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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

May
26
comment What's the leading medical explanation for the “woman whose husbands keep dying” (“katlanit”) phenomenon?
Syphillis can kill if left untreated.
May
4
revised Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
Better integrate the additional sites.
May
3
comment Where is “no Tachanun” on Pessach Sheni documented?
Shaarei Teshuva is probably why Ashkenazim don't say tachanun. He is printed with the Mishna Berurah.
Apr
16
revised Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
added 40 characters in body
Apr
16
revised Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
Fix the link
Apr
2
comment Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
@Menachem' As far as I know, that's the whole thing.
Apr
2
comment Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
@Aryeh, Thanks. I had considered discussing both seforim in my answer above, because it's kinda unclear which sefer the question is taking about. (For example, one wouldn't accuse R' Sefer of omitting sources.)
Apr
1
comment Taanis Bechoros for a first born from a C-section
When I asked my Rav this question (ages ago now), the reason I thought of the question is because I had previously learned that someone born by C-Section was patur from pidyon haben, and had recently read that someone born by C-Section also does not recieve the double portion of the inheritance due to the bechor. Since these mitzvot/rights didn't apply to me, I reasoned that maybe the halacha didn't see me as a bechor at all, for any reason. (My Rav answered by pointing me to the Kaf HaHayyim 470:3, whose ruling is described below.)
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
4
comment What did “נ ג ה ש” stand for before the Hanukkah miracle?
@LN6595: This answer is based on the historical analysis that dreidel is simply the game teetotum adopted by Ashkenazi Jews, and that it doesn't have Jewish roots that go as far back as the Romans. seforim.blogspot.com/2005/12/chanukah-customs-and-sources.html
Mar
3
reviewed Approve “God looked into the Torah to create the world”
Mar
2
answered Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
23
answered What is the Torah preferred brand of cell phone?
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
answered SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
Jan
1
comment Marriage: invalidity versus prohibition
@DannySchoemann There are other issurei karet not listed in the paseukim, particularly your daughter (kal vachomer from your granddaughter).
Dec
21
answered Washing after the bathroom from a running faucet — any point?
Dec
16
comment Sefardic Boy Dorming on Chanukah
@Avraham: Rav Ovadia himself writes that you should not believe when someone privately says that a well-published posek retracted his psak. If he wanted to retract his psak, he would have published the retraction.
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer