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Jun
24
comment What b'racha do you say on seeing the Aurora Borealis (if any)?
@IsaacKotlicky At Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/?title=Astrology Astrology From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects. Astrology consists of several pseudoscientific systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world.
Jun
12
comment How does the principle of “ikkar” and “tofel” work with the after-blessing?
@Daniel Devorim 8, 10. "And you will eat and be sated, and you shall bless the Lord, your God, for the good land He has given you." chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9972http://www.chabad.org/…
Jun
12
comment How does the principle of “ikkar” and “tofel” work with the after-blessing?
@DanF I want to understand the mechanism by which ikar/tafel operates so that it generates such a surprising conclusion in this case. Just defining it as ikar/tafel does not satify me.
Jun
12
comment How does the principle of “ikkar” and “tofel” work with the after-blessing?
@Daniel I am not making any claims about the reason for the before-blessing. My question is about the after-blessing and that is why I gave you my idea about the after-blessing.
Jun
12
comment How does the principle of “ikkar” and “tofel” work with the after-blessing?
@DanF “The Halachos of Brochos” by Rabbi Bodner page 254 says “Just as the initial brocha on the ikar covers the tofel, so too does the brocha achrona of ikar cover the tofel”. And in the “Handbook” about for example “Wheat Chex” it says the after-brocha is “al hamichya”.
Jun
12
comment How does the principle of “ikkar” and “tofel” work with the after-blessing?
There are two ways to eat the cereal and milk (separately and together). The bodily benefit is the same in both ways. I assume the after-blessing is to thank for the benefit to the body. Why then should the after blessing depend on how I eat the cereal and milk?
Jun
2
comment Discriminatory charity
And .. I know better the needs and suffering of those nearest to me. Therefore I am liable to be more kind to them than to others of whom I know less. By everyone looking after those nearest to themselves, the outcome for the poor is likely to be better than by focussing on those further away. .
May
29
comment Unexpected Dageshim
The question about "alephs" is asked here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/35510/aleph-with-a-dagesh where answers were offered.
May
20
comment Midrash About God Repeating Words of Torah
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May
15
comment Zechuyos for one to get better
@Mefaresh There is a publicly available website: ravleuchter.com .
May
13
comment Zechuyos for one to get better
@Double AA Yes! Rav Leuchter at 11:30 mins speaks about a response to tragedy R”L. He says that there is a danger in assuming the reason that HKB”H brought a bad situation. Everything that comes from HKB”H, he says at 22:30 mins, comes with a planned approach which speaks to those affected. The response should be personal and not generic.
May
11
comment How do you decide how the aliyos should be arranged when there are not sufficient yisroelim in a minyan?
@cham I asked What are the factors that govern how the aliyos should be arranged? not "what should we do?"
May
4
comment What does it mean to make up for prayers unavoidably missed - Tashlumin?
@Mefaresh Is tashlumin only for tzaddikim then?
Apr
23
comment Immerse an item to be used only with a liner?
If so, just fine.
Apr
20
comment Where does the funeral tradition of burial within 24 hours originate?
Both Hebrew Wikipedia and this publication of Har Etzion Yeshiva source the origin of this law as Deut 21 (23).
Apr
17
comment A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
The question asks "what consequences each spouse incurs upon themselves" in the described situation. Your interesting answer does not address this direct question. I am voting it down.
Apr
15
comment Witnesses and the Ketubah
@DanF You might like to look here where it says that a shomer-shabbat is essential (but need not be FFB). Then try here where the question is asked “If someonse realized in retrospect that he was passul eidut (witness) at a wedding for not being shomer shabbat – what should he do.It says: many opinions maintain that the couple would not be considered married according to Torah law.”
Apr
15
comment Counting the Omer non-verbally
All three sources refer to healthy individuals. It would be interesting to know what the first two sources would say when writing was the only available method because of ill-health.
Apr
15
comment Why were Nadav and Avihu punished?
What will you do with the statement, אין עונשין אלא אם כן מזהירין הוא כלל הלכתי־תלמודי, לפיו לא ייתכן עונש על עבירה כל שהיא מהתורה, בלי שיצויין במפורש בתורה אזהרה שלא לעבור על עבירה זו.
Apr
13
comment How much salt should I put in the water for salt water at the Seder?
I remember but cannot find that I read somewhere that the salt water had to be very concentrated. No idea why though. But celery dipped in matjes herring juice is bordering on an real hors'd'oeuvre. A definite idea.