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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


May
10
comment Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
@Menachem see judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12963/…
May
10
asked Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
May
10
comment Is there any evidence of Nephilim?
This might work better in Biology
May
9
comment Can a Jew cut a non-Jew's nails consecutively?
...or having one's nails cut by a non-Jew?
May
9
awarded  Cleanup
May
9
revised Have there ever been inter-faith debates between Jews and Muslims?
rolled back to a previous revision
May
8
comment When does the cantillation for Ester and other books change?
I think the OP is asking for places where specific verses or passages have a different trope than the normal trope for that sefer/setting.
May
8
revised Non-Ashkenazic Talmud-learning tune
added 228 characters in body
May
8
revised Non-Ashkenazic Talmud-learning tune
added 228 characters in body
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/…