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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Nov
28
answered List of people in Tanach
Nov
26
revised Aaron and his punishment for the sin of Golden Calf
incorporated clarifications from the comments
Nov
21
comment Are you allowed to make, buy and sell trumpets?
Can you cite a source for this halakha?
Nov
21
comment Milk of a woman — Only for a sick person or even healthy?
Am I the only one amused by the dairy tag here?
Nov
21
comment Aaron and his punishment for the sin of Golden Calf
@MichaelS And to Aaron, that's what it was. But to Israel, it was an idol. They missed his symbolism.
Nov
19
comment Does anyone in Tanach ever get divorced?
pshat or midrash?
Nov
19
comment How can one regain his faith?
@SethJ it was unsourced and the question (after I answered) was changed to "only sourced". I didn't want downvotes for not answering the q. It seems settled now, so I'll reopen.
Nov
19
comment How can one regain his faith?
@msh210 is there a reason you added "sourced answers only"?
Nov
19
revised How can one regain his faith?
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Nov
19
answered How can one regain his faith?
Nov
19
comment Has a gadol be'Torah ever drastically changed his type of avodas Hashem?
Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan went from founding Young Israel to a Conservative Jew to founding the Reconstructionist movement.
Nov
16
comment Public school vs Yeshiva. Which to choose
All of the above, and also... There are many Jewish schools aside from those that call themselves "yeshivas". Community schools are an option many choose, and many of them have students from diverse families. That being said, there are many terrific public schools in NYC.
Nov
16
comment Kashrus status of turkeys
Here's a decent article I don't have the attention span for right now: kashrut.com/articles/turk_part5
Nov
16
comment Kashrus status of turkeys
Hence the debate. But I might be wrong - this is only heresay. All I do know for sure is that turkeys are native to the New World.
Nov
16
comment Kashrus status of turkeys
From what i understand, turkeys only existed in the New World, so there was no mesorah. But some Jews in the Americas wrote back to their rabbis in Europe and said, "There are these birds that are a lot like chicken. Can we eat them?" And with no further information, the rabbis said, "Sounds fine!" And thus we got a mesorah.... but a new mesorah.
Nov
15
revised A good translation of “bimah”
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Nov
15
comment A good translation of “bimah”
@msh210 I'm interested in a translation of both parts, actually. Two translations makes sense.
Nov
15
comment A good translation of “bimah”
@msh210 see edit
Nov
15
revised A good translation of “bimah”
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Nov
15
comment Using a Stamp from an RSVP Card
Why not? If someone gives you a bottle of wine to use for your Wednesday night dinner and you don't, aren't you allowed to use that bottle on Shabbas?