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Aug
21
comment Animal testing of cosmetics and other products
@SAH And those products are not tested. I don't know why you're still arguing this. Here's some more links for you: safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=280#government From the FDA itself: fda.gov/cosmetics/guidanceregulation/lawsregulations/… There is a whole movement to stop testing on animals. And simultaneously a movement to require more testing since there are a ton of unsafe, and untested personal care products on the market. Reconciling those two desires seems impossible to me.
Oct
6
comment Can a Jew who is keeping the Shabbat rules ask another Jew who is not keeping shabbat to turn on/off the lights?
@SAH My opinion is it's worse to ask them. By asking you are sinning and you are causing them to sin. If you do it yourself only you sin. On top of that it's much harder to do teshuvah when you cause someone else to sin.
Jul
17
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
@NewAlexandria Sweating has nothing to do with work. Nothing. Whoever told you that was completely wrong. You can ask that as a question if you like, but be prepared for answers like "Where in the world did you hear that?", and "Why do you think sweating has anything to do with work?". Work has to do with certain creative actions. It's not the amount of work that matter, it's the creation that matters.
Jul
16
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
@NewAlexandria ??? From where did you get this idea? Sweating has nothing to do with whether or not something is work. Did you actually read this somewhere, or did you come up with it on your own?
Jun
26
comment What can be done with my annoying smoke detector on Shabbos?
@NewAlexandria Why does sweat matter?
Jun
18
comment May I buy and use cheap fakes instead of paying full price for brand-name clothes?
@SethJ See my link en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good the value is not independent. You are helping the creator - by making copies the old design is no longer desirable, which spurs more sales. If not for that people would not need to constantly buy a new fashion item. There is a fine line of course, overdo it and the creator can't sell anything at all.
May
29
comment Can a person sell their portion in heaven?
@SethJ webcitation.org/6GxbHPsQ8 webcitation.org/6Gxhyfi9S webcitation.org/6GxiUlEem
May
17
comment are bionic abilities legal for shabbos
@EssKay I know. You may set aside Rabbinic prohibitions even for non-essential things in some cases.
May
13
comment What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?
@DoubleAA Look in the source I linked to. The source for the person who I copied is RMF. (I didn't copy those words directly since they were not a direct answer, they were an explanation of the origin of the answer.)
May
13
comment What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?
@DoubleAA Not me, that was R Moshe Feinstein who assumed that. And no I haven't dealt with those branches of belief - I answered what I know. There is plenty of room for more answers.
May
13
comment What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?
@DoubleAA "since he does not believe in the sanctity of [God's] name and did not compose it for this purpose.... Since this is his intent, the names [of God he writes] do not become holy." If the person saying it does not believe in a single God then the word he speaks has no holiness.
May
13
comment What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?
@DoubleAA Why should that be any different? The operative part of the blessing is the name after all.
May
13
comment Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
@ShmuelBrin It is.
May
13
comment I am or was a religious jew and purposely ate non kosher
I don't think he means it literally.
May
10
comment are bionic abilities legal for shabbos
This answer could be improved with sources but I can't right now.
May
9
comment Why is birkas kohanim in the masculine singular?
@DoubleAA That's a tefilla by Yermiyahu - it's not the exact word of Hashem. (And before you say it's a prophesy, except to Moshe, a prophesy is not given word for word by Hashem.)
May
9
comment Why is birkas kohanim in the masculine singular?
@DoubleAA OK. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
May
9
comment Why is birkas kohanim in the masculine singular?
@DoubleAA My source [for not changing the text] is one of my teachers - I asked this very same question, and this is the answer I got.
May
9
comment Shisha Asar Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
316 is an anagram for 613 the number of mitzvos :)
May
9
comment Are placebos permitted without telling the person they are getting one?
@MonicaCellio Nowhere in the question does it say "In the United States", it said "Does Judaism". I don't know why DoubleAA even brought up US law. And in any case it's not so obvious that it's required in the US anyway. When they do studies they will sometimes write the placebos name in some technical way hoping people do not know what it is without outright lying. And it's currently a big debate if doctors should be allowed to prescribe them - but anecdotally, they already do. It's not unusual for doctors to prescribe some pill that does nothing to someone with psychosomatic illness.