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Jan
2
answered Is maaser calculated pre-tax or after-tax?
Dec
30
comment Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
I can't access that link
Dec
28
answered First time lighting Chanuka candles is on second night
Dec
28
comment When (if ever) are converts still related to their relatives?
Of course, in practice, conversion is a very complex area of Halachah and one needs to consult not just their local Rabbi, but an expert in these laws.
Dec
28
comment When (if ever) are converts still related to their relatives?
I should also note that the laws between parents and children who convert can be complex. Even though Yichus is severed, a convert who has had children before converting may still be considered to have fulfilled the Mitzva of Pru U'Revu, and a child still may have obligations to their pre-conversion parents even if the parents don't convert.
Dec
28
comment When (if ever) are converts still related to their relatives?
CYLR, I think their is some leeway for a convert to choose what they want to be named, but in general, yes "bas Sarah Imeinu" would be correct.
Dec
28
answered When (if ever) are converts still related to their relatives?
Dec
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
25
comment How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
While I know of no source for this, it would make sense since the dominant characteristic of Edom is that they "Lived by the sword." I can't think of any society that exemplified this characteristic more than classic ancient Sparta.
Dec
23
answered How Is It That Rabbis Have Copies of Their Own Responsa?
Dec
19
comment Jeans as Hukot HaGoyim
@HodofHod I agree, here's my upvote too
Dec
14
answered Giving gifts to non-Jews at Christmastime
Dec
8
comment Saying Mashiv HaRuach in the Southern Hemisphere
As far as Mashiv HaRuach goes, you're arguing with R' Yehoshua (Ta'anis 2b) who learns that it IS a seasonal request and we don't mention it out of season because rain then is a sign of G-d's anger (chas veshalom).
Dec
8
answered Mashiv HaRuach - V'Sain (veten) Tal Umatar
Dec
6
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
2
awarded  Vox Populi
Dec
2
comment Suggestions for Kosher iPhone apps
There are also many iphone sefarim available here jewishcontent.org/iphone
Dec
2
answered Suggestions for Kosher iPhone apps
Dec
2
comment Moving muktza garbage cans?
I would like to note that January 5 2010 was a Tuesday. This was not actually posted on Shabbos.
Dec
2
awarded  Suffrage