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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


14h
comment What side does someone with Situs inversus bang
Though my initial thought was that we go by rov here, these are such personal prayers that the individual deserves more attention. Good question.
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comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
I do think G-d can do unnatural things. I don't think that we go to rabbis for medical advice.
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comment what to throw at a bridegroom
most people I know use Sunkist chewy candies... But what about (non-Jewish) wedding ducks?
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comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
I doubt the concept. However, if it's true, then it can be proven through a scientific study. If not, it is dangerous to advise people who are dieting for health reasons to not bother on Shabbat. The only other answer currently posted that says food will not make you fat specifically adds a significant caveat that excludes all or almost all people who will read it. The Shmitta issue is not a health issue in our current economy and therefore less important to debunk.
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comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
Care to have a double-blind study on this? It's a nice drash, I guess, but your advice might be harmful to people's health.
Aug
22
comment Aleinu - are we happy that other nations worship idols?
You're answering your own question here? You're setting up a weird strawman above.
Aug
20
comment Examples of having to choose between two “lavs”?
Don't sit idly by the blood of your brother - do you save your teacher or father if you could only save one? Also - the "big 3" vs. any other lavs.
Aug
20
comment Translation of 'Takana'
@user6591 I don't think he's being snide - he's asking a question because in your question it's entirely unclear what definitions you are unsatisfied with or why.
Aug
18
comment Did the people who followed the triennial cycle celebrate “Simchat Torah” in the same manner as those who followed the annual cycle?
Since the traditional triennial cycle always began a new book on one of the four New Years (see jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/14508-triennial-cycle), there was an ambient celebration of sorts at the start of bereshit.
Aug
18
comment Intent to include foods in bracha that exist only as ingredients
It'd be awfully weird if you had to make a new bracha on each food as it was prepared. At a restaurant, that's nearly impossible!
Aug
18
awarded  Strunk & White
Aug
18
revised Do the Jews know the location of the omer of manna?
the covenant is pretty straight.
Aug
18
comment Would whole brain emulation be compatible with Judaism?
@ike I disagree with your definition of science and your presumption of the limited capacity of human thought. If you'd like to discuss this in Mi Yodeya Chat, let me know and I'll be there, but it's pretty off-topic for a comment thread.
Aug
12
comment Depicting a constellation
Related: Zodiac mosaic in Beit Alfa Synagogue and What can a Jew draw?
Aug
10
comment The situation of a lost Jew
It can be assumed, but it can also be made explicit. When you talk about no longer being related to natural relatives, it's a touchy subject and in my opinion, the more explicit you can be, the gentler it comes off to someone who is new to that way of thinking.
Aug
10
revised The situation of a lost Jew
added 37 characters in body
Aug
8
comment No tachanun - hooray?
A famous rabbi (I forget who) once said, "If non-Jews knew the joy that Jews have when it is announced there is no tachanun that day, they would all convert immediately."
Jul
31
comment When the Cohen is asked to leave the shul, doesn't that force him to miss the mitzvah of hearing part of Kri'at Hatorah?
is that mitzvah on the individual or on the tzibbur?
Jul
29
comment How beautiful for the bracha on beautiful people?
@DanF I used to love PDQ Bach. Is he still performing?
Jul
25
comment Mom and Dad begin Shabbat at different times. Whom should the son follow?
@DanF My inference is that each parent wants the son to do something different. I understand this question is asking from the son's POV, but it sounds like the problem is having two different "managers" so to speak with different expectations... The managers in this case are on the same team and should likely discuss things.