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Feb
4
comment Why is a woman allowed to get pregnant?
There seems to be a difference between refraining from having children because they will be wicked and refraining from having children because it is dangerous to do so.
Feb
4
revised Why is a woman allowed to get pregnant?
improved format, named characters
Feb
4
comment How was Shmuel permitted to kill Agag?
How does one cut someone into four pieces in a single act? If instead he cut in half, and cut the halves in half, isn't the latter action unneccesary to the killing, and thus problematic from a tumah angle?
Feb
4
comment How to handle cadavers
@AvrohomYitzchok, the ask button is up there ^^^. Also, I heard a likely apocryphal story that YU's med school once got a cadaver with a Jewish name. They buried it and bought another.
Feb
3
revised Are there any sources that prohibit childhood vaccinations?
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Feb
3
revised Are there any sources that prohibit childhood vaccinations?
corrected second link
Feb
3
answered Are there any sources that prohibit childhood vaccinations?
Jan
26
answered What is the reason for “stretched” letters in the Torah?
Jan
26
comment Is there a halacha that limits the use of stretching letters in the Torah?
From the description, I am wondering how that came to be in the first place, especially in the beginning of Shemot. If it were the column just before something that traditionally begins a column, I can understand, but why in Shmot. Was it maybe in Vayechi (the column before "Yehudah, atah yaducha...")?
Jan
26
revised Prayer for changing name for transgender reasons?
edited title
Jan
26
comment Process by which one changes their name
There is a text in the RCA Madrikh, which I want to consult before answering. The book is at work. If I haven't answered in a few days, someone can remind me.
Jan
26
comment Must a woman cover her hair during childbirth?
@DoubleAA, there may be any number of hospital staff present as she delivers. But more to the point, whoever is in the room sees her ervah. Seeing her hair seems a small matter by comparison. Should she wear thigh high stockings, since her legs are an ervah too?
Jan
22
awarded  Curious
Jan
21
comment Questions on David's order to kill Yoav
The Mi Yodea Referencer didn't work for me. If someone wants to fix those, that would be great.
Jan
21
asked Questions on David's order to kill Yoav
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".