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Aug
30
comment Origin of the nine days
@DoubleAA If the gemara seems to have considered the nine days and rejected it, why was it later instituted?
Aug
21
comment How can we be sure that Judaism is the truth?
Also maybe just add the Kuzari Principle
Aug
17
comment Pain of animals on shabbat
Downvoters care to comment?
Aug
17
comment Can a Jew lose their Jewish Status?
How many is many?
Aug
15
comment Why are some bakashot made on Shabbat?
@CharlesKoppelman, there might be, but I have not heard of them. I imagine that is different, as it is based off of a d'oritah I believe (but am not sure, and I don't think that the bakashot are part of the mitzvah per se in any case)
Aug
15
comment Why are some bakashot made on Shabbat?
I know of some shuls that don't do many of these things for exactly this reason. (I think benching after al y'chasrenu can also be included in this catagory)
Aug
14
comment Learning the shapes of the letters as a Baal Koreh
@DoubleAA I think there are quite a few times where something could be asur, but it is not asur until someone says so. I think there was a famous case where someone came to the chafetz chaim with a clearly traif chicken, and he said it was fine, there is a machlocet about how a chazakah works in this respect, rosh chodesh works this way, etc. All these things have a basic "reality" to them (it is the new moon or its not, it is one person's property or is not, the chicken is good, or its not) but its not halachicly so until its pronounced.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@CharlesKoppelman, sorry, I misunderstood
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@CharlesKoppelman I mean lets say the shul is there already. On a certain shabbat you know you will not have a minyan of walkers. How can you justify, for that shabbat only, having minyan?
Aug
9
comment Nezikin for Annoyances?
@DovF, in most of those cases, both parties are equally liable at the same time.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@CharlesKoppelman I go by rov for what? If you mean that I go by rov with regard to the number of times, I would argue that it is not relevant. On a particular, known shabbat, it is a fact that there is no way that there will be ten shomer shabbat people that can get there. Why should there be minyan that shabbat then?
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
And I thought that food is asur b'hana'ah?
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
What do you do if one of them goes away for shabbat?
Aug
9
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
No idea where the tune came from, but I believe that it was written in the times of biet sheni.
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@msh210 wouldn't that make them cafs? Note: in every tikun kroim that I have, these letters are normal.
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@DoubleAA Many of them. There are other issues with the sefer torah (least I think they might be issues) for another post later.
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@SethJ the owner. I would not take his word for it though, hence the quotes.
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@ba, I know the owner (it is not in use as far as I know).
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@SethJ I was told that this was a "kabbalistic" torah. Not sure what that means though.
Jul
23
comment Learning the shapes of the letters as a Baal Koreh
@CharlesKoppelman, this is not one of the halachot that I know as of now, but it is the type of mistake that I am talking about