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Aug
25
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
Do we know where Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach said it?
Aug
24
comment Singing too loudly in shul
+1 I found a bit more and with a slightly different emphasis; please excuse my answer having some similarities to yours,
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
@eramm Super reply that maybe should be an answer! But perhaps kiddush requires the brocho “borei pri hagofen” specifically (if you made it over wine)?
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
@eramm After dilution it is no longer considered wine - for the blessing before. But you cannot deny that he has drunk the amount of wine within the time needed to require an after-blessing. That's my question!
Aug
24
comment Is the blessing after food determined by the blessing before it?
The reference I gave in the question says, "A29) In general, Sefardim allow one to dilute wine or grape juice up to 50% before it loses its Hagefen bracha. Ashkenazim allow even more, up to 5 parts water with one part wine or grape juice." In other words dilution of wine with water so that the wine is less than 50% (for Sefardim) or less than 16.7% for Ashkenazim makes the brocho onthe resulting liquid shehakol!
Aug
22
comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
This, IMHO, is not a case of tous akum. You have Jewish money in error. The mitzvo is, I think, hashovas aveidah.
Aug
22
comment Cashier error - is it my responsibility to go back?
See businesshalacha.com/webfm_send/351
Aug
21
comment saying asher yatzar while in an improper state
First para of the quoted source reads, "As a general rule, asher yatzar, the blessing recited after one relieves oneself, must be recited immediately once one has washed one’s hands after using the washroom. There is some discussion; however, as to how long one actually has to recite asher yatzar in the event that for whatever reason it was not recited promptly after relieving oneself." So the delay is bdiavad. Lechatchila the blessing must be recited immediately after relieving oneself.
Aug
21
comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
@Shalom My concern was that the אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב was more abhorrent than a physical defect. If so I would expect אֶתְנַן כֶּלֶב וּמְחִיר זוֹנָה to be equally bad. But it isn't halacha 17. So I am finally convinced. Thanks.
Aug
20
comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
Yes. Is the din the same whether it is a physical blemish of which you speak or the rather different sort of problem of harlot's wage or barter for a dog?
Aug
20
comment How do we know that a potential korban is not אֶתְנַן זוֹנָה וּמְחִיר כֶּלֶב?
I did mean the kohen or the zar.
Aug
19
comment when is shushing in a shul permited, when forbiden and when obligated
The answers to this related question judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18805/… may be relevant.
Aug
18
comment Can tevilas keli be avoided by giving the item to another Jew and borrowing it back from him?
@sabbahillel Even if he does not intend to use it?
Aug
18
comment If you do a tashlumim shmoneh esrei do you say Hashem sefatai tiftach again?
@msh210 I would be interested to see it.
Aug
18
comment Is there a halachic problem with the Columbia University seal on the floor of the library?
Your question is general and not specifically related to the seal on the floor of the library. FYI the Name of Hashem on the floor of the library is written with a ches and not a hei. See here and here.
Aug
18
comment Adler Machzor still in print?
Is Adler related to Routledge?
Aug
17
comment wife, child and shul
btw Hebrew Institute of Riverdale have an early minyan Shabbos morning which is called "Tefillat Shalom Bayit: 6:50am" because (I am told) this allows both parents to be able to come to Shul Shabbat morning at different times while the other parent watches the children.
Aug
14
comment Assuming something has remained Kosher
I do not understand the question. It depends how worried the person is about eating something which has lost certification and may possibly not be kosher. But something may be perhaps deduced from the fact that the London Beth Din publishes an update every three months.
Aug
13
comment Shliach tzibur not following the shul nusach
I was once gabbai of a shul affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues. One of the members who was a Sefardi wanted to lead the prayers which would have meant using our siddur but his pronounciation. I asked Rabbi Michael Fisher who was the Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues what to do. He emphasized most strongly that the main thing was to preserve the peace of the congregation. Therefore I should do nothing that would antagonise my Sefardi friend.
Aug
13
comment What biographical information is known about Rabbi Yitzchak Izaik Zorovitz?
@Yishai Thank you for the edit and the advice.