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comment Which rishon allows women to appear without hair covering in front of less than three men in her own home?
@hazoriz That's an explicit Gemara Berachot 24a (at least, in the common Girsa). Most people forget to learn the famous Gemara about Tefach BeIsha in context...
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comment Can a man who has undergone a gender change give his wife a Get?
@SethJ I'm not going to, but as the OP I think you can, especially if you intended something like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_and_gender_distinction
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comment What to do when making a siyum
"Just be careful not to accidentally finish the masechet while you're practicing -- i just avoid saying the last couple words." Is that really necessary? If you want to spend a year studying the last Sugya, you can't say the last word aloud till you finish reading all the Rishonim etc. on it? That sounds highly unlikely. You're done when you decide you're done. Then you throw a party.
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comment Can one make a siyum if he finished learning the tractate already?
No. Some people (not all) use the same Kaddish as at a burial at a Siyum where there is a Minyan and Torah study because they do Siyumim on Yahrtzeits. No one ever enacted special liturgy for a Siyum. What's commonly said is just the regular prayer for after study, which many say daily.
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comment The son of a cohen who married the daughter of a non jewish father
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1348/759
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comment Why does Sanhedrin 92b conclude that the bones in Yechezkel was Ephraim?
Maybe He was saying that in the upcoming prophecy they represent all of Israel
2h
comment Why are we here if the chances are zero
@ray Just like the six point on a die on the real number line. Why are you telling me this? What is unclear to you? You haven't explained why you use the probability distribution that you do. Why is it like picking from all of them? Perhaps we have like a finite convergent function over the other dots. Consider the distribution over all real numbers (where delta is a dirac delta function): e^(-x^2)/(2*sqrt(pi)) + 0.5*delta(o). We can do similar things on discrete sets as well. Also, there's no reason to be forced to assume that our world is just a point and not a finite segment of the line.
2h
comment Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?
@Levi Its pretty clearly yearweeks. How else are the days if the seven Shabbatot equal to 49 years?
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comment Canola Oil - Kitnyos?
ravaviner.com/2009/04/shut-sms-14.html permits
7h
comment Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?
This seems a little circular. Maybe Shabbat just means Shabbat and Shavuot should be on Sunday?
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reviewed Approve Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?
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comment Can one make a siyum if he finished learning the tractate already?
Kaddish isn't part of a Siyum. It just ehappens to be said at public teaching of Torah, which people often do at a Siyum.
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reviewed Approve Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?
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comment Staying up shivi shel pesach?
Can't you relive it during the day? I don't really follow the reasoning in the last line. The splitting was in the daytime, no?
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comment Semicha Testing Info
@Yez and/or Mikvaot, Avelut, and Siddur Kiddushin.
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comment Can hot tap water touching rainwater frozen by winter create a valid mikveh?
@eternalsquire I can't now. Perhaps someone else will. Hopefully the reference will help someone wriitng an answer
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revised What references, if any, are there to synagogues or non-temple organized worship in the ancient Israel
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comment What references, if any, are there to synagogues or non-temple organized worship in the ancient Israel
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stobi#Religion_in_Stobi
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comment What do you call a female Chosid?
@Danno You've never met any female "Yonah"s?
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comment Giving away olam haba to save someone's life
@Emetv'Shalom Your purpose of existence is to get Olam HaBa??? What a sad existence. הוו כעבדים המשמשין את הרב, על מנת שלא לקבל פרס