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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jun
27
comment What are some examples of chazal making a midrash about the way a letter looks?
Are you asking about the way letters look in general (like the current answers), or the way they are written in a particular place in Tanakh (like the example in the question)?
Jun
26
comment Electronic dance music (EDM)
@sam That wasn't an answer to the OP's question. It was an answer to @DanF's question, [H]ow would being a DJ at a mixed dance affair be any different than being a regular guest?
Jun
26
comment Electronic dance music (EDM)
@DanF It differs because the DJ is there for parnassa
Jun
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it inappropriate to be overdressed for prayer (davening)?
Jun
25
comment What are all the Mekorot for Matan Torah
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/38398/…
Jun
25
comment Placing a stumbling block before someone trying to take advantage of me?
I don't think this question has anything to do with "who you are" or privacy, but about turning CAPTCHA results into profit. ((On privacy, but off-topic here, let me plug Duck Duck Go... Read why at donttrack.us))
Jun
25
comment Is a Sfardi ש incorrect according to this Gemara?
It's midrash.... We don't get halakha from midrash. And certainly not so tangential a midrash!
Jun
25
comment Placing a stumbling block before someone trying to take advantage of me?
To clear a misconception about this case in particular, Google does not rely on single answers but rather aggregates a good amount of data. Once they have a "generally agreed-upon" answer, they do not accept wrong answers for that image.
Jun
25
comment Placing a stumbling block before someone trying to take advantage of me?
Any answer here will have to explain what "lying" means in a halakhic sense.
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open What's the oldest continuously-existing, still-open kosher restaurant?
Jun
23
revised The practice of (not) printing pictures of women in magazines and newspapers under religious auspices
edited tags
Jun
20
revised Said “משיב הרוח”: continue “ומוריד הטל”?
added emphasis for clarity
Jun
20
comment Shehecheyanu at a Graduation
@Nafkamina Ironic, right? I've bought more than 6 suits, but only had 3 graduation ceremonies.
Jun
19
comment What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
I very well may be wrong, but I thought it was the 10-tefachim-over-4-amot slope that mattered, not the height.
Jun
19
comment Why were some Jews called Yishmael?
@YEZ I'm happy with that as a source. That's not what the OP said.
Jun
18
comment Why doesn't the Gemara cite Avos as a proof?
I like the question. Can you put some more details in the question so we don't need to go elsewhere to find the sources you refer to?
Jun
18
comment Why were some Jews called Yishmael?
@AKayser so... you think that because of some things that have happened in the last 100 years or so, the Babylonian and Palestinian Jews of 2000 years ago saw Ishmael as "the progenitor of a nation seen to be an enemy of the Jewish people for generations"?
Jun
18
comment Why were some Jews called Yishmael?
@AKayser Not really. Where do you get that from?
Jun
18
comment Pidyon HaBen rate
I wonder if anyone keeps stats on P(Israel). Cohen Center?
Jun
18
comment What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
so.... does a porch or stoop count as a reshut assuming there's a 90 degree or so step all around?