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Jun
14
comment Mezuzah on a Two-Room Bathroom
FWIW the Yeshiva Ktana of Passaic has mezuzos on the outer doors in such an arrangement.
May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
Related question: whether one is permitted to consume alcohol in a bar judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2254/…
May
5
comment Do permanently unmarried women need to go to the mikvah?
This may speak more to my ignorance than any deficiency in the question, but can you add the specifics of any other reason that a woman might have to go to the mikveh besides the marital one?
Apr
24
comment Responding to “that's not a Jewish name”
Heh, I'm a ger with a Germanic last name, so I have the inverse situation. If I were a McDowell or something (actually I'm Mackenzie and Helsher on my mother's side) I would probably devolve to something like "I bet Goldberg wouldn't have sounded particularly Jewish to Moshe Rabbeinu," but I guess that's a bit aggressive
Apr
8
comment Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
Anyone up for sourcing this?
Apr
7
comment Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
Hi Bruce, thank you for your detailed answer; my question does not concern itself with doubts, but rather which words or syllables one must repeat after a mistake is made. The question assumes that the individual realizes immediately and is not disoriented. I will clarify in the question.
Mar
14
comment Number of Yamim Tovim that fall on Shabbos
@DoubleAA I guess so; I was treating the question as abstracted from my particular situation, and as such I phrased it in the way I thought clearest, i.e. removing negatives that are not necessary to the question.
Mar
14
comment Early bird discounts and ribbis
I agree with the first one as a dup; I added a comment there, which will hopefully be indexed, as I wouldn't think to look for magazine subscriptions in the context of finding existing questions which address this issue.
Mar
14
comment Are magazine subscriptions ribbis?
Similar cases: early bird specials, such as "buy before March 1, 10% off", or "tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door"
Mar
14
comment Number of Yamim Tovim that fall on Shabbos
Basically what @SethJ said: the question was spawned by my wanting to be able to say "there will be up to n days spread throughout the year like Shabbos" on interviews. My field is web development, and in some positions 24-hour on-call coverage can be an issue.
Feb
13
comment Permissibility of images of celestial bodies
I think it's rather stronger than an "assumption" that this prohibition is based on the worship of these objects. Also, as the OP I must object to others transparently attributing assumptions to me in edits.
Feb
13
comment Permissibility of images of celestial bodies
@DoubleAA the identity of which images are included in the Biblical prohibition at all is a machlokes Rishonim. Beyond that, I'm not well-versed enough in meta-halachah to know whether we ever "freeze" a Biblical prohibition based on historical considerations.
Feb
12
comment What are the parameters of Kiddush ha-shem?
Here's the Chinuch: does not appear to go into this breed of general Kiddush ha-shem, just the 3. hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=38670&st=&pgnum=141
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
comment Source in the Aruch HaShulchan to not motzi (exempt) others with after-bracha on mezonot foods
yes, it was my own, thanks!
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
comment Tzitzis Thrown Over Shoulder = Still Wearing Them?
@DoubleAA I understand this as referring to the construction, not the mode of wearing.
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.