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answered Earliest time for Mincha Gedola
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comment Did most Hasidic men wear the shtreimel and kapote in Eastern Europe?
Check out the Wikipedia page - they surely are expensive. But the fur is said (now) to be "from the tips of the tails typically of Canadian or Russian sable, stone marten, baum marten (Pine Marten), or American gray fox."
Jan
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answered Did most Hasidic men wear the shtreimel and kapote in Eastern Europe?
Jan
14
comment If no-one went to synagogue on Friday night, do the people at home sing “Sholom Aleichem”?
Do you have a source for that please?
Jan
14
comment Listening to Music during learning
@Fred If he can't learn aloud, then he must use the best method for him, as you suggest. I know of one academic young man who went to Yeshiva and was given a room to learn in on his own.
Jan
13
asked If no-one went to synagogue on Friday night, do the people at home sing “Sholom Aleichem”?
Jan
13
answered Kissing the hand to catch a cold?
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
@Curiouser How do we judge the likelihood of the person to do teshuvah? Would his own assertion be sufficient?
Jan
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revised Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
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Jan
12
answered Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
Jan
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answered If a mourner comes to services late, in the middle of the kaddish, has he missed that kaddish?
Jan
10
revised Torn Tallis Gadol
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Jan
10
comment Is one allowed to have a tattoo of G-d's name removed?
ספר תורה תפילין ומזוזות שכתבן אפיקורוס ישרפו. כתבן כותי או ישראל מומר או מוסר ביד אנס או עבד או אשה או קטן הרי אלו פסולין ויגנזו Rambam (Hilchos Tefilin 1:13) : If a Min (non-Jewish, idol-worshipper ) wrote a Sefer Torah, Tefilin or Mezuzah, we burn it. If a Nochri (non-Jew) or Yisrael Mumar (Jewish apostate) wrote, it is Pasul and we bury it. Can we extend this law? If G-d's name was tattooed by a non-believer, maybe you can remove it. If by a Yisrael Mumar, you may not be allowed.
Jan
10
comment Which Names of Hashem can/can't we say [in regular conversation]?
There's "Eheye" as well. Y is replaced by K.
Jan
10
answered Listening to Music during learning
Jan
9
comment Torn Tallis Gadol
@DoubleAA Can you prove that geometrically please? If you change from the bottom left to the bottom-right of the bottom-left dark-blue square, it seems that you reduce the distance between the the two bottom dark-blue squares?