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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Aug
5
revised Connecting Shas and Halacha
Explain exactly where the Ein Mishpat is located.
Aug
2
comment Nudity at home?
@DoubleAA: This is more general. Someone could (and should) research whether a husband can be completely naked in front of his wife, and it would answer this question, but not the others.
Aug
2
comment Nudity at home?
Related questions: Can you see your wife unclothed?, and Can a mother undress in front of her daughter?
Aug
2
revised Nudity at home?
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Aug
2
revised Nudity at home?
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Aug
2
comment Nudity at home?
@ba: you may be right. I've also seen the explanation of "maybe he'll see something about her that disgusts him" in the context of martial relations as meaning that the she may be degraded in his eyes from the situation that he sees her in (i.e. naked during marital relations), which possibly applies only in situations of marital relations.
Aug
2
answered Nudity at home?
Jul
26
awarded  halacha
Jul
22
comment Saving a Life During Tefillah
@Adam: He asked about shemoneh esreh specifically. What's d'oraita there that would be a problem?
Jul
17
awarded  Caucus
Jul
11
revised Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
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Jul
11
comment Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
I saw it somewhere, but I don't remember where.
Jul
11
answered Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
Jul
4
comment Should I be shuckling?
Swaying from side to side probably fills the halachic opinions requring להתנועע just as well as swaying forwards and backwards does. I don't think the word implies any particular direction.
Jun
28
revised Efshar LeSoḥato Asur - because or even though?
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Jun
28
comment Efshar LeSoḥato Asur - because or even though?
@SethJ: You're right. I misunderstood, and your understanding better fits with my understanding of the word סוחט, which means to squeeze rather than extract. (Like squeezing a fruit for its juice is סוחט in Hilchot Shabbat.) You might get a better explanation at adultyeshivala.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/…. I think that the grammatical phenomenon I described is still correct, and I'll update my answer to reflect the better translation.
Jun
27
revised Efshar LeSoḥato Asur - because or even though?
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Jun
27
answered Efshar LeSoḥato Asur - because or even though?
Jun
24
answered When does one become considered shomer shaboss?
Jun
24
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@DoubleAA: Choshen Mishpat 34:2 is a great source for the general principle (particularly the Rema there), but the connection to masturbation is a very specific example of a general principle, and I wouldn't expect to see it mentioned there.