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Mar
23
asked Adding cold water to an electric urn on Yom Tov causes the main heating element to come on after a delay. Is it allowed?
Mar
21
comment How did Moshe know that Nadav and Avihu were greater than either himself or Aharon?
The source is Vayikra Rabbah 12:2. See Vayikro Rabboh. The commentary on the side asks your question and examines a number of answers which I have not time now to understand.
Mar
20
comment Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
@andrewmh20 You are right. To get the answer, we need to summarize this large article referenced above crcweb.org/Sherry%20Casks%202.pdf. I have not been able to do that.
Mar
20
revised Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
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Mar
20
answered Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
Mar
19
comment Noachide Dietary Restrictions
See judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16649/…. Charles Koppelman said “I've read a midrash that Joseph thought his brothers were not Jewish and would therefore "tell on them" for doing things that would be permitted to Jews but forbidden to bnei Noach.” There is a case of “ever min hachai that was still kosher. Jews would be permitted it, but not non-Jews. Such a marginal condition is unlikely but means that not 100% of all kosher meat is kosher to non-Jews, but in practice, it's probably fine.”
Mar
19
answered Is it a sin to read parsha commentaries during leining?
Mar
19
answered Noachide Dietary Restrictions
Mar
19
comment As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
Apart from the belief issue have you been good?
Mar
18
comment May a person order food from a vegan restaurant
@DavidFeigen A whole bug is a "creature" and as such cannot be botul. See star-k.org/kashrus/kk-ABISSELBITUL.htm Berya – A complete creature (e.g. an insect), whether dead or alive, is never batel.22
Mar
18
answered May a person order food from a vegan restaurant
Mar
18
revised “לְחֹדֶשׁ שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר” in the Megillah and Al Hanisim
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Mar
18
comment Drinking beer on pesach
Kosher for Pesach beer example: rvbrewery.com/html/honey_beer.html
Mar
18
comment Does anyone say not to make noise for Haman?
Maaseh Rav. In our shul at Shacharis, the Rav said that since the noisemaking was lemhadrin min hamehadrin min hamehadrin min hamehadrin in the night, we should only bang for the first and last mentions of Hxoxmxoxn's name.
Mar
18
answered What is the source for taanit dibur?
Mar
18
comment Rav Moshe Feinstein and tzitzis tucked in
Interesting. See judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1797/… and the accepted answer. Note the words, "Mishnah Berurah (8:26) goes further, and sharply condemns those who wear their tzitzis tucked into their pants." I find it surprising that Rabbi M Feinstein ztz"l contradicted the Chofetz Chayim.
Mar
17
revised Why Hashem send prophet to Niniveh to warn them against robbery instead of idolatry?
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Mar
17
answered Why Hashem send prophet to Niniveh to warn them against robbery instead of idolatry?
Mar
17
comment Why Hashem send prophet to Niniveh to warn them against robbery instead of idolatry?
I like your question. I hope you will excuse that I have edited out the use of the phrase "old testament" and the word J*****h. The Tanach is the testament for users of this site (who base their lives on Judaism) and the word Hashem which means "the name" is what we use instead of the J word. Now to try to think of an answer.
Mar
17
revised Why Hashem send prophet to Niniveh to warn them against robbery instead of idolatry?
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