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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
@Daniel I meant wheat that has been cooked.
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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
Where do you get that wheat isn't mezonot? Cakes are only mezonot because they're made from wheat. Bread is specifically a new thing.
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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
@Daniel and what? Your bracha for wheat isn't mezonot? Mine is
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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
@Daniel Why are the brachot different at all? I thought it was the degree of human intervention in the class of food.
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comment How do you pronounce numbers 248, 365, and 613 in the siddur?
@ablaze I've heard years pronounced
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comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
@Daniel No, the wheat was alive. The bread is constructed
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comment How do you pronounce numbers 248, 365, and 613 in the siddur?
Don't we say "Too BiShvat" and not "Tet vav BiShvat"? And "Lag B'omer", not "lamed gimel b'omer"?
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answered Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
Jan
22
comment is it permitted to make a snowman?
Like these? ☃ ⛄ ⛇
Jan
21
comment Visiting sites previously used for idol worship
This only answers part of the question - if the idol were in ruins. What if, for instance, the idol is well-preserved, but the religion that considers that idol holy has no more adherents?
Jan
21
comment Who are the ancestors of Abiather?
Sources on these?
Jan
21
comment Given Chametz by a Guest on Pesach - how to react?
"One does not invite non-Jews to eat at a seder"?
Jan
20
answered Recommendation for a digital Torah codex for software developers
Jan
20
revised Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
didn't mean to delete stackexchange tag
Jan
20
comment Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
I wonder if lifnei-iver is a good tag here.
Jan
20
comment Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
A user under 13 is not a problem for the user, but a problem for the site. COPPA says that sites can only collect very limited information from pre-teens. Site policies are written to forbid pre-teens because they want to collect more information about their users and don't want to discriminate. Therefore, a violation of site policy is a self-denial of the protections offered by COPPA.
Jan
20
revised Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
edited tags
Jan
20
comment Is the matrilineal descendant of a convert Jewish?
@MonicaCellio It seems like it was more of a question for the bureaucrats in the State of Israel. If that's the real thrust of your question, you should contact your local Jewish Agency and not a rabbi. They have very different rules.
Jan
20
revised What's the maximum allowed profit that I can make?
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