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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
Dec
29
comment Christmas and Ex-mas
I hope the editor gets some of the reputation for significantly improving my answer.
Dec
17
answered Christmas and Ex-mas
Dec
17
comment What Bracha do you make on Sushi?
Since, as @Yahu points out sushi can be filled with anything, perhaps the fact that the name is based on the rice indicates the rice being ikkar (at least within the cultural milieu where it originated).
Dec
17
comment Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
As I note, the Amish practice to not wear mustaches has its origins in their religion on some level. Whether that is close enough to idolatry or not is a great question.
Dec
17
comment What makes something “chukat goyim?”
@Dennis, while it is true that nowadays the first seder cannot be a Thursday night, that was an innovation of Hillel II when he made the calendar. In the days of Rabban Gamliel, when Jesus supposedly lived, the month was declared based on witnnesses, and any holiday could be on any day of the week.
Dec
16
answered Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
Dec
16
answered Can we use nail-clippers to shave?
Dec
15
answered Flying During Channukah Candle Lighting
Nov
12
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
10
comment Can you give an animal a tranquilizer, and proceed to slaughter it?
Even if it would be kosher, eating the meat would likely tranquilize the person eating it, so it becomes very impractical.
Oct
20
comment Can a Jewish owned business sponsor (or own) a non-Jewish football team?
In the US, there are many sports teams owned by Jews. The Washington Nationals (a baseball team) for example are owned by Jews, and they served kosher for Pesach food to me in the owners box.
Oct
20
comment Drinking during davening
@MoriDoweedhYaa3qob, the time it takes to walk a mil is somewhere between 18 and 24 minutes.
Oct
14
answered How do you pick a Hagada to use at the Seder?
Oct
14
comment Does one make a blessing if preparing to die al kiddush Hashem?
I am surprised that no one included the joke I expected here.