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Oct
6
comment Dating through the Rabbis?
That's really difficult to say, it heavily depends on the community and the accepted local custom. Usually, the shadchan also acts as a middle-man/middle-woman to facilitate needs of both parties. If the man is very interested in the lady, but the lady doesn't feel very interested in the man, the shadchan will usually be the one to facilitate the communication between the two about these matters.
Oct
6
comment Must a Divorced Man Wear a Tallis While Davening?
By the way, you can usually tell by the way a person wears his tallis: the accepted custom in most askenazic shuls is that the Yekkes/German-Jews who haven't yet been married will wear a hat while davening while those who have been married will wear their tallis over their head.
Oct
6
comment What green plants can I use for s'chach?
@NoachmiFrankfurt You're going to need a lot of lulavim...
Oct
6
comment What green plants can I use for s'chach?
FYI: Using schach made of living things will almost invariably lead to finding vegetation debris throughout your sukkah (and possibly in your food). In previous years, we used palm fronds, but they always shrivel up, wilt, droop, and leave debris everywhere. Your mileage may vary.
Jul
9
comment Digital text versions of Breslov sefarim
Thanks so much, exactly what I needed :)
Jun
13
comment How does Silence lead to wisdom
(and I mean חלק א' תורה ו)
Jun
12
comment How does Silence lead to wisdom
See also Likkutei Moharan 1:6 for a very interesting perush on this.
Jun
3
comment Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
No, just to copy and paste the relevant Tosafos in a block quote. (see this answer, no shaychus, just randomly chose an answer which quoted sources). Translation shouldn't be strictly necessary, but the idea behind Stack Exchange is that you should be able to see answers with sources directly in them if possible. I really appreciate the answer, especially in light of last week's parsha נשא.
Jun
3
comment Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
Excellent answer, would you mind bringing down the Tosafos here? Typically on StackExchange websites, we ask for references in the form of quotes in addition to links.
Aug
13
comment Origin of the Escalator analogy
I heard it darshened by a Bobover friend like this: "In avodas Hashem, one must go up smoothly as a ramp, not leaping upward beyond ones means as on a staircase." Is that what you're looking for?
Mar
27
comment Why is techeles not universally accepted?
@GershonGold I know of both a litvish posek and chasidishe posek that wear techeiles.
Feb
13
comment If it's your minhag to daven Hanetz, do you do so even without a minyan?
Hanetz = Sunrise. Sunrise, by definition, can't happen 3 hours into the day :) Sof Zman Krias Shema happens 3 hours after hanetz. I think we're talking about different things here.
Dec
30
comment Accusations against the Zohar HaKadosh:
It's important to understand that we view the sefiros as creations of Hashem, not as Hashem Himself.
Dec
30
comment Accusations against the Zohar HaKadosh:
Also, just food for thought, but consider that both the Baal Shem Tov and Vilna Gaon were renowned kabbalists. By extension, both the Litvish/yeshivish leaders as well as the "founder" of Chassidus held by the Zohar and by kabbalah. Nachmanides and many other rishonim did as well.
Dec
20
comment If it's your minhag to daven Hanetz, do you do so even without a minyan?
Netz isn't "sunrise" and Hanetz isn't "the sunrise?"
Dec
20
comment How to tell someone about Shomer Negiah
+1, great answer!
Dec
20
comment If it's your minhag to daven Hanetz, do you do so even without a minyan?
Awesome, thanks, that helps a lot :)
Dec
20
comment How to tell someone about Shomer Negiah
I haven't worked with them in the past, and I'm only out there for 2 weeks. They know about Shabbos, but yeah.
Dec
20
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
Who doesn't wear a hat indoors? :)
Dec
19
comment Was the world created with din or with rachamim?
@HodofHod Yes, you're right.