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Jan
16
reviewed Approve 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.
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
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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
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Dec
19
revised High School Math in the Talmud
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Dec
19
answered High School Math in the Talmud
Dec
14
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