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comment Is it always a good idea to say an extra Shema' if you missed one?
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@Yez Offhand, I'm not sure. I suggest you bring it up in chat/meta for more opinions.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@user6591 Is Meit Mizva a consequence of Kevod HaMeit? I don't think so. I think it's a Gezerat haKatuv unrelated (except thematically) to the rabbinic prohibition of Kevod haMeit.
10h
comment Are there any women teachers in the Torah?
@AleksandrSigalov The verse says explicitly that daughters inherit only if there are no sons. Clearly they aren't equal. How can you possibly cite that story to prove equality???
11h
comment What happens with the blessings if a mute is called for a Torah aliyah?
@DanF So we should teach them not to feel entitled. Giving in to them is not supportive of their developing healthy Middot. I don't think the case of R Oshry is remotely similar to a stubborn old guy who wants an Aliyah, and to compare them is insulting to Reb Moshe in the story.
12h
comment Why the debate on where Shlishi is in parshat Terumah?
@DanF Easier solution: tell the Gabbai not to stop you ever because what you're doing is fine too.
12h
comment What happens with the blessings if a mute is called for a Torah aliyah?
@DanF The story took place during the Holocaust, a Shaat HaDechak par excellance, and you are right that in Shaot HaDechak we work around these issues. But in ordinary circumstances you should focus first on explaining to them how it's not actually a big deal. Only when that fails should we resort to other things. I agree that people are irrational sometimes and we have to deal with that. Better to teach them the truth if possible.
12h
comment where if anywhere, does rashi refer to christianity as idolatry?
@BruceJames Potentially. The applicability of that prohibition nowadays is a different question than the OP's.
12h
answered where if anywhere, does rashi refer to christianity as idolatry?
12h
comment What are the Judean boundaries with regard to contemporary landmarks?
@IsaacMoses If 95% of us are from Yehuda, we're all going to be splitting that piece of land. (Those lucky Zebulonites will have huge swaths of land to themselves...)
12h
comment What happens with the blessings if a mute is called for a Torah aliyah?
@DanF I don't see how Aliyot has anything to do with inclusivity. Not everyone is qualified to sing Kol Nidrei and not everyone can get Aliyot. Big deal. Everyone, though, is welcome to come and pray to God. Focus on ensuring that there is handicap accessible ramps, a page number counter in the front, stuff like that, would be useful.
12h
comment Why the debate on where Shlishi is in parshat Terumah?
@DanF What is bugging you? there are dozens of traditions. just because you found one place where there's a differnece isn't significant at all.
12h
comment What happens with the blessings if a mute is called for a Torah aliyah?
@DanF A weekday Kohein Aliyah should be quite manageable if you go slowly and have someone hint to you.
12h
comment Could a woman have been a priest in the Temple back in the time of David, and if not, why not?
@AleksandrSigalov So you think that Yaakov had 63 grandsons and one granddaughter (as listed in Gen 46)? The chance of that are 1 in 3*10^18. Clearly daughters aren't always listed.
13h
comment Are there any women teachers in the Torah?
@sabbahillel I don't think it's the same.
13h
comment Honey on Hallah for Newlyweds?
@IsaacMoses Much more interesting would be finding out who ~25 years ago made this up and popularized it. It was probably like an NCSY/BeneiAkiva rabbi or something like that, who made it up for fun and then suddenly all these kids thought it was Halakha. Ask anyone you know over 50 and I guarantee you they did not do this after their wedding.
13h
revised Honey on Hallah for Newlyweds?
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comment Could a woman have been a priest in the Temple back in the time of David, and if not, why not?
@AleksandrSigalov What about granddaughters? (How do you know he didn't have daughters too?)
14h
comment Seven Brochos at a Wedding
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15h
comment Scheduling Email for 3AM and Gneivas Daas
Well as interesting as this is, we have no idea who you are that we should value your opinions at all. Please edit in a source for your claims if you want your answer to be valuable to the community.