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Dec
31
comment Can you see your wife unclothed?
@Yehoshua - If you mean Sefer Chazon Ish, it's not there. I don't know where (or even if) the Iggeres Kodesh is printed.
Dec
30
comment Studying Torah sitting on the floor?
@DoubleAA indeed, but those who are still there presumably still sit on the floor. A friend of mine whose family once took in a child who had just immigrated from Yemen described how it took a while for the kid to get used to the funny idea of sitting on a chair. This was many years ago, I don't know what the story is today.
Dec
30
comment Studying Torah sitting on the floor?
Do you mean literally on the floor, or even sitting on a mat or rug (as I believe they still do in Yemen)?
Dec
28
comment An improved Jewish calendar after this one expires?
I don't think I've ever heard that. Do you have a source? It doesn't sound right; why would they have included an "expiration date"?
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
27
comment An improved Jewish calendar after this one expires?
What happens in 227 years? Won't it take about 4,000 years for Pesach to become a critical issue?
Dec
27
comment An improved Jewish calendar after this one expires?
The adjustment is an interesting albeit radical idea, but it could not possibly be implemented without unanimous agreement of virtually all subgroups in Judaism. And the chance of that ever happening is close to nil.
Dec
23
comment Why switch the reference from “גוי” to “עם” in Tachanun?
+1 Good question!!
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
19
revised High School Math in the Talmud
added 401 characters in body
Dec
19
answered High School Math in the Talmud
Dec
14
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
comment Was the Chasam Sofer known for having an interesting way of learning?
I could give you a whole list of meforshim that are different from 95% (or more!) of the others: The Rogetchover, R' Yaakov Emden, Birkas Shmuel, Kehillos Yaakov, etc. etc. (each in its own way).
Dec
11
comment Was the Chasam Sofer known for having an interesting way of learning?
Hi, Truth Seeker, and welcome to Mi Yodeya! The Chasam Sofer is definitely known to be a very original and creative thinker. There are many different styles of commentary, and some many not be a good "fit" for one's specific intellectual personality.
Dec
9
comment slander or truth abou OU Kashrus
yerachmiel - this 'important rav' wouldn't happen to be involved with a competing kashrus agency, would he? Just asking...
Dec
5
comment How could a man named Philip in USA have Hebrew name Yehoshua Falk?
To my ears, the name Philip is a perfect match for the Yiddish(?) "Falk." The direct translation of his first name would have been Joshua, but perhaps he felt it wasn't sufficiently "American-sounding."
Dec
5
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
1) If you know who the sender is, what is the purpose of saving it until Eliyahu HaNavi comes? 2) Since it can be assumed that most people do not have unused-stampted-envelope collections, and simply discard those they do not use, shouldn't there be a presumption that the senders of such envelopes relinquish any expectation of getting them back?
Dec
4
comment Kuntrus Midor L'Dor
@MarkCaren You might find this article interesting: bethdin.org/docs/PDF14-Halachic_Will_Materials.pdf
Dec
3
comment Kuntrus Midor L'Dor
Are you sure there is a separate English version? It's been many years since I last saw it, but if memory serves correctly, there is some English content (document text for sure, but maybe more) in the Hebrew sefer.