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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Mar
22
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
but was there a custom before then to omit Moshe before or was it his innovation?
Mar
22
comment Bald men and kippot
@msh210 medicine??
Mar
22
asked Bald men and kippot
Mar
22
revised Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
added 134 characters in body
Mar
22
comment Opening a fridge on Shabbat
@mekubal but ssuming the circuit looks like Ariel suggests, the electricity does not travel any further at all. Electrons don't flow from the negative unless there's a positive for them to flow to.
Mar
22
comment Opening a fridge on Shabbat
Unless there's a transformer between the light and the switch... that would be problematic but is unlikely.
Mar
22
asked Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
Mar
22
comment Maror and vinegar at the Seder?
Don't grate it! Cut it and take a bite like a man :)
Mar
20
comment Levana or Yareach?
well, not "fairly new". Let's say "relatively new". But there may be a deeper meaning, too.
Mar
20
comment Levana or Yareach?
I'm guessing this is just the evolution of the language. Those are fairly new sfarim.
Mar
20
accepted Stuffed nose and havdallah
Mar
20
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam ok, maybe.
Mar
20
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam seems to oppose Gerson's answer
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam but someone else does and it seems they are all yotzei
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Africa Proconsularis was in Africa. Proconsularis is just a term that means "of or relating to a proconsul" which is a province of Rome
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Actually, according to this, and wikipedia, Asia Proconsularis was a Roman province in Asia Minor
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Technically, it's Asia (preconsuiaris), whatever that means... I assume it means an Asia that is different than the continent of Asia, but I have no idea.
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Also, the chart that you link to in the Jewish Encyclopedia says that Asians are from Ashkenaz ben Gomer ben Japheth. For India descending from Ham, it says, "Havilah: India (in Africa, south of Egypt)." Presumably that is not the India in Asia far west of Egypt.
Mar
19
revised How did Chazal know they were right about “who is a Jew”?
made the quote link more specific
Mar
19
comment Does caring for children in foster care count as work?
Welcome to Mi Yodea, harry! Thanks for your question. I look forward to hearing more from you. Just keep in mind that this is not a place to look for actual halakhic advice (you should see your rabbi for that). Treat this place as a room full of strangers who can point to some sources (but not all relevant sources).