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Jun
10
comment What is Nivul Peh and who decides what it is
R' SR Hirsch in Horeb speaks about vulgar speech... I don't have my copy to hand, but I'll try to come back to this at home
Jun
10
comment Judaism and Communism
I believe Leo Levi discusses this in Facing Current Challenges... not sure if I'm confusing it with another book though
May
14
comment Is it permitted and possible to convert a Christian to Judaism without approaching rabbinical authorities?
Yeah, it's theoretically possible, but it wouldn't carry weight - converts via actual legit authorities have enough problems with credentials
Apr
30
comment Rav Hirsch and Black Slavery
AFAIK the Hirsch Haggadah is a posthumous compilation, so if anyone has an earlier source...
Mar
14
comment What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
Haha, no, I think if he hasn't responded in a year, it's over
Feb
19
comment Baruch Hu Ubaruch Shmo-Meaning
The same would apply to e.g. Baruch shem kevod malchuto. Good question!
Feb
2
comment Do I have to check my fruits and vegetables [for insects] before I put them in a smoothie?
To focus the question: would blending such fruits be considered "mevatel issur le-chatchillah," which is not permitted.
Jan
1
comment Omnipotence and Omniscience
What's with the unexplained downvote?
Dec
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
accepted Ulchaparat pasha in Chazarat haShatz
Dec
3
revised Ulchaparat pasha in Chazarat haShatz
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Dec
3
revised Ulchaparat pasha in Chazarat haShatz
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Dec
3
comment Ulchaparat pasha in Chazarat haShatz
Good question; at this point it's a halacha question, given that I don't (yet) know which governs this issue
Dec
3
asked Ulchaparat pasha in Chazarat haShatz
Nov
22
answered Seeking a German Siddur
Nov
12
comment Are corn chips mazonot?
Corn is never mezonot.
Oct
29
comment Going into a Reform synagogue to take a test
That question is specifically not about prayer or weddings, but about non-religious functions. I would see tests as perfectly fitting that original question.
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
30
comment Best practices for well-circulating Hoshanot
My comment was a bit fatalistic, so I didn't post as an answer. In my experience nothing ad hoc has worked, and in my informal estimation the only way it would work is with actual enforced patterns, something that I have never seen and that would probably meet with resistance in many places.
Sep
30
comment Best practices for well-circulating Hoshanot
Traffic cops. Otherwise some people will cut in and out to make sure they get around, and others will take the path of least obvious resistance instead of maximizing use of available space, and things jam up (see also hakafos). If this had an answer we'd be able to eliminate regular traffic jams too. #humannature #fail