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Feb
12
comment What are the parameters of Kiddush ha-shem?
Here are some citations; I don't have the sefarim in front of me at the moment. he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
Feb
12
revised What are the parameters of Kiddush ha-shem?
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Feb
12
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Feb
12
comment Source in the Aruch HaShulchan to not motzi (exempt) others with after-bracha on mezonot foods
yes, it was my own, thanks!
Feb
12
answered Source in the Aruch HaShulchan to not motzi (exempt) others with after-bracha on mezonot foods
Feb
6
accepted Urgency of resuming relations after niddah
Feb
5
comment Tzitzis Thrown Over Shoulder = Still Wearing Them?
Thanks @jake; necessary condition had occurred to me, but there's a connotation of negation to the Hebrew word that I felt was missing.
Feb
4
comment Tzitzis Thrown Over Shoulder = Still Wearing Them?
brownie points for anyone who has a good, clean English translation of לעיכובא
Feb
4
awarded  Revival
Feb
4
answered Tzitzis Thrown Over Shoulder = Still Wearing Them?
Feb
4
comment Tzitzis Thrown Over Shoulder = Still Wearing Them?
@DoubleAA I understand this as referring to the construction, not the mode of wearing.
Feb
4
asked Urgency of resuming relations after niddah
Dec
28
comment Referring to parent in third person
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jimmy
Dec
27
comment Statistics regarding how many people convert yearly
@Ariel I doubt you can find enough cities that have both significant conversion stats, and are representative. Our communities are so diverse and relatively few, and some are known specifically for encouraging conversion. In other words I would strongly expect major skew.
Dec
26
comment Statistics regarding how many people convert yearly
Being that there is no central authority (at least outside of Israel), I can't imagine how there would be. I'm a ger and as far as I know, I was never "registered" anywhere beyond the NYC rabbi who coordinated it.
Dec
21
accepted Cold-brew coffee on Shabbos
Dec
19
comment High School Math in the Talmud
Really, if a person doesn't find math intrinsically beautiful, it's probably hard to make a specific case for learning past arithmetic, given that most math is abstracted away from us in 21st c. Western society. Might want to look at the remarkable manifestations of math constructs in nature. Basic algebra is certainly related to logic though, so a good foundation in that is a good thing WRT Talmud. He should be able to cross over from e.g. kal va-chomer and represent that quasi-algebraically (if a > b etc.)
Dec
18
comment What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
I did not yet receive a response.
Dec
13
comment What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
Let me see if I can get clarification from him.
Dec
13
comment What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
@SethJ He writes "there is no issur; on the contrary, yesh bo mishum tzenius" - I understood this as a polar contrast: not only is there no issur, but it's actually an example of good tzenius.