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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


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.
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"