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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Mar
5
asked Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach
Mar
5
answered The story of the rabbis in the haggada-mizva of afikoman
Mar
4
comment Naming an orphan
What of orphaned twin boys?
Mar
4
comment Which part of Tanach did Moses give the people in Dt. 31?
@Ali If this answers the question sufficiently, you can accept it. (This goes for all of your questions)
Mar
4
awarded  Custodian
Mar
4
comment Why omit “Av harachamim” for the four parashiyos?
This is a fantastically explicated question!
Mar
4
comment May a woman be a kvater?
"kvaterin", I believe, is the feminine.
Mar
4
comment What is the law for a Goel Hadam (Avenger of Blood) outside of the Land of Israel?
I didn't think so, but the answer's wording: would have to run away to the nearest City of Refuge implies that.
Mar
4
comment What is the law for a Goel Hadam (Avenger of Blood) outside of the Land of Israel?
In the modern day, would this mean the most geographically proximate or the one nearest the airport?
Mar
4
comment Spitting at the High Priest on Yom Kippur
@ShimonbM What's the source there? Is that for just (for lack of a better term) "optional" marriages? +1
Feb
28
comment What differentiates the Artscroll Talmud compared to other translations?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/15728/…
Feb
28
comment My father-in-law was a Cohen. Are my children Cohanim?
Just for future reference, I believe a pidyon haben is only required if neither mom nor dad is a Kohen or a Levi (along with the other requirements)
Feb
28
accepted What is the origin of learning Talmud daf yomi?
Feb
28
asked What is the origin of learning Talmud daf yomi?
Feb
28
comment How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?
It's an old tradition to have more different pronunciations based on region/ethnicity. See shibboleth. :)
Feb
28
comment On what basis do we understand references to Orion and the Pleiades in Iyov?
Also, this claims the Babylonians invented the system led to the Neo-Babylonian system, which was known to the authors of Navi. This same system was then adopted by the Greeks who added their own mythology to already-mapped constellations.
Feb
28
comment On what basis do we understand references to Orion and the Pleiades in Iyov?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…: "The Bible mentions Orion three times, naming it "Kesil" (כסיל, literally - fool)." There are many names for this same (or approximate) constellation. Presumably, the Pleiades were similarly located once and named many times.
Feb
27
comment What differentiates the Artscroll Talmud compared to other translations?
@yoel They omit the line of Rashi that says the book has a literal and allegorical meaning. They omit it from translation and from the Hebrew while pretending they're presenting the whole Rashi.
Feb
26
answered What differentiates the Artscroll Talmud compared to other translations?
Feb
26
comment What differentiates the Artscroll Talmud compared to other translations?
@yoel In some transcriptions, Artscroll omits parts of sources that they disagree with while purporting to present the full text (e.g., Rashi on Shir HaShirim). In some translations, Artscroll omits parts of the source they disagree with (Oznayim L'Torah). Grammar is often improperly translated. How are these ideological or not substantive?