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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jul
23
revised Safek Deorayta and the Meiri
edited title
Jul
22
revised prayer for someone undergoing surgery
added link to source (thanks @HodofHod!)
Jul
22
comment Walking by an Automatic Door on Shabbos
So does it change things if it's a hot day and cool air comes out of the building? Also, what @DoubleAA said above.
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
@Yirmeyahu Thanks. Looks like no Hebrew. Thanks anyway.
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Can you speak to the quality of the SUNY Press one?
Jul
22
revised Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
expounded more concretely
Jul
22
comment Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Cool, and +1, but I'd prefer something printed.
Jul
22
asked Collection of poems by Yehuda HaLevi
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
I'd like to look up sources before posting an answer, though
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
Not self-esteem, necessarily, but he is not a natural leader. When there's a problem, he runs away. He doesn't take responsibility. This is G-d's way of saying, "Moshe - you are responsible for getting folks out. Do it." and a way of making Israel see that Moshe's responsible. If G-d did it with melachim, imagine how much more rebellious we'da been to some johnny-come-lately from Midian who couldn't be bothered to act the role of leader.
Jul
19
comment Is a man allowed to waste his seed for medical reasons?
Although this answer is fine, it can't be the only answer. Please, if this question has practical significance to you, your rabbi.
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
But not a prince in Israel
Jul
19
revised Getting a Jew fired from a job that forces them to work on Shabbos?
we don't use that word here.
Jul
19
comment Why does God need Moshe to deliver the 10 plagues?
Maybe Moshe needed Moshe to perform the makkot in order to a) boost his self-esteem and/or b) make him look more like a leader to the people
Jul
17
revised What God must gentiles believe in?
added more-specific links
Jul
17
accepted Daf yomi on Tisha b'Av
Jul
17
comment Daf yomi on Tisha b'Av
perfect! Citation: הרב צבי יניר
Jul
17
revised Daf yomi on Tisha b'Av
edited title
Jul
17
asked Daf yomi on Tisha b'Av
Jul
17
comment non-kosher publishers
...what does this say about using StackExchange?