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Dec
24
answered What primacy to give to learning halacha?
Dec
23
comment How is Qi viewed in Judaism?
Duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/35152/…
Dec
22
answered If the majority of organic and/or free range eggs contain blood spots, why are they certified kosher?
Dec
7
revised How to celebrate conversion?
responding to comment by using less definite language
Dec
7
answered How to celebrate conversion?
Nov
30
comment Clarifications on Faith
Discouragement of education of women is not an integral part of Judaism, and ended generations ago. In fact, even charedi women today receive a very extensive Jewish education. Modern Orthodox women are more likely to have advanced graduate degrees than non-Orthodox Jewish women. Those who attack "the immodest" are the extreme of the extreme (the far-right of the charedim), represent only a tiny proportion of Orthodox Jews, and their behavior is condemned by many rabbis. MK Rabbi Dov Lipman and many, many others have condemned the conduct of the extremists in Beit Shemesh and elsewhere.
Nov
28
comment Clarifications on Faith
Well, on average only -- even data of very dramatic results will not give you the ability to determine whether a particular individual (based on his outcomes) had one parent or two, because there are a considerable amount who do not conform to the trend (two-parent kids who turn out "bad" and vice versa.)
Nov
28
comment Clarifications on Faith
There are hundreds of reputable peer-review studies documenting these outcomes, which you can easily find by Googling. To state this obvious, this does not mean you can tell whether a particular individual was raised by a single parent.
Nov
28
comment Clarifications on Faith
Yes, the decline of traditional sexual and marriage norms (outside of Orthodox Jews and strict adherents of other traditional religions) has resulted in a rapid expansion, now encompassing a large proportion of the population, of single parent families, and children raised in such families on average have far worse outcomes in all kinds of measures. (Of course, the word epidemic is used only metaphorically -- strictly speaking the term relates to the spread of physical disease.)
Nov
28
answered Clarifications on Faith
Nov
28
comment Having guests for a Friday mid-day or afternoon meal?
Ha! Or maybe Isru Chag? :)
Nov
28
asked Having guests for a Friday mid-day or afternoon meal?
Nov
27
comment Is there a shatnez concern with cheap unlabeled thread in sewing kits?
A potential problem with your answer: I can imagine people using cheap sewing kits to fix buttons, but would them use them in sewing machines? Anyway, I hope your conclusion is valid.
Nov
27
asked Is there a shatnez concern with cheap unlabeled thread in sewing kits?
Nov
26
answered Is un-pedigreed Jew assumed mamser for marrage to Orthodox girl even after he becomes Orthodox?
Nov
4
answered Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?
Nov
3
answered Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?
Nov
2
comment How to pray for something
Rav Arush cite some sources in his book In Forest Fields. The general idea of praying in one's own words obviously occurs in Torah and Tanakh, Rambam says this was the original mode of prayer, and there are examples of Tannaim in the Gemara praying spontaneously in their own words. Rebbe Nachman claims that the great tzaddikim throughout history achieved their spiritual levels through similar practices. That said, some aspects of the Breslov approach are probably new, or at least written down for the first time in Rebbe Nachaman's and Reb Noson's teachings.
Nov
2
answered Does Jewish mysticism involve “feeling” G-d?
Nov
2
answered What is the Orthodox Jewish view of the afterlife?