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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jan
17
comment Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
@msh210 or "And I will say". But our tradition makes it very clear that G-d made this promise and that G-d fulfilled the promise. Not Moses.
Jan
17
comment What are quotes in Neviim that mention justice?
As an aside, יִרְמְיָהוּ and שׁוֹפְטִים have very different views on what justice is. Neviim rishonim and acharonim are very different here.
Jan
17
comment Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
@msh210 My reason is that Moses never promised אַעֲלֶה אֶתְכֶם מֵעֳנִי מִצְרַיִם but G-d did (to Abraham). And certainly if he did, no one knew Moses promised this. The last thing they knew about him, he killed an Egyptian.
Jan
16
answered Who is speaking in Ex. 3:17?
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
(As an aside, civil law might have something to say about this. You can probably speak with a lawyer on this if you feel you're being discriminated against.)
Jan
13
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
It's just that none of us know much about the situation or that person's particular beliefs. Just about everything is open to interpretation and this community isn't "fact" or "law".
Jan
11
revised Can a non-Jew run a Judaica store?
fixed typos
Jan
11
suggested approved edit on Can a non-Jew run a Judaica store?
Jan
11
comment Can a Jew own a business that employs or pays atheist Jews on Shabbat?
This sounds more like a question for that individual. I would say CYLOR (see your local Orthodox rabbi) but this is really a case of "THTCHLOR" (tell him to see his rabbi).
Jan
9
comment When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
@Dan That's a good question. I think that if you can show it's not standard practice, that would answer the question. "Standard practice" here has a flexible definition, but I guess I mean "When did this become something that people would say 'Jews do this' instead of 'Chasids do this'?"
Jan
9
comment When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
a documented year/decade/era would be sufficient. Better would be a timeline of adoption, but some things are just not fully traceable.
Jan
9
comment When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
I understand all of that. I also understand that the growing percent of charedi teachers in MO schools (and of charedi rabbis in congregations of MO-niks) mean that charedi customs seep into MO culture. But I'm wondering when this custom became seen as "it's something we do" where "we" means MO Ashkenazi Jews. This question is entirely sociological, so I don't expect a traditional source here.
Jan
9
comment When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
@IsaacMoses The accepted answer there are chassidic sources.
Jan
9
asked When did upsherins become part of standard American Orthodox practice?
Jan
8
revised Can a Jew marry a Free Mason?
edited tags
Jan
8
suggested approved edit on Can a Jew marry a Free Mason?
Jan
8
revised Can a Jew marry a Free Mason?
edited tags
Jan
6
comment Source for story about The Rabbi and the prostitute
@JimThio yes. see the answers to your previous questions on this issue.
Jan
6
comment Why does David say that he only sinned against G-d?
@JimThio I don't understand. Are you saying that a man can marry two women at once or that three people can all marry together?
Jan
4
comment Cleaning Tzitzis
If you don't have a delicates bag, you can also use a sock.