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Aug
26
asked What do those people who wear tefillin all weekday do on Rosh Chodesh?
Aug
26
accepted Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
Aug
25
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
Do we know where Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach said it?
Aug
24
answered Singing too loudly in shul
Aug
24
comment Singing too loudly in shul
+1 I found a bit more and with a slightly different emphasis; please excuse my answer having some similarities to yours,
Aug
24
reviewed No Action Needed Singing too loudly in shul
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
@eramm Super reply that maybe should be an answer! But perhaps kiddush requires the brocho “borei pri hagofen” specifically (if you made it over wine)?
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
@eramm After dilution it is no longer considered wine - for the blessing before. But you cannot deny that he has drunk the amount of wine within the time needed to require an after-blessing. That's my question!
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
The reference I gave in the question says, "A29) In general, Sefardim allow one to dilute wine or grape juice up to 50% before it loses its Hagefen bracha. Ashkenazim allow even more, up to 5 parts water with one part wine or grape juice." In other words dilution of wine with water so that the wine is less than 50% (for Sefardim) or less than 16.7% for Ashkenazim makes the brocho onthe resulting liquid shehakol!
Aug
24
asked Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
Aug
22
comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
This, IMHO, is not a case of tous akum. You have Jewish money in error. The mitzvo is, I think, hashovas aveidah.
Aug
22
answered Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
Aug
22
comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
See businesshalacha.com/webfm_send/351
Aug
21
answered How does Jewish Law look upon the concept of Abgefeimt?
Aug
21
accepted How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
Aug
21
comment saying asher yatzar while in an improper state
First para of the quoted source reads, "As a general rule, asher yatzar, the blessing recited after one relieves oneself, must be recited immediately once one has washed one’s hands after using the washroom. There is some discussion; however, as to how long one actually has to recite asher yatzar in the event that for whatever reason it was not recited promptly after relieving oneself." So the delay is bdiavad. Lechatchila the blessing must be recited immediately after relieving oneself.
Aug
21
comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
@Shalom My concern was that the אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב was more abhorrent than a physical defect. If so I would expect אֶתְנַן כֶּלֶב וּמְחִיר זוֹנָה to be equally bad. But it isn't halacha 17. So I am finally convinced. Thanks.
Aug
20
answered saying asher yatzar while in an improper state
Aug
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comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
Yes. Is the din the same whether it is a physical blemish of which you speak or the rather different sort of problem of harlot's wage or barter for a dog?
Aug
20
comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
I did mean the kohen or the zar.