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Dec
31
comment Is it a sin to study talmud as a woman?
@LN6595 As it is written, "on her own" means "of her own volition", as specified in the second paragraph. The second paragraph is bringing support for the first paragraph, so it must be making the same point. I only edited it to make it more explicit so it would require less reading comprehension skill to decipher.
Dec
29
revised Is it a sin to study talmud as a woman?
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Dec
29
comment Is it a sin to study talmud as a woman?
@J.Doe: Talmud study in a group, such as in yeshiva, is preferable since the dialog helps one to refine their understanding. There are a number of women's yeshivot, such as Nevey Yerushalayim, Mayanot, and Bais Chana Women International. The only reason for disguising as a man in the movie Yentl, is that the men's yeshivot tend to feature a more advanced Talmud program, while the women's tend to have a broader variety of subjects such as scripture and ethics.
Dec
29
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Dec
29
comment Where can I find an English version of Rambam's Introduction to Mishnah?
This is not an online copy.
Jun
3
answered Where can one find information about common sense?
Jun
3
comment Are women allowed to drive?
According to your explanation, it is perhaps a halacha for women not to climb into the original model of car which forced them to raise their skirts, but even if it has become an established tradition in some circles to forbid it in other cars, that would still only be a minhag by definition. Halacha would still allow women in modern cars that do not have the modesty problems.
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Jun
11
comment Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
A primary source remains so even if you question its credibility, and it does not require independent contemporaneous corroborating evidence to be credible (or we would have virtually no credible sources older than a few hundred years). The fact that present-day descendants of the people involved believe a source lends added credibility. The comments are not a place to explain the historical method and what a primary source is at length, so please see the Wikipedia entries on the subject.
May
19
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May
16
comment Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
I corrected the link to the full letter this is from. Look there for further details.
May
16
revised Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
Corrected erroneous link
May
15
answered Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
Apr
20
comment Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
@Shmuel - The Torah is a first-hand account of the event at Sinai, which makes it a primary source. It is a particularly credible source because the many people who would know if it is true (i.e. those who were present and their descendants) believed it.
Apr
9
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
[Edited] This is not my reasoning, but that of the Chayei Adam, a classic authority on Jewish law. These blessings are not for providing one with more mitzvot as you suggest, they are for the level of mitzva obligation that one has as compared to what one could have had. Therefore, the options are not binary, more or less mitzvot, rather they are the three others levels besides the one that one has.
Apr
8
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
@DoubleAA We try to avoid situations that lead to making superfluous blessings, but we do try to say more warranted blessings(www.chabad.org/987904). That's why the blessings needed to be worded in the negative so they would not overlap and be superfluous.
Apr
7
answered Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?