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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Oct
3
comment Can you/should you be blessed by an ignorant/non-orthodox Kohen?
Although I agree with you (as per @MonicaCiello's comment), these are the conditions under which a kohen is obligated to bless. AFAIK, the kahal is never required to accept the blessing.
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
I'd rather not say in a public forum lest I take his psak out of context (IIRC, the question had to do with wishing a Merry Christmas to a non-Jewish step-mother, which he said was fine since shittuf is fine for a non-Jew).
Oct
3
revised Business with Christians during their holiday periods
added 11 characters in body
Oct
3
answered Siddur with lots of white space for notes
Oct
3
comment Christian believe in the Noahide Laws, will they end up in heaven?
@ba I don't mean this as an attack - I just have certainly heard the opinion from rabbeim that shittuf is not idolatry for non-Jews, only for Jews.
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