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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


May
29
asked Resources to understand commentary in my tikkun korim
May
19
comment Does “dina demalchusa dina” apply to laws no one keeps?
closely related answer at judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/25789/…
May
16
comment where to find an undershirt gartel?
+1 for use of aglets
May
16
comment Is the presence of a rabbi required for an orthodox wedding?
@CodeswithHammer The rabbi asked that our yichud guards be kosher witnesses. I've seen this done in others' weddings, also.
May
16
comment Which benchers have the harachaman for the state of Israel?
I've seen both Sarah/Hagar and Yishmael/Yizhak. Do you not want to know about the second?
May
16
comment Is the presence of a rabbi required for an orthodox wedding?
@CodeswithHammer at my wedding, for one!
May
14
awarded  Yearling
May
13
comment What's wrong with making coffee on Shabbat?
@deja-jew sounds to me like you're mixing the water and beans and then selecting the water and not the beans (How do you make coffee from beans again? Do you mean grounds?)
May
13
comment What's wrong with making coffee on Shabbat?
Isn't this Borer?
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
12
comment Would whole brain emulation be compatible with Judaism?
@ike Exactly! It disproved some theories, not science. Likewise, Jewish theories may be disproven, but not Judaism. See, e.g., the ways different traditions have dealt with ideas about 8-month fetuses or differing opinions on the nature of smoking.
May
12
comment Would whole brain emulation be compatible with Judaism?
This question is similar to a 1900s scientist saying, "If I split an atom, doesn't that disprove science?" Judaism isn't nearly as fixed as this question makes it sound. It might disprove the answers to the question you pointed to, however. I'm not sure how
May
9
revised Were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego told that there would be no miracle?
edited tags
May
8
comment Speaking to a Rabbi in the Third Person
@Tatpurusha the Modern Hebrew usage might come from the French instead. @Yoni - atah is second person, but after asher or ha we're back in third person.
May
6
comment How Can One Know If A Synagogue is Orthodox or Modern Orthodox?
Do you mean the congregation or the shul? Those aren't always the same.
May
1
comment Does the word בָּר mean corn?
It's likely a relic of KJV which strongly influenced JPS. See sacred-texts.com/bib/poly/amo008.htm
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do books which have obviously been compiled become part of Tanach?
Mar
28
comment What is the difference between a kofer and apicorsis
I was taught that min may have originally been rashei teivot for Ma'amin Yeshua haNotzri
Mar
21
comment Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?
I went to a discussion on this where it was mentioned, uncited, that the London Beit Din never had any concerns about the kashrut of Scotch.