3,804 reputation
1032
bio website google.com
location Here
age 93
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen yesterday

Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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.
Jul
25
comment Mom and Dad begin Shabbat at different times. Whom should the son follow?
Sounds like this is a shalom bayit conversation. I don't understand where halacha comes into play. This is something the married couple needs to work out internally.
Jul
24
comment What's special about where the unique karne farah trope appears?
Where else is east the most important direction?
Jul
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it forbidden or just disrespectful to wear a kippah with ads on it while in shul or learning?
Jul
23
comment What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
@Yitzchak acknowledged in the question. But see the last question
Jul
21
comment If Jews are the majority in a state outside Israel, what should they do?
a la Yiddish Policeman's Collective?
Jul
21
comment Is it possible for a man to convert to Judaism without circumcision?
I think that there are (a very few but) some Reform rabbis who do not require circumcision. There may be Renewal rabbis in that category, and perhaps Reconstructionist, but I think the vast VAST majority are not.
Jul
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can dew really make an eggshell fly?
Jul
17
revised Answer after “Morid haTal” in the Amida
edited title
Jul
17
comment Must a Reform convert raise prior children Jewish?
Can you make this a more general question? E.g., trim down the first paragraph significantly. Also, ditto what @msh210 said - talk to the rabbi there, since s/he might have different (and certainly more relevant) expectations than generic Internet people have.
Jul
17
comment Must a Reform convert raise prior children Jewish?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/36228/… and judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16395/…
Jul
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does the authorship of the Zohar matter?
Jul
15
comment Bishul Akum: State Dinners
I thought that plain lentils (chickpeas?) were specifically allowed. I've heard people cite that regarding Ester.
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's a good technique for a not-so-strong person to do [Ashkenazi] Hagbaha?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does Hagbah work on a Sephardic Torah case?
Jul
14
comment Bishul Akum: State Dinners
So then lentils from scratch are considered fit for a "King's Table"? That seems ludicrous. Surely these rules were written long before mass produced and/or preserved foods...
Jul
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Tanning on Shabbos
Jul
4
comment Google says it is the Jewish Year 5774. The wiki says Judaism is 3000 years old. How is this discrepancy reconciled?
I don't understand your numbers or your answer. Care to clarify?
Jul
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does “shachar” in “alos hashachar” mean?
Jul
3
revised What's a floor?
retagged - "jewish books" is certainly a bit broad here and not really pertinent. the summary of "words" seems more appros pos