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revised Only my grandfather was Jewish. Can I pray at home in my grandfather's tallit?
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Apr
13
revised Who is the author of הא לחמא עניא
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Apr
12
revised Shalom Bayit and Chametz
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Apr
12
answered Shalom Bayit and Chametz
Apr
11
asked How did the custom to recite Shir Hashirim after the Seder arise?
Apr
9
comment Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
@Fred Your comments are persuasive. But please see my extensive edit of my original answer.
Apr
9
revised Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
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Apr
9
comment Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
@Fred Where do you see the need to loan to the destitute who cannot repay? I quoted the Rambam too 1:3. He can't mean both things.
Apr
8
revised Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
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Apr
8
comment Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
@SethJ On your first comment - someone who knows he cannot repay a loan should rather accept tzedoko. (That's what he is doing effectively if he takes a loan and does not repay it. The one who gives tzedoko may "dress it up" as a loan to spare the feelings of the poor man.) I believe you are only required to give loans to those who can repay who may not necessarily be wealthy but who are certainly not destitute.
Apr
8
comment Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
@SethJ On your second comment, Rambam says וכן אסור ללוה ליקח הלואה so as you point out the translation is a problem and I have edited it.
Apr
8
revised Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
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Apr
8
answered Borrowing money without clear plan of how to pay it back
Apr
8
comment Dish on a radiator
I discussed this problem with my LOR with respect to putting wet towels on the heated "towel rail" on Shabbos. He said he would not do it because there was a possibility of heating the water in the towel above yad soledes bo.
Apr
7
revised Who gets shelishi if there are no Israelim?
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Apr
7
comment Who gets shelishi if there are no Israelim?
@BabySeal Mishna Berurah says it
Apr
7
comment May one eat eggs purchased on Passover?
I found this here contributed by Nooch. He quotes from here It is best to buy eggs that were laid before Pesach. This is because chickens are usually given feed which is Chometz. He asserts - It has to do with chametz in the crop. If a mashehu of chametz adheres to the egg shell and then ends up in your reshus, it's not batel. But it can be batel b'rov or b'shishim (depending on its state), before Yom Tov begins.
Apr
7
comment Who gets shelishi if there are no Israelim?
@sharshi That comment looks like an answer to me.
Apr
2
revised A client of yours finally pays a bill — seven months late. Should you thank him?
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Apr
2
answered A client of yours finally pays a bill — seven months late. Should you thank him?