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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jul
2
comment Are cholim obligated to please their wives?
@DovF That's a good point. Not sure of that.
Jul
2
comment When do you say a beracha on a minhag?
i always heard that lighting hanukiah in shul is because you have a minyan for persuei nisa - the main reason for lighting the lights at all.
Jul
2
asked Are cholim obligated to please their wives?
Jul
2
comment What is the red string all about?
Agree with @Dan but as for "What's it all about", here's something that goes into all that ayin hara superstition: newwestend.org.uk/magRH00/magic.htm
Jul
2
comment Can one join an army?
it sounds like you're using the principal of dina d'malkhut dina - when you have a government with halakhically just authority, you should follow its laws and even fight its wars. Makes sense to me.
Jul
2
awarded  Organizer
Jul
2
revised What did it mean for Saul to make David's father's house free?
edited tags
Jun
20
awarded  Excavator
Jun
20
revised A Lubavitch custom of reciting zecher and zeicher in “Ashrei”?
clarified zecher and zeicher... and ashrei to conform
Jun
20
suggested suggested edit on A Lubavitch custom of reciting zecher and zeicher in “Ashrei”?
Jun
19
revised Song while dressing the Torah
added 250 characters in body
Jun
19
comment Song while dressing the Torah
@DoubleAA i just don't know the community's def of that tag. I assumed tefilla was actually about prayer. This is just liturgy. Nusach makes sense to me, but if the community thinks tefilla includes this, that's fine
Jun
19
comment Song while dressing the Torah
@DoubleAA I'm not sure this is "tefilla" per se, but I'll go with it since you're the mod.
Jun
19
revised Song while dressing the Torah
added 80 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
19
asked Song while dressing the Torah
Jun
18
comment Under what conditions may one leave Eretz Yisroel?
"and you shall live by them"
Jun
18
comment בְּתוֹךְ and בְּקֶרֶב are used in different places and both translated “in the midst”; what's the difference?
@msh210 and Monica - works for me.
Jun
18
answered Is there a spiritual meaning to wearing a Kippah?
Jun
18
comment Is there a spiritual meaning to wearing a Kippah?
@ba As I recall, the story ends with his kippah being blown off and he reaches across a fence and takes an apple from his neighbor. But that proves the story proves that covering your head was the exception not the rule
Jun
18
comment בְּתוֹךְ and בְּקֶרֶב are used in different places and both translated “in the midst”; what's the difference?
isn't this a Biblical Hebrew language question?