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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Apr
11
revised When did kosher bakeries, restaurants, etc. start requiring supervision?
edited tags
Apr
9
comment Who was the first person to be referred to by acronym?
I'm happy closing this. The answer in the linked question is an answer to this question. Good find, @yydl, I've added the acronym tag.
Apr
9
revised Meforshim Nick"names
edited tags
Apr
8
comment Who was the first person to be referred to by acronym?
@Dan That's why I am asking the second question - Who popularized the use of that acronym?. I think "generally addressed" means "at some point in time".
Apr
7
revised Who was the first person to be referred to by acronym?
edited body
Apr
7
asked Who was the first person to be referred to by acronym?
Apr
7
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok ah. you mean a מיל as in 2000 amot / ~1000 yards, not a mil as in 0.001 inches. Thanks.
Apr
7
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
Do you mean a mil or mile?
Apr
5
comment Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach
Accept because of point 2. Yom Kippur eruvin really clarify things. Thank you!
Apr
5
accepted Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach
Apr
4
comment Chametz u'matza?
@IsaacMoses did people eat soft matzah on chol? I guess this dates back to when people made bread from starters (and not packets of yeast) so if they didn't have a starter, they had something much like matza. And I guess to a small child, the minutiae of halakha aren't different enough to distinguish them. Hm. I wonder if that's my answer.
Apr
3
asked Chametz u'matza?
Apr
3
revised “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
added 9 characters in body
Apr
3
comment “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
I've heard the idea given in shiurim. Specifically I've heard a talk about the opening of the amidah referencing not just the words "אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח" but the psalm it comes from and thereby the story of David, Natan and Batsheva... and the whole tale of a serious sinner making honest tshuva through tefillah.
Apr
3
comment Did King David really fast on alternate days?
related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/20556/…
Apr
3
comment “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
@DoubleAA ping. After some examination, I may be changing my practice back.
Apr
3
answered “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
Mar
29
comment Why do we call the Festival of Matzos “Passover”?
This isn't simply metanymy?
Mar
28
comment What were the original kitniyos?
I heard this week that there are Turkish Jews who abstain from rice but no other kitnyot because there's an opinion in the gemara that rice can be used to make matza.
Mar
28
comment Easiest way to determine if something is “Chametz” or permitted for Passover?
As Dan mentions in his answer, there are many things that are not actually chametz but also not permitted for Passover. Generally, advertising something as 100% Kosher for Passover without a supervising mashgiach (a person who watches the process and knows what rules to enforce) is not 100% honest.