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Progressive, halakhically-oriented Jew


Jan
27
comment What is the Reform view of the origin of the Torah?
So are you asking about the Reform view of the origin of Torah (as per your title) or in what the Reform movement advocates basing your emunah?
Jan
26
comment I forget his name. Now what?
@YeZ What is ואכמ"ל?
Jan
26
comment I forget his name. Now what?
possible duplicate of Mi Shebeirach for one that is ill - if you do not know the mother's name
Jan
26
comment Origin of the Ashkenazi Pronunciation?
I think you'll find that, just like all schemes of pronunciation, the two traditions have a common ancestor and the same amount of time evolving. Is this question about the "actual story" or how Ashkenazim consider it? It seems to be two different questions.
Jan
22
comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
22
comment How do you pronounce numbers 248, 365, and 613 in the siddur?
@ablaze I've heard years pronounced
Jan
22
comment Why use language of לברוא in brachot?
@Daniel No, the wheat was alive. The bread is constructed
Jan
22
comment How do you pronounce numbers 248, 365, and 613 in the siddur?
Don't we say "Too BiShvat" and not "Tet vav BiShvat"? And "Lag B'omer", not "lamed gimel b'omer"?
Jan
22
comment is it permitted to make a snowman?
Like these? ☃ ⛄ ⛇
Jan
21
comment Visiting sites previously used for idol worship
This only answers part of the question - if the idol were in ruins. What if, for instance, the idol is well-preserved, but the religion that considers that idol holy has no more adherents?
Jan
21
comment Who are the ancestors of Abiather?
Sources on these?
Jan
21
comment Given Chametz by a Guest on Pesach - how to react?
"One does not invite non-Jews to eat at a seder"?
Jan
20
comment Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
I wonder if lifnei-iver is a good tag here.
Jan
20
comment Do i have a responsibility to report users breaking the rules?
A user under 13 is not a problem for the user, but a problem for the site. COPPA says that sites can only collect very limited information from pre-teens. Site policies are written to forbid pre-teens because they want to collect more information about their users and don't want to discriminate. Therefore, a violation of site policy is a self-denial of the protections offered by COPPA.
Jan
20
comment Is the matrilineal descendant of a convert Jewish?
@MonicaCellio It seems like it was more of a question for the bureaucrats in the State of Israel. If that's the real thrust of your question, you should contact your local Jewish Agency and not a rabbi. They have very different rules.
Jan
18
comment Can one buy a slave nowadays?
regarding, "doesn't know that he can run away", that isn't legally ok - it's still considered illegal under human trafficking laws.
Jan
15
comment Significance of 2 Teveis in Judaism
Maybe they meant erev Shabbas?
Jan
14
comment Halachos of a gastropub?
I actually think this may specific case of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/29632/… - Is there a distinction?
Jan
14
comment Halachos of a gastropub?
very closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/29632/…
Jan
14
comment Halachos of a gastropub?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22622/…