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Mar
12
comment Custom to refrain from eating meat at the Pesach Seder?
Another custom to avoid confusion with the korban pesach is that Kedassia (kashrus authority) label their "kosher le'pesach" products "Kosher Al Pesach". (Kosher le pesach could be read as fitting to be a korban pesach!)
Mar
12
comment Is there a custom not to eat roasted chicken at the Seder?
We serve a one-pot stew (potatoes, meat, vegetables) which stays hot until you reach the point of the meal and does not require complex activities from my wife who also wants to hear the hagodo.
Mar
12
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
@DoubleAA Does your comment means that the "honours" of being the founders of the Chinese etc goes to the בְנֵי הַפִּילַגְשִׁים?
Mar
10
revised Is it permitted to use a thermochromic cup on Shabbos?
clarified. Added reference
Mar
10
asked Is it permitted to use a thermochromic cup on Shabbos?
Mar
6
asked Eliyahu was answered as soon as he prayed. How does that prove the importance of mincha over other prayers?
Mar
4
comment Why omit “Av harachamim” for the four parashiyos?
The differences in minhogim as to when to say and when not to say "Av harachamim" are enough to require rachamim gedolim as the congregants discuss whether or not to say it!!
Feb
27
revised Asking a shaila where disclosure of classified information might be necessary
clarified misunderstanding
Feb
26
answered Asking a shaila where disclosure of classified information might be necessary
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
@SethJ Yes; I've always had the worry about the centrality of bread. In the earlier times I believe everything was eaten with bread which made its centrality easier to understand. Now with potatoes and rice etc. it seems that bread is no longer is so essential. But afaik the halocho has not changed.
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
So there is no din of ikar and tofel.
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
Take a look at berachot.org/halacha/09_ikar.html
Feb
25
comment Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
@IsaacMoses You have found me out!
Feb
25
comment Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
@IsaacMoses I agree mei'ikkar hadin. But don't you find it a bit reminiscent of Sodom?
Feb
24
asked Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
Feb
23
asked Why when we read from two Torah scrolls is the one taken out first returned last and vice versa?
Feb
18
asked Is there a book which gives a good background understanding to Isaiah's prophecies?
Feb
18
comment In a city with many shuls, how much loyalty do I owe to the shul of which I am a member?
Sorry - you're right of course.
Feb
18
accepted Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
Feb
18
comment In a city with many shuls, how much loyalty do I owe to the shul of which I am a member?
But what about "preferably go to its shiurim and other events"?