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Jul
22
accepted Composition of Sofer's ink
Jul
22
asked “Jumping” at the end of Shemoneh Esrei
Jul
22
comment Not Kissing our Tzitzis on Tisha Bav in Shacharis
Is there any real source for not kissing tzitzis on Tisha B'av, or is it just the "minhag ha'olam"?
Jul
22
asked Composition of Sofer's ink
Jul
22
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
That citation refers to waxing specifically. He compares it to painting ("tziyur v'kiyur"), since its purpose is to beautify rather than to clean or protect. By contrast, WRT mopping floors he is explicitly lenient (11:8), for the reason I mentioned earlier -- namely, the decree extends only to fabrics, not to solid items. (However, the note on the bottom clarifies that it would nevertheless be wrong to do this for purposes of beautification alone.)
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
YDK: Makes sense, but last time I tried that, the system urged me to combine the second answer with the first. I suppose you're saying that's not really the policy here...
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
I guess it could be relevant, if someone has ketores and wants to know how much fruit-honey he can add before it reaches the level of "ein adam yachol laamod bah mipnei reychah."
Jul
21
comment Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
"half-tablespoons in a pint" - anything Jewishly significant about that?
Jul
21
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Jul
21
answered Arba'a Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
19
comment Shelosha Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Sanhedrin it is!
Jul
19
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Jul
19
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Jul
19
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Jul
19
answered Shelosha Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
18
accepted Moshe Rabbeinu's knowledge of future events
Jul
18
comment Moshe Rabbeinu's knowledge of future events
He addresses the issue of free will, which was not my concern. I am trying to figure out how Moshe was seemingly unaware of how to rule in certain situations, when the Torah explicitly discusses those situations (as in the examples I gave).
Jul
18
asked Moshe Rabbeinu's knowledge of future events
Jul
18
comment Vacuuming during the Nine Days
I agree that this is not common practice; the purpose of my question was to see if this matter has been dealt with in any way by others. Thank you, YDK, for your part in spurring me to clarify the issue. One last thing I should mention is that R' Shmuel's reasoning also results in a leniency with regard to mopping floors: Since this does not fall within the category of "kibbus" (as floors are solid rather than fabric), it is not included in the restriction on washing during the Nine Days.
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