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Mar
26
comment Issur Kolel What is it?
No, in the literature that is referred to as Issur Chamur. However, occasionally the terminology is interchanged.
Mar
22
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
19
comment Can you pray something that isn't true or (at least) that the petitioner doesn't believe to be true?
Rashbam means if one's intent is not to supplicate but merely to "read the Torah" then there's no falsehood. If one intends to daven words that are false, it makes no difference if it was recited from a Torah (or a siddur, for that matter).
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
15
revised Can you pray something that isn't true or (at least) that the petitioner doesn't believe to be true?
tiny typo
Mar
15
answered Can you pray something that isn't true or (at least) that the petitioner doesn't believe to be true?
Feb
21
revised What happened to the bechorim (first-borns)?
added 138 characters in body
Feb
21
comment What happened to the bechorim (first-borns)?
You forgot to subtract all the unmarrieds and infertiles. Note that C-sections were done in ancient times. Search the Talmud for "יוצא דופן" and Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarean_section). I also added a 6th exemption, see post.
Feb
21
answered What happened to the bechorim (first-borns)?
Feb
20
comment What are Jewish conventions regarding honeymoons?
Sounds to me like a misunderstanding. It is extremely common for things to "not work out" the wedding night, and thus the bride is still available on subsequent nights. Not everyone realizes this, and when the yentas talk about how they witnessed the chassan passing the salt to the kallah, all kinds of misinterpretations arise.
Feb
17
comment What are Jewish conventions regarding honeymoons?
Never heard about a custom of refraining from relations on the wedding night. Frankly, it is preposterous. Has anyone else heard of such a thing?
Feb
16
awarded  halacha
Feb
16
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
15
revised How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
some sources
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
answered How should an employer respond to a government policy requiring abortion coverage?
Feb
12
awarded  Revival
Feb
12
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
7
comment Nursing in the bathroom
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky permits it but if possible to avoid. See hebrewbooks.org/…
Jan
30
comment Female praying in masculine language
The Buchacher. Thanks for the linkiage.