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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

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.
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: I read the general rules in Dinei Mamonot (available in English translation) by R' Ezra Batzri. The connection to masturbation specifically is my own inference from what he wrote about "wicked people" being disqualified from being witnesses, and the halachic definition of "wicked people".
Jun
22
answered Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
Jun
20
revised Starting a Jewish Library
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Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
ohr.edu/2258
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 26:14 says that it's a custom. It also says that if a person (regularly?) led services on Shabbat before becomign a mourner, he can continue to do so even while he's a mourner.
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
No, but it seems like an obvious inference.
Jun
3
answered What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
May
13
comment Implications of Samoa skipping a Friday
The short answer (my summary of this article) is that since "According to almost all opinions, the Halachic Dateline is not determined by what the locals call 'Saturday,'" Shabbat the week of the time change (shabbat B) will start exactly 7 days after the start of the previous shabbat (shabbat A), and shabbat the week after the time change (shabbat C) will start exact exactly 7 days after the start of shabbat B. There's longstanding complication caused by the fact that the Chazon Ish and R' Tukachinsky disagree about what day Shabbat is to begin with, but this new change doesn't affect that.
May
13
answered Parsha reading gap between Israel and overseas
May
9
revised Why is Lag Baomer celebrated the way it is (or at all)?
Delete footnote references, since there are no footnotes in this answer.
May
6
revised Timtum Halev not b'derech achila
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Apr
23
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
17
comment Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
@follick: Fixed.
Apr
17
revised Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
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Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cutting tzitzis strings
Apr
15
answered Leniencies for someone keeping Kosher in a non-Kosher home