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


Jan
17
comment Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
...that Chazal thought the world was flat?
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
I'm not sure there is such a thing as the proper translation.
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt26b8.htm#19
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
Trick question: they all have the same kedusha!
Jan
17
revised Children of a Cohen who had a vasectomy
edited tags
Jan
17
comment Shnaim Asar Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
It's more embarrassing to get caught up in something so dry.
Jan
17
comment Children of a Cohen who had a vasectomy
Let me get this straight: you want to know what the status of a child whose mother is permitted to marry a Kohein and whose father is a Kohein who had a vasectomy and who was conceived through IVF is?
Jan
16
comment Seeking explanation/reason for versions of “R'faenu”
@shemmy I've merged your accounts. Please consider registering your account so you don't lose access to it again. It's free and very easy to do.
Jan
16
comment Is Cohen who had a vasectomy allowed to Bless?
@BruceJames You mean a Yisrael who is a Petzua Daka? Not unless she is also a convert or something else which would allow him to marry her even if she wasn't a divorcee.
Jan
16
revised What is the Sod HaIbbur?
typo
Jan
16
comment Which authorities approve/disapprove of mixed events for singles?
What do you mean by "senior Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS"?
Jan
16
comment What is the Sod HaIbbur?
Of course it still exists as a secret! How many people do you know that have actually read through all of Rambam's Hilchot Kiddush haChodesh??
Jan
16
comment Is there a minhag for a chassan and kallah to hold hands after the chupah?
Just FTR, that Biur Hagra is just one quoting older midrashim about the importance of being extra tzanua in general, not anything explicit about this custom. Invoking his name here is a little disingenuous IMHO.
Jan
16
comment Mistaken shehakol - correct it?
For a good 15 seconds I read the first word in the title as מסתכן
Jan
16
answered What is the Minimum Width of Tefillin Straps?
Jan
16
revised How can inanimate objects function as “witnesses” in the Tanakh?
edited tags
Jan
16
comment Is there a problem with Triangle K? If so, what?
What you just wrote (if you can source it with links to the websites (and perhaps those of other major kashrus organizations) or something) is IMO a more valuable answer than what is in your post.
Jan
16
comment Is there a minimum size that a Tallis Kattan has to be?
...well? Will you take an answer with a Shittah in Achronim even if it isn't the most machmir?
Jan
16
comment Is there a problem with Triangle K? If so, what?
Yes, but the problem is, how is anyone supposed to evaluate Triangle K if no one knows what the problems are? Someone who doesn't drink Chalav haCompanies knows which hechshers s/he can or can't use. If the only issue is the temperature of the grape juice, someone should clarify that so educated consumers and their rabbis can make educated decisions if they can eat it or not. By being blacklisted, I mean told not to use it (which effectively is what the major organizations have done) without being told why, leaving cnsumers with no way of discerning whether their rabbi should hold of it or not
Jan
16
comment Is there a problem with Triangle K? If so, what?
@Menachem I don't think he would still hold of timers being assur today, and no one is put on the blacklist for using Chalav HaCompanies.