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


Jul
1
comment Why name but five creations?
+1 Note also how in the second creation story Adam is given all of the animals to name and also names 'woman'.
Jul
1
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
See comments on that question starting here judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9197/…
Jul
1
comment Does the Torah discuss aliens?
@Menachem Whoops I'm getting confused which of these I'm reading.
Jul
1
comment The case of the missing Maharsha (Sota 49, BK 82, M'nachos 64)
See the answer here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17406/759
Jul
1
comment DNA and Jewish Law
@avi I'm guessing it has to do with this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem
Jul
1
comment Time-frame for naming a newborn girl
@msh210 Done, but I personally try not to use that as a vote metric, especially with exact source references.
Jul
1
revised Time-frame for naming a newborn girl
more links
Jul
1
revised May an Ashkenazi wear Yemenite Tzitzith?
vernacular link
Jul
1
answered Ata Chonantanu after havdala
Jul
1
comment First year counted from creation
@HodofHod I'm not sure. Alex's answer there is about the origins of the number in the count not where we see it being used. I realize we judge by question, but maybe with some editing we can distinguish the separate question.
Jun
29
revised How does one dispose of Tzitzis?
edited tags
Jun
29
revised How does one dispose of Tzitzis?
edited tags
Jun
29
comment How does one dispose of Tzitzis?
duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14446/759
Jun
29
comment Heating non-food items on Shabbath
@DovF All of those cases are Toldot Mevashel because they use heat to improve the item ("creative labor"). I don't know that stam heating a rock is in that category, nor do I think that Yad Soledet Bo is necessarily the shiur for this purpose, ie drying out wood might be chayav at a lower temperature (if the metziut is such that the wood would dry; I have no idea what that is). (All complete speculation.)
Jun
29
comment Transfer of taste to/from non-food items
@msh210 My impression was that we rely on it all the time when double wrapping things to be warmed up. So even if it's not lechatchila, then it must be very easy to define shaat hadechak for this purpose.
Jun
29
comment Transfer of taste to/from non-food items
If the object is completely dry then I don't know how you can transfer taste to it at all in an oven -- there's no steam!
Jun
29
comment May an Ashkenazi wear Yemenite Tzitzith?
Can you edit in some sources regarding what Ashkenazim and Teimanim generally hold about the kesher elyon?
Jun
29
comment Can an Ashkenazi write a Sephardi Torah?
May he in terms of what: To fulfill the mitzva of writing a Torah? To avoid lifnei iver to those who read it for the mitzva (if you assume that Ashkenazim view it as pasul)?
Jun
29
comment May one use a Sephardic Torah in an Ashkenaz minyan?
I don't know that the Rosh would accept a yud without a lower-left point. He is just saying that stylistic changes that aren't definitional are OK. But there are lines even he wouldn't cross.
Jun
29
comment May one use a Sephardic Torah in an Ashkenaz minyan?
Are you only asking because of differences in the ktav (such as kotzot shel yud) or regarding different spellings (such as פצוע דכא/דכה)?