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Feb
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comment What is mekoriism?
@sabbahillel search "meq"; מקור has a ק after all
Feb
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comment What is mekoriism?
@far22 This is all you know? You don't remember where you first heard it, what the context was, who it was from? This is a really bizarre and unlikely set of facts to make up the entirety of your knowledge on the subject.
Feb
4
revised What are the kashrut issues with kosher food at a non-kosher restaurant?
exact quotation of sources
Feb
4
comment What are the kashrut issues with kosher food at a non-kosher restaurant?
@danny you can't just change what people said. that's lying
Feb
4
comment Why Pesucha between Lo Sisa and Zachor Es HaShabbos?
I don't have one (though it's perfectly plausible, and the split into 10 Parshiyot is undeniable), but the fact that the Bavli (from the place of origin of the Taam Elyon) uses those examples shouldn't preclude the existance of variant Midrashim of the same type. Just like how the Bavli says that the Samekh in the Luchot floated miraculously, but the Yerushalmi has a variant that says it was the Ayin (because in Ketav Ivri the Ayin looks like a circle). In other words, don't be wedded to the Bavli's example when approaching the Midrash.
Feb
4
comment brushing sheitals on shabbos
Why might you think this is a problem? Any hair pulled out by brushing is certainly Mekalkel, using a brush to pull it out is seemingly a Shinui, and pulling it out is definitely unintentional, which should be enough to permit it, even if you argue it's a Pesik Reishei (which is not obvious).
Feb
4
comment When can one have light in the room during marital relations?
There is no Shakh to OC...
Feb
4
comment Is it permitted for a couple to have relations during the daytime?
The Talmud (Niddah 17a as understood by Rashi) praises people who, due to being tired at night and not enjoying the experience, have relations during the day time.
Feb
4
comment Tashmish Ha-Mitah B'yom (Marital Relations by day.)
Ohr Yitzchak 2:95:1
Feb
4
comment Origin of myth about the hole in the sheet?
seforim.blogspot.com/2014/08/…
Feb
4
comment No Blessing on marital relations?
Is this the same source? hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=4730&st=&pgnum=268 hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=4730&st=&pgnum=260 In both places he recommends drinking water just prior and saying a SheHaKol intending to cover the pleasure from intimacy, about which there is no specific blessing instituted.
Feb
4
comment What's this book about?
seforim.blogspot.com/2016/02/…
Feb
4
comment Yichud with a transgender person?
@Loewian Either way Yichud could still be affected. Perhaps it would be like Yichud with a Beheima where we aren't Chosheish (EH 24). (How's that for quotes not to be taken out of context?)
Feb
4
comment Bereishit vs. science
"science will make new discoveries and change their minds" I think you mean to say "science might make new discoveries and change their minds". The key here is not to say that the Torah definitely means [what modern science says], just that it totally could. We don't know if science will sharpen and improve its guesses, and it might not, but that's not a problem if we're not tied down. Science is still our current best estimation as to what Creation was like physically.
Feb
4
revised Yichud with a transgender person?
transgender people are people too...
Feb
4
revised Yichud with a transgender person?
edited tags
Feb
4
comment Source that King/Beis Din would hang couples for being publicly intimate
Where does the gemara say that?
Feb
4
comment Source that King/Beis Din would hang couples for being publicly intimate
You should see ShA CM 2.
Feb
3
revised Starburst Fruit Chews kosher?
while this q is bumped anyway...
Feb
3
comment Is the book of Enoch part of judaism?
@sabbahillel What?? Why would you think Anshei Knesses Hagedolah's only reason for selecting books to be canonized is that they may be studied? Certainly they had loftier reasons than that. The fact that something was excluded does not mean it is not to be studied. Tanakh was not just the largest set of books which could be studied.