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comment How much wine should women drink at the Pesach seder?
@Aaron Are there those that disagree?
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comment How can I distinguish p'shat from interpretation in torah translations if I'm not fluent in Hebrew?
FWIW I'm not impressed with any of the answers there and don't think that is a simple case of Midrash vs Pshat. But your general question is valid.
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comment Preparing kitniyot for Shabbat immediately after Pesach
@msh the q isn't about israel. it's just not so relevant outside israel now. perhaps an ashkenazi israeli in chul could have this issue if staying with sefardi cousins, whereby his eating kitniyot on shabbat wouldn't be breaking from local practice.
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comment Why is corn a forbidden kitniyot?
This is basically plagiarism. It's a straight up quotation without any indication that it's a straight up quotation. In any university you'd get expelled for this. Genevas Daas Deoraisa, if not Genevas Mamon. I'm thinking of just deleting these if you don't fix them up soon.
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
Can you edit to clarify exactly what you are pointing to in that link? Perhaps add in a quotation and an explicit source reference in case the link goes bad.
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revised Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
Note the Rambam says Simcha applies to all the days of the festival mechon-mamre.org/i/3406.htm#16
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comment Who should say the half kaddish after reading the Torah?
Why would this be different from any other Kaddish said in the middle of Davening that the Chazan says?
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comment Prohibition of causing mitzta'er on Yom Tov
That article about showering is severely lacking. Consider these alternatives: hirhurim.blogspot.com/2007/09/yom-tov-hygiene-hot-shower.html yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/749147/Rabbi_Aryeh_Lebowitz/… daat.ac.il/daat/english/journal/broyde-wagner-1.htm nishmat.net/Uploads/files/…
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comment Prohibition of causing mitzta'er on Yom Tov
"always comes up for this mitzvah is the permission not to sleep in the sukkah if it causes one to suffer." What? That's not an example of this alleged prohibition. On Sukkot the Mitzva is to live in your Sukkah as you'd live in your house. If living in your Sukkah is bothersome such that you'd leave it were it your house, you are exempt. Nothing to do with Yom Tov or any prohibition (or even sleeping; the same applies to any other activity).
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comment Can a Cohen marry a bat niddah?
Note as well that going swimming in the ocean probably wouldn't work even Deorayta without at least a Hefsek Tahara.
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comment How much wine should women drink at the Pesach seder?
The Shulchan Arukh just says women are obligated with no distinctions. Are you looking for a source which specifically says "they are obligated like men even though [concerns XYZ]?"
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comment Is there any source that says that women should / should not get drunk on Purim?
@whocares Putting those two facts together doesn't yield any conclusion. Your argument just doesn't follow. Kids not having the psychological makeup to have Simcha on Purim says nothing about women who are adults.
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comment Cooking on Yom Tov, for Yom Tov
@SAH That same day is either Yom Tov or not. Either way you can cook for it.
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comment Shabbos and National Security
@SAH Indeed it does! Save first, ask later.
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comment Shabbos and National Security
"a potential National Security threat" is safek pikuach nefesh. If the case is not pikuach nefesh, then why would he be able to go in?
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comment Clapping on Shabbos
@ElShteiger Pounding a beat by slapping your thighs
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comment Shabbos and National Security
If someone's life is at stake, why would he not?
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comment May one roll a Sefer Torah on Friday Yom Tov for Shabbat use?
@NoachmiFrankfurt That's astounding.
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comment May one roll a Sefer Torah on Friday Yom Tov for Shabbat use?
DanF @NoachmiFrankfurt remember that there is no question you can roll it Fri night as that is already the next day.