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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


May
8
comment Where did the sing-song chant that Jews often use while contrasting points come from?
This may be a reference to the mishnaic trope system referenced in Wikipedia
May
6
comment Zeraim Moed Nashim Nezikim Kodshim Taharos - why not Moadim?
@DoubleAA Someone (maybe Kehati?) claims that Pesachim is plural because it used to be two tractates broken along the lines you mentioned, but they were combined into one early on.
May
6
comment May a Jewish cemetery refuse a body?
The operators (who presumably may not be Jewish) or the cemetery itself (which is a Jewish institution)?
May
6
revised Zeraim Moed Nashim Nezikim Kodshim Taharos - why not Moadim?
added italics and translations.
May
5
comment Do permanently unmarried women need to go to the mikvah?
why is ritual impurity a non-issue for lesbian women? can't it be transmitted to their partners?
May
3
revised How to care about the molad
de-yiddishize
May
3
comment How to care about the molad
@SethJ There's a thousand things in musaf that are meaningful. Aside from concentrating on prayer as sacrifice and longing for the Temple, there are beautiful words of praise and thanks, and a sanctification of the day. Also, it's a positive mitzvah. The announcement of the molad seems to be a prerequisite for another positive mitzvah (Birkat haChodesh) but the announcement itself lacks meaning for me. I can concentrate on fulfilling Birkat haChodesh, but I am asking if there's a way to find meaning in the molad or its announcement itself).
May
3
asked How to care about the molad
May
2
comment Aufruf and Shabbat Chatan?
I think this should be added to the answer. I think some useful research to prove your theory would involve looking at when aufruf and shabbos chossons (see what I did there?) began, and, as you say, when Sephardim started listening to Rabbeinu Gershom's takana
May
2
revised Why don't merchants have torah, according to R. Yochanan?
removed conversation
May
2
comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18350/…
May
2
comment Aufruf and Shabbat Chatan?
This I've heard, but it doesn't answer the question.
May
2
comment Place to study Zohar
Thanks! I'm going to leave this question opened for a bit to grab more answers, but this is helpful.
May
2
comment Why wasn't the Torah given in Israel?
I have no source for this, so I'll leave it as a comment, but I always understood that until we got the Torah, we were not worthy to settle in Israel, much less to kick anyone out!
May
1
comment Kosher accommodations in out-of-the-way US places
Chowhound has a very useful and active kosher board
May
1
answered Kosher accommodations in out-of-the-way US places
Apr
30
comment Place to study Zohar
@Daniel hah! no
Apr
30
revised Place to study Zohar
added 10 characters in body
Apr
30
asked Place to study Zohar
Apr
29
comment Why celebrate Lag Ba'Omer on the 33rd according to the MaHaRIL?
@DoubleAA so we generally be celebrated it on the 34th of the omer, we would call it Lad B'Omer