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Dec
5
comment Problem of Ribis in giving loan in order to give Tzedeka
What "another" - there is no another in your question. The loaner is giving the 100 shekels to tzedaka. There is no reason to hand them to the rich person first. The rich person simply agrees to give the loaner 100 shekels in the future.
Dec
3
answered the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
Dec
2
answered Is a male considered Jewish if his dad is Jewish and his mom is not jewish but the dad had his male child have a brit-millah
Dec
2
answered Using Post-its on Shabbos
Nov
30
comment Does one make a blessing if preparing to die al kiddush Hashem?
The Shema is traditional in situations like that.
Nov
28
answered Is there a p'sak when dealing with de'os?
Nov
28
comment Kohain marrying divorcee
Just because it was reform/conservative doesn't mean it was an invalid wedding. It depends on the particulars, which is why the other comments are advising you to speak to a Rabbi. The Rabbi who performed the divorce would be an excellent choice - he would know if he was doing a divorce "just in case" or because it was a valid marriage.
Nov
27
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
I just watched the video you posted, and I don't really approve - it's a bit mumbled (although I could, with difficulty, make out almost every word). But if you notice it's entirely by memory. Reading something to yourself without moving your tongue, just your lips is much faster than if you had to actually enunciate it. It took him 2 minutes with extra singing, so around 1 minute without singing, and without mumbling seems perfectly possible to me.
Nov
27
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
Some people simply can read and speak faster than you. Just because you can not, does not imply that they can't either. But the truth is, that it's mainly memory - once you have every word memorized things go a lot faster. And I know for myself that if I go too slow I loose kavanah and start thinking of random things, so I daven at a speed that keeps my mind fully occupied.
Nov
26
comment How would Yaakov's plan have worked?
I remember learning that Rachel was not there, and she was pregnant with Binyamin at the time, therefor Binyamin did not bow down to Eisav with the rest. I wish I could remember all the details so I could post it as an answer - I'll try to see if I can find it.
Nov
23
revised Benediction to be recited over stuffing?
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Nov
23
revised Benediction to be recited over stuffing?
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Nov
23
answered Benediction to be recited over stuffing?
Nov
23
comment Benediction to be recited over stuffing?
You might have more luck finding the bracha for Bread Kugel.
Nov
23
comment Which pasuk in Tanach has the most letters?
Yes, that is correct, but since UTF-8 Hebrew takes two bytes per char minimum (assuming no nekudos) I'm pretty sure you'd go over 128 characters, so you need the extra byte anyway. A temp table can be a concern, but are you really ever going to sort alphabetically by the first letter of a pasuk? Otherwise it's not going to be an issue. For bible-codes you need a totally different data structure, not strings.
Nov
23
revised Which pasuk in Tanach has the most letters?
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Nov
23
answered Which pasuk in Tanach has the most letters?
Nov
21
accepted What bracha would the fruit of a parasitic plant be? (Or the plant itself.)
Nov
21
accepted Are “things we don't do because of danger” also dangerous to non-Jews?
Nov
21
comment Are you allowed to make, buy and sell trumpets?
Isn't a shofar essentially a trumpet?