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Jan
27
comment Prayer in a chapel (bes midrash room) vs. in the main synagogue
@DoubleAA, is that a joke? If not, a source please.
Nov
7
comment How did Rivkah give Yackov Eisav's clothing? Isn't borrowing without permission tantamount to stealing?
This actually prompts one of my favorite comments of Rashi. (paraphrasing) So Rivkah had Esav's clothes. Why? He wanted her to wash them. But he had wives!? He didn't trust his wives to wash his clothes. (end of rashi) I think that would suggest he was living there/dependant upon his parents, as much as the college students whose behavior this resembles.
Nov
4
comment Talmud Study, Where to start
It sounds like you can read Hebrew but have no understanding of it. I'd suggest learning Hebrew before beginning Talmud study.
Nov
4
revised “Chabad” Gemara learning?
Grammar and capitalization edits
Nov
4
suggested approved edit on “Chabad” Gemara learning?
Oct
28
revised “Moshe cried out” - really?
Fixed grammar, capitalization
Oct
28
suggested approved edit on “Moshe cried out” - really?
Oct
7
revised Can a woman delay going to the Mikvah?
Added translation
Oct
7
comment Can a woman delay going to the Mikvah?
I added the translation
Oct
7
suggested approved edit on Can a woman delay going to the Mikvah?
Sep
30
comment Can a Sukkah have all-glass walls?
@DoubleAA, at 1/3 of a tefach it is a wide string or rope. If it is seven tefachim wide, it is either an immense rope that could hold a ship's anchor or it is a cloth wall.
Sep
25
comment While sleeping in a sukkah, are you exempt from prayer?
Continuing in what I see as the tongue-in-cheek tone of the question: He should dwell in the sukkah as he dwells in his house. If at home he sleeps through shacharit, he should do the same in the sukkah.
Sep
25
asked Does one need a sukkah to eat bread/mezonot at work
Sep
25
comment Can a Sukkah have all-glass walls?
@DoubleAA, use strings each of which is at least 1/3 of a tefach wide, and then measure very carefully.
Sep
25
comment What is the origin of the “sukkah hop”?
@CharlesKoppelman, it was of course intentional, but not essential.
Sep
23
comment Advice for Lighting in a Sukkah
My experience with a lantern as Shalom described has also been positive.
Sep
22
comment What is the origin of the “sukkah hop”?
@HodofHod Sukkah hop, as I know it, is a custom for mostly children to go from sukkah to sukkah along a designated route (at 4 PM we go to the Kohens, then to the Levis, then the schwartes, etc). Often the kids are given candy at each sukkah they visit.
Sep
12
comment Gabai speaking during chazaras hashatz, kaddish or kriyas hatorah for the sake of the tzibbur
The core difference then being that the rabbi's discussion is a Torah one, while "Are you a kohen or a levi?" "Will you take chamishi?" "What is your Hebrew name?" are, in your view sichas chullin?
Sep
12
comment Washing for bread before Kiddush. Convenient for sukkos?
Particularly before indoor plumbing, it was quite normal to leave the house for bathroom functions. If the city shut off your water, you would leave your house to go wash? And you would do this between kiddush and motzi? I'm not suggesting that going in to wash violates a lav haba m'klal aseh, just that it is not a kiyum of teshvu k'ein taduru.
Sep
12
comment Gabai speaking during chazaras hashatz, kaddish or kriyas hatorah for the sake of the tzibbur
@DoubleAA, While the content of the discussion may be different, why do you think the gabbai should be different from the rabbi?