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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do books which have obviously been compiled become part of Tanach?
Mar
28
comment What is the difference between a kofer and apicorsis
I was taught that min may have originally been rashei teivot for Ma'amin Yeshua haNotzri
Mar
21
comment Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
I went to a discussion on this where it was mentioned, uncited, that the London Beit Din never had any concerns about the kashrut of Scotch.
Mar
9
comment In Moses' time, would freeing a slave be harmful to the slave?
Was a slave not a Jew?
Mar
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Text of S'lichos Online
Feb
26
comment what induces a person to become more devoted in his religious pursuits?
@ray Check out Epicuriu'ss or Lucretius's writing some time. Then read Einstein's philosophy on G-d.
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Closed what induces a person to become more devoted in his religious pursuits?
Feb
26
comment what induces a person to become more devoted in his religious pursuits?
Why has modern science dulled this more than ancient science?
Feb
26
asked Temporary tattoos on Shabbas
Feb
7
comment Is there any difference between being a Zionist and being a Jew?
You're basically asking, "Is there a difference between being a redhead and wearing green?" Sure, lots of redheads wear green since it goes nicely with traditional redhead hair and complexion, but plenty of redheads do not wear green, and plenty of non-redheads wear green. There is a significant difference between the two. Judaism is a religion, Zionism is a political philosophy (a specific form of nationalism), and Jews are a people. You can be a Jew without caring a lick about Judaism, you can care about Judaism and reject Zionism, or you can be a Zionist and neither of the other two.
Feb
7
comment Cholim she'yesh bahem sakanah
But are these halakha that moderns care about l'maaseh? Certainly not "dreadlocks", i.e., Polish plait. On that, see this conversation from 2.5 years ago on that topic with some folks you might know.
Feb
5
comment What steps are required to make aliyah to Israel?
@DoubleAA No. However, if you were to ask what steps you needed to take to open a lulav importing company, I would consider it out of scope. This seems to me to be more in the weeds of secular law and process than mitzva fulfillment.
Jan
26
revised Peh at the end of a word
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Jan
26
comment Peh at the end of a word
What about the end of the second birkat kohanim? ויחנך
Jan
24
revised Is the presence of a rabbi required for an orthodox wedding?
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Jan
24
answered Is the presence of a rabbi required for an orthodox wedding?
Jan
21
comment Could a religious man be an anarchist?
Anarchy != Anarchism. No anarchist believes in anarchy. Most believe in some form of government. Many modern anarchists would be happier with the more limited governance of the Temple periods than with the modern state system.
Jan
17
comment The order of words in the Shemoneh Esrei vs. the order in the prayer of the gabbai
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22521/…
Jan
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the different types of Shpitzlach?
Dec
31
comment What sin did Jesus do?
You need to start this question by asserting what Jesus did, not what he didn't do.