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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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?
added links
Aug
9
comment Why do we say besha tova instead of mazal tov?
@Shalom I agree, but in my experience, even among traditional but non-religious Jews, there is also a good amount of ayin-hara-related narishkeit here. Like - don't say mazel tov lest, G-d-forbid, the ayin hara makes it not happen.
Aug
9
revised Religion in marriage for a God-fearing non-Jew
although Mark may not know it, he sounds like he's looking at the world through a Noachide perspective
Aug
7
comment Shalom Bayis story to share at a Chuppah speech
....I thought this would end, "and so the man covered his wife."
Aug
7
comment Does Vegan Certification Have Any Halachic Weight?
@DoubleAA I didn't say that ingredients had no halakhic significance. This question seems to posit that vegan certification is something beyond an ingredients list.
Aug
7
comment Why is God's name spelled differently in Sefardi siddurs?
By "with different vowels" I mean "different versions of four of the same vowel".
Aug
7
comment Does Vegan Certification Have Any Halachic Weight?
So..... nu? Why ask?
Aug
7
comment Why is God's name spelled differently in Sefardi siddurs?
I believe the extra vavs are only there as vowels. I've seen the Name spelled out with different vowels under each letter, and the vavs just seemed two special instances of that (shuruk and cholom malei).
Aug
7
comment Does Vegan Certification Have Any Halachic Weight?
What makes you think these certifications have halakhic significance (that presumably ingredient labels don't have?)
Aug
7
comment If God has no body, then how does He act in the world?
This is actually a classic criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms - Critics as old as Aristotle (Plato's student) brought this up.
Aug
6
revised Cultured Beef and the 7 Laws of Noah
added 128 characters in body
Aug
2
comment Would coffee in beer be kosher?
Just a point in fact, usually coffee-flavored beer is not flavored with brewed coffee, but with coffee beans.
Aug
1
accepted Counting the omer with doubt before the fixed calendar
Aug
1
comment Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand
@HachamGabriel Why do you assume the Hida's original source (or the source of that source...) is not non-Jewish?
Aug
1
accepted Why did Moses send spies who were leaders?
Aug
1
comment What to do if you don't want a Torah written with a turkey feather?
This actually opens up the question a bit more - when did that piece in the Keset Hasofer get added and why?
Aug
1
comment Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand
@jkushner Absolutely right. They're related questions, not answers or duplicate questions. This is so that when people of the future come by and read this question, they can see more related questions on the side of the page. And those questions get linked to this one, too. It's just an information-management technique.
Aug
1
comment What is the Definition of Red in regards to Women's Clothing?
very related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/252/…