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May
29
answered Hyphenating the word Hashem
May
27
answered Is there any water in a korban minchah?
May
26
revised Structure and form of the ketubah
deleted 4 characters in body
May
26
asked Why is it the halocho (law) that persuading others to give is greater than giving?
May
26
answered Demolishing Idolatry sneakily?
May
26
revised Structure and form of the ketubah
expanded the answer
May
26
answered Structure and form of the ketubah
May
24
comment Can Gentile light a Shabbat Candle and do the Prayers?
@Danno That's the answer.
May
22
answered Why is a “Nazir” not allowed to drink wine?
May
19
answered How to say mizonos first on an ice cream cone
May
19
comment How to say mizonos first on an ice cream cone
OU.org says the cone does not need a brocho; it is subordinate to the ice cream. "Even if ice cream is eaten in a cone, only Shehakol is necessary, since the cone is eaten only because of the ice cream and is clearly subordinate to it. Its purpose is actually not so much to be eaten as to hold the ice cream and to prevent the hands from becoming soiled <snip> However, if you specifically use a sugar cone because you enjoy eating it, Mezonot must also be said before eating the cone.
May
12
asked What is the source for the Baal Shem Tov’s application of Psalm 122 (1) to a marriage?
May
10
comment What if someone is unable to believe in God?
Try amazon.com/Permission-To-Believe-Approaches-Existence/dp/… "Permission To Believe: Four Rational Approaches to God's Existence" by Rabbi L Kelemen.
May
9
comment When the first of the 3 days of hagbalah is Sunday, are haircuts permitted the Friday before?
@SethJ Indeed. Yes.
May
9
comment HaKohen, HaLevi - source and reason
Kohanim do not go up to duchan with laced shoes. According to Rav Ashi the reason is that Kohanim have to be careful not be thought of as a chalal (invalid Kohen). I suggest that the reason for writing after HaKohen their names is to show that they are genuine kohanim and not chalalim. I don’t have the same justification for the Leviyim.
May
9
asked When the first of the 3 days of hagbalah is Sunday, are haircuts permitted the Friday before?
May
8
comment Are homeopathic remedies kosher?
But if there is not a single molecule present - then there is nothing there of it. This is not a question of bittul - it's a question of existence (so to speak).
May
8
answered Are homeopathic remedies kosher?
May
8
asked How do we translate חַטָּאִים?
May
8
answered Do you get credit for unintentional mitzvot?