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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Oct
3
comment Siddur with lots of white space for notes
what nusach? +1
Oct
3
asked Business with Christians during their holiday periods
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba or you can show me that both rabbeim hold that you can teach Torah to non-Jews who are not ovdei AZ (and not converting to Judaism).
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba The Rambam and Rema don't really count as moderns, but if you can prove that Soleveitchik and Feinstein both hold that it's idolatry, I will concede that there's likely some consensus. Not allowing to teach them Torah is not proof since AFAIK it is forbidden to teach Torah even to non-Jews who are not idolatrous.
Oct
3
comment Bad Jew or Good Gentile?
What's to say that G-d doesn't have different special relationships with non-Jewish groups?
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba I am reading the second answer, and it seems like there's certainly no consensus on this. The only supports offered are from one rav (and as msh210 points out there, it's not necessarily an actual psak). The rest are conjecture from the MiYodean based on a singular understanding of who is forbidden to learn Torah (the MiYodean seems to hold that only ovdei zarah cannot be taught Torah, but many hold that non-Jews b'klal may not be taught Torah).
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba if modern authorities actually thought Christianity was avodah zarah, we'd have all sorts of problems - e.g., no business within 3 days of any Sunday...
Oct
3
revised Women and arba minim on first day
translate to english somewhat
Oct
3
revised Is a Gentile that keeps Yom Tov Chayav Misa like on Shabbos?
s/goy/non-Jew
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba the link under "consensus" actually says there is not a consensus on this! Look at the first answer.
Oct
3
suggested suggested edit on Is a Gentile that keeps Yom Tov Chayav Misa like on Shabbos?
Oct
3
suggested suggested edit on Women and arba minim on first day
Sep
30
comment Why do some Jews get married at night?
Just FYI in case there's a misunderstanding, Jews get married both in the day and at night.
Sep
30
comment Is Reconstructionist Judaism essentially atheistic?
there are plenty of atheist Orthodox Jews, too.
Sep
30
revised Is Reconstructionist Judaism essentially atheistic?
edited tags
Sep
30
comment Is Reconstructionist Judaism essentially atheistic?
That's far from the entirity of Reconstructionist thought and is worded rather offensively (that Reconstructionists think others use the concept of G-d exclusively to manipulate people is ridiculous). I really think this question will not get a decent answer here as it's largely an Orthodox crowd, but I suggest reading keddem.org/foot/99-06.html
Sep
27
comment Borer and Grinding on Yom Tov - and other Melachoth that are Ochel Nefesh
I think grinding comes from healing (making a poultice), not from cooking. Since healing is still prohibited on yontiv, you cannot grind on yontiv. Borer, however, comes from cooking (sorting bad from good grains), so it is permitted.
Sep
27
comment Headache remedy on a fast day?
also CYLGI (See your local gastrointerologist)...
Sep
27
comment Request to see HaShem's vengeance
my guess is that "let us see" is equivalent to "within our days"
Sep
27
comment Dedicating a Mitzva to unborn child
This isn't something i'd do (we are due in a week, G-d-willing), but i don't know if we poskin from the ayin hara. (PS, your fetus definitely has a sex by now, you just don't know it and b'sha'ah tovah)