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Nov
11
comment Mission to Mars: halachic challenges
@ShmuelBrin Jumping off what bondonk said, maybe a ball of water floating in space is considered Ashboren regarding Mikva. After all it isn't in a kli and it isn't flowing anywhere.
Nov
11
comment How old is the tradition of the Genizah?
Two famous old genizot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Geniza en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephantine#Jewish_presence
Nov
11
revised How old is the tradition of the Genizah?
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Nov
11
comment Taking a shower after mikveh for men - where is the Ari source that one shouldn't?
@ShmuelBrin Niddah is tumah... And what's Tosfos Kedusha? I thought you went to remove Keri (at least miderabanan) because of the potential prohibitions involved in Takkanat Ezra? Why would someone not Tamei Keri go to the Mikva (aside from lo plug type reasons)?
Nov
11
comment Taking a shower after mikveh for men - where is the Ari source that one shouldn't?
@ShmuelBrin Why do "we" go then?
Nov
11
comment Can a garment be assur for men and women because it is both beged ish and beged isha?
@Malper What does that have to do with actual halacha? That Targum is full of innovations which are rarely found in the rest of Jewish literature and more often than not contradict explicit Talmudic rulings.
Nov
11
comment Ladies first or men first?
@msh210 How does that help? Is the question if being polite is a Jewish concept? My non-binding close vote remains.
Nov
11
comment Covering the Cake During Kiddush
@Chanoch Eshel Avraham is also a different commentary to Orach Chaim by Avraham of Butchastch‌​.
Nov
11
revised Neckties on Shabbat
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Nov
10
comment Ladies first or men first?
What is the concept of "ladies first"? We, experts in Judaism, can only respond to definite claims. As it is now this question is just like "Is the concept of Tahwid foreign to Judaism" in that none of us can be expected to know what Tahwid is.
Nov
10
comment Ladies first or men first?
I don't think the general concept of "ladies first" means that on narrow paths you walk single file with the lady in front.
Nov
10
reviewed Reject What do people mean when they say “Kaballah”?
Nov
10
comment Is Mashiach an incarnation of God according to any Jewish tradition?
@porton We know the linguistics. Can you explain why that fact was necessary for the question and not just a buzzword which can cause confusion?
Nov
10
comment Washing hands for eating pizza
I'm told R Mordechai Willig holds this way as well.
Nov
10
comment why are there so few great gedolim today
Do you have any reason to think that this problem is particularly relevant nowadays?
Nov
10
reviewed Approve Eating in someone's home who eats in non kosher restraurants
Nov
10
comment Can a deep-cover agent on active assignment violate kashrut to blend in with targets?
I think this is a dupe somewhere...
Nov
10
comment Let there be light! But from where?
The laws of physics allow the phenomenon whereby a galaxy precisely identical to the current Milky Way Galaxy with the one change that my user name was always Double BB, spins around like usual. Yet such an event has never happened, nor is likely to happen in the future.
Nov
10
comment Seeking a tool that gives words with a particular gematria
@msh210 And the linked question?
Nov
10
comment Bishul Akum for Sefardim
@Aryeh I recall that teshuvah being about Sefardim in Ashkenazi yeshivos/schools eating in the cafeteria.