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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Dec
10
comment Does the order of lights in a menorah face the house or the street?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22675/fill-mnora-in-order, judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11/…
Dec
10
asked Does the order of lights in a menorah face the house or the street?
Dec
7
comment Does amirah L'akum apply to robots?
@GershonGold cf. shabot6000.com/p/about.html
Dec
6
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
care to share the story on a public forum? I'd be fascinated!
Dec
3
revised Pidyon HaBen rate
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Dec
3
revised Pidyon HaBen rate
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Dec
3
revised Pidyon HaBen rate
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Dec
3
comment Pidyon HaBen rate
@msh210 Also, as an aside, I challenge your assumption about vaginal births among Jews (note: "religious" is not a requirement for pidyon haben). Jews as a whole tend to have children later in life and have more pressure to have kids. This means more IVF in Jews and therefore more multiples and therefore more caesarians.
Dec
3
comment Pidyon HaBen rate
@msh210 doesn't it make sense to count this not from the children, but from the women? That way you can disregard all of this "older sibling" stuff... Also, the formula is certainly meant for an approximation, not a real answer. A less approximated answer would be even better!
Dec
3
revised Pidyon HaBen rate
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Dec
3
asked Pidyon HaBen rate
Nov
29
comment Why does the mohel say the brocha at the bris?
@TamirEvan ah. I said "shel Avraham Avinu". Perhaps that should be added to the question.
Nov
29
comment Why does the mohel say the brocha at the bris?
I'm pretty sure I said the bracha at my son's bris.
Nov
28
revised Is there a p'sak when dealing with de'os?
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Nov
28
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Nov
28
answered List of people in Tanach
Nov
26
revised Aaron and his punishment for the sin of Golden Calf
incorporated clarifications from the comments
Nov
21
comment Are you allowed to make, buy and sell trumpets?
Can you cite a source for this halakha?
Nov
21
comment Milk of a woman — Only for a sick person or even healthy?
Am I the only one amused by the dairy tag here?
Nov
21
comment Aaron and his punishment for the sin of Golden Calf
@MichaelS And to Aaron, that's what it was. But to Israel, it was an idol. They missed his symbolism.