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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.
Apr
12
comment Did people who were not priests ever enter the Tabernacle?
Curious. Rashi on Vayikro quotes that from collecting the blood onwards the work must be done by Kohanim.
Apr
12
comment Congregation sings parts of the Shiroh before the reader on the seventh day of Pesach?
@NoachmiFrankfurt Can you source it please? I observed it in a Shul but it was only for a few of the verses that have shemot.
Apr
12
comment Genesis 39:20 Potiphar's prison
It's suggested by a non-Jewish source footnote 47 without evidence it seems to me.
Apr
8
comment Is it permissible to use a French Press on Yom Tov?
@NoachmiFrankfurt: soup - who mentioned it?
Apr
8
comment Targum on Obadiah 1:3 a Reference to Rome?
Malbim on Ovadiah 1(1) says that the prophecy of Obadiah concerns the fate of Edom. He goes on to say that the second temple was destroyed by the Romans who are called by the name Edom. So Malbim identifies Edom as Rome.
Apr
7
comment How did the Ashkenazi Yom Tov “prayer mode” become so popular?
@NoachmiFrankfurt יש להמתין עד סיום הברכה בטרם אומרים "אמן" - אחרת ה"אמן" נקרא "אמן חטופה
Apr
7
comment Posting Advertisements on Chol Hamoed
Edited so that the question does not request a psak.
Apr
7
comment Laws of Chol Ha Moed
Addiction should not be considered normative behaviour.
Apr
6
comment Cream cheese on matza - gebrochts
I have rephrased your question so it doesn't actually ask for a Psak.
Apr
6
comment How did our forefathers bake the dough they took out of Egypt? Would it qualify as matzo now?
But moved all the time!
Apr
6
comment How much salt should I put in the water for salt water at the Seder?
This article gives the concentration of NaCl (common salt) in tears as 6.6g/L. Shabes.net recommends one teaspoon per glass of water מכינים על השולחן צלוחית ובה מי מלח לטיבול הירקות: שמים כפית מלח אחת לכוס מים. a teaspooon is 5mL. Salt weighs 2.2g/mL. A glass is approximately 200 mL. So we have 11g/200mL or 55g/L, over 8 times the concentration of salt in tears.
Mar
30
comment What is the law with eating the third Shabbos meal when the first day of Pesach is Shabbos?
It's 2.5 Halachic hours before sunset isn't it? Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 69:2 But how do you know that you can eat matzoh at this time?
Mar
30
comment What is the law with eating the third Shabbos meal when the first day of Pesach is Shabbos?
@DoubleAA Thank you for that. BTW it's OC 471:2 in my copy