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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Sep
13
comment What did Rambam say about non-Jews putting on tefilin?
@sam with a bracha?
Sep
12
comment On Yom Kippur, why did Chachomim not want the people to know if the red thread had not turned white?
@pesachwolicki Thank you for helping on this! A more precise citation would be more useful (and even can be a good answer if you explain it.)
Sep
12
comment Joining an airplane Minyan
sounds like maarit ayin to join to me.
Sep
9
comment Donations Used to Provide Legal Support for Fraudster
@JeffreyLevine Care to post this comment as an answer?
Sep
3
reviewed Reviewed What appropriate amount of tzedakah for mi sheberech?
Sep
3
reviewed Reviewed When do you say Hashem sefatai?
Sep
3
reviewed Leave Open Considering feelings of animals
Sep
3
comment Any Halachic problems with app publishing?
I'm not entirely sure of what title would unite the questions here, but you might get more responses if your title relates more closely to your questions.
Sep
3
comment Why are we forbidden to wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur
Though the straight halakha, AFAIU, is from Talmud (which identifies leather shoes as a status-marker), the meta-halakhic drash I've heard on this is that it's to allow animals to rest on a day when they, too, are judged.
Sep
3
revised Why does the “Dorff teshuva” of the Conservative movement say that homosexual relations are a *rabbinic* prohibition?
specified the teshuva
Aug
30
comment Mezuza in a room with a television
PS. Ironic ruling for someone whose name is Mazuz :)
Aug
30
comment Mezuza in a room with a television
Is watching asur TV the only thing done in that room ever, or do you also do other things there?
Aug
29
comment Donations Used to Provide Legal Support for Fraudster
@IsaacMoses sure, but the OP might get cleaner answers by atomizing.
Aug
29
comment Donations Used to Provide Legal Support for Fraudster
....there are other questions that you might actually be asking. I'm just giving some choices.
Aug
29
comment Donations Used to Provide Legal Support for Fraudster
(cont'd)... are halakhic violations? 3. If I promise myself that I will send tzedakah to a particular organization, and then I find out that the organization is not acting in a halakhically acceptable way, must I/may I still give?
Aug
29
comment Donations Used to Provide Legal Support for Fraudster
It sounds like there are several questions here that complicate the base question. Here are some options depending on what you're actually asking: 1. If I promise myself that I will send tzedakah to a particular organization, and then I find out information about that organization that would have discouraged me from making that promise, must I still send that tzedakah? 2. Is it kosher to provide for the legal defense of a person on trial for crimes that...
Aug
29
revised Is it better to daven in a Minyan throughout the week or on Shabbos?
edited tags
Aug
28
comment Why swim fully clothed?
Maybe those were the only swim-clothes they owned.
Aug
27
revised Why do we say Yizkor when we say it?
edited title
Aug
27
comment Why do we say Yizkor when we say it?
So why not say Yizkor on the shabbos we read that leyning, too? Or if you say not Shabbas, then Monday or Thursday?