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Jun
29
comment Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
@msh210, yes I am asking if the person fits the definition of Zera Yisrael since their status as a Jewish person is in doubt but it is acknowledged that they have Jewish ancestors. Thank you
Jun
27
comment Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
@msh210 I tagged halacha because I thought matrilineal descent renders one "halachically Jewish" I apologise if this was offensive to you or if I am incorrect, and I have since removed the tag.
Jun
27
revised Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
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Jun
26
asked Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
Jun
14
comment Leaving work in time for Shabbat
Thanks so much for your informative response!
Jun
14
asked Leaving work in time for Shabbat
Jan
24
comment First trip to the synagogue! Tips and advice please!
I would very much like to attend an Orthodox synagogue but it seems almost unwelcoming or off limits for non-Jews. Most of what I have learned about Judaism has been from Orthodox sources, and I think it is important for me to experience it first hand before I begin my conversion with the beth din, but it seems unattainable in a way right now. My experience with the previous Rabbi has made me a bit afraid and weary to contact another shul for a visit. In the meantime, I will continue attending Shabbat services at the progressive synagogue.
Jan
24
comment First trip to the synagogue! Tips and advice please!
Unfortunately, I have not been able to visit an Orthodox synagogue. At the time I posted this question, I was in communcation with an the Rabbi of an Orthodox shul regarding my visit. He was too busy over the High Holy days, I waited, I filled in the necessary forms and gave them all the information they required but he did not get back to me - in fact he has ignored me and I do not know why! Perhaps he thinks I'm a 'Messianic' which I am not, or he is trying to discourage me because I want to convert, or he just doesn't like me. I've since been attending a Progressive synagogue regularly.
Jan
24
asked Are Shiurim (Classes) for Women common in Orthodox Synagogues?
Dec
9
accepted Unkosher sheitel's / wigs?
Dec
8
asked Unkosher sheitel's / wigs?
Nov
18
comment Ululating in Jewish culture
I read somewhere that Israelites would have as it is a common custom in the Middle East. I'll look for the link.
Nov
17
revised Ululating in Jewish culture
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Nov
17
asked Ululating in Jewish culture
Oct
23
comment Where is a mediator between God and man forbidden
Thank you. Does praying to intercessors fall under the commandments against idolatry or worshipping foreign gods?
Oct
22
revised Authenticity and authority of Oral tradition
Clarifying the point of the question
Oct
22
comment Authenticity and authority of Oral tradition
Thank you. I understand now.
Oct
22
accepted Authenticity and authority of Oral tradition
Oct
22
comment Authenticity and authority of Oral tradition
@Shimon bM, "I would be extremely wary of any of Hoffman's publications - the moreso for your being a Muslim. " Did I say I am Muslim?
Oct
21
revised Authenticity and authority of Oral tradition
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