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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Oct
27
comment What do Chazal mean when they say that when Moshiach comes there will be another note added to the octave making a total of 8 notes?
you don't think this is just homiletic?
Oct
27
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA It's not an option because a gabbai already said, "go out and wash!" and little did he know that 30 of the 35 men in the room were Kohanim and Leviim!
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA never thought about that.
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@DoubleAA I've never seen a community that duchans which doesn't have that custom :) After kedusha, there's often an announcement made like, "Kohanim and Leviim, please prepare for duchaning."
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
I thought once you started any given part of the service with a minyan, you continue as if there is a minyan. E.g., Torah reading, Barchu, etc.
Oct
23
comment Concerning the time when Esther must be read
"An the addition is not strange see Rashi." - what do you mean by that? The addition is not in Rashi, but in your translation.
Oct
23
comment Concerning the time when Esther must be read
Rashi says, "לא פחות ולא יותר - לא פחות מי"א ולא יותר מט"ו"... not that it wasn't obvious. And I agree with what's implied by @Scimonster - the "sometimes" is a strange addition to the translation.
Oct
23
comment scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
I know plenty of Ashkenazi people named Pesach
Oct
23
comment scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
What do you mean "scientific"?
Oct
23
comment Books on Politics
There are hundreds, especially written in the current age. But they all conflict
Oct
21
comment Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
@user6641 I doubt you'll find anyone who considers our task to already be a closed book.
Oct
21
comment What should a woman think about during candle lighting?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/43448/candle-lighting?rq=1
Oct
21
comment What should a woman think about during candle lighting?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/20243/…
Oct
21
comment Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
@user6641 whose perception? yours?
Oct
21
comment Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
I don't really understand the question. Is Sirius a failure in comparison to the Sun because we're further from it? Is it a failure of a star in and of itself?
Oct
21
revised Is there a malach taking care of rain or not?
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Oct
21
revised Does everyone say the piyut addressing Af beri?
edited tags
Oct
19
comment “And it was evening, and it was morning, *one* day”?
so... waterfall development methodology?
Oct
19
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
What Jewish scientists take the creation story as literal history?
Oct
15
comment Avram to Avraham
Can you explain what you're asking more clearly?