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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
7
answered Taharas mishpacha class for men
Sep
7
revised Onot perisha with birth control
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Sep
7
answered Onot perisha with birth control
Sep
5
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
29
revised Invitation to nonkosher restaurant
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Aug
28
comment What is the correct pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton?
@Jona21: The vowels found in many printed books today are those of the word "l'olam".
Aug
26
comment How can people effectively bless when blessing is God's domain?
@MonicaCellio: That's just the power of prayer: it is life-changing, and it does influence God to answer it. One's prayer is more powerful, and more likely to be answered the greater the merit the person praying has. And Yitzchack Avinu was way up there in merit.
Aug
26
comment How can people effectively bless when blessing is God's domain?
@jake: When Yaakov dressed up as Eisav, the blessing that Yitzchak gave him was explicitly not the blessing that God gave to Avraham of "great nation, chosen people, etc." Yitzchak gave him that blessing later when he left for Haran.
Aug
26
comment Women and Mayim Acharonim
From the AishDas thread above, you can also note Ari Zivotovsky's article who says this is the only justification that he's found for women not washing mayim acharonim.
Aug
26
accepted Women and Mayim Acharonim
Aug
26
accepted Why did Moshe Rabbeinu object to the mirrors, but not the kumaz?
Aug
26
comment Why did Moshe Rabbeinu object to the mirrors, but not the kumaz?
I suddenly realize that the kumaz may be no more objectionable than a piece of jewelry worn anywhere else on the body, given that it is forbidden for men to gaze at any of piece of jewelry.
Aug
26
comment Women and Mayim Acharonim
Sources saying both men and women should wash mayim acharonim include Ben Ish Chai, First Year, Parshat Shelach, #11 and Halacha Berurah 181:1. I took a quick glance at the Mishnah Berurah and didn't find anything there about men or women in particular. The source for not requiring it for (almost) anybody is Shulchan Aruch OC 181:10.
Aug
26
asked Women and Mayim Acharonim
Aug
23
comment What is the original source that a soul is split in half before conception?
Notice that the top hit says "split in half when the first of the two is conceived." Other hits say "split into two halves when the older of the two was conceived"
Aug
16
comment Is animal sacrifice practised among modern Jews?
You just need to add that all of the sacrifices in the world mean nothing if the person doesn't also do teshuva -- show regret, resolve not to repeat the sin, and put in place measures to not repeat the sin.
Aug
13
revised Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
edited title; edited title
Aug
7
revised One day yom tov for someone who spends every chag in Israel?
improve title.
Aug
5
revised Connecting Shas and Halacha
Explain exactly where the Ein Mishpat is located.