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Oct
14
comment How does Judaism reconcile God cannot be seen/incarnate/etc. with Pilar of Fire story?
What is your basis for asserting that G-d "can show up as pillar of fire"? That does not reflect a plain reading of the text, which states "in a pillar", not "as a pillar". Is your question more about whether or not G-d could have a specific location?
Oct
9
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are it's Origins?
@DoubleAA from the question: "How and why did this go from being a widespread personal chumra to being codified halacha?" As for SE policy, would you be so kind as to link me to it? It seems to me that a question asked solely to push an agenda is simply not a good question, although I guess I ought to dan lechaf zechus.
Oct
8
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are it's Origins?
For the record, I think this question could be improved if it was more generalized. How widespread and universal chumros become Halacha is an interesting question in general.
Oct
8
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are it's Origins?
@DoubleAA it's not the best analogy - as I said, this is a matter of Halacha. I'll admit I skipped the Rambam, but having read it, where does it say it was a personal chumra? It seems to me to read that it was a widespread universal chumra. As for downvoting vs answering, it is my general policy to downvote large groups of "agenda" questions, especially those that are basically arguing against Halacha. You are entitled to employ a different approach.
Oct
8
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are it's Origins?
Your recent edit makes the question even more confusing because you are asking about exactly that about which you say you are not asking.
Oct
8
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are it's Origins?
Personally, I downvoted because the whole question is based upon a faulty premise - namely that the Halacha you are describing was ever literally a personal chumra. It seems to me that it is correctly understand as a widespread chumra to the point that it is universal. A corollary might be lighting Shabbos candles 18 minutes early, except I'm not sure that that's actually Halacha, whereas counting seven clean days is.
Oct
8
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Oct
8
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Oct
3
comment Does handling dinosaur bones make one Tamei?
This would seem to depend on whether or not fossils are still bones al pi halacha.
Oct
2
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
@paquda interestingly, the Besht says that the exact wording of davening doesn't really matter and that a person should make a big thing about it.
Oct
2
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
@ShimonbM definitely certain siddurim come with haskamos. Tefila Yeshara comes immediately to mind, although of course those are more on the Keser Nehora commentary... Chemdas Yisroel has them too. As Ashkenaz siddurim go, Siach Tefila has one from R' Chaim Kanievsky shlita.
Oct
2
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
@paquda that sounds right, but what about the variations in Ashkenaz siddurim, then? Just not a big deal?
Oct
1
comment Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
@SethJ for that statement, I have the words of my teacher Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z'l in a shiur.
Oct
1
comment Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
No source, but that's because there isn't one.
Oct
1
answered Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
Sep
25
asked Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
Sep
23
comment When is the latest time you can daven minchah bedieved?
Anecdotally, I learned from my teachers that it was ok to daven mincha until tzeis but not to say tachanun after shkia
Sep
18
comment How to convince your Jewish athiest friend to become shomer mitzvot?
If so, is such an answer in keeping with the nature of this site?
Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA Rambam is also right. :)
Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA yes, because, again I absolutely believe the Torah is true. If you have doubts, that's fine, everybody has doubts. My doubts are not about the veracity of our mesorah. Therefore, when there is a contradiction between mesorah and science, my doubts would necessarily fall on science. I don't really think you doubt our mesorah either, nor do I think AL does. This makes me wonder why you have these questions in the first place. Intellectual exercise?