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Nov
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comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
@DoubleAA That's not relevant to a wedding. The actual ceremony requires two witnesses for it to be binding. For example, if a couple "admit" that they got married in private without anyone around - he said the required words etc. it is irrelevant.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
The problem with that is that, as opposed to many other contracts, a wedding is not valid if there were not two valid witnesses. It is they who make it valid. Without them it is worthless.
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Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
Same as we use. Anything on a tree is fruit, wheat etc is grain. Tomato and other "fruits" are counted as vegs since they don't grow on trees.
Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
This comes from Rambam - Laws of Kilaim. Chap 5 Halacha 4. Only grain and vegs are forbidden. Anything else is ok. mechon-mamre.org/i/7105.htm
Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
1. אין אסור משום כלאי הכרם, אלא מיני תבואה ומיני ירקות בלבד. אבל שאר מיני זרעים, מותר לזורען בכרם; ואין צריך לומר, שאר אילנות.
Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
That means that it only counts if you you plant them in one go.
Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
3: From Tambam : ואינו לוקה משום זורע כלאי הכרם עד שיזרע בארץ ישראל חטה ושעורה וחרצן במפולת יד
Jul
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comment Mushrooms in a Vineyard
2. I was tring to point out that if they do grow there by themvles then it is ok as long as you remove them when you find them. This, of course, applies to other things and not to mushrooms since mushrooms are not considered a plant.
Jul
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answered Mushrooms in a Vineyard
Jun
10
answered Ban on Shabas fasts derived from lechem hapanim?
Jun
10
answered Can you sing during the sheva brachos?
May
19
comment Standing up for Hagbah
I know it is in Hebrew but the gist of what he is saying is that it is an old minhag that appears in "Mesechet Sofrim". It says there that we do "because it is a miztvah for all (men and women) to see the words, read them and bow and then say 'vezot hatorah ...'".
May
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comment Standing up for Hagbah
he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%94%D7%92%D7%91%D7%94%D7%94
May
17
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May
17
comment Kiddush on Yom Kippur
You say shehechiyanu in shool at night anyway.
May
17
answered Standing up for Hagbah
May
17
answered Is it permitted to make kiddush before Torah reading on Shabbat?