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Sep
11
comment Walking around the house after shiva
In rabbinic classes, it was emphasized that there is no requirement that one circle the block. I'd add, if the weather is bad the day the person gets up from shivah, there is no reason they need to really go outside, perhaps beyond the psychological. Take a "raincheck" for a walk outside.
Sep
11
comment Eating at a shiva house
Presumably's @Barry's reason would apply to eating food there too. "He didn't come to console me. He came because he heard we were serving Chinese."
Sep
11
comment Eating certain cereals during Aseres Yemei Teshuva
@DoubleAA, while I certainly can't entirely speak for Rav Herschel Shechter, it seems to me that he looks to making a sandwich as a fundamental part of being pat haba b'kisnin. Would you put some cream cheese between two cheerios, for a bagel sandwich?
Sep
11
answered What should one do if he forgets the changes in the tefilla during the Aseret Yemei Teshuva?
Sep
10
awarded  Revival
Jul
15
comment Can a female be a Shochet? (slaughter animals)
He does say the custom is not to. See 1:13 (too long to quote in a comment).
Jul
11
comment What parts of selichot can be said without a minyan?
@Daniel got the paragraph I was going for. It is a fair point that G-d told Moshe to say it, and Moshe was alone. That said, we still skip both 13 middot and preceding paragraph if there is no minyan.
Jun
6
answered Must a parent vaccinate her child?
Jun
2
comment Woman wearing her husband's comfortable clothing
I have heard from rabbis that wearing a man's suit jacket if the woman is cold is acceptable.
Jun
2
awarded  Custodian
Jun
2
reviewed No Action Needed Is a Kohen required to marry a virgin?
May
29
comment Speaking in the middle of Kaddish
I once made a hand motion to someone that he should not speak during the kaddish. He objected vociferously to this. He suggested that I ask R' Herschel Shachter if one may talk during kaddish, and if it is appropriate to quiet talkers. My chevruta & I approached RHS, asked, and he responded that of course one may not talk then, and that I should tell this person that he should be shushed. My chevruta wondered, "What did he think RHS would say? That he is allowed to talk?"
May
29
comment What is the status of a library loan?
I had assumed the intent was with regard to the "four watchmen", making the borrower liable for essentially any damage to the book except for regular use.
May
29
comment What is the status of the psak of a Maharat?
Why would the "psak" of a maharat be any different from the "psak" of any learned but unordained individual?
May
27
answered Eavesdropping: permitted or prohibited?
May
27
comment Witness signing on a get “ben ish ploni”
My apologies for not giving a more specific citation within the given class. It has been some time since I listened to it. If someone does want to listen through and say where it is, I'd prefer that be left as a comment.
May
27
answered Witness signing on a get “ben ish ploni”
May
26
comment Witness signing on a get “ben ish ploni”
If there is known to be more than one "Yosi ben Shimon" (Talmud's example) in a given community, they must resort to either an additional generation "YbS ben Moshe" or another descriptor "YbS HaRofe". R' J. David Bleich discusses this here: yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/776187/Rabbi_Dr_J_David_Bleich/…
May
24
comment Headache remedy on a fast day?
I will say that there was a fast day where I saw midway through that my then small headache would inevitably become a big headache, so I had one small cup of coffee. I felt great for the balance of the day. Apparently, my headache comes from caffeine (and maybe dehydration).
May
24
comment May one eat cheese that is wormy?
I believe it is the Taz who mentions casu marzu specifically. In Sardinia, apparently people eat such things.