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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


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comment Orthodox Judaism and American conservatism
I tend to agree with @IsaacMoses and given that there are already 3 other close votes (so I'm not overly asserting my mod-powers), I'm putting this on hold for now. I think the above discussion should be moved to a Mi Yodeya Meta post where others can voice there positions in an organized fashion.
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comment תעשה vs עשה (Ta'aseh vs Assei)
"when applicable" Why is this case an applicable one? Why aren't you asking about עשו or יעשה or עושות? You can claim it's allowed as much as you want, but unless you explain why your question is sufficiently interesting, no one will care much about it.
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comment What are “universal minimum” standards of tznius for halachic purposes?
@TorasEMES613 It is an objective source that hair can be Ervah. Not which hair is Ervah. As I said above, pubic hair would likely be Ervah nowadays and eyebrows not (both for both married and unmarried women). If it weren't for the Pasuk I would think even pubic hair is not Ervah as it's not Body. (When I say pubic hair is Ervah, I mean that if 1 tefach of pubic hair was sticking out of her clothing while all the flesh was covered, it would still be prohibited to recite Shema there. I realize it's not a common case, but it is discussed in the Gemara there a few lines earlier regarding men)
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comment What are “universal minimum” standards of tznius for halachic purposes?
(cont) The verse of Shok teaches that even though for a man the calf is uncovered, for a woman it is covered and problematic (at least, that's what all Rishonim who comment that I am aware of say).
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comment What are “universal minimum” standards of tznius for halachic purposes?
Re your second comment: the Gemara quotes those verses. He just quotes the Gemara. They dont show by themselves that objective Ervah exists. The verses of Kol and Sear just show that Kol and Sear, when not a public form of them, are Ervah too even though they are not strictly body parts. Hair that you are used to and voices that you are used to are not Ervah, dependent on the locale. That's how Rishonim know that unmarried women's hair and speaking voices are ok: because it's usually uncovered. Unmarried women's pubic hair is accordingly forbidden, but married women's eyebrows are ok. (cont)
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comment What are “universal minimum” standards of tznius for halachic purposes?
@TorasEMES613 That is my best source to offer too (though it still isn't a Rishon) (my second best is a line in the (forged) Eshkol). However, it's not clear the Bach stands by his Chiddush of Pachot MiTefach by the end of the paragraph (which you didn't finish quoting), and most everyone rejects him anyway. See, for example, the Arukh HaShulchan who says "ותמוה לפרש כן, דאם כן לא הוה ליה לסתום זה." If the Bach really is claiming some sort of objective Ervah, the Arukh Hashulchan thinks he is the first person to do so ever, and therefore rejects him.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there jews not following the rabbinic laws?
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comment When and how often should you make a bracha on a snack that is being passed around?
@SAH We don't bless food. We bless God for the food.
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comment Source for saying Shir Hama'alos but not Al Naharos Bavel
@YEZ It answers by saying everyone is wrong.
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comment should gentiles observe the Shemetah by not farming and how else should they observe it
@MonteBrigance So what?
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comment Using Zephaniah 3:8 as a pangram
@IsaacMoses No. We burn a Torah written by a Mumar, for instance. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33584/… and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44200/759 are further indicators to that effect.
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comment Is the commonly worn undershirt known as a “beged tzitzit” actually obligated in tzitzit at all?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3532/759
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comment Is the commonly worn undershirt known as a “beged tzitzit” actually obligated in tzitzit at all?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11302/… judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12810/… Also see Darkei Moshe OC 8:5 and Arukh haShulchan / Tzitz Eliezer about minimum shiur for undershirts.
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comment Is the commonly worn undershirt known as a “beged tzitzit” actually obligated in tzitzit at all?
And can you wear it outside an Eruv on Shabbat?
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comment Will only the Jews be blessed according to Haggai after they give tithes?
@PloniAlmoni That would indeed explain why you thought it was true. Cyrus ruled well before the Purim story, even according to the Midrash Esther's timeline, so your claim is highly suspicious.
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comment Will only the Jews be blessed according to Haggai after they give tithes?
@PloniAlmoni That is not true.
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comment using a men's mikvah twice if tamei or just once?
@DovidBenizri I'm contradicting you because you are saying falsehoods. That has nothing to do with hate.
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comment using a men's mikvah twice if tamei or just once?
@DovidBenizri No Admor of Lubavitch is currently alive, so there can be no such thing as a maamar of his. Hence my suspicion that you are incorrect is confirmed.
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comment Are “Mitzva” and “Halacha” synonyms?
@rosenjcb You think Halacha means commandment? That's an odd translation... .ה.ל.כ means to walk, not to command.
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comment What are “universal minimum” standards of tznius for halachic purposes?
locations (even Shok!). They just say "whatever location is usually covered". Sounds like they mean it literally, no? All kinds of Rishonim make up rules out of nowhere about Kol HaRagil Bo and Sear MiChutz LTzamata. Did they have special Mesora about these cases, or did they think everything was subjective? Why too doesnt anyone discuss the depth of a forbidden "plunging neckline" till 100 years ago? Was it that whatever is normal is ok or that the collarbone was an unwritten tradition for 1500 years since Rav Ashi? I think I have enough basis to ask for an early explicit source on the matter