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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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revised Up part of the night on Shavuos
fixed link
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30
awarded  Critic
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30
comment Is the way of the torah pleasant or painful?
This is a false dichotomy. Anything can be both painful and pleasant - think of running a marathon or giving birth.
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment From the Torah itself how do we know that various names of God points to the same God?
@JimThio - This can be un-translated as "Elo-him spoke to Moses ... I am YKVK and I appeared ... with [the name] El Shaddai ..." Adonai is just a word we use to mean YKVK because we don't know how that sounds. "El" is not in there, but that just means "god" - lowercase g. But no, nowhere in Tanakh (AFAIK) does it say directly that G-d is the only god out there. Just the only god for the Jews.
May
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answered Why did Hashem start the Torah with a story?
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awarded  Scholar
May
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accepted Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
May
30
answered Giving charity to someone about whom the giver knows nothing?
May
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asked Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
May
30
answered Up part of the night on Shavuos
May
30
comment From the Torah itself how do we know that various names of God points to the same God?
Yes, if this doesn't do it for you, what more do you want?
May
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revised What is the point of the luchos if they are never even taken out of the aron?
de-vowelized "lord" when it refers to G-d
May
23
revised What is the point of the luchos if they are never even taken out of the aron?
added 262 characters in body
May
23
answered What is the point of the luchos if they are never even taken out of the aron?
May
22
awarded  Autobiographer
May
22
comment Bracha on cheesecake
hatov v'hameitiv :)
May
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comment Plastic gloves in Halacha
I think that there are several separate questions there. One basic question is - Does plastic accept tumah? But that doesn't touch on (ha!) the wine question, which I believe is about possession, not touch.
May
18
comment How would Har Sinai without the Torah have been enough?
The verse is actually "אִלּוּ קָרַבְנוּ לִפְנֵי הַר סִינִי" - If He had brought us close before Mount Sinai. This Rashi works well with this.
May
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comment Why does the Yom Kippur service seem to reenact Abraham's treatment of his sons?
Hm. Didn't even think about the metzora service parallel! That is a really interesting chapter... but what does it teach?