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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jul
2
comment Can a minyan meet online?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27406/…
Jul
2
revised Solar Powered Wrist-Watch on Shabbos
this has nothing to do with the concept of time or daytime, simply with watches.
Jul
2
awarded  Custodian
Jul
2
reviewed Reviewed “Moshe cried out” - really?
Jul
2
reviewed Reopen Hair covering in photos
Jul
2
revised What defines a non-kosher restaurant for purposes of maarit ayin?
clarified headline
Jul
2
revised What defines a non-kosher restaurant for purposes of maarit ayin?
1. remove phone and fax so it's not easily googlable. 2. formatting
Jul
2
comment How did Avraham discover that God exists?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/28496/… and judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/13764/…
Jul
2
comment Non-Ashkenazic Talmud-learning tune
Btw, any mishna tune that includes a harmonica is fantastic as far as I'm concerned :)
Jul
2
comment Non-Ashkenazic Talmud-learning tune
This is great! Brachot sounds like it uses the Mishnah trope mentioned in the question. Is that true? Do mizrachis use a similar trope setting for Talmud or is this exclusively mishna?
Jul
1
comment What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
@annex So let's say a rav knows a butcher personally, and the butcher is an upstanding member of his community. The butcher now says that the pork he sells is kosher. Would the rav believe him? Likely not, since because we don't have a mesorah for kosher pig. So there must have been some things in our mesorah that these great and knowledgeable rabbonim relied on to proclaim Shabbtai Tsvi as moshiach. What were they?
Jun
28
awarded  Custodian
Jun
28
comment Pointing out someone's deceitful actions or ways
Who is not worthy of tzedakah?
Jun
28
comment Listing acts of patriotism towards a host nation
Why use the term "host nation"?
Jun
28
revised Listing acts of patriotism towards a host nation
added 117 characters in body
Jun
26
comment What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
@annex So kal v'khomer, what sources did these rabbonim use to support their claim?
Jun
26
comment What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
@DoubleAA c.f. Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochva.
Jun
26
revised What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
added 27 characters in body
Jun
26
asked What sources did people use to support Shabbtai Tsvi's messianism after he died?
Jun
25
comment Is it possible for a Reform Jew to break halacha or violate a mitzva?
From what perspective?