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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Dec
11
accepted Does the order of lights in a menorah face the house or the street?
Dec
11
comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
So if I understand correctly, the thrust of this questions are as follows: (1) Is a non-Jew of Abrahamic descent required, by Jewish "law", to be circumcised? (2) Will the "nations" be reciprocally blessed/cursed by non-Jews of Abrahamic descent? Is that correct? Also, +1. This is fascinating!
Dec
11
comment Should I rend k'riyah if I witness the death of a non-relative? If so, what's the procedure?
@unforgettableid the Crusades were a major thing for Ashkenazim. Lots of people died from Crusaders stomping through Central and Eastern Europe. We get a whole set of halakhot out of it - topics including redeeming captives, martyrdom, and dealing with non-Jews. Sephardim weren't as affected since they were not in the path of most Crusaders. But this is all a theory side note on this practical question. :)
Dec
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comment Should I rend k'riyah if I witness the death of a non-relative? If so, what's the procedure?
@DoubleAA Interesting that Ashkenazim have much stricter limits on this. I am guessing this is due to the Crusades.
Dec
10
comment Does the order of lights in a menorah face the house or the street?
Just our of curiosity, is there a different Sephardic minhag?
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
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asked Does the order of lights in a menorah face the house or the street?
Dec
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comment Does amirah L'akum apply to robots?
@GershonGold cf. shabot6000.com/p/about.html
Dec
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comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
care to share the story on a public forum? I'd be fascinated!
Dec
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revised Pidyon HaBen rate
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Dec
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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
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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!
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Nov
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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
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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
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revised Is there a p'sak when dealing with de'os?
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