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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Mar
24
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
@ShimonbM I'm asking for the history, not why.
Mar
22
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Mar
22
comment Why don't we salt newborns, per Ezekiel?
The American Association of Pediatricians now advises against baby powder because it can get into the child's lungs. (See babycenter.com/…).
Mar
22
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
@Fred ...Maybe the question is invalid because the first hagaddah per se excluded Moses, but I'm still interested if there was a tradition to exclude Moses in the Tamludic period or before.
Mar
22
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
@Fred although it's unsupported, it's logical for a retelling of the Exodus (by the people who were there and had just left) mentioned Moses since, well, they knew him! If the answer is "Moses has been excluded from the Passover story since it was ever told," and there are sources that support that (maybe a midrash?) then I'd be happy with that as an answer. My assumption is that most stories told involve human actors (e.g., Shemot through Beshalach).
Mar
22
comment Who hides the afikoman?
In my parents' house, my father used to hide it, but my cousins took every drawer apart searching for it. After then, the rule became that the kids hide it (and there were rules as to where it could be hidden).
Mar
22
comment Bald men and kippot
@msh210 so is your answer "Rogaine"? :)
Mar
22
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
Why the downvote?
Mar
22
comment What's special about the chosen people?
Can you perhaps reword your question to be less harsh and offensive? You might get fewer downvotes if you were asking a question and not making an accusation.
Mar
22
comment Why is God so hidden from us
@SethJ I think this is my new favorite quote from the Internet.
Mar
22
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
but was there a custom before then to omit Moshe before or was it his innovation?
Mar
22
comment Bald men and kippot
@msh210 medicine??
Mar
22
asked Bald men and kippot
Mar
22
revised Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
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Mar
22
comment Opening a fridge on Shabbat
@mekubal but ssuming the circuit looks like Ariel suggests, the electricity does not travel any further at all. Electrons don't flow from the negative unless there's a positive for them to flow to.
Mar
22
comment Opening a fridge on Shabbat
Unless there's a transformer between the light and the switch... that would be problematic but is unlikely.
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.