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Apr
9
comment הוא is he? Or is it?
@DoubleAA - sounds interesting. Do you know of any other examples of such usage?
Apr
9
asked הוא is he? Or is it?
Mar
29
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
29
revised Why do music tapes and CDs warn about playing on Shabbos?
update w/ additional info
Mar
29
comment Why do music tapes and CDs warn about playing on Shabbos?
@WAF - Yes, I thought of that... maybe the LR saw an MBD album and liked the "do not play on Shabbos" bit. But the other way around seemed more reasonable.
Mar
28
answered Why do music tapes and CDs warn about playing on Shabbos?
Mar
21
comment Effect of knockout on my soul
Is this any different from fainting (which is presumably more common than KOs)?
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Feb
18
comment Is there a difference between “להלן” and “לקמן”?
Just found this page, which says what I said and gives Berachos 9a as an example.
Feb
18
comment Is there a difference between “להלן” and “לקמן”?
I believe that להלן is also used as a reference to an earlier statement; "over there" can mean either earlier or later. Sorry, I can't give any examples offhand.
Feb
14
comment “Blias” in today's pots and pans
@DoubleAA - minhag avoseinu wrt keilim would mean "that's how our ancestors have been doing it for hundreds and hundreds of years." In the context of electricity you mean "that's what people decided to do a couple of decades ago." Not exactly the same.
Feb
14
comment “Blias” in today's pots and pans
@DoubleAA - I heard that same thing about RHS, but didn't want to mention it w/o a source and proper context. BTW, what does 'minhag avoseinu' mean with regard to electricity?
Feb
14
comment “Blias” in today's pots and pans
@Yehoshua - I would say more like a universal chashash. Just as when you use a treif pot 100 times, all of the food becomes treif even though the absorbed issur is not enough to affect that large combined volume, since the issur could have been released during any single act of cooking.
Feb
14
comment “Blias” in today's pots and pans
@DoubleAA - according to the story, the reason could indeed theoretically apply to your stainless steel chicken pot. Not that it will happen every time with every person and every pot, but the possibility does exist.
Feb
14
comment “Blias” in today's pots and pans
That's the way gezeiros work -- sometimes there is a concern, sometimes not, but Chazal couldn't leave it up to each individual to decide, so they made a universally-applicable law.
Feb
14
answered “Blias” in today's pots and pans
Feb
10
comment Why do aliyos end with a different tune?
@DoubleAA - That wouldn't be a disaster, but it makes sense that a kore would want things to go the way he planned and practiced.
Feb
10
revised Why do aliyos end with a different tune?
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Feb
10
comment How does deep snow affect carrying on Shabbos?
Very intriguing question!
Feb
10
answered Why do aliyos end with a different tune?