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comment What should I do about a fake convert?
When such a conversion occurs and the person is female, it can possibly be brought back X generations in the future, and then it would be a great problem. By opposing the Rabbanut's right to object these 'conversions' now, uncertain future has been created for generations. In 80 years there may be no RCA anymore but another body, stricter on giyur standards, and some people may learn they are not Jewish - this is one of the worst things a person can go through, to loose identity. Oj! Edomite (insincere) converts bis?
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
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Aug
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comment Must a future convert keep mitzvos?
Own experience: they do. Also, a goy can make vows and is punished from Shamayim if he does not follow them, so until he becomes a ger he is obliged by his vow (unless he decides not to continue the process), then he's obliged like a ger is. See: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/44527/… . As I am writing, I know this only from one experience, I don't know the general case. I was instructed to 'observe what I can and wear tallis qatan, eat kosher, keep Shabbos as much as possible, keep tznius, ...' and asked will I follow - as I understood.
Aug
21
comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
Which mitzva is the most important to keep at a given moment for a given person, that only Hashem knows - that's common sense. Rabbis build 'fence around the Torah', as commanded. Probably having intercourse in a prohibited relationship (goy - jew, adultery, etc.) is even worse, and often 'impure thoughts' lead to it, so rabbis are strict to prohibit making the first step. Just an opinion.
Aug
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
clarification
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
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revised Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
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Aug
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comment Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
"If a Jew would not violate that law in this case, all the more so a non-Jew. [This is all assuming that law #6 prohibits non-Jews from using God's name in an oath, and then not fulfilling that oath]" - needs a source. A non-Jew is forbidden to perform (or undergo, I am not sure which of the 2) abortion under even stricter circumstances than a Jew is. It is an exception. Are vows another exception like that?
Aug
17
comment Is there a negative connotation around converting to Judaism?
A real-deal Jew is likely to have more than one convert in maternal line in 50 generations since the Exodus. What I mean is that no-one can be 100% sure they do not descend from converts, and, in general, it is not a problem. A convert her/himself is subject to certain marriage limitations, but not on the ground of being merely a convert but coming from presumably immoral culture. Talking about a sincere convert, that is.
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comment Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
@sabbahillel: the person wants to know if there is any 'sin', halakhic punishment of any kind, possibly coming from the 7 laws of Bnei Noah, if he makes a false statement before the Beis Din, to strengthen his will (if there are negative consequences) and not to lie.
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answered How does someone not know they're Jewish?
Dec
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comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
@DoubleAA: So maybe you can turn your comment into an answer and then I will ask another question about the Rambam Melachim 10:8 and its meaning. I think it is very important to understand these issues as clearly as possible. It is very difficult for me to understand והואיל ונתערבו היום בני ישמעאל בבני קטורה יתחייבו הכל במילה בשמיני. ואין נהרגין עליה