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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Mar
22
asked Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
Mar
22
comment Maror and vinegar at the Seder?
Don't grate it! Cut it and take a bite like a man :)
Mar
20
comment Levana or Yareach?
well, not "fairly new". Let's say "relatively new". But there may be a deeper meaning, too.
Mar
20
comment Levana or Yareach?
I'm guessing this is just the evolution of the language. Those are fairly new sfarim.
Mar
20
accepted Stuffed nose and havdallah
Mar
20
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam ok, maybe.
Mar
20
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam seems to oppose Gerson's answer
Mar
19
comment Stuffed nose and havdallah
@sam but someone else does and it seems they are all yotzei
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Africa Proconsularis was in Africa. Proconsularis is just a term that means "of or relating to a proconsul" which is a province of Rome
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Actually, according to this, and wikipedia, Asia Proconsularis was a Roman province in Asia Minor
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Technically, it's Asia (preconsuiaris), whatever that means... I assume it means an Asia that is different than the continent of Asia, but I have no idea.
Mar
19
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
Also, the chart that you link to in the Jewish Encyclopedia says that Asians are from Ashkenaz ben Gomer ben Japheth. For India descending from Ham, it says, "Havilah: India (in Africa, south of Egypt)." Presumably that is not the India in Asia far west of Egypt.
Mar
19
revised How did Chazal know they were right about “who is a Jew”?
made the quote link more specific
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/…