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Oct
19
comment Writing the name of Hashem
So that it doesn't have holiness and they can later destroy it
Oct
19
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@Scimonster Most view the latter as a subdivision of the former.
Oct
19
comment Why do we throw kids in the air on Simchas Torah?
@GershonGold If that is so, then why doesn't the answer say "nonsense" in it? There are plenty of reasons he might discourage this practice. If his reason is that it is nonsense, you should point that out at it is essential to answering this question. What is here now is not an answer (or possibly a link answer).
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
Why don't we blow Shofar on Shabbat? It's a biblical commandment.
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
I don't know why you have to assume that. Most Yom Tov Shenis are not on Chol HaMoed.
Oct
19
comment Connection between עָרוּם and עֲרוּמִּים
FWIW Neofiti sticks with Onkles's ערטלין
Oct
19
comment Saying Kaddish Yatom with Permission from Living Parents
Are you asking about in the rabbi's synagogue?
Oct
19
comment What book do these notes synopsize?
When, where and by whom was the Siddur published? (This could help us think of relevant books.)
Oct
19
revised What options are there for chanukiah lighting in southern latitudes?
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Oct
19
comment Multiple Olim for a single Aliyah
I believe the Rama mentions this custom
Oct
19
comment Why do we believe that God is all powerful?
dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38376/759
Oct
19
comment Why do we believe that God is all powerful?
Why is that logically true
Oct
19
comment In Beresheit what is the difference between the light in 1:3 and the light in 1:14
אור can also be a verb. eg הבוקר אור והאנשים שלחו...
Oct
19
comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
similar judaism.stackexchange.com/a/38139/759
Oct
15
comment Disproving Samaritan practices/beliefs?
I don't know how identifying differences in practice is considered a disproof.
Oct
15
comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
@user6591 "why one act is problematic as apposed [sic] to the other" Where did you explain that?
Oct
15
comment Does Judaism appreciate the wanton destruction of idolatry done by Islamic groups?
@Mike Can a Jew not look at the moon because someone once worshipped it? What about look outside by the light of the sun? (I'm trying to give an intuitive feel. There are technical rules to this stuff. See Rambam AZ Chap 8 IINM)
Oct
15
comment Eating indoors when it's raining on Sukkos
Apparently. [15]
Oct
15
comment Having a girlfriend
From your answer (and from the responsum) it seems he prohibits this even among couples of marriageable age. Is this your intent? Seems quite stringent. Am I missing something in the argument?
Oct
15
comment Eating indoors when it's raining on Sukkos
Either way you'll go back to fulfilling the Mitzva as soon as possible. That's the important thing.