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comment Why is sleeping with shoes on a taste of death?
@msh210 Yoma is indded curious. Here is the quote from Berochos 57b: שינה אחד מששים למיתה
Dec
25
comment Why is sleeping with shoes on a taste of death?
@msh210 האי מאן דבעי למיטעם טעמא דמיתותא ליסיים מסאני וליגני
Dec
24
comment Menorah 20 Amos above ground level
shabes.net/shabat-files/alonim/birkat-arye.pdf בענין אמלתרא בעירובין נר חנוכה וסוכה page 222 may be relevant.
Dec
24
comment Different Versions of Haneirot Hallalu
@DoubleAA FWIW this question is about "Haneirot Hallalu". The question you quote is about "Al Hanisim".
Dec
18
comment If I said the blessings over already lit candles, have I fulfilled my hannukah mitzvah?
Rabbi Genack in [Torah To-Go Series• Kislev 5775](download.yutorah.org/2014/1053/Chanuka_To-Go_-_5775.pdf) quotes the Gemoro Shabbos 23a re: someone who sees Chanukah lights "Rav Yehuda said: On the first day, one who sees [Chanukah lights] recites two [blessings] and one who lights recites three. Mishnah Berurah 676:6, rules that if family members already lit on behalf of someone, that individual should not recite a beracha upon seeing Chanukah lights because of the rule that one should refrain from reciting a beracha whenever there is a doubt). So he cannot even say "she'oso nissim"!
Dec
13
comment Why didn't Rochel just destroy the idols?
Nechama Leibovitz says: Yet, Ramban claims that the teraphim were not idols, but came to take on the importance of gods in the eyes of Lavan. Ramban's opinion reflects a number of commentators, including Ibn Ezra and Rashbam, who identify the teraphim as astrological instruments that have the power to provide information about the future. This opinion is based on a number of Biblical sources...... If they were not idols, maybe they need not have been destroyed.
Dec
10
comment Writing the name chaya
Another example of this sort of thing is at judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/29089/…
Dec
6
comment Lying to customer service
@AniYodeya I upvoted your comment! I will add to the answer that pretending to be your friend seems to me to be sheker.
Dec
4
comment How do you look into a Pesach program?
Reminds me of the (fictitious?) story of the guest at the hotel who searched out the mashgiach and asked to be reassured that everything was perfect in kashrus. The mashgiach answered "if you wanted perfection in kashrus you should have stayed at home".
Dec
3
comment Does flavored yogurt get its own blessing during a meal?
@Ani Yodeya IMHO yogurt that is stirred flows more easily - like melted ice cream.
Dec
3
comment Does flavored yogurt get its own blessing during a meal?
Is this a dupe of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2683/brochos-on-desserts or is the specific question about yogurt enough to justify it?
Nov
30
comment Must we wear white clothes?
Thank you for your good question. It would IMHO have been better if you had reduced the power with which your expressed your own views. So I will vote it down.
Nov
29
comment Origin of the common M'chalkel niggun
I have never heard it!
Nov
23
comment Why for repetition of Shomne Esray you need only 6 that prayed but 9 that will answer?
Yes indeed that's it.
Nov
23
comment Why is chillul Shabbat considered so wicked?
@DoubleAA I agree.
Nov
22
comment Why is chillul Shabbat considered so wicked?
DailyHalacha.com says that the Gemara in Eruvin (69) records one view that likens Shabbat desecration to Avoda Zara (idolatry). Meaning, violating Shabbat is tantamount to the complete abandonment of the religion. But chilul shabbos is not one of the cases for which one must give up his life (יהרג ואל יעבור, or "be killed but do not transgress"). It seems therefore that יהרג ואל יעבור does not define severity of the sin.
Nov
19
comment How does the chazzan say “omein” in the kaddish before the Amida in Mincha and Maariv
@DoubleAA Responses to both comments. I have heard it done with mincha and maariv and not with musaf and neilah. I do not suspect it should be said quietly.
Oct
29
comment Should a Jew from outside Israel who is visiting Israel for Sukkot eat in the Sukkah on Shemini Atseret?
even when eating with the "locals"?
Oct
29
comment Should a Jew from outside Israel who is visiting Israel for Sukkot eat in the Sukkah on Shemini Atseret?
I do want a survey of Yodeyan's LOR's answers. I do not know to what extent people follow the answers given.
Oct
28
comment Can a charity employ a collector on commission without informing donors?
I see now, thank you. The reasonable assumption is that the collector is working on commission. I've voted the answer up.