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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
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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?
Jan
16
comment Children of a Cohen who had a vasectomy
Could you try to make the question a little clearer? I barely understand it.
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Minimum Width of Tefillin Straps?
Jan
15
comment How many calories are in a KeZayith of flour?
This wouldn't work. Kezayis is a measure of volume, but the calorie value does not tell you anything about the density of the final product. Furthermore, I am strongly suspicious of the claim that there is a "standard" sugar content in commercially prepared cookies (precise to 2 decimal places!). Just adding a few chocolate chips or some topping would throw that off completely.
Jan
15
comment Preventive Medicine on Shabbas
It's not at all clear that you'd be allowed to take an antacid even after getting heartburn, unless the symptoms were really severe. But the general question is a very good one in cases where it is relevant.
Jan
14
answered What is the talmudic or midrashic term for “do not take the text literally?”
Jan
13
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Jan
4
comment Mordecai: Esther's uncle?
Thanks, @Shalom! The article also mentions that two early non-Jewish translations rendered the verse incorrectly, which introduced this erroneous idea into Catholic tradition, from whence it may have spread.
Jan
2
comment High School Math in the Talmud
Here's a fantastic article about this: aishdas.org/asp/2010/08/r-dr-eliezer-ehrenpreis-zl.shtml
Jan
1
comment Can you see your wife unclothed?
@Yehoshua - Are you doubting that this Iggeres was written by the Chazon Ish? Please understand that the topic is quite sensitive, and is not something that you'd find in "regular" seforim.