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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Oct
8
comment Women and arba minim on first day
@DoubleAA are there cases where we tell people to make "asher kidishanu bamitzvotav" brachot when they are not obligated?
Oct
1
comment What Berachah do you make on a kiwi berry?
shehechiyanu :)
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment “I'm just not a 'learning guy'”
Isn't there an aggadah about a group of people who learned all the time and therefore didn't have to daven and another group who davened all the time and therefore didn't have to learn?
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
22
comment Why don't Sephardim read Kohelet on Sukkot?
closely related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16705/…
Sep
10
revised Why can't a Sefer Torah be written in Aramaic?
added 81 characters in body
Sep
5
revised Can I use a firearm to protect my home on Shabbos?
tags and punctuation
Aug
28
comment What is the difference between a Sephardic and Ashkenaz eruv?
Got a citation from the S"A? (and/or MB that opposes it?)
Aug
26
comment What side does someone with Situs inversus bang
Though my initial thought was that we go by rov here, these are such personal prayers that the individual deserves more attention. Good question.
Aug
26
comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
I do think G-d can do unnatural things. I don't think that we go to rabbis for medical advice.
Aug
25
comment what to throw at a bridegroom
most people I know use Sunkist chewy candies... But what about (non-Jewish) wedding ducks?
Aug
25
comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
I doubt the concept. However, if it's true, then it can be proven through a scientific study. If not, it is dangerous to advise people who are dieting for health reasons to not bother on Shabbat. The only other answer currently posted that says food will not make you fat specifically adds a significant caveat that excludes all or almost all people who will read it. The Shmitta issue is not a health issue in our current economy and therefore less important to debunk.
Aug
25
comment Does Shabbos food make one fat?
Care to have a double-blind study on this? It's a nice drash, I guess, but your advice might be harmful to people's health.
Aug
22
comment Aleinu - are we happy that other nations worship idols?
You're answering your own question here? You're setting up a weird strawman above.
Aug
20
comment Examples of having to choose between two “lavs”?
Don't sit idly by the blood of your brother - do you save your teacher or father if you could only save one? Also - the "big 3" vs. any other lavs.
Aug
20
comment Translation of 'Takana'
@user6591 I don't think he's being snide - he's asking a question because in your question it's entirely unclear what definitions you are unsatisfied with or why.
Aug
18
comment Did the people who followed the triennial cycle celebrate “Simchat Torah” in the same manner as those who followed the annual cycle?
Since the traditional triennial cycle always began a new book on one of the four New Years (see jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/14508-triennial-cycle), there was an ambient celebration of sorts at the start of bereshit.
Aug
18
comment Intent to include foods in bracha that exist only as ingredients
It'd be awfully weird if you had to make a new bracha on each food as it was prepared. At a restaurant, that's nearly impossible!
Aug
18
awarded  Strunk & White