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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
without devolving into a discussion of when to apply the precept of judging someone favorably i will say 1) someone who is "off the derech" is clearly violating torah law willfully, if that's not a rasha i don't know what is 2)there are certain parts of judaism that make you a mumar l'kol hatorah kula. Can we agree that if he violates those he is no longer part of amcha?
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comment What are the halachot of identity theft or misrepresentation online?
@Dave the question wasn't posted seriously, just to mess with you. @ Hod - characters left before it would let me post that comment.
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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
but if that individual loses the chezkas kashrus by, say, publicly violating shabbos, then you agree the burden of proof has shifted?
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comment What are the halachot of identity theft or misrepresentation online?
:) 13 more to go...
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comment What are the halachot of identity theft or misrepresentation online?
definitely a duplicate
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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
@MonicaCellio but does that precept itself apply only to someone who is not already established as a sinner? are you obligated to judge a rasha favorably?
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comment Why do mourning practices surrounding suicide differ from Shulchan Aruch?
@DoubleAA the only point I will quibble with is that I believe these things do come up much more than we realize, but are not identified as such for fear of stigma.
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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
@EytanYammer i'm not sure i follow that last line of reasoning lose and gain for whom? the drasha stands, do we not like its implications?
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comment Why do mourning practices surrounding suicide differ from Shulchan Aruch?
@DoubleAA can you cite sources/examples?
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comment Why do mourning practices surrounding suicide differ from Shulchan Aruch?
hasn't that always been the case?
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comment Are conservative, reform and those “off the derech” part of 'amcha'?
without specific sources it is hard to discuss this answer but my first question would be why we don't assume the other way around. ie. if we see someone violating shabbos etc. would not the burden of proof be on them now?