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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jun
4
comment Halachic Relevancy of 'Proving God'
@Fred That sentence actually doesn't affect the content question at all, AFAIU.
Jun
3
comment Davar charif cut with meat knife — why not ossur?
I think the OU does not hechsher dairy bread at all for this reason.
Jun
2
comment Why is Akaidas Yitzchak considered a good thing?
closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/20672/…
May
31
revised Can a woman make an eiruv for her minor children?
edited tags
May
31
comment When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
@DoubleAA I think your argument is with the rav, not the poster. But what sources would you cite?
May
31
comment Mevushal wine used for avoda zara?
Many many Catholic churches use Manischewitz because it is cheap.
May
31
comment Eruv t'chumin for dependants
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/29115/…
May
30
revised Facebook in the bathroom
added some tags that might be useful
May
30
comment Facebook in the bathroom
Is this different from more generally writing in a bathroom?
May
29
comment Subjectivity in Halacha
It would be great to include that in the original question. As it stands, it's unclear that you're talking about l'maaseh and not Talmudic halakha.
May
29
comment Subjectivity in Halacha
Does that subjectivity get pulled down into halacha l'maaseh today? (I assume you're asking about today's understanding of halakha)
May
29
revised Subjectivity in Halacha
changed title to match question
May
29
comment Jewish-themed Open Source projects
@IsaacMoses I'd argue too broad! It's a list question.
May
29
revised What allowed Jews to change the way they pronounced words?
toned down my assertion! I don't know enough about which Tosafist that was or when he lived or what his life was like. I just asserted a *may*
May
29
comment What allowed Jews to change the way they pronounced words?
@SethJ Pre-Napoleon (and to a lesser extent today), there were many very distinct Frenches that did deserve different names. But I'm not debating the meaning of the Tosofot, just saying there was enough distinction in langues d'oil that these "Frenches" had different names. (And the borders were certainly not by country... That didn't happen until the 16th c at the earliest de jure. De facto probably not until the 18th c.)
May
29
revised any source for the idea that the Baal Koreh represents Moshe Rabbainu?
added links
May
29
comment Can a shul be said to have a second Bimah?
Bimah shel koreh and bimah shel aron?
May
28
comment Can a person sell their portion in heaven?
related: parashat-toldot
May
28
comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@IsaacMoses I wonder what if any Yiddish astronomical texts were out there.
May
28
comment Demolishing Idolatry sneakily?
@Ali If you're not satisfied with the question the (pretty good) answers are addressing, please put some thought into developing a solid definition of "sneaky" that doesn't involve a midrash/parable/tale. If you don't mean "sneaky" at all, then explain clearly what you mean. Our policy has generally been, though, that once you have a question with a decent answer, but you meant to ask a different question, you should ask that as a new question (not a mod to this one).