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Nov
17
comment Why was Yitzhak “laughing” with his wife openly?
I think the Or HaChayim is saying he saw them snuggling/holding hands/etc. about which presumably one need not be as careful about regarding absolute privacy as actual intercourse.
Nov
17
comment How could Avraham feed his guests tongue?
"through logic" What logic exactly is this? Someone who "ha[s] taken on the spreading the worship of Hashem" is therefore considered a Kohein? That's pretty poor logic if you ask me.
Nov
17
comment How could Avraham feed his guests tongue?
"UPDATE While this does not necessarily apply to Avraham it explains why we are allowed to eat tongue today." Why did you include any of that here? It doesn't address the question, it is long, and I move for its removal.
Nov
17
comment Who did the Avos give maaser to?
By "technically" do you mean "according to my own made-up thought"?
Nov
17
comment Contract Law and Intentions
@RobertS.Barnes Don't most people assume using common sense that I am not a chicken? I don't look or sound like one IMO (you'll have to trust me on that). So they accept the statement.
Nov
17
comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
@theblitz Indeed the original ceremony may have been pointless but they may be married anyhow because of everyone seeing them go home at night. Remember Kiddushei Biah is a thing too. הן הן עדי יחוד...
Nov
17
revised Who did the Avos give maaser to?
edited tags
Nov
17
comment Who did the Avos give maaser to?
There certainly were poor people around, and Yerushalayim was around. (there are other kinds of maaser)
Nov
17
comment Yibum and Chalitzah: stringency or leniency?
Not everyone agrees that "in doubt we follow the stringent ruling" is a Biblical principle.
Nov
17
comment Yibum and Chalitzah: stringency or leniency?
I suspect the answer is that the principal of Lechumra Makshinan is a rule about how to decide between options in a Hekesh, not just Safek Lechumra. See other instances of it on Kiddushin 68a and Shabbat 83b.
Nov
17
comment Why were leap years decided only by judges and not with the cooperation of witnesses?
What would they testify to seeing?
Nov
17
comment Are civil divorces not recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
@sabbahillel Given the 1000s of husbands over the last few centuries who have insisted on chaining their wives to a dead marriage, what is surprising about your story is how few others you've heard of. Tons of people die from stairway-falls every year.
Nov
16
comment Answering “Amen” etc after putting on tefillin shel rosh?
@AniYodeya Ashkenazim also can't interrupt before everything their brachot were intended for is completed. What does 1 vs 2 have to do with it?
Nov
16
comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
@theblitz Plenty of people saw them go home every night
Nov
16
answered Are civil divorces not recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
Nov
16
revised Are civil divorces not recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
consistant polarity of title and body
Nov
16
comment Why does Eliezer change facts in retelling what happened at the well?
"According to the meforshim" All the meforshim? Which meforshim is this according to?
Nov
16
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Nov
15
comment Loshon hora and Torah lectures
Wouldn't this not apply then if the lecture was so bad that it isn't even considered Torah? (which is probably why people are making fun of it.)
Nov
15
comment Sukkot--Object or place name?
@Scimonster It may or not be a Kasha, but it's profoundly odd. "Sit in booths because I had your ancestors dwell in a place with a coincidentally similar sounding name."