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Dec
26
comment Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
Devarim 22 : 26
Dec
26
comment An improved Jewish calendar after this one expires?
We already have a guide for the new calendar. It involves witnesses, courts, moons etc.
Dec
26
comment Am I liable to be stoned for my devotion to Hashem and the Jewish people?
See my answer where I demonstrate the the death penalty in this instance is not a court imposed one anyway.
Dec
26
comment May (or should) a convert recite kaddish after his biological parents' deaths?
Hi Bruce James, welcome to Mi Yodeya and thank you for bringing your personal perspective here! I look forward to seeing you around.
Dec
26
comment Non-Jews learning or being taught Torah
Hi YosefV! Can you edit in a source or reasoning for allowing these topics? As it is now we'd just be relying on you, and, no offense, but none of us know you.
Dec
26
comment אלקים בגימטריא הטבע and not טבע?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/2724/759
Dec
26
comment אלקים בגימטריא הטבע and not טבע?
Define cheating. If you're just trying to illustrate a point (that God can be found in nature) and not prove it, then I would call it "artistic license".
Dec
26
comment Is using the internet on Shabbat against melachos?
Hi Dan! I'm afraid I have to disagree. Just because something releases electricity doesn't mean there are sparks. Sparks are caused by too strong a voltage difference through air, ripping off electrons and breaking into the molecular structure. That doesn't happen "microscopically" in a computer. And in any event, halacha doesn't usually consider things happening microscopically as relevant.
Dec
26
comment Sources for supporting a married couple
@msh210 I think you have it backwards. Mohar is from groom to bride. Nedunya is from bride to groom. Either way, if this were nedunya, then the bride should get back the value of the stipend if she is divorced or widowed. That's the whole point of nedunya.
Dec
26
comment A woman with dreadlocks going to the mikveh
@jutky Ahh. Then your sentence after quoting the ChO becomes very relevant, but I can't seem to parse it. What do you mean by "in case of dreadlocks I think most women do not leave them at hairs"? Do you mean most women overall would not keep dreadlocks? Most women with dreadlocks would not keep dreadlocks? Note that the Rama in 198:17 seems to define the group we go after in determining 'batla daata' as the relevant one not the general one, ie women with dreadlocks, so I don't see why you would think it's considered makpid. Also note that it's a machloket rishonim if hair is a separate entity
Dec
26
comment Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “Fool”?
HodofHod But if that is to be taken literally, then the single Angel of Death is sitting in everyone's hearts at the same time always. (That's already weird, but ok...) How then do you understand all the midrashim about his searching for people, and moving around generally? Furthermore, is the same being also at the same time as the above in Heaven advocating against Iyov and standing to the side of Yehoshua Kohein Gadol? I knew Eliyahu gets around on Seder night, but this is quite impressive.
Dec
26
comment How can we get people to stop talking (much, loudly) during minyan?
You're suggesting appointing people to embarrass the talkers publicly??
Dec
26
comment Is visiting Antarctica permitted for a Jew?
@msh210 I find the current wording quite boring. If your rabbi rules a certain way for you, then why can't you go there? If your rabbi won't rule and leaves you in a safek and you will have to skip certain prayers/rites/etc. then you probably shouldn't go there if you can help it, but either way you're asking your rabbi anyway! Deciding between halachik positions is your rabbi's job and if you have to go to one of these places, that is what they'll do.
Dec
26
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Dec
26
revised A woman with dreadlocks going to the mikveh
typo; reference
Dec
26
comment Why does Jewish law and tradition specify times for saying Shema?
Binyomin Trager: Why did you remove the line about the third hour of the day being a fence?
Dec
26
comment When did hashem stop the sun?
@Curious No problem; I hope you stick around and enjoy the site.
Dec
25
comment Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “Fool”?
@msh210 Is the evil inclination an angel?
Dec
25
comment Definition of Beit Hakneset area [with respect to tachanun]
@msh210 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/248/759
Dec
25
comment Sources for supporting a married couple
@msh210 Is this mohar?