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Jul
2
answered Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
Jun
27
answered Why does the belief in Mashiach require that one be anxious for his coming?
Jun
27
answered Off the Derech Parent
Jun
25
answered Is Gideon's bible in my hotel room a problem?
Jun
24
comment Geirim and accepting Mitzvos
@msh210, yes; but for instance, Rabbi Rakeffet suggests that if someone converts Orthodox and belongs to an Orthodox synagogue where all the people there affiliate Orthodox, never drive on shabbos, but eat salmon at non-kosher-certified restaurants, then if that convert does it too, it's no challenge to the sincerity of the conversion -- s/he is looking around at the common practice, figuring that's fully keeping the mitzvos, and following it.
Jun
23
answered Geirim and accepting Mitzvos
Jun
22
comment Kosher items to stock in a cafeteria
Yogurt. Make sure to find a brand with kosher certification (and not just a "plain K.")
Jun
20
comment Why people keep saying 12 tribes of Israel when there are 13?
@JimThio, yes. As for the "ten lost" -- around the year 500 BCE, there was Jewish reign over only two parcels of land: Benjamin and Judah. (They, plus scattered Levite cities, made up "the kingdom of Judah" -- but there was still a line that said "Tribe of Benjamin's land" here, "Tribe of Judah's land" there. [The line actually ran right through the Temple in Jerusalem!] You're right, Simeon just disappeared into Judah long before. I guess "the ten lost tribes" is more like "the ten tribes who no longer had parcels by the year 500."
Jun
20
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Jun
20
answered Why people keep saying 12 tribes of Israel when there are 13?
Jun
19
answered Doesn't the wide use of Sheitels among Orthodox Jewish women prove that hair no longer retains the erotic status that it once had?
Jun
17
comment Is the Christmas tree an Ashera?
@DoubleAA but if a building was built to house an idol, that building would be prohibited.
Jun
17
answered What do we think about Father's Day?
Jun
17
answered Pronunciation of Ketuba text
Jun
17
answered Is the Christmas tree an Ashera?
Jun
17
answered In the days of the Sanhedrin, was one able to hold of his own opinion in private?
Jun
16
answered How does orthodox Judaism view the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Jun
16
answered Pronunciation of Ketuba text
Jun
11
comment Please explain the meaning of the word “Be'emunah” in the last paragraph of “Yekum Purkan”
Or better yet -- "with integrity." It echoes II Kings 12:16, "for the craftsmen worked with integrity."
Jun
6
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