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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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).
May
28
revised Demolishing Idolatry sneakily?
removing the Muslim source as a basis for the question
May
28
comment Demolishing Idolatry sneakily?
This is a rolling target! Ali - please stop editing and especially stop adding in Muslim sources to ask a question on a Jewish site. (They might be interesting but are entirely irrelevant - How can you use a Muslim parable as a prooftext for a Jewish perspective?)
May
28
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
This looks more like a comment (and a joke) than a true answer. If that's correct, you can add it to the comments. Otherwise, it would be helpful to flesh this out a little bit more.
May
28
comment On “he who saved one life saves the world”
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/3126/organ-donations
May
28
revised Killing somebody with the keys to the synagogue
retag
May
28
revised Is private crossdressing authorized?
removed conversation
May
28
comment Is private crossdressing authorized?
why the downvote?
May
28
revised Is private crossdressing authorized?
removed conversation
May
26
revised Spilling wine for Detzach, Adash, Be'Achav
added 98 characters in body
May
26
comment Demolishing Idolatry sneakily?
How are those sneaky?
May
26
comment Spilling wine for Detzach, Adash, Be'Achav
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/15479/…
May
26
asked Spilling wine for Detzach, Adash, Be'Achav
May
24
comment What happened to insects during the flood?
didn't chazal believe that flies spontaneously generated?
May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
@Shalom absolutely! (for those who hold by batel b'shesh for yayin stam) But this is an example of a monetary interest.
May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
@Shalom sherry can be put into cheap scotch to make it taste more like high-end scotch. A bottle of sherry can run you $13 retail. A bottle of cheap scotch, $12. A high end scotch can go for hundreds.
May
24
comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@IsaacMoses What makes you think that the Aruch HaShulchan was only looking at sforim for his understanding? Maybe he spoke to a scholar? But presumably the scholar would speak in the scholarly language, which your findings imply was Russian versts...
May
24
comment Must one pray with a minyan?
see he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
May
24
comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@IsaacMoses Based on pg 103 and Google translate, it looks like that says that Mimas is 151 kilo-versts from Saturn. Mimas is actually ~185km from Saturn, which means clearly it's Russian versts.... or way off.