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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

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
added 5 characters in body
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
deleted 11 characters in body
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
Apr
9
comment Deliberately planning to do work for the community on Chol HaMoed: Is it allowed?
Financial loss is a justification for permitting melacha that would otherwise be forbidden on Hol HaMoed. Loss of a potential profit is generally not a justification for permitting melacha that would otherwise be forbidden on Hol HaMoed.
Apr
6
answered Deliberately planning to do work for the community on Chol HaMoed: Is it allowed?
Mar
28
comment Do “most leading Orthodox rabbis” really hold that brain-stem death is death?
@ShmuelBrill: science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1582616&cid=31484600
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
26
asked Why did Moshe Rabbeinu object to the mirrors, but not the kumaz?
Mar
26
comment What Bracha should you say on a Hurricane?
@Shemmy: My source for the halacha in my previous comment about saying the beracha even if you only see the flash on the walls of the room you're in is Halacah Berurah (OC 227).
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
7
comment Berakhos recited over food - Mitzvah or Matir?
We don't pasken by the first gemara, otherwise berachot before you eat would be d'oraita. (They're not.)
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer