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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is there really evidence that the Rabbis changed the day's beginning from sunrise to sunset?
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revised Is there really evidence that the Rabbis changed the day's beginning from sunrise to sunset?
Overhaul to make on-topic. Changed into pure information question with no false assumption.
Oct
22
comment A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
I don't know why he wanted you to light 2 but if he asked you to light, it's likely not because he suspected you had a yahrtzeit but because it's the yahrtzeit of someone important in his sect so he wanted people in general to light
Oct
22
answered A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
Oct
22
comment I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?
That's my point. There is nothing in the Torah proper or in Nach, nor in Chazal besides this alleged Zohar to imply that there would be any such exception.
Oct
22
comment I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?
@DoubleAA, לא תנאף and מות יומת הנואף והנואפת are pretty explicit! What you can say is it is highly unlikely that the Zohar would invent an exception to an issur d'oraisa that we don't find anywhere else.
Oct
21
comment Reputation for non-Sha'atnez?
@DoubleAA, I'm guessing they don't apply rov because of חזקה שאפשר לברר (I don't know why that doesn't apply to treifos. Never learned it)
Oct
21
comment what Difference between Shamash and eved
So, in summary, "shamash" is a job, while "eved" is a social/halachic status?
Oct
20
comment What book do these notes synopsize?
@msh210, yes but depending on the Nussach, we could guess which books the owner might be citing. If it was a Siddur Yechaveh Da'at, I might suspect Yalkut Yosef. If it was a Roedelheim, I wouldn't, and so on.
Oct
15
answered Vernacular Targum in Schul
Oct
15
answered Can I use a Mikvah if I am not Jewish?
Oct
13
comment Where can I find Chumash and Rashi review questions
Not online but this is a link to a set of books with 100+ questions on each parsha to choose from. judaicapress.com/The-Rashi-Companion-5-vol.-set.html
Oct
13
revised Beam for s'chach with wood glue + embedded screws
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Oct
13
comment Beam for s'chach with wood glue + embedded screws
Isn't there a mishna in keilim about nails and broomsticks? On a related note, tags about different areas of taharos might be useful
Oct
13
reviewed Looks OK Koishele on Lulav
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Sechach supported partially by metal
Oct
8
comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
If it's for fun, then do what he enjoys. If you want to teach him about lulav and etrog, then giving him a lemon is counter-productive
Oct
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
Oct
7
answered process for Gabbai to call his son to the Torah
Oct
7
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