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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Nov
3
comment Do you make a blessing on an amulet?
@DoubleAA Shechechiyanu?
Nov
3
comment Have any published sefarim referenced research done on Mi Yodeya?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/980/…
Nov
3
comment Jewish names that are not common
I know several people named Avtalion, but they're under 10.
Nov
3
comment is there a list of mitzvos which show respect?
Is kavod habriot exclusive of the honoring the dead? And is it exclusive of non-people? I thought this was much broader (but usually only applied to other living people).
Nov
3
asked Advice for keeping tzitzit away from the toilet
Nov
3
revised Why is it important that God created the first pair of tongs?
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Nov
3
comment Why is it important that God created the first pair of tongs?
Gold or any cold-forgable metal cannot be used to make a good pair of tongs since it would melt when it hit the fire or came in contact with molten iron.
Nov
3
revised B'siyata D'shmaya or Baruch Hashem
edited tags
Nov
3
comment Have any published sefarim referenced research done on Mi Yodeya?
Not a sefer per se, but a published academic paper has cited a Mi Yodeya answer! (PS - I find that dubious scholarship, but it's still awesome) HT @IsaacMoses
Nov
3
comment Can an unknown Reform Jew be counted for a minyan?
If there's doubt and an unknown person comes to make a minyan and it's almost zman, don't you either assume the person is Jewish or ask?
Nov
3
comment Could we drive an Ebola patient to quarantine on Shabbos?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/47898/…
Oct
29
comment Books on Politics
@Bochur613 I'd ask the person who originally wrote that.
Oct
29
comment Books on Politics
And don't forget about smile.amazon.com/s/…
Oct
29
comment Books on Politics
@Bochur613 Someone else already has: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_politics and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_political_movements
Oct
29
comment Blatant foreshadowing in the Torah
And there hath not arisen a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face
Oct
27
comment what is love — Rebbe of Kotzk: “You don't love fish.” King Solomon: “Whoever loves silver”
related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_sense
Oct
27
comment What do Chazal mean when they say that when Moshiach comes there will be another note added to the octave making a total of 8 notes?
you don't think this is just homiletic?
Oct
27
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA It's not an option because a gabbai already said, "go out and wash!" and little did he know that 30 of the 35 men in the room were Kohanim and Leviim!
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA never thought about that.
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA I've never seen a community that duchans which doesn't have that custom :) After kedusha, there's often an announcement made like, "Kohanim and Leviim, please prepare for duchaning."