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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
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
@ba so this is borer and not meraked? or there is a similar exemption for meraked?
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
Would it make a difference if it was on yom tov or shabbat?
Jul
22
comment Learning the shapes of the letters as a Baal Koreh
@DoubleAA, right, didn't really know how to express that, hence the "try"
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
Mind reconciling this with the answer below?
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
I understand what the words mean, but to clarify, if there is any klee that does any sort of borer that will immediately go on food this is not an issue, because it is considered part of the way that we eat?
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
@DoubleAA, for some reason I thought this was a classic case of something that was not allowed, looking in shimirat shabbat again now EDIT: can't seem to find volume two right now, sorry.
Jul
22
comment Rice in a salt shaker
Yes (needs padding).
Jun
3
comment Pronunciation of Tere ta’ame
@msh210, the only thing like that in parshat shalach (that I am aware of) is a mercha kfula, and that is a single trup (as far as I am aware in the Ashkenazi and Syrian traditions) with a sound distinct to that of two merchas.
Jun
3
comment Pronunciation of Tere ta’ame
I think its a mercha kfula (by a different name, tre meaning 2)
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
Can't a similar question be asked about a minyan of Kohanim on Sabbat? Who gets aliyah number 3?
Jun
3
comment Why does a Torah have 2 poles and a Megillah have 1?
As a more practical manner the m'gila is unrolled in its entirety when it is read. This is easier with one or no poles.
May
20
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
It's a blessing in that you won't be attacked, not in other areas.
May
20
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
That seems almost like a blessing in desguise
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
Good points. Does part 2 of the question make any sense, or not really?
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
@ShmuelBrin see update.
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
see update to question.
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
Very interesting. Are there any other possibilities other than paranoia?
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
I am I slightly confused. If no-one is pursuing them, them they are not really being pursued, and I would have assumed that in any case they would not be looked after because of that verse. In addition, since according to the Sifra this is the punishment for not believing in God at all, they would not be comforted by that pasuk in any case.
Dec
25
comment Receiving Rabbinic smicha from a group
I heard similar things as @SethJ, but in addition, I did not think that the Gra had smicha.