for a shechita knife?
I don't think the transportation tag is appropriate because being on a vehicle is not inherent to the question. Being stuck anywhere without your shechita knife would seemingly have the same issues. You do address being on a boat in your answer. Perhaps include that as part of the question, in order to include that tag.
Dec
29
awarded  Organizer
Dec
29
revised Can I use a cutlass for a shechita knife?
removed vehicles tag