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In general, anything I quote verbatim from the Talmud Bavli is copied and pasted from ויקיטקסט, and my English translations are mostly adaptations of Soncino's, which can be found online at http://halakhah.com.


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answered Source of the term בכתמים שומעין להקל
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comment Why do Jews look before crossing streets?
@YeZ How do you figure?
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comment Is Halal Meat Kosher?
I would say @Daniel is correct. According to the Rambam (Shechita 4:11) a non Jew's shechita is problematic only mid'rabbanan if he is not an idol worshipper. Therefore, although Halal meat is not exactly shechita, one is slightly more likely to miss out on a biblical prohibition with Halal meat than with regular non-kosher meat, even though neither are actually kosher.
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comment Jews allowed to pray and join Muslim congregation in Mosques and Experiences
@Fred There aren't "many opposing views." There is a Tzitz Eliezer which disagrees with R' Ovadia but as far as I know no one agrees with him l'halacha, and I do not believe he is correct either. Your first point is well taken though.
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comment Did the Rambam say it's OK for a Jew to convert to Islam?
@IsaacMoses I didn't quote that passage, the questioner did. The Rambam in Iggeres HaShmad is referring to Jews.
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comment Did the Rambam say it's OK for a Jew to convert to Islam?
@IsaacMoses I am not sure what distinction you refer to. The Rambam was referring to Jews.
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comment What are signs of a prophet mentioned in Tanach
Why the downvote? There is nothing wrong with this question.