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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
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?
Apr
3
comment Should a Jew who doesn't believe in G-d observe the commandments?
"Should," from whose point of view?
Mar
28
comment Commencing Shabbos: Shkiya behind a mountain
Not according to the OU pesak in my answer, IIUC
Mar
28
comment Commencing Shabbos: Shkiya behind a mountain
Based on my Internet roamings on this earlier, there are two elevations: that of the person, and that of the horizon. IOW both being higher/lower myself, and the terrain at the horizon, are factors in the time of the sun's apparent setting. The question regards the horizon, but it sounds like the teshuvah you cite is dealing with the elevation of the person.
Mar
27
comment Halakha book for modern working place
@l' great! now just cite the seif where each of the bullet points is mentioned. :}
Mar
27
comment Halakha book for modern working place
There is a book called 9:00 to 5:00 by Rabbi Shmuel Neiman. It is focused on gender relations and is quite restrictive. I'm not going to cite it as an answer since it doesn't focus on the ethical as per the question, but I feel like it bears mentioning in this context.
Mar
26
comment Hand motions for trope in Torah reading
Someone posted then removed an answer which referenced this article: jstor.org/stable/3263422
Mar
26
comment Hand motions for trope in Torah reading
@l' did you devise them ad hoc with the readers in question?
Mar
21
comment Different flour:oil ratios in the mincha sacrifices — how did the dough stay together?
Here's a 3:1 AP flour/canola mixture. I forgot to use olive oil. flickr.com/photos/54284792@N02/6856560218
Mar
20
comment Different flour:oil ratios in the mincha sacrifices — how did the dough stay together?
Well, efah is 72 log, and hin is 12 log, so it's 18:5 flour to oil for the thicker, assuming the log are equal (?). Figure like 3-plus cups flour to one cup oil. Sounds reasonable, batter-y.
Mar
15
comment Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?
The Rambam wasn't a chossid ;)
Mar
13
comment What was Moshe's “masveh”?
@mochin that is the thrust, but they are related; the function informs the form.
Mar
12
comment Moshe's Mask and Purim?
this question inspired judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/15148/…
Mar
1
comment Insults in the gemarah
@Moshe: speculation on what count?
Mar
1
comment Insults in the gemarah
@AvrohomYitzchok indeed, but the question refers to those cases that clearly use derogatory language.
Mar
1
comment What's the history of Hekhalot/Heichalot/Heikhalot literature?
Lousy internet. Be less conflicting!
Mar
1
comment What's the history of Hekhalot/Heichalot/Heikhalot literature?
Here's a bibliography from a Bar-Ilan course: faculty.biu.ac.il/~barilm/bibmyshk.html