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Jan
27
comment Bracha on Potato Skin
@Bochur613 The question then is whether the skins are "normally eaten" i.e. by most people. BTW, I assumed (not like YEZ) that the skins are cooked.
Jan
27
comment Custom of Rov speaking before Krias HaTorah on Shabbos
Right! Can you please quote sources?
Jan
27
answered Bracha on Potato Skin
Jan
27
comment Why are consumables eg “oil for lighting” mentioned in Shmos 25 (6) as needed for the construction of the mishkan?
@TamirEvan An answer is more acceptable if it builds on a previously known and accepted principle. But I do like your restatement of the answer "to prepare the Mishkan for God to "dwell there" because they beautify it" and barring any new contributions will be happy to leave it at that.
Jan
26
comment Why are consumables eg “oil for lighting” mentioned in Shmos 25 (6) as needed for the construction of the mishkan?
@TamirEvan The idea that we need light and perfume for the King to enter the palace is not mentioned anywhere else.
Jan
25
asked Why are consumables eg “oil for lighting” mentioned in Shmos 25 (6) as needed for the construction of the mishkan?
Jan
24
comment When is the latest time you can daven minchah bedieved?
I once asked the Rav whether the Sha"tz should make kiddush after Fri night davenning following the fast of Asoro B'Teves. I said, "It's not yet nacht". He answered "Which nacht"?
Jan
24
reviewed Approve Abbreviations before/after names
Jan
22
awarded  Custodian
Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed Why 72-minutes for Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, and Northern European Jews?
Jan
22
accepted Do we wave or shake the lulav?
Jan
21
comment Postponing circumcision: what consequences?
Just for your interest - Jews over the millenia have been prepared to lay down their lives to circumcise their sons at 8 days. See sichosinenglish.org/essays/39.htm written nearly 30 years ago. Please start at the tenth paragraph of the text which starts "But for them, behind the Iron Curtain, every Jewish act, in Torah or mitzvos, is done with utter sacrifice."
Jan
21
revised Why keep Kashrut?
change tense of last sentence. The Torah is still around and active!
Jan
19
comment Punishment for sins one cannot now be expected to avoid
See aishdas.org/ta/5765/bo.pdf "Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, z"l (Michtav Me'Eliyahu I, pg 113), describes the concept of "nekudas habechirah" (lit. "the point of free will")."
Jan
19
revised Three letters at the end of the parasha
added one detail
Jan
19
answered Three letters at the end of the parasha
Jan
19
revised Once a Jew, always a Jew?
improved the English and comprehensibility
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
18
answered Best way to learn Hebrew to read Torah
Jan
15
comment Answering an essential answer while in the middle of another
@NBZ See the lower part of the following page pocketrabbi.com/aboutus.html .