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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jul
11
revised Organ donations
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Jul
11
comment Organ donations
There are many organs that cannot be donated once the heart has stopped beating (e.g., heart, lungs) but may still be donated after brain-stem death. This allowance increases the number of organs that can be donated.
Jul
11
revised Organ donations
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Jul
11
answered Organ donations
Jul
11
comment Were there more than seven prophetesses?
@msh210 not sexist, but grammatical :)
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
10
comment Why was Shimshon viewed positively?
I was just thinking this yesterday.
Jul
9
accepted Names of the books of Tanakh
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jul
9
comment Dead Fly on Hot Oily Pan
@DoubleAA well played :)
Jul
9
comment Dead Fly on Hot Oily Pan
@DoubleAA really? Read the sections on Precautions and Price not to mention the smell or its effects on fats, "As a strong oxidant, it cross-links lipids mainly by reacting with unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds, and thereby both fixes biological membranes in place in tissue samples and simultaneously stains them."
Jul
9
comment Dead Fly on Hot Oily Pan
mass of the pan or volume of the pan? If mass, I suggest we all start using cast iron...
Jul
9
comment Is it permitted to be upset after your favourite soccer team lost an important match?
I didn't know that sadness was something we held halakha about.
Jul
9
revised Where to affix a second Mezuzah?
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Jul
8
answered Where to affix a second Mezuzah?
Jul
3
comment Reading a newspaper on Shabbat
what matter the captions?
Jul
3
comment Are cholim obligated to please their wives?
@Shemmy This isn't really specific (many married men get sick), and I'm not asking for a psak. I think the question "Minimally how sick" implies that I'm looking for an upper bound. If that upper bound were sheyesh bo sakanah, that's a legitimate answer to the question. DoubleAA has a less-restrictive and more-sourced answer below.
Jul
3
accepted Are cholim obligated to please their wives?
Jul
2
comment Jewish views on patriotism/nationalism
not going to flesh this out into an answer, but in many shuls (nearly all I've been to), we pray for the local country on Shabbas (and sometimes its soldiers). Also many shuls hang an American flag on all days of the year.
Jul
2
comment Are cholim obligated to please their wives?
@DovF That's a good point. Not sure of that.