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comment Miracles through natural means
the story of purim is a classic example. On the surface it looks like a series of coincidences, that naturally resulted in the salvation of the Jewish people
Apr
15
comment Is Patron Silver tequila kosher for Passover?
@Loewian: My understanding is that to be called tequilla it must have 51% or more tequila, but if it says 100% agave on it then it is 100% agave
Apr
15
comment Is Patron Silver tequila kosher for Passover?
according to wikipedia, Yeast is used in the fermentation process: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila
Apr
14
comment Why did people not go to Shul at Yom Tov by night?
I thought I remembered that on Yom Tov they could take torches back with them, so it wasn't necessary to delay the end of the prayers
Apr
12
comment Why does fruit juice, when mixed with flour, not count as chametz, since it contains water?
semi-related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/30867/is-beer-bread-hamotzi
Apr
5
revised Hardboiled eggs and salt water at the Seder
fixed typo
Apr
1
comment Kitniyos within Chabad-Lubavitch
Chabad Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm discusses Kitniyot here: shturem.org/index.php?section=news&id=86938
Mar
25
comment Where in Judaism does it describe the journey of the soul in the afterlife?
See chapter 87 of the Minchat Yehuda. hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=33796&pgnum=80 -- Also available in English: amazon.com/Rabbi-Yehuda-Fetaya-Minhat-Hardcover/dp/B00SB1AG7W/…
Mar
24
revised Why did Esther have to become queen and be forced into adultery?
italicized to indicate the word is not english
Mar
23
comment Why did Esther have to become queen and be forced into adultery?
That being said, your question obviously stands according to the opinions that she was married to Mordechai
Mar
23
comment Why did Esther have to become queen and be forced into adultery?
Ibn Ezra holds that she was unmarried. The proof is that they collected all the virgins and took them to the palace. If she was married she would never have been taken. If so, what does it mean when the rabbis said "and he took her for a daughter" meant that he married her? Ibn Ezra answers that he intended to marry her in the future, but had not when she was collected.
Mar
21
comment Why do we have Motzi Matza and Maror at the Seder?
This is discussed in detail here: books.google.co.cr/…
Mar
17
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
I updated the link, and it was originally published in their kashrut publications
Mar
17
revised Is Extra virgin olive oil kosher by default?
updated link and added archived
Mar
17
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
@mbloch: you might be referring to this article: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/25976/…
Mar
17
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
8
revised Complete list of verses corresponding to people's names?
explain link
Mar
7
comment Are you allowed to take newspapers with divrey torah into the bathroom?
I once heard a joke. Someone asked the rav if he was able to bring the Jewish Press into the bathroom. The rav answered that the question is can you take it out of the bathroom.
Mar
6
comment Where is it written that anger is like idolatry
Towards the beginning of sotah
Mar
2
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