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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Sep
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suggested suggested edit on Do any Jewish sources mention Satan talking to a Jew?
Sep
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comment Do any Jewish sources mention Satan talking to a Jew?
@Victor I'm not sure what you mean.
Sep
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comment Do any Jewish sources mention Satan talking to a Jew?
@Victor "Satan", in Hebrew is simply a word meaning "adversary". It's used in the Book of Job as the name of an angel, and nowhere else in the Bible. Do you actually mean Satan, as in the Arch-devil, or do you mean any devil or demon?
Sep
5
comment Is there a problem with JPS?
Ezeh hu chacham?
Sep
5
comment Why are some bakashot made on Shabbat?
@DoubleAA yup. i'm tired
Sep
4
comment Why are some bakashot made on Shabbat?
This is an okay answer, but according to the logic presented, we should insert (at a minimum) "Slach lanu" into our amidahs during Shabbas Tshuva.
Sep
4
answered Us'shuva us'fila utz'daka maavirin… so what?
Sep
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comment Useshuva Usefillah Utzedakah maavirin es roah hagezeira, where is this from?
the same quote is in Bereshit Rabbah 44:12 which clearly came later based on the citation.
Sep
4
comment Useshuva Usefillah Utzedakah maavirin es roah hagezeira, where is this from?
I don't have the inside source, but according to an English language book on teshuva I'm reading, it says somewhere in the Bavli: "Four things will cause G-d to ma'akirin (tear up) the decree of judgment which has been issued against a person: acts of righteousness, fervent prayer, changing one's name and changing one's behavior."
Sep
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comment Useshuva Usefillah Utzedakah maavirin es roah hagezeira, where is this from?
and how did it turn from m'vatelin to maavirin?
Sep
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comment Useshuva Usefillah Utzedakah maavirin es roah hagezeira, where is this from?
wasn't it in the unetaneh tokef before it was in chazarat hashatz?
Sep
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comment Why did Yonah run away?
Didn't non-Jews also have Bilam for a navi? And who's to say there aren't others among the non-Jews?
Aug
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comment Does G-d approve or merely permit human consumption of meat?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/3660/…
Aug
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comment Does G-d approve or merely permit human consumption of meat?
another (translated) Kook source: jewishveg.com/AVisionofVegetarianismandPeace.pdf
Aug
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comment Pronunciation for אלוהים הוא אלוהים שלי
also, many modern Israelis pronounce ה closer to /ʔ/ than to /h/, so it can be anywhere from what this answer states through /ɛloˈʔim ˈʔu ɛloˈʔim ʃɛˈliː/ or even dropped entirely, like: /ɛloˈ.im ˈ.u ɛloˈ.im ʃɛˈliː/, though that is not necessarily "proper".
Aug
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comment Translation to Greek
Well-written and thorough! +1
Aug
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comment What is the Reconstructionist theology notion of G-d?
@avi Is that any different than any other movement of Judaism?
Aug
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comment What is the Reconstructionist theology notion of G-d?
@infoholic_anonymous I've never read any of these, though from conversations with Recon Jews, I get the sense that Kaplan is still well-regarded in the movement.
Aug
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comment Jewish concept of angels
What do you mean by "free will"? Does the adversary in Job count as having free will?
Aug
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answered What is the Reconstructionist theology notion of G-d?