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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Aug
27
asked Why do we say Yizkor when we say it?
Aug
27
comment If it rains on succot what does it signify
@DoubleAA But.... the rainy season in Israel starts on Sukkot...
Aug
27
comment Which Names of Hashem can/can't we say [in regular conversation]?
"Y-H and V-H" in my (American modern Orthodox) experience pronounced either "Hashem" or "Yod-Kay-Vav-Kay" or "Yod-Hey and Vav-Hey". The only ones I haven't heard on your list are "Ad'nai" (which I've heard only as "HaShem"), "Ekyeh" and "Shakkai" - the last two possibly due to their relative rarity.
Aug
26
reviewed Leave Open closest successor of the Lubavitch Rebbi today
Aug
22
revised Why can't a mixed gender meal of 3 form a zimun?
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Aug
22
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
@Daniel well, my mesorah is "yai dai dai dai" but yes.
Aug
22
comment Mission to Mars: halachic challenges
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9250/…
Aug
22
comment Mission to Mars: halachic challenges
What about a minyan for kaddish?
Aug
20
revised Halachic Differences between lefties and righties
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Aug
19
comment Gift of a Teddy Bear to New Born Baby
As far as I understand, there are some families that have a custom to not even use non-kosher animals as children's playthings. This is far from universal. Sounds like the gift recipients could have been nicer about it, though, but they were likely exhausted and overwhelmed.
Aug
19
comment Why is Shmoneh Esreh referred to as 18 blessings when there are actually 19?
I've heard this is potentially apocryphal but that the 19th bracha was just a new demarcation of 18 brachot.
Aug
16
revised Communities that celebrate menarche
thanks for the vocab, DoubleAA
Aug
15
revised Communities that celebrate menarche
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Aug
15
comment Communities that celebrate menarche
@Daniel nothing specific. Why?
Aug
15
asked Communities that celebrate menarche
Aug
14
revised Hashem studies Torah?
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Aug
14
answered Color meanings in Judaism
Aug
14
comment Color meanings in Judaism
A good place to investigate might be drashes on the kohen gadol's garb.
Aug
13
comment What type of nuts may not be eaten during Elul?
@Snag There are two hard problems in gematria... ;) (see the bottom paragraph for the joke)
Aug
12
revised May one refuse pain killers?
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