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


Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is Rav Feinstein's psak regarding subway travel and the sexes distinguished today by those wanting to sit separately on buses and planes?
Oct
8
comment Women and arba minim on first day
@CharlesKoppelman I don't see the relevance of that to your previous comment. There are lots of things we encourage people to do which are not obligatory. Eg. Benching on a Kos.
Oct
8
comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
Why would you want to buy him anything? Have him give the money to his favorite charity if you want to spend it on teaching him good values. I'm sure he'll do just fine catching up on Lulav and Etrog later when he's old enough for Chazal to think it worth teaching him.
Oct
8
comment On what social issues were the rabbis ahead of their times?
Please provide clear rules for determining what is considered socially acceptable at a given time. Must everyone believe it? Some percentage of the population? Is being enshrined in secular legal codes relevant?
Oct
8
comment On what social issues were the rabbis ahead of their times?
Do you have reason to think there are other examples?
Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does having a Mehudar Etrog and Lulav mean over just having a kosher set?
Oct
8
comment What does having a Mehudar Etrog and Lulav mean over just having a kosher set?
I think your analogy is quite poor here. A hekhsher which is stricter on certain rules is not just being nice. It's actually accounting for real posibilites of problems.
Oct
8
comment process for Gabbai to call his son to the Torah
Did someone of notable authority train you to do this?
Oct
8
comment What does having a Mehudar Etrog and Lulav mean over just having a kosher set?
מהודר here roughly means pretty.
Oct
8
comment Is Building a Succah a mitzva?
Ok, but your argument would be stronger if you clarify that the actual recorded reasoning used the word "mitzva". Moreover, you should indicate why you think moving from mitzva to preparing for the next mitzva wouldn't be an equally valid reason to start building a sukkah right after Yom Kippur. The latter sounds like a pretty good reasoning to me.
Oct
8
comment Is Building a Succah a mitzva?
If it's to go from zechus to zechus then all you've shown is it's a zechus.
Oct
8
comment Is Building a Succah a mitzva?
Is that really the reason?
Oct
8
comment Is Building a Succah a mitzva?
Why would you suspect it's one or the other? Can you think of a practical difference between the two which led you to ask this question?
Oct
8
comment Is Building a Succah a mitzva?
Can you tell us where these sources are that you saw?
Oct
8
comment Beam for s'chach with wood glue + embedded screws
+1 for lemaaseh keilim shaylas :)
Oct
8
comment How is Rav Feinstein's psak regarding subway travel and the sexes distinguished today by those wanting to sit separately on buses and planes?
???????????????
Oct
7
comment How is Rav Feinstein's psak regarding subway travel and the sexes distinguished today by those wanting to sit separately on buses and planes?
Doesnt R Feinstein limit his ruling to people who will not come to sexual thoughts during the ride?
Oct
7
comment Who is this Gadol?
Try checking the footnotes of the Mosad HaRav Kook edition of the Rashba.
Oct
7
comment 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
Dupe of part 1? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7496/759 dupe of part 2/3 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27312/759?
Oct
7
comment Kashering pot from meat to dairy/parev?
Funny that he lists Arukh haShulchan in the Sefardi category...