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answered Do brachos on seeing have to be made within four amos?
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asked Do brachos on seeing have to be made within four amos?
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comment Were there any sages who supported the Zealots during the seige of Jerusalem?
There is a book arguing for the connection between Beit Shammai and the Zealots: בית שמאי ומאבק הקנאים נגד רומי, by הרב ישראל שלום יוסף פרידמן בן שלום. Here is a link to the (Hebrew) Wikipedia summary of the book: he.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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answered First use of the term “Taharat HaMischpacha ”
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Voting for a person that will not uphold Torah values
@isaacmoses "Abortion is not murder according to halacha" - for bnei noach, it certainly is.
Nov
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comment Voting for a person that will not uphold Torah values
@IsaacMoses 1) In a country with separation of church and state, it is hard to imagine that a candidate would be promoting avoda zara. 2) Abortion is the one form of murder that is promoted by a major U.S. political party. War, or the death penalty, on the other hand, do not constitute murder in halacha. 3) Theft: this does not seem to be something advocated by any political party. 4) I agree that this is something worth considering, though again, it doesn't seem to be on the agenda of any party.
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asked Blessings on Birthdays
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
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comment May I give non-mevushal wine to a non-Jew?
See also Minhat Hinnukh no. 111 (end of mitzvah) who says that the prohibitions to benefit from idolatry to not apply to Noahides, but see the sources cited in Be-Shulei ha-Minha ibid.
Sep
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comment May I give non-mevushal wine to a non-Jew?
However, cf. Rabbenu Hananel to Pesahim ibid. who implies that there is a prohibition, as noted by R. Yehuda Gershuni in his Shitah Mekubetzet.
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answered May I give non-mevushal wine to a non-Jew?
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comment Does a dog know that it's a dog?
How about Isaiah 1:3: "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib"?
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reviewed Approve Does learning Torah or doing Mitzvos protect others from enemies?
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