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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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)
Sep
27
comment Can Jews eat non-Kosher meat?
@SethJ meat that hasn't been certified as kosher can absolutely be kosher. There were generations of Jews who had no certification whatsoever and did just fine cuz they trusted Shlomy the shochet and Moishe the butcher.... Nowadays that's trickier, so the general answer, Mahalia, is still no.
Sep
27
comment How long is Orthodox Conversion?
I know someone who took over 5 years...
Sep
25
comment Guaranteed olam haba?
or being a Jew...
Sep
24
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
@Fred Nice! Thanks!
Sep
24
comment What's so moving about Kol Nidrei
And more than anything else, it's the liturgical statement that indicates Yom Kippur is here.
Sep
21
comment How to prepare/give a good drasha
I think the OP was looking for some more practical advice.
Sep
20
comment What if there is no object for use in a mitzva?
What's the difference between lulav without a lulav and the tamid offering without a Temple?