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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Feb
1
comment Software for organizing a “thing” gemach
@IsaacMoses Thanks. If I become the one inspired, I'll let you know.
Jan
31
asked Software for organizing a “thing” gemach
Jan
31
comment Was Pinchas born in Egypt?
@Menachem I can't think of or find any but will let you know if I come across any.
Jan
31
comment Was Pinchas born in Egypt?
+1. But what about those who don't hold by the Ohr haChaim?
Jan
30
comment “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
@DoubleAA also, I'm more upset by the implications of misinterpreting this (wealth has some correlation with righteousness or a very narrow definition of tzadik) than I am about altering the (admittedly strong) minhag.
Jan
29
comment “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
@DoubleAA Because I'm not wise enough to see the metaphorical truth in it, and I therefore cannot honestly propagate it.
Jan
29
comment Miracles in Chumash
What about the quails? What about the mouth of the donkey? Or do you only want good things? Things that happened to the Jews?
Jan
28
comment Miracles in Chumash
Unless you want to restrict your definition of miracle, I think a comprehensive list of miracles in Chumash must begin with the sun rising daily, and setting nightly. Also, rain falling, crops growing, babies being born, people thinking, etc. Thank G-d! What isn't a miracle?
Jan
27
revised Layout of Shiras HaYam: Half-Brick Over Brick
added 7 characters in body
Jan
27
answered Layout of Shiras HaYam: Half-Brick Over Brick
Jan
24
comment What's the connection between Tu B'Shevat and (Bukser) carob?
@Curiouser but pineapples grow on bushes, not trees.
Jan
24
comment Reading foreign literature: perspectives and experiences
It would be great if you could trim this down a bit to get to the heart of the question.
Jan
24
comment Selling land to Gentile to build Church
Many old shuls in Washington, DC, are now churches - both the buildings and the land. (6th & I was a shul, then a church, then a shul again!) If what you say is halakha, it's often broken.
Jan
21
comment Who did Daniel see?
@DoubleAA Aren't all reasons historical?
Jan
17
comment Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
@msh210 or "And I will say". But our tradition makes it very clear that G-d made this promise and that G-d fulfilled the promise. Not Moses.
Jan
17
comment Quotes about justice in Neviim
As an aside, יִרְמְיָהוּ and שׁוֹפְטִים have very different views on what justice is. Neviim rishonim and acharonim are very different here.
Jan
17
comment Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
@msh210 My reason is that Moses never promised אַעֲלֶה אֶתְכֶם מֵעֳנִי מִצְרַיִם but G-d did (to Abraham). And certainly if he did, no one knew Moses promised this. The last thing they knew about him, he killed an Egyptian.
Jan
16
answered Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
(As an aside, civil law might have something to say about this. You can probably speak with a lawyer on this if you feel you're being discriminated against.)
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
It's just that none of us know much about the situation or that person's particular beliefs. Just about everything is open to interpretation and this community isn't "fact" or "law".