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May
26
accepted Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
@msh210: got it and thanks.
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
How is that not a contradiction (assuming you meant no chance to the second two, and Alex says yes to the last one?
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
I realize this might sound stupid, but it would seem to me that putting off giving is the same as not giving and would also violate the lo ta'aseh.
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
Thank you. Any chance you know something about the other two points?
May
26
asked Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
May
26
comment “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
I believe that the source for bourbon is that it is always made in new casks, and it has no problems with yaiin nesech as it is not a grape product. (kashrut.com/articles/liquor2) I do not know where this shows up in any halachik work though.
May
26
awarded  Editor
May
26
revised “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
added 33 characters in body; added 36 characters in body
May
26
comment “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
Apologies, I should have written plain beer as opposed to non-plain. I should also have been more careful about my phrasing with the milk. Apologies.
May
26
answered “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
May
26
comment Why does parshat bamidbar repeat census information?
And we also find out the leaders of each tribe when they bring their korbanot...
May
25
comment wording of the invitation to birkas hamazon
Apologies, don't see how that is present in the question.
May
25
comment wording of the invitation to birkas hamazon
Sephardim say hav lan nvarech to start it off.
May
24
answered Is it actually forbidden to push a wheelchair outside of an eruv on Shabbat?
May
24
comment Redistribution of refuge cities after expansion
I am inclined to say yes it does, but still, all six were built/designated/sanctified at the same time. There is also a perush somewhere that says that in the times of mashiach there will be another three cities. Perhaps this is where he gets that idea. I am very sure that in the times of king david's conquest, where the kingdom expanded greatly, they did not move the cities. I also seem to recall a gemara in macot (sorry don't remember where) that talks about that it means that they were meshulash, and where they were. It does not seem to be a geographic or exact positioning though.
May
24
comment Redistribution of refuge cities after expansion
I am not sure, but I think that we learn that the mitzvah of setting up the ari miklat did not actually take place until the land was conquered in its entirety, and there was no movement of the original cities.
May
23
answered Orla: are the leaves of the plant included in the prohibition?
May
18
comment Where and when is the earliest attestation of the word “mohel”?
I agree, though am not sure. Unless it means the word מוהל and not its other forms?
May
18
comment Why is there a ה in “מוהל”?
@WAF @msh210 you are assuming that mohel is or Hebrew origin, and that it shares the same shoresh as לימול. That is not necessarily the case.