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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Nov
11
revised (Psalms 69 (14)) How do we understand אלקים ברב חסדך, rather than ה׳ ברב חסדך
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Nov
6
answered Is הפעולה בשמות or “theurgy” similar to prayer in the Ramchal’s Derekh HaShem?
Oct
22
comment Wedding ring composition
My rabbi told me that even though platinum and white gold rings are the same color, we don't see that as a reason to avoid getting platinum or white gold rings.
Oct
14
comment “Tzon k'doshim!” ―“Baa!”: source/provenance
I have indeed seen a sefer Ben Yehoyada on Chumash. It can be purchased here or here.
Oct
14
answered Why was Cham considered one of the righteous people of the world at the time of the flood
Oct
14
comment Anim Zemiros is highly anthropomorphic; how come we sing it in public?
א thru ד. He could easily have included ה in the this answer as well.
Oct
10
answered Saying Birkat ha-Mazon without having said ha-Motsi before eating
Oct
10
comment Saying Birkat ha-Mazon without having said ha-Motsi before eating
Note that my previous comment, I used pizza as an example because it was the example already given in the answer, but the Halacha Berurah actually paskins that pizza is like bread, and you make hamotzi on it no matter how small an amount you're eating.
Oct
10
comment Saying Birkat ha-Mazon without having said ha-Motsi before eating
Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 168:6. Halacha Berurah 168:15 mentions that (assuming the things we've assumed about pizza) if you were to change your mind and then eat two slices of pizza, in addition to the one you already ate, you'd have to wash and say hamotzi before eating the additional slices of pizza.
Sep
21
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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