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comment Did Esther eat at the first feast she made for the king and Haman?
By the way, Rashi to Megilah 16a (ולתעניתו) says that the "third day" is from when the decree was dispatched, the 13th of Nissan. Hence, though the fast was from 14th-16th (Rashi 15a, "יו"ט ראשון של פסח"), Esther went to the king and made the first feast on the 15th. That means that her 2nd feast was on the 16th, and would also have been during the fast. There are other opinions, like the Midrash Rabba, that hold that the fast was 13th-15th.
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reviewed Leave Open Sources about learning to defend oneself
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accepted Is one allowed to have a tattoo of G-d's name removed?
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comment Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
Thanks for the answer! Funnily, I've been mistaken for Amish far too often, even with a mustache. Additonally, Chukas Akum seems to apply mostly to things that are immodest or (might) have idolatrous origins (see here), neither of which would seem to apply to the Amish mustache-ban (which seems to be anti-military in nature). If you have a specific source for this, or a reason to believe that Chukas Akum might apply to beards minus mustaches (as opposed to, say, beards plus overalls), I think it'd greatly improve this answer.
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revised What makes something “chukat goyim?”
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comment Are there any frum comic books?
There's an old one called Shaloman, who is basically a Jewish Superman. I don't remember precisely how frum it is, but it's definitely based around Jewish storylines. There are some online places that still sell it (e.g.)
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awarded  Nice Question
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revised Why is practical kabbalah not considered kishuf?
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reviewed Close Snake lamps on Shabbos?
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reviewed Leave Open Life after death?
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revised Life after death?
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comment Is it permissible to play with cards?
And here's the relevant Kedushas Levi he mentions: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=50006&st=&pgnum=51
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reviewed Close Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
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reviewed Close Is it permissible to post photos of pages of a siddur (containing YHVH) online?
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reviewed Leave Open Okay to address a rabbi with “you”?
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reviewed Leave Open How old is the Earth?
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reviewed Close Timing of saying “Adonai sefatai tiftach” at beginning of Amidah