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Jun
11
answered Hitting your child as a disciplinary/educational measure - modern opinions
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.