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Aug
13
comment What is the story of Yehudit which takes place during the Chanukkah Story?
@Menachem Indeed it has. The link was just to some search results in Bar Ilan Responsa, which are described in the following sentences. You can look up the specific sources by searching Responsa yourself.
Aug
13
comment Are you allowed to save a non-Jew's life on shabbos?
... theoretically , Shabbat may not be violated for a Gentile. While the ruling that allows violating Shabbat to save the life of a Gentile has been generally accepted
Aug
11
comment Are you allowed to save a non-Jew's life on shabbos?
-1 While your logic is theoretically correct, in practice we do violate Shabbat to save anyone's life, Jew or non-Jew, observant or non-observant. This is noted in the article you link to.
Jul
17
comment Typing on Shabbos
@andrewmh20 Good question. Probably addressed in the links in my answer, as those deal with devices that don't require electricity to maintain an image.
Jul
10
comment Can One Ride in a Self-Driving Car on Shabbat
Similar questions: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12331/… & judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/10358/…
Jul
2
comment Why can an Eruv be made in cities nowadays?
@Bruce - Notes from Halacha shiur in Yeshivat Har Etzion.
Jul
2
comment Halachic Problems with “Hatikvah”
The original text is more religious.
Jul
2
comment Are “Price-Tag” Attacks halachically sound?
But they did, and you're supporting my point. David thought raids and looting against other nations were acceptable, we don't.
Jul
2
comment Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
I think the questioner was more concerned with the year than with the months. Based on Tanach's year-numbering system, we'd either make Year 1 the year of State of Israel's founding (ie, based on the current King of Israel, as in Nach), or based on the Shemita cycle (which would also mean counting the number of Shemita cycles since a certain arbitrary point). As such, today would be 4/4/66, although see R' Medan (on another question about the calendar on this site).
Jul
2
comment Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
Hmm, you're right. Well then, based strictly on the notion of "the months that Hashem appointed" (Tanach), maybe we should have to drop the Babylonian names and just use the numbers. (I agree with your first comment.)
Jul
2
comment Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
Perhaps, but no one does that. People just say the name, whether English or Hebrew. For example, I've yet to see a gravestone that said "ניסן, חדש הראשון" (or would that be תשרי?) Plus, "December" is meaningless on the Tanach system, since it's solar and not lunar (it doesn't match up with the Hebrew months).
Jul
2
comment Are “Price-Tag” Attacks halachically sound?
In addition, Amalek no longer exists, and the Palestinians live under Israeli rule, and are thus subjugated. Finally, extrapolating from the acts of ancient societies, which had different rules and understandings of what was acceptable, to our own is irresponsible. | Many ancient societies offered human sacrifice. Does that mean the human sacrifice is acceptable in our modern society?
Jul
2
comment Are “Price-Tag” Attacks halachically sound?
I disagree. David was a king, appointed by God. Price-tag attacks are not sanctioned by the gov't, and those perpetuating them have not been appointed by God. I don't think your analogy holds.
Jul
1
comment Can a Jewish Business Refuse to Serve Certain Customers?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33729/…
Jul
1
comment Who is Tzippor?
Balaq's father?
Jul
1
comment Can a Jewish Business Refuse to Serve Certain Customers?
I don't know. That's what I'm asking. If there are, and what they are.
Jun
13
comment What are some good resources for deciphering a Tosfos comment that I can't figure out?
Not sure if this does exactly what you want, but could be useful: tosfos.com
Jun
13
comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
@Ypnypn - No, this question is assuming that, and is asking about a specific Halacha.
Jun
13
comment When Tana“ch uses the phrase ”until today" what does it mean?
If you have access to Bar Ilan Responsa, you could search for "עד היום הזה" in the מפרשי תנך, and see what comes up. (251 results, and I don't have time to look at them all right now.)
Jun
13
comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
Joseph has been removed. || Clarification Re Rambam: I accept the Rambam as evidence that such an opinion exists. I'm questioning the validity of that opinion, especially given that the Rambam doesn't cite any sources, and since he lived 1500 years after the era in question, he doesn't count as a primary source.