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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Mar
19
comment Does caring for children in foster care count as work?
Welcome to Mi Yodea, harry! Thanks for your question. I look forward to hearing more from you. Just keep in mind that this is not a place to look for actual halakhic advice (you should see your rabbi for that). Treat this place as a room full of strangers who can point to some sources (but not all relevant sources).
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
And more importantly, how does any of this show that Chazal knew about China?
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
So you're saying the Hittites went all the way to Mongolia and Manchuria, picked up Proto-Mongolian and then went east to become the Khitan, after whom Cathay is named? Is there any evidence of this other than a lose connection of names that outsiders use for these groups?
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@DoubleAA What are other psaks? Please give another answer! (This is not l'maaseh)
Mar
19
comment Maimonides advice about dieting
@ShlomiFish also, you're welcome!
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@DoubleAA fascinating
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
related (almost hilariously close): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/13947/…
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
so no one else can be yotzei my bracha? What if I didn't know I couldn't smell until presented with besamim?
Mar
19
asked Stuffed nose and havdallah
Mar
19
comment Maimonides advice about dieting
@ShlomiFish feel free to accept the answer if you find it answered your question
Mar
19
comment Pesach Sheni when Moshiach has just come
wouldn't moshiach sort this out?
Mar
18
reviewed Reviewed Peeling vegetables on Pesach
Mar
18
revised Up part of the night on Shavuos
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Mar
18
answered Maimonides advice about dieting
Mar
18
comment What's the best way to dip maror into charoset if you're using horseradish?
My family has always used un-ground horseradish
Mar
18
comment Changing minhag about tallit gadol
Just being picky, but technically, the Ashkenazi (i.e., German) minhag is to wear a tallis at 13 (this is where the Reform and Conservative movements get it from). Eastern European Jews have the minhag you describe. So the question applies equally if someone moves from a German community to an Eastern European community.
Mar
18
comment Is it asur to listen to a parrot which is a perfect mimic of a woman singing?
And I think others hold that recordings are fine.
Mar
18
comment Is it asur to listen to a parrot which is a perfect mimic of a woman singing?
FYI, many hold that non-erotic songs are fine regardless.
Mar
18
comment Why do Ashkenazim say a b'racha for each of the four cups?
"On all other nights, when we drink wine, we refill our glasses and drink without making separate brachahs.... Why tonight do we make 4 brachahs?" :-)
Mar
18
revised Why do Ashkenazim say a b'racha for each of the four cups?
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