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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Sep
30
revised Why don't we need to eat the eruv chatzerot?
edited body
Sep
30
asked Why don't we need to eat the eruv chatzerot?
Sep
30
comment standing during gelilah
I stay standing because the hagbah may stand up again in the shuffle (maybe to help the gelilah).
Sep
24
comment Unplugging cooking utensil from timer on Yom Tov?
@JeffreyLevine An off timer should not permit electricity through it. Otherwise, the device it plugged into would be on. Try it with a simple lame with an incandescent bulb. If any electricity came through, the bulb would be lit.
Sep
24
comment Is there a problem of reusing hoshanos?
Do you mean reusing arovos?
Sep
23
comment What is the origin of the “sukkah hop”?
@Ze'evFelsen Is it important that it's first kohanim and then leviim? :-P
Sep
23
revised Knowledge of meanings of Hebrew names in Daniel
removed conversation; added tag; changed title
Sep
22
revised The torah sometimes uses “olah tamid” and sometimes “olat tamid” but they seem to mean the same thing; what's the difference?
rlm;
Sep
22
comment Using Christian theological texts for a Torah class
As to #2, I would certainly say that as a piece of full disclosure.
Sep
22
asked Why does the eruv tavshilin only apply to Jews in this city?
Sep
22
comment if a woman went to mikveh after 7 days is it kosher bedieved?
I disagree with your assertion that it is (a) a tradition and not a halakha, (b) that only Orthodox and not Conservative or other Jews practice, and (c) the reasons behind the 5 clean days. Under all of that, though (and the inconsistent spelling), you have a good question. Can you try revising it a bit?
Sep
18
comment Adom eating from tree of knowledge
The question might be why the Adversary didn't encourage this, since he was the only one with any agency in that story.
Sep
17
comment Altering the Spelling out the Hebrew Year
On a related note, see the W3C's old recommendation for CSS3 Hebrew ordered lists: w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-lists-20021107/#hebrew
Sep
17
comment Altering the Spelling out the Hebrew Year
תשד״ם or תשד״מ? In some systems, ם is 600
Sep
16
comment The almost-alphabetic acrostic Al Chet
@MeirZirkind Point taken, but we intentionally misspell things in English to explain people's pron_ou_nciation, too. So perhaps our girsa of al chet is a hypercorrection (or plain old "modernization") of a different or more flexible spelling convention, as Fred suggests.
Sep
16
comment what is “kodesh”?
Should this be put on Hebrew.SE?
Sep
16
comment Acronym for ה׳תש״ע
Could you be clearer, please? What do you mean by an acronym for a year?
Sep
16
comment The almost-alphabetic acrostic Al Chet
@Fred that's fascinating!
Sep
16
comment Pampers tzovehah (dyeing) on shabbas
Seems like that dying is incidental to its use, and not the purpose of the diaper... unless you plan to make pediatric urinary art.
Sep
16
asked The almost-alphabetic acrostic Al Chet