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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Aug
7
comment If God has no body, then how does He act in the world?
This is actually a classic criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms - Critics as old as Aristotle (Plato's student) brought this up.
Aug
6
revised Cultured Beef and the 7 Laws of Noah
added 128 characters in body
Aug
2
comment Would coffee in beer be kosher?
Just a point in fact, usually coffee-flavored beer is not flavored with brewed coffee, but with coffee beans.
Aug
1
accepted Counting the omer with doubt before the fixed calendar
Aug
1
comment Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand
@HachamGabriel Why do you assume the Hida's original source (or the source of that source...) is not non-Jewish?
Aug
1
accepted Why did Moses send spies who were leaders?
Aug
1
comment What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
This actually opens up the question a bit more - when did that piece in the Keset Hasofer get added and why?
Aug
1
comment Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand
@jkushner Absolutely right. They're related questions, not answers or duplicate questions. This is so that when people of the future come by and read this question, they can see more related questions on the side of the page. And those questions get linked to this one, too. It's just an information-management technique.
Aug
1
comment What is the Definition of Red in regards to Women's Clothing?
very related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/252/…
Aug
1
comment Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/13157/sources-for-hamsa judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/25742/… judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/7890/is-hamsa-allowed
Jul
31
revised Why do we pray?
edited tags
Jul
31
revised How should the vowel/s represented by “yud yud” be pronounced outside of Yiddish?
removed chat
Jul
30
reviewed Close How Avraham could receive the Divine Presence?
Jul
30
revised What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
edited title
Jul
30
comment What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
@DoubleAA Probably right. Does that make it safek in a safek? If so, that's a potential answer.
Jul
30
asked What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
Jul
30
revised Resource for tunes for prayers/songs
edited tags
Jul
30
comment Resource for tunes for prayers/songs
Also see zemirotdatabase.org
Jul
29
comment Why was a bat kol able to settle the dispute between Battei Hillel and Shammai?
@Daniel I can't prove it with sources (hence this is a comment, not an answer). But it seems like it was convincing enough to settle the dispute - at least for the Amoraim who wrote the story.
Jul
29
revised Why was a bat kol able to settle the dispute between Battei Hillel and Shammai?
linked