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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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
added 310 characters in body
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?
edited tags
Mar
17
comment Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach
@Yehoshua certainly by all people. Any time of day? no, but more than just that hour for a meal that doesn't exist. If someone posts the answer that matzah is allowed in the morning, I could accept it.
Mar
15
comment Earliest documentation of kissing
Agriculture was also an ancient Jewish practice, but it was certainly not invented by Jews.
Mar
15
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
That makes more sense.
Mar
15
comment Earliest documentation of kissing
Whoever thought that kissing was a Jewish invention?
Mar
15
accepted Fasting for a child bechor before Passover
Mar
15
comment Did Chazal know about China and the Chinese? and from which of Noach's sons do they hail?
So... סין meaning China AFAIU comes from the Latin (whence Sino-), which came from the Sanskrit. This is a reference to the Qin dynasty. The Qin dynasty didn't exist until 200BC, long after Sinai, so it is doubtful that the Torah, written in the language of those who received it, would have mentioned a place completely unknown to its recipients. (Note: China in Chinese is written 中国 and is currently pronounced in Mandarin, "zhong guo").
Mar
15
asked Fasting for a child bechor before Passover
Mar
15
comment Is Guinness Beer no longer kosher?
Isinglass isn't added for flavor, rather to process things. By the way, many other English and Irish beers use the same process. When I was vegetarian, I abstained from all Isle beers except Sam Smith.
Mar
15
revised Can God destroy Himself?
capital H
Mar
14
comment Number of Yamim Tovim that fall on Shabbos
starts? 1 Nisan? 1 Tishrei? 1 Januray?