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Forum: General 12-04-2011, 12:45 PM
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Posted By e79
Quality of taleisim - dif. brands

Please excuse a balabatishe question - it's been a long while since I bought a new talis last, so just wanted to see if there's some meivin who could give me a quick run-down among the available...
Forum: Torah 09-13-2011, 11:36 AM
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Views: 5,422
Posted By e79
perushei hamishnayos

Besides the more or less standard editions with Bartenura, Tosfos YomTov, and Yachin uBoaz, are there some other editions that include other meforshim? Can anyone recommend a good edition (new type...
Forum: Modesty - Tznius 08-01-2011, 04:21 PM
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Posted By e79
DYS - could you kindly indicate the source of...

DYS - could you kindly indicate the source of this?
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-01-2011, 01:41 PM
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Views: 8,595
Posted By e79
but what's low and what's high - just a ballpark...

but what's low and what's high - just a ballpark range? I'm sure they'll give some idea once I get to that stage, but I'm just plainely curious - sorry :)
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-01-2011, 01:00 AM
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Views: 8,595
Posted By e79
he mentions there: "The sum of shadchanus gelt ...

he mentions there: "The sum of shadchanus gelt is determined by the accepted custom of the land."

could someone with experience tell me what may be the range of the accepted custom in...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 07-08-2011, 05:10 PM
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Posted By e79
Eiruv / mechitzah

Hello all, it's not technically a question on eiruv per se, but rather on the proper mechitzos for reshus ha'yochid:

a very basic question: you have a single-family, detached house in town /...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,119
Posted By e79
how about something like this, from the japanese...

how about something like this, from the japanese soaking tub series which are assembled in place:

http://www.rhtubs.com/assemble.htm

I apologize if I'm flooding the forum with questions...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-23-2010, 10:41 AM
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Views: 11,119
Posted By e79
I've been going through the book by Rabbi Dovid...

I've been going through the book by Rabbi Dovid Miller, The Secret of the Jew, part 2, which deals with the construction of mikvaos. There, he suggests using a canvas liner over a simple wood box...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-23-2010, 09:21 AM
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Posted By e79
It doesn't hold shape / form on its' own, so I...

It doesn't hold shape / form on its' own, so I didn't think there would be toiras keli olov. But even if it is, once you screw in the frame to the earth / cement somehow, and then form that keli,...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-22-2010, 05:25 PM
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Views: 11,119
Posted By e79
but is it considered a keli at all? I'm talking...

but is it considered a keli at all? I'm talking about something like this:
...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-22-2010, 03:58 PM
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Posted By e79
I've tried searching for more threads on this...

I've tried searching for more threads on this subject, and didn't see anything else about this specific question - use of a pool for men's mikvah. would anyone have the links?

specifically, I'm...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-15-2010, 06:17 PM
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Posted By e79
not really sure - just wanted to be on the safe...

not really sure - just wanted to be on the safe side :) the havah aminah might have been that those support cross-beams could be considered part of the schach, since they're certainly not part of...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 08-15-2010, 05:23 PM
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Views: 2,562
Posted By e79
sukkah beams - stained wood

can someone please point me to a source explaining whether you could use a regular wood stain or wood preservative on the supporting cross-beams that go underneath the schach?

i.e., think of a...
Forum: Torah 05-10-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By e79
as long as it's the right mishpucheh - everything...

as long as it's the right mishpucheh - everything else won't matter quite as much :silly:

as far as many wives, he could've said, "bas ploini, and ploini, and ploini - kulan li'ploini"
...
Forum: Torah 05-10-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By e79
thank you - I managed to forget the beginning...

thank you - I managed to forget the beginning before even coming to the end :frown:

according to the Tosfos there "kodem yetziras ha'vlad" = zochor, so the explanation I attempted wouldn't work...
Forum: Torah 05-10-2010, 04:42 PM
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Posted By e79
perhaps, bederech ha'efshar, since she's not born...

perhaps, bederech ha'efshar, since she's not born yet, so it's dovor she'lo bo le'oilom, while the choson is probably already in the oilom - but maybe there's a better answer...
Forum: Torah 05-10-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By e79
Bas ploini li'ploini

would anyone happen to know the reason why does it say "bas ploini li'ploini" and not "le'ben ploini" or "ploinis li'ploini"?

also, if someone might remember the source for this - don't have the...
Forum: Chinuch 05-06-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,952
Posted By e79
BTW, I posted here in another thread about a year...

BTW, I posted here in another thread about a year ago about the seemingly high cost of camps vis-a-vis schools, suggesting that they could be run cheaper. Someone here suggested that I try to do it...
Forum: Chinuch 05-06-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,952
Posted By e79
compare the proportional cost of the examples...

compare the proportional cost of the examples you're citing to the cost of the camp (prorated per family member). and if you can't afford both, would you rather give up your indoor privy or your...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,775
Posted By e79
and so are Sirian, Bucharian, and plethora of...

and so are Sirian, Bucharian, and plethora of other Yidden. However, not only do their customs can differ, but also the actual halocho (like, ikar hadin) may be very different for them in some...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,964
Posted By e79
However, specifically about deducting the portion...

However, specifically about deducting the portion above the "average" tuition paid to yeshiva, I think you'll have to find out the the actual cost of keeping your child there - i.e., their total...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-06-2010, 04:15 PM
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Views: 2,964
Posted By e79
just to add, this psak regarding the schooling...

just to add, this psak regarding the schooling age seems like a chidush of R' Moishe, since the SH'O mandates the parental support only till the age of 6, and after that it's considered tzdokah. ...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,964
Posted By e79
according to R' Moishe, one cannot use the maaser...

according to R' Moishe, one cannot use the maaser to discharge his personal obligation such as chinuch / education, and moreover, he ruled that in US of A one is obligated to keep his child in school...
Forum: Chinuch 05-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,952
Posted By e79
Although perhaps that only reason to justify that...

Although perhaps that only reason to justify that sense of entitlement or the necessity would be based on hilchos ishus where the husband has to provide for his wife at least at the level that the...
Forum: Chinuch 05-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,952
Posted By e79
sorry, perhaps just unintended - and even then...

sorry, perhaps just unintended - and even then only a tiny bit :)

when you say "entitled", it can apply to those kids' parents who should strive to pay for the camp, or to ask for it in their...
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