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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
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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.
Oct
14
comment Is getting an aliyah and Bar-Mitzvah laining needed
Rabbi Dov Fischer suggests that better than learning to lein one parsha, the bar mitzvah boy should learn to lead Shabbat musaf. If he never reads Torah again, fine. But hopefully, he'll daven musaf for the rest of his life (from his seat, or from the amud)
Oct
14
comment Chabad custom not to have bar mitzva aliya shabbat morning
I would have asked my question there, but I knew I would get "The ask button is right there" as an answer.
Oct
14
asked Chabad custom not to have bar mitzva aliya shabbat morning
Oct
14
comment May a Brit Milah be performed by a (non-Jewish) doctor?
@Shalom, perhaps the child was (conveniently for the sake of halakha) sick and stayed in the hospital. On Day 8, he is better, and before discharge, the doctor circumcises him.
Oct
7
comment Nebulizer on Yom Kippur
Every so often I see a comment that I wrote long ago and am surprised at how much I still like my comment. Now, I very much dislike my comment. How do you ever have a case of using a nebulizer that it isn't pikuach nefesh? Is it used for anything besides asthma, which very much is pikuach nefesh (even if it is not now acute).
Aug
25
comment Is it considered Lashon Hara if someone alludes to a place's faults while focusing on a place's merits?
Is it a well known fact? I didn't know the owner was Jewish before this.
Aug
22
comment Is it considered Lashon Hara if someone alludes to a place's faults while focusing on a place's merits?
I am aware the title is not ideal. If someone wants to suggest a better title, go for it.
Aug
22
asked Is it considered Lashon Hara if someone alludes to a place's faults while focusing on a place's merits?
Jun
24
comment Swimming Alone in a Pool
I do not see in KSA 33:7, which is about reading the Torah, anything about sleeping alone or walking alone. KSA 71:2 does warn against sleeping alone. And on that I can ask my question. But there is nothing about walking alone in either place.
Jun
11
comment Are there groups that do not trim their beards, besides Chabad-Lubavitch?
I know that there are other groups that don't, but am insufficiently sure which groups they are. Even if I knew, it would be only from word-of-mouth. I believe both Skver and Satmar do not trim the beard at all. I have even heard that in New Square, NY (a Skver community), one cannot daven from the amud if he has EVER shaved, even if presently in possession of a full beard. The Artscroll Chazon Ish Haggadah quotes the Chazon Ish as prohibiting from hands-on involvement in the matza baking process anyone who shaves.
Jun
2
comment Is there a halachik problem with wearing shorts while davening?
@unforgettableid Based on the "West Wing", even people who see the president every day put on their suit jackets to see him. So, no the standard doesn't decline in that way.