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May
19
comment Am I Supposed to Believe that the Messiah is coming today, or that he is coming generally
I recall a Hasidic story that suggested that we should be prepared for Moshiach's immediate arrival at all times. The story relates that a Hasid heard that the Moshiach was at the town center and he should hurry to greet him. The Hasid went to put on his best clothes, but noticed that they were in need of repair. By the time he made himself presentable, the Moshiach had gone on to another town. Sorry I can't remember the source.
Apr
21
accepted Is metzitzah b'peh required when an adult is circumcised or in the case of hatafas dam bris?
Apr
13
awarded  Good Question
Mar
30
comment Does Jewish tradition indicate that Jewish people tend to be rude?
@MonicaCellio When parents and their children charge the table, and no one corrects them, it becomes accepted behavior. I have not been to a shul or a Jewish event of any size where this wasn't the common behavior.
Mar
25
answered Does Jewish tradition indicate that Jewish people tend to be rude?
Mar
13
revised Is this really in the Talmud?
"no where" changed to "nowhere." It's one word, not two.
Mar
13
reviewed Approve Reason behind pinky during hagba
Mar
4
comment Can a Jew have a non-Jewish “bashert” or vice-versa?
As I understand it, the convert's Jewish soul existed and was present at Mt. Sinai, but did not fully join his body until he converted. Nevertheless, there must be some element of that soul in one's body. I know that one reason I decided to convert was that all of my ideas on religion turned out to be Jewish.
Feb
18
comment Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?
What about genetically altered animals?
Feb
18
revised Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?
Substituted species for animals.
Feb
18
revised Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?
Fixed a missing attribution.
Feb
18
comment Is there a halacha for writing a biography of a gadol? If so, what is it?
@Nafkamina I suspect that the sons might themselves write a biography of Rabbi Anemer, z'tl.
Feb
18
answered Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?
Feb
18
comment Is there a halacha for writing a biography of a gadol? If so, what is it?
@Nafkamina I will only say that he died a sudden and violent death and that he is buried in Bet Shemesh. Also, there is a very long eulogy written on his matzevah by his son, referring to the Rav as a martyr, among other things.
Feb
18
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Feb
16
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
9
awarded  Altruist
Feb
4
comment How big is the baalei tshuva movement resulting from the “Art Scroll Revolution”?
@danno - It occurs to me that the study would define the term or otherwise describe the scope of the universe it is testing.
Feb
3
comment Are there any sources that prohibit childhood vaccinations?
I heard recently that Rabbi Yitzhok Charner, shlita, principal of the Torah School in Silver Spring, Maryland, was confronted by parents who didn't want to vaccinate their child. He asked them which of the legal exemptions would they be using. They said the "religious exemption." "What religion would that be? Judaism does not forbid vaccinations."
Feb
3
comment How big is the baalei tshuva movement resulting from the “Art Scroll Revolution”?
@IsaacMoses this type of research also would come out in a detailed marketing study.