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Oct
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comment Is it possible for mesorah to be discovered?
@NBZ The case here is where the authenticity of the manuscript was verified by multiple scholars, unlike your cases where no one else can even verify if the manuscript existed. Traditional Judaism eschews unverified testimony of a single individual in favor of "mass revelation" like in this question.
Oct
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comment Is it possible for mesorah to be discovered?
"was not handed down from teacher to student over the generations" Sounds to me like it was handed down from teacher straight to you. That's a pretty good Mesorah!
Oct
30
comment Where in daily prayers do we, or can we, address our personal feelings, towards Hashem?
Well, there's a whole paragraph of Shmoneh Esrei where we all we do is say thank you.
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comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
I have no idea why you just made up that Halacha can't be annoying. In any event, there is no law that Ashkenazim cannot rely on a non-Jew for taste-tests; there is just a custom to be Machmir not to rely on them. It's definitely higher than Kitniyot on my burninate list.
Oct
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comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
@shmuel Meh. Anything on the surface of the range is probably too burnt to be Taam Lishvach.
Oct
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answered What happens to the chelev (suet) after the butcher removes it from the animal?
Oct
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comment Kashering a Hard to Clean Pot
That's only a concern for Chametz which is not batel at all. For regular issurim this should be like a pot which we know only absorbed a very small amount and which is always used for large amounts (99:7, cf 98:5).
Oct
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comment Kashering a Hard to Clean Pot
Why couldn't you just ensure there is 60x the volume of the crumb in the Hagalah?
Oct
29
comment Should a Jew from outside Israel who is visiting Israel for Sukkot eat in the Sukkah on Shemini Atseret?
@AvrohomYitzchok It's hard to imagine a scenario where eating in a Sukkah with locals could be done in a lechatchilah manner.
Oct
29
comment Can an oven be kashered without a torch soon after use?
@user6591 See my comment there. I don't know anyone who thinks it's good policy but I have met people who don't think there is any formal Gezera. Hanach lahem liyisrael! They're probably better off this way.
Oct
29
comment Should a Jew from outside Israel who is visiting Israel for Sukkot eat in the Sukkah on Shemini Atseret?
Note that even if you don't sit in the Sukkah on Shmini Atzeret in northern latitudes you may have to do so in Israel because the weather is comfortable. See answer 2 here judaism.stackexchange.com/a/46090/759.
Oct
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comment Should a Jew from outside Israel who is visiting Israel for Sukkot eat in the Sukkah on Shemini Atseret?
You quote answers in your question already... Do you want a survey of what Yodeyan's LOR's have said? Of what use is that?
Oct
29
comment Sephardi Halakha
ROY thought that Geonim Tzeit was Ikkar HaDin IINM.
Oct
29
comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
(which is by far ashkenazims most annoying chumra. and people like to complain about kitniyos!) This only answers about Kedei Netila. What about in the OP's case where you might need Kedei Kullo?
Oct
29
comment Is there a requirement to fast if Ebola is reported in the city?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/47475/759 Don't ever ever ever fast if it compromises your ability to fight off a local infectious disease.
Oct
29
comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
Your range surface is probably Eino Ben Yomo so the food should be fine to eat, though you can't return it to the pot.
Oct
29
comment Is there a “5 second rule” for foods becoming non-Kosher?
No, we say the taste MIGHT have traveled kdai nitila, just our custom is to always assume the worst and not check.
Oct
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comment Can an oven be kashered without a torch soon after use?
@user6591 NOT all achronim accepted that Magen Avraham. See judaism.stackexchange.com/a/7501/759
Oct
29
comment How, if at all, can “frum” Jewish men justify their consorting with prostitutes?
Why tamei-tahor-ritual-purity?