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Aug
25
asked Cheshbon HaNefesh Software
Aug
25
comment Does saying “I promise…” constitute any halachic obligation?
@DanF The truth is that I never fully worked out my position on using material from people who are not Orthodox or even not Jewish at all (C.S Lewis for example). I just wanted to point this out in case it does make a difference to someone. The Rambam I was referencing is Hilchos Teshuva 3:8, (specifically the way I saw it explained by a quote of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik's address at the 1975 RCA convention.)
Aug
23
comment Does saying “I promise…” constitute any halachic obligation?
And to address your question specifically: according to the normal understanding of the Rambam (by Orthodox Jews) many conservative leaders are considered kofrim or apikorsim. And since Torah necessarily requires Yiras Shamayim and a whole bunch of other middos in order to learn/interpret it properly (it's not an academic task) I assumed that for many people (Orthodox Jews) the fact that the author of this article is a conservative leader is extremely important.
Aug
23
comment Does saying “I promise…” constitute any halachic obligation?
I specifically started the sentence with "For what it's worth" so that I wouldn't get asked that question, but since you have... It seems to me that most people who are answering questions on this site are Orthodox so the safe assumption would be that answers are GENERALLY coming from the orthodox "camp". Since it's not readily apparent from your answer or the article that the information is not from the orthodox "camp" I wanted to point that out.
Aug
22
comment Does saying “I promise…” constitute any halachic obligation?
For what it's worth, that article was written by a leader of the Conservative movement.
Aug
21
asked Does saying “I promise…” constitute any halachic obligation?
Aug
12
revised Any primary sources that all Jewish males should l'chatchila stay in learning forever?
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Aug
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answered Any primary sources that all Jewish males should l'chatchila stay in learning forever?
Aug
8
comment Where is “Nachal Mitzrayim”?
@DoubleAA I understand that. My question was: before we took possession of EY, what was the border between Mitzrayim and whichever one of the 7 nations bordered them? Was it Nachal Mitzrayim?
Aug
8
comment Where is “Nachal Mitzrayim”?
@DoubleAA That's a good point, although if we were being given land that was already occupied by other nations maybe a (small) part of Mitzrayim would be given as well. In any event do we know that Mitzrayim's border ended with Nachal Mitzrayim?
Aug
8
revised Where is “Nachal Mitzrayim”?
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8
asked Where is “Nachal Mitzrayim”?
Aug
5
asked Whose portrait hung in Rav Elyashiv's home?
Aug
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
28
comment Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?
@NoachmiFrankfurt Thanks for the proper terms. I tried searching for what it's called but couldn't find anything. I called it laser-print because that is how I have heard people refer to that precise type of typesetting.
Jul
28
revised Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?
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Jul
28
comment Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?
Why did the question get down-voted?
Jul
27
comment Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?
I don't see any laser print editions.
Jul
27
comment Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?
Do you know where I can find the pdf's?
Jul
27
asked Laser print Mikraos Gedolos Tanach online?