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Nov
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comment How do you know when to make Chacham Harazim if you can't count Jews?
@Danno Letters in the Torah...
Nov
13
comment In Devarim 5:5 why does Moshe connect the people's fear with not going up Mt. Sinai?
@Danny Re Merging: see the help center
Nov
13
comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel We care about Tumah as much as ever: if you want to be Tahor do so and if you want to be Tamei do so. That's no different than back in the day. (Agav, another reason besides going on Har HaBayit that might prompt someone to want to be Tahor is wanting to eat Challat Chu"l.)
Nov
13
comment What will happen if the Ark of the Covenant is discovered today?
How do you know this?
Nov
13
comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel Same thing. See Rambam and Bartenura. Rashash there suggests it's talking about certain kinds of Keri-Derabanan, but even he agrees that regular Keri (from regular ejaculation) needs a real Mikvah.
Nov
13
comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel You think those opinions are referring to Tumah??? That's practically unfathomable. The Raavad is speaking about reading Shema according to a now-nullified enactment, as we discussed earlier.
Nov
13
comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel Are you serious? Zav is special as noted later in Halacha 5 but everyone else is fine in a regular Mikvah.
Nov
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comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel He's not "like a women". Anyone impure, whether human or vessel, whether impure with strict impurity or rabbinic impurity, does not become pure until they dip in a Mikva. This is a pretty basic rule of Tahara.
Nov
13
comment Can you use a pool for a mens mikvah
@shmuel It must be you who is telling the joke as that source is just about reading Shema according to a now-nullified enactment.
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
8) The Baal Shem Tov had a dream that it's permitted. (Yes, this is apparently some people's basis. Whether or not they are practicing Judaism is another question.)
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
@Matt Odd then that the Rama and Rosh would both apply it to Chodosh... (In any event whether it's applicable or not just determines whether or not we have to tell people, not whether or not they are sinning, which is the essential answer of (5), and seemingly, Rama and Rosh (among many others).)
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
I'm not sure what the problem is. Incidentally we don't rule that they would get the death penalty in the case described. Do you see any reason I shouldn't close this question as a dupe?
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
Nothing is contradicted. I can effect Kiddushin through intercourse. Then I can't have any more intercourse until Nisuin (which might be effected by intercourse (or a presumption thereof) as well). Where is the contradiction?
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
So what? There is no rabbinic prohibition there. They aren't fully married enough to allow living together (or to allow her to sue him for food and clothing, etc.). There is even one opinion in Rishonim that if they had intercourse then without intending to effect Nisuin that they are both obligated in the death penalty for sleeping with a betrothed maiden.
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
I'm not aware of any such rabbinic law? I'm aware of one which strongly discourages effecting Kiddushin through intercourse. Money is strongly encouraged.
Nov
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comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16102/759
Nov
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comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
Witnesses to a seclusion with the stated intent of intercourse for the purpose of Kiddushin count as witnesses to the intercourse. The principal is known as הן הן עדי יחוד הן הן עדי ביאה.
Nov
13
revised Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
"While I'm at it..." We are not your blog. Go rant elsewhere and ask focused detailed questions here.
Nov
13
comment Should I be giving a get to my girlfriends after a breakup?
You need witnesses to make Kiddushin happen. A ring given in private is no good, so too private consensual sex.
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
7 is not an answer to this question. It's not pikuach nefesh anymore...