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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Dec
22
comment If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?
relevant: kof-k.org/articles/…
Dec
22
comment If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?
@code613 Depending on how free the hens are, and if there's a rooster around, the eggs may, in fact, be fertilized.
Dec
22
comment If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?
Also, I believe it only counts if it's on the yolk or the little tail that hangs form the yolk, not floating in the albumin
Dec
22
comment If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?
Are your free range organic eggs brown? Those are much harder to candle (source: my mother worked on a chicken farm in the 50s). Farmers I've spoken to say that the easiest-to-care-for-without-hormones chicken variety lays brown eggs, so that's why organic free-range eggs are often brown.
Dec
19
comment Can a woman ever wear a prayer shawl?
@Shokhet You have as many clues as I do. This was over a year ago during which my life has changed in many ways!
Dec
19
comment Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
Yes, of course. But only lenient toward beer... the question asked here is answered in the other, kal v'chomer
Dec
19
comment Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/30433/…
Dec
17
revised Aiding what you consider sin but he doesn't
I don't know if this is clearer. It is to me, but please revert if it's more confusing than not.
Dec
16
comment Is this Kippa clip muktzeh?
.... do you really want to put something in your hair (and yarmulke!) that you just used to fasten an oily nut? Or shred carrots? Just saying, "melachah" is not really the primary purpose of this object.
Dec
16
comment Which model of Slow Cooker is kosher for Shabbat use?
"Any halachic problems"... like cooking on shabbat? Any slow-cooker when used improperly is melachah so they all cause some halakhic problems
Dec
16
revised The opinion that microwaves don't need to be kashered
edited tags
Dec
16
comment Why is the wording “הערים האל” used? (Deut 4:42)
I would assume it has something to do with the rhythm of the pasuk.
Dec
15
comment Is there anything wrong with messing with the rules of Dreidel?
related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teetotum
Dec
11
comment Best way to wrap retzuot around battim?
That's almost exactly what I do. I don't usually do the last step on the yad. One custom a friend taught me is to make 9 wrappings on each side of the yad. For my particular tefillin, it happens to work. He calls it chai wrapping.
Dec
11
revised Best way to wrap retzuot around battim?
edited tags
Dec
10
awarded  Electorate
Dec
10
comment How could the numerals יה and יו be used irreverently?
hilariously related: w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-lists-20021107/#hebrew (NOTE: this is an old version of the spec)
Dec
10
comment Writing the name chaya
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33584/…
Dec
10
revised How far can I back up in a bracha?
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Dec
10
revised How far can I back up in a bracha?
added 85 characters in body