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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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?
Sep
19
comment Yom tov kiddush tune
here's a less-embellished version if you mean the Akdamut/Chatan Torah/aufruf version: youtube.com/watch?v=QViMUMWOqVs
Sep
19
comment Yom tov kiddush tune
@Shalom if that's supposed to be the Akdamut tune, I know it. I couldn't tell with all the "embellishments"
Sep
19
comment Yom tov kiddush tune
Can you find a less embellished version? It's hard for me to get the tune with all the chazanut.
Sep
19
comment Tefillin on top of a wig if someone can only wear Tefillin once a day
This is a really good question for this forum but for practical advice (esp. since it seems like a specific case and one that involves some very personal issues) please see your rabbi. He'll likely be more sensitive to the situation as a whole.
Sep
14
comment Why G-d had to confuse people's languages in the land of Shinar?
@Maxood Although it would have been a never-ending project, it was not to reach G-d, but to supplant G-d. Look at the wikipedia page under Midrash to see how our tradition tends to interpret it.
Sep
13
comment Use of a commoner's talis to read the Torah on
Is the following another valid translation? "Do not use for holy purposes garments that we use for common purposes."
Sep
12
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
I remember once (around 2006) there was a rally (maybe pro-Israel?) on the Mall in DC and they were estimating and trying to get to 600k, but fell short.
Sep
11
comment Why assume coffee is kosher
this doesn't answer the question, which is "Why do some consider it kosher?"
Sep
10
revised Amira Lakum: say you can't say?
changed "goy" to "non-Jew"
Sep
10
suggested suggested edit on Amira Lakum: say you can't say?
Sep
10
revised Bas Cohen having relations with a non-Jew
replace "goy" with "non-Jew" per http://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1127/should-we-censor-the-term-goy-when-used-in-english-to-mean-gentile
Sep
10
suggested suggested edit on Bas Cohen having relations with a non-Jew
Sep
10
comment Can a gentile break shabbos only on a Rabbinic level?
is it d'oraita that a non-Jew cannot keep shabbos or is that d'rabbanan?
Sep
7
comment spitting in aleinu leshabeach
I wonder if you can find a source for this that's older than 1300 when the apostate Jew told Christians that וריק has the same gematria as Yushka.
Sep
6
awarded  Quorum
Sep
6
revised Rambam (Maimonides), talks about different kinds of people
edited tags
Sep
5
revised Do any Jewish sources mention Satan talking to a Jew?
clarified question per comments. Not done yet...
Sep
5
suggested suggested edit on Do any Jewish sources mention Satan talking to a Jew?