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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
@Shalom absolutely! (for those who hold by batel b'shesh for yayin stam) But this is an example of a monetary interest.
May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
@Shalom sherry can be put into cheap scotch to make it taste more like high-end scotch. A bottle of sherry can run you $13 retail. A bottle of cheap scotch, $12. A high end scotch can go for hundreds.
May
24
comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@IsaacMoses What makes you think that the Aruch HaShulchan was only looking at sforim for his understanding? Maybe he spoke to a scholar? But presumably the scholar would speak in the scholarly language, which your findings imply was Russian versts...
May
24
comment Must one pray with a minyan?
see he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
May
24
comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@IsaacMoses Based on pg 103 and Google translate, it looks like that says that Mimas is 151 kilo-versts from Saturn. Mimas is actually ~185km from Saturn, which means clearly it's Russian versts.... or way off.
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comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@DoubleAA "_אינה רחוקה מן הארץ רק בערך _מ"ג אלף פרסה"
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May
22
comment Newcomers Overwhelmed by Myriad Halachas
@SethJ I was actually trying to understand whence this came, not to raise an objection
May
22
comment Newcomers Overwhelmed by Myriad Halachas
Who requires a person to pray in a minyan?
May
22
comment What are valid reasons for establishing a new Minyan?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18983/… judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/17117/…
May
22
comment Why were these pasukim chosen for the upside down Nuns?
That is only one traditional explanation. See aish.com/tp/i/moha/48924777.html for another.
May
20
comment How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
um. those websites are both nearly blank.... JudaicWorld.com has a title tag that says "Tag, youre it". JewsNY.com is offline. Neither seem to have anything to do with treif meat processing.
May
20
comment Employment questions I have
@MonicaCellio yes, I expect that's what the answer would be but it's still a fine question.
May
19
comment Do we embarrass someone in cheirem?
Looks like you've only used it 5 times I can find: data.stackexchange.com/jewish%20life%20and%20learning/query/…
May
19
comment Do we embarrass someone in cheirem?
That doesn't include chat or comments.