Yirmeyahu
  • Member for 11 years, 9 months
  • Last seen this week
Arba'im - mi yodeya?
6 votes

40 are the days Moshe Rebbeinu was on Har Sinai receiving the Torah (Shemos 24:18) "Moshe arrived in the midst of the cloud and ascended the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and ...

View answer
Bagging meat with milk
Accepted answer
6 votes

This is most certainly "a thing": Shopping Bag One should preferably not put meat and dairy foods in one shopping bag. Meat and dairy foods may drip on one another. The wrappers of packaged meats ...

View answer
May a Jewish professional boxer box a Jewish professional beat boxer?
6 votes

The boxer can box the beat boxer provided that the beat boxer can beat the boxer. ( עין משכתב הב"ח על ח""מ בק:ס).

View answer
Sin offering for Zavah?
Accepted answer
6 votes

Although the question originally conflated a zavah with woman who is niddah, this obligation applies to a woman who is experiencing discharge beyond her regular menstrual cycle. Regarding the offering ...

View answer
Post-conversion ketubah
6 votes

It is prohibited for a man to live with his wife without ketubah. This is so even when there had been one that was lost or destroyed, such a situation requires another ketubah to be prepared prior to ...

View answer
Controlling a bad habit: picking fingernails on Shabbat
Accepted answer
6 votes

I believe that sometimes with nervous habits such as this one may be able to direct the energy into a more "parve" habit. Its possible that with focus tapping you fingers, perhaps quietly on your legs ...

View answer
How can God be just in light of Deuteronomy 23:3?
6 votes

I do not know any classic authorities which discuss this but here is a take I believe to be consistent with Jewish thought. As noted in the linked discussion, the term bastard is a misleading ...

View answer
Are non-Jews/gentiles permanent slaves to Jews in Olam Habah?
6 votes

In the Messianic era the nations will recognize and facilitate Israel's role as a priestly nation. The imagery used by the Bible suggests servitude, "Foreigners will stand and tend your locks and the ...

View answer
What kind of Mechitza is required when the women daven on the second floor?
6 votes

Since no one has bitten yet, I will try to answer quickly and confirm/find sources latter. According to those opinions, such as Rav Moshe Feinstein zt'l, who do no require a mechitza to obscure the ...

View answer
What are the parameters of kavod ha'brios?
Accepted answer
6 votes

The most significant restriction on K'vod HaBrios is that it only applies to rabbinical enactments. I have never seen anyone permit tearing toilet paper directly, but I have seen it permitted to do so ...

View answer
Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
6 votes

There is a relatively well known story about the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe zy"a: After the Holocaust the Rebbe remained in the Displaced Persons camps. On erev Yom Kippur a young woman came to him, ...

View answer
Davening not in Hebrew
6 votes

[Effectively] everyone agree's all else being equal it is preferable to daven in loshon Hakodesh (see M.B. 101:13), the holy language. It also must be borne in mind that in other languages one must ...

View answer
chicken kashrus
6 votes

While I'm inclined to believe that the certifying agency endorsement should be sufficient perhaps I am mistaken since the OU has new video related to this issue : Together, they elucidate in a ...

View answer
Tish'a Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
Accepted answer
6 votes

The 39 Avos Melachos (Primary types of Forbidden labor) on Shabbos (Shabbos 7:2 , Mishneh Torah (Shabbos) 7:1)

View answer
What are the 7 Noachide Laws
Accepted answer
6 votes

The primary codification of the Sheva Mitzvos B'nei Noach, the Seven Noachide Laws, can be found in the Rambam's Mishneh Torah [also known as Yad Chazakah] Hilchos Melachim 9:1 and are elaborated upon ...

View answer
malacha from child
Accepted answer
6 votes

Generally one is prohibited from instructing anyone to do melachah ("work") on Shabbos (The Sabbath), but although many of the reasons to prohibit instructing a non-Jew from preforming melachah can ...

View answer
Are eidim lawyers?
Accepted answer
6 votes

No, eidim are witnesses, not lawyers. Their function is to give testimony as to what they observed, not to serve as a partisan defender of one side or another. Nevertheless, in a criminal case it ...

View answer
Messiah ben Joseph versus Messiah ben David
5 votes

Ovadya HaNavi seems to clearly emphasis a plurality of "saviors" in the Messianic encounter with Edom (Obadiah 1:21). Therefore while there is ultimately one king, there are others involved in the ...

View answer
Rav Moshe and Giving Your Time for Charity
5 votes

I have spent time over several days unsuccessfully trying to locate my copy of "Eye of the Needle" (which incidentally I see is recommended in the link you provided) but in the index there is a copy ...

View answer
Sources on the Halachic status of creating three parent child
Accepted answer
5 votes

This is not an area I am particularly conversant in but HaRav Asher Weiss shlita (author of the Minchas Asher) discusses this issue and if I am following everything correctly he says there is basis to ...

View answer
What's "Modern Orthodox(y)"?
5 votes

Echoing others, the answer to this question is elusive and is likely to remain so: We are beset by many problems. And our thorniest and perhaps most disabling problem is, curiously, an "identity ...

View answer
Is there a way to prove that a prophet is true?
Accepted answer
5 votes

A prophet is confirmed as a true prophet by repeatedly making accurate predictions of the future (and only accurate predictions) or by the [direct] testimony of another confirmed prophet. Mishneh ...

View answer
Is it o.k. to watch "American Idol" during the Omer and the Three Weeks?
5 votes

Not having a television, and not being a big music guy anyways, I've only seen bits of the program at my fathers house while it was on, and that was many years ago. Nevertheless from memory and/or ...

View answer
How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
5 votes

This is a great question that highlights the differences between the halachah for a ben Noach and the halachah for Am Yisrael. I think that it is worthwhile to ask this question l'maaseh to a posek ...

View answer
Maintaining Tzniut in Uncomfortable Social Situations
5 votes

If we discuss tznius as a trait, as opposed to a minimum standard which must be met to avoid violating an issur, then I think your asking a good question to be successful. Part of the trait of tznius ...

View answer
Cryonics in Judaism
5 votes

Insofar as I do not believe there is any clear halachic conclusions on this I will offer the following speculation: If medical science comes to a place where there is sufficient possibility that a ...

View answer
What is the purpose of t'chias hamasim?
5 votes

With regard to number 4., Rav Sa'adia Gaon would not agree: Our reply, agian, to the question that might be asked as to whether those to be resurrected will receive any reward for the services ...

View answer
Beracha upon seeing a friend on a webcam
5 votes

It has been some time since I looked at the issue, but as I recall the practice is to not recite this blessing, at least not with shem u'malchus (mentioning G-d's name and kingship). This is, in my ...

View answer
Gap zip up sweatshirt Kesivah on Shabbos?
5 votes

This case is directly analogous, it seems to me, to the case of opening and shutting a book with words (i.e. a person's name) printed on the edge of the pages. There the the Mishneh Berurah 340:17 ...

View answer
How do you get non-Jews to treat you with some kind of tznius?
5 votes

I was going to answer here but it was closed as an exact duplicate, though I think that the way the concern was expressed was a little easier to respond to. Rav Moshe's well known ruling in Igros ...

View answer