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comment At what cost must one perform a mitzvah?
Would someone be so kind as to translate the Hebrew quote for me?
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
@DoubleAA OK. I'll try add some better examples after Shabbos. I think they exist. The gathering-in-the-wilderness situation, for example.
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comment Hair Covering Before Marriage?
@DoubleAA yes, the girls in the Israeli burqa cults (there are two, one is Bruria Keren's and the other is for FFBs but I forget who leads it). Whether they are considered "legitimate" Orthodox Jewish communities is another question
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comment Can a Jew who is keeping the Shabbat rules ask another Jew who is not keeping shabbat to turn on/off the lights?
@SethJ I'm having a crisis of confidence because everyone hates my questions.
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
@SethJ I would think the wearing of sheitlach comes close here. (Compare the opinion of Sefardis on sheitlach with that of, say, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.) Also, unmarried women going to mikve for niddah, although I'm pretty sure no one would call that a "Torah prohibition"
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comment Why do we pray for G-d to smash down our fellow Jews?
@Fred Thanks so much. If you post this as an answer, I will accept. However, I still wonder how they were so sure that every apikores has the intention of "angering the Almighty." If there is a heretic who actually does not wish this, presumably our prayers would not include him, then, right?
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comment Can a Jew who is keeping the Shabbat rules ask another Jew who is not keeping shabbat to turn on/off the lights?
I have always wondered whether it is worse to ask them or to do it yourself. Does anyone have an opinion on that?
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comment Why do we pray for G-d to smash down our fellow Jews?
...And I know this ventures into CYLOR territory, but can anyone comment on whether I could potentially skip this part of the Amida, since it was not part of the original Shemona Esrei? I confess it currently makes me avoid the Amida entirely...
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