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comment What does Judaism think about homosexuality?
@SZH: I once told someone who I trusted that I have same-sex attraction. (I told him this for no good reason.) He repeated this information to a third party who I don't trust. The third party then threatened to reveal my secret to the general public unless I did what he wanted. Nowadays I am more careful not to tell anyone that I have same-sex attraction unless there's a reason for me to do so.
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comment What does Judaism think about homosexuality?
@SAH: Why are you surprised?
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comment What does Judaism think about homosexuality?
You write, "the difference here is that you can't think about prohibited relations and there are no exceptions". I think you're making up imaginary new laws. I've downvoted your answer. Is there even one rabbi who says such a thing? If so, which rabbi?
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comment When one is home alone, does the Torah discourage the eating of bizarre food mixtures?
@DoubleAA: Plus, I want more people to read the question and add additional answers anyway. :)
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comment When one is home alone, does the Torah discourage the eating of bizarre food mixtures?
@DanF: Wad Cheber's comment made me think. I checked Wikipedia again. The article says: "Disordered eating can represent a change in eating patterns caused by other mental disorders (e.g. clinical depression), or by factors that are generally considered to be unrelated to mental disorders (e.g. extreme homesickness)." [Emphasis mine.] So why do you claim in your answer that concocting is a mental disorder?
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comment When one is home alone, does the Torah discourage the eating of bizarre food mixtures?
@DoubleAA: Dunno. If it prevents one person from losing their appetite, perhaps it'll turn out to have been worthwhile.
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comment What are the essential books which every religious Jew should own?
Dear Chanoch: 1. Could you please add a note to the bottom of this post saying something like the following?: "Feel free to edit this post as much as you like; but note that, if you make an edit which I dislike, I may roll it back." 2. May I please replace both Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and sefer Ben Ish Chai with R' Ze'ev Greenwald's Shaarei Halacha? The latter is more up to date; it includes coverage of modern matters such as whether or not it's okay to open a fridge on Shabbat.
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comment What are the essential books which every religious Jew should own?
@JJLL: I edited the question seven minutes ago. AFAICT, changes to a question or its answer set will always automatically bump it up to the top of the Mi Yodeya homepage. Still, your comment (though belated) is still a useful suggestion to those coming after Ken who also want to start buying some Jewish books.
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comment How can I curb my sexual desire?
@not-allowedtochangemyname: Are you married? (I'm not.) Also, dear all: what did s/he mean by "ma'asim b'chol yom"?