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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jul
28
comment What scribes' Torah scrolls does a non-Orthodox synagogue use?
@DoubleAA I'm well-aware that a lot of thought has been put into that project to make it halakhically acceptable.
Jul
26
comment What scribes' Torah scrolls does a non-Orthodox synagogue use?
There are (at least two) Orthodox rabbis who say that all but sheimot can be painted on. See kashrut.org/scrollproject... That being said, I haven't heard of Reform sofrim using markers.
Jul
26
comment Why not list the 7 Minim in order with no second “Eretz”?
Zayit shemen and dvash are products of fruits, not fruits themselves. And they are the only liquids.
Jul
26
awarded  Outspoken
Jul
25
comment Father's Obligations to Children
Is a father also obligated to teach his daughter to swim?
Jul
25
revised Are there Torah Moocs (Massive Online Open Courses)?
edited title
Jul
25
comment What scribes' Torah scrolls does a non-Orthodox synagogue use?
@msh210 Unfortunately, the largest claim here is pretty much just anecdotal life experience and conjecture. I can edit links that refer to the varied programs, etc., but I can't really give a good statistic or source on "vast majority".
Jul
25
answered What scribes' Torah scrolls does a non-Orthodox synagogue use?
Jul
23
revised Safek Deorayta and the Meiri
edited title
Jul
22
revised prayer for someone undergoing surgery
added link to source (thanks @HodofHod!)
Jul
22
comment Walking by an Automatic Door on Shabbos
So does it change things if it's a hot day and cool air comes out of the building? Also, what @DoubleAA said above.
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
@Yirmeyahu Thanks. Looks like no Hebrew. Thanks anyway.
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Can you speak to the quality of the SUNY Press one?
Jul
22
revised Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
expounded more concretely
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Cool, and +1, but I'd prefer something printed.
Jul
22
asked Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
I'd like to look up sources before posting an answer, though
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
Not self-esteem, necessarily, but he is not a natural leader. When there's a problem, he runs away. He doesn't take responsibility. This is G-d's way of saying, "Moshe - you are responsible for getting folks out. Do it." and a way of making Israel see that Moshe's responsible. If G-d did it with melachim, imagine how much more rebellious we'da been to some johnny-come-lately from Midian who couldn't be bothered to act the role of leader.
Jul
19
comment Is a man allowed to waste his seed for medical reasons?
Although this answer is fine, it can't be the only answer. Please, if this question has practical significance to you, your rabbi.
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
But not a prince in Israel