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May
10
accepted Hand motions for trope in Torah reading
May
10
accepted Cooking meat and milk as a chef
May
10
accepted Source for the practice of not blowing out candles/flames?
May
10
asked Paying bill for aveirah already done
May
7
comment Goshen, the most immoral part of Mitzrayim
Is it definite that "oso makom" refers to Goshen, as opposed to Egypt in general?
May
4
comment Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
Agreed. I assumed that we are talking about no-daat-kiddushin unions here.
May
4
comment Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
... but the safek would IIUC be whether this sort of relationship takes effect; so the bottom line is still either the first took effect, or none. So need a get from the first.
May
4
comment Does Judaism consider virginity to be a virtue?
Not a virtue per se. I would be more inclined to say that Judaism treats promiscuity as a vice. Priests have a higher degree of consecration, which may explain the prescription that the Kohen Gadol marry a virgin; not necessarily that it is a /virtue/.
May
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revised Cooking meat and milk as a chef
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May
1
comment Cooking meat and milk as a chef
I just asked her via Twitter
May
1
asked Cooking meat and milk as a chef
Apr
25
comment All you need is love?
What about "And Jacob loved Rachel?" The professor apparently has a psycho-philosophical difficulty with the verse (and is not alone), but it doesn't strike me as being a compelling argument that the verb doesn't mean "love."
Apr
17
comment Mitzvah of living in Eretz Yisrael
The work as a whole may not be one of halachah, but he uses halachic arguments therein. How is this "not showing research effort, unclear, or un-useful?"
Apr
15
comment If someone has BO and can't smell themselves, may they say blessings?
Is BO a bad odor WRT Torah? It's my impression that it's decay, not sweat, that is the issue. Also, for what it's worth everyone smelled strongly in earlier times.
Apr
10
comment What justifications are there for not moving to Eretz Yisrael?
@yydl this is done.
Apr
10
revised What justifications are there for not moving to Eretz Yisrael?
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Apr
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
revised Must a jew-by-choice who is a firstborn observe the fast of the firstborn
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Apr
4
answered Must a jew-by-choice who is a firstborn observe the fast of the firstborn
Apr
3
comment Is it OK to eat non-certified-as-kosher sushi?
Well, the fact that some sushi fauna are nonkosher would give me concern. Also I don't know if "so many pretty frum people" is grounds for a question; do you know if any rav rules that it is allowed? What [type of] community are we dealing with?