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


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comment Firefighting on shabbat
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/7129/759
Oct
30
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Oct
30
comment What are the parameters of kavod ha'brios?
@Ze'evFelsen You're thinking of rabbinicly prohibited shaatnez (eg. goat wool) when indeed you do not rip is off a person in public. But Torah level Shaatnez you would rip off even leaving the person naked in the market. See Brachot 19b and Shulchan Aruch YD 303
Oct
30
comment Can Sforim be used as a shtender?
I wouldn't say the Mishna Berura sounds very conclusive either way.
Oct
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comment Can Sforim be used as a shtender?
I didn't know any answer here was meant l'maseh, and moreover there are answers all over the site that each present a different perspective. This is one very valid opinion.
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comment Can Sforim be used as a shtender?
Why the downvote?
Oct
30
comment What kavanos should one have when sharpening a challa knife Erev Shabbos?
We don't have such a Sifri in our versions.
Oct
30
comment Can Sforim be used as a shtender?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4683/759
Oct
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comment Stacking Seforim
@Yahu Maybe not a conspiracy theory in the negative sense, but possibly based on an overly simplistic understanding of the Shulchan Aruch. See sam's answer below.
Oct
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answered Can Sforim be used as a shtender?
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Oct
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comment If Christianity is avodah zarah and Islam is not, why has the Christian world triumphed over the non-Christian, and why do Jews prefer to live among Christians and not Muslims?
This is circular. Why were the Jews there to begin with? And can you source that Muslims are less educated because they are lazy and rich? That isn't my understanding.
Oct
30
comment Halachic justification to not pray the amidah before zman t'filah?
Fine, I accept that you found a early achron who allows Shacharit after chatzot (but it does seem that we don't paskin like him, as you noted). However, I still find it exceedingly mechudash to say that suddenly (in the last few centuries) we can't have minimal kavana before 10 AM. +1 for being the most level-headed explanation I've seen for this practice.
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
I don't know of anyone that follows the Gra on everything. (How many Gra-nicks do you know who end off the third bracha of bentching on shabbat with מנחם ציון ובונה ירושלים?) Some follow him more than others. And re your last point I know at least 3 very 'pious' individuals who are mitnagdim to their core and refuse to wear ties.
Oct
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comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
I do now, but that only helps me as R Feinstein (YD 1:81) is quoting the Maharik (86) as Shalom mentioned which is precisely the opinion that the Rama is paskining like and the opinion that the Gra rejects (see the last 5 words of the piece I referenced).
Oct
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comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
If you want to say that they aren't formally forbidden then why are you quoting chukos akum? Chukos akum is a real formal issur deoraita (one of the 613) with lashes as punishment, it's not just some "idea". The gra and rama argue about what constitutes chukos akum. According to the gra's definition, ties are a problem; according to the rama (and the more common psak) they aren't. I'm not aware of any classic achronim who discuss ties explicitly.
Oct
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comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
I don't know what passuk you are referring to nor what teshuva you are referring to. See the Gra I reference above. Wearing ties would seem to be an instance of his machloket with the Rama there (about how to paskin a machloket rishonim) about the nature of Chukos Akum.
Oct
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comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
In a sense, yes they are, but it's (somewhat) clear at least that everyone knows they mean this as a geder/minhag that's not formally forbidden and as such is subject to exceptions. You were talking about a real issur deoraita.
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
But that's not what you say in your answer. You say: if the chassid thinks he can't do good things then he'll argue chukos akum, and if he thinks he can do good things then he won't. That's making a mockery of the halachik system; either it's chukos akum or it isn't, independent of the good that can come out of doing it. Different groups will hold differently in the machloket achronim just like usual.
Oct
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comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
Maybe you didn't understand my answer. I'm arguing that it's actually Chukos Akum according to some.