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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Aug
9
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
@SethJ You're welcome! :-p It goes well to Lecha Dodi.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@soandos yes, that's what i mean. Why is that not relevant? Most shabboses, you expect most people to be home. So any given shabbos you may not have a minyan of walkers, but it's not impermissible to make a shul there.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
not to be overly PC, but I don't think you mean "ten people" unless you count animists and ten-year-olds in your minyan.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@ShmuelBrin see above
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
@soandos - you go by rov.
Aug
9
comment Synthetic unkosher meat?
@Ariel I would posit that to be meat, it needs to come from an animal, not from a cell. But I don't know what halakha says. That's what this question is asking.
Aug
9
comment 10th man drove to shul on shabbat
I'd be willing to believe that it's not a benefit. I wouldn't believe that you can benefit from melacha from a Jew on Shabbos.
Aug
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revised Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
moved the "update" answer into an answer/... since that's what it is.
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answered Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
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revised Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
added 63 characters in body
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revised Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
added 63 characters in body
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comment Dialogue Between Jews and Romans in Jewish Tradition
Sorry, I'm sure it's a language issue, but I don't understand what you mean here. Do you want to know what Jewish tradition says about Romans? About the Roman Empire? About the Roman people? About Italians? (so... post 18th century?) About the government of Italy?
Aug
9
comment Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
Would the down-voter care to explain the down vote?
Aug
9
comment Is the winding פ in this sefer torah kosher?
@msh210 that is simply the letter wearing away - the question seemed to be about the style.
Aug
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asked Origin of Mareh Kohen tune
Aug
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asked sperm donation and p'ru ur'vu
Aug
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comment Synthetic unkosher meat?
Also, see the sources cited in this answer for cows giving birth to kosher camels.
Aug
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comment Synthetic unkosher meat?
@Daniel After poking around, it looks like spontaneously generated meat is not necessarily kosher - only if it's spontaneously generated inside a kosher animal (see halakhot on worms in fish). However, I think we can apply the same halakhic theory to lab experiments that Chazal did to supposed spontaneously-generated animals. Here's a good explanation of some of those halakhot but does not include kashrut ramifications.
Aug
9
comment Synthetic unkosher meat?
Wouldn't that fall in the category of spontaneously generated meat and therefore kosher and parve?
Aug
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comment Why did the 40th-year Jews think they'd erred about Av? Sanhedrin had declared it
@shachna we often have multiple layers for the observance of holidays. See Avodah Zarah 8a on Chanukah.