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Jul
14
revised What halachot does an American traveling to Israel have to be made aware of?
Added the airplane
Jul
14
answered Is the Oral Law mainly of Divine origin or is it largely influenced by the rabbis/cultures of the time?
Jul
13
answered An eye for an eye Hammurabi's code
Jul
13
awarded  kohen-priest
Jul
12
answered Could Kohanim use pottery or only stone kelim?
Jul
12
answered Was the fire within each hailstone or within the hailstorm?
Jul
12
answered Are oaths prohibited or only discouraged?
Jul
10
answered Does guarding the eyes apply equally in all cases?
Jul
10
comment Torah - as a source of ritual impurity
@ShalombenZahar yes, it's very funny. The best way to achieve proper protection of the scroll was for the rabbis to decree it to be a very low-grade contaminant, so low-grade it doesn't affect us today. Recall that "ritually impure" does not equate to "evil." Members of Jewish burial societies are holy, righteous people, but they're ritually impure because they touch corpses -- doing a tremendous mitzvah in the process.
Jul
9
answered What kind of physical damage affects a contracts validity (if any)?
Jul
9
comment Can a Jewish actor participate in a pie-throwing scene that uses non-kosher pies?
I'd read they usually use shaving cream these days, which would be permissible.
Jul
9
revised Why was the man in Numbers 15 put to death?
Sourced better. Thank you again Fred.
Jul
9
answered When to say brocha when making a L'chaim
Jul
9
answered If husband becomes Jewish during pregnancy of Jewish wife, is he considered the baby's father?
Jul
9
comment Torah - as a source of ritual impurity
@ShalombenZahar no! Miqva and disqualification for the day is for stronger sources of contamination, such as a dead lizard. Touching a Torah scroll would simply require him to wash his hands, then he can get back on duty.
Jul
8
answered Why was the man in Numbers 15 put to death?
Jul
8
revised Torah - as a source of ritual impurity
fixed problem
Jul
8
answered Torah - as a source of ritual impurity
Jul
8
comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
@Loewian the Gemara says clearly that "Lifnei De-Lifnei" is allowed. I'm enabling him to turn around and enable pagans by selling it to them. That's the idea here: I wholesale frankincense to Bob's Pagan Supply; Acme Worship-R-Us; and Mister Frankincense -- all of which are businesses that knowingly, directly, sell to pagans for their worship. Even if I'm the sole supplier to all of them.
Jul
7
awarded  Enlightened