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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


May
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asked Spilling wine for Detzach, Adash, Be'Achav
May
24
comment What happened to insects during the flood?
didn't chazal believe that flies spontaneously generated?
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.
May
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comment Aruch Hashulchan's moon-distance estimate
@DoubleAA "_אינה רחוקה מן הארץ רק בערך _מ"ג אלף פרסה"
May
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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.