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Jan
10
comment Kabala in Halacha
@Eliyahu Great - thanks! Do you know anything about the speaker?
Jan
6
comment Is Zoroastrianism Avodah Zarah?
It is definitely avoda zara for Jews. It is not avodas Hashem (which is defined by the Torah). QED
Jan
6
comment Is Zoroastrianism Avodah Zarah?
Just to be clear, you are asking whether Zoroastrianism is avoda zara FOR non-Jews, correct?
Jan
5
comment In What year was “Al Pi Kabalah” first quoted for a Halachic ruling?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3826
Jan
3
comment Nozir and four cups of wine
@msh210 Shoot. I was hoping nobody would see that. I wrote that all under false pretenses, and didn't realize until after submitting.
Jan
3
comment Why did the Israelites build a golden calf in the desert?
Are you asking, 'Did B'nei Yisra'el make a calf as opposed to any other idol because they thought God was a calf?'
Jan
1
comment May a shofar be blown for recreational purposes?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2565/3
Jan
1
comment Is there a Malach for Am Yisrael?
But, then again it might be fine! See here for more than you ever wanted to know about how subjective questions are recommendably formulated and treated.
Jan
1
comment Is there a Malach for Am Yisrael?
Hi M.he and welcome to mi.yodeya! This is an interesting question, but is probably too localized to fit the guidelines of the site. You might find some very informative information in these and questions like them: Mal'achim, Mal'achim, Dreams, Dreams
Dec
30
comment Looking for a list of cities with mikvaos
It would be a shame to make a "watered down" joke about this question's evolution.
Dec
30
comment How do we treat a י"א in the Shulchan Aruch?
@DoubleAA Yad Malachi gets them from all kinds of other sifrei k'lalim and interspersed in standard commentaries. He cites them on those pages. If you're asking how Rav Yosef Karo ranked opinions, there are some indications therein as well. In some instances it's actually obvious since his explicitly stated algorithm (in the intro to Beis Yosef) is majority-of-small-sample-based.
Dec
29
comment If Jews shouldn't marry non-Jews, why did prominent Jewish leaders do so in the bible?
The classifications of women in the question are nationalities. "Jew" is not. There is a false dichotomy.
Dec
29
comment How many halachot are detailed in the Mishneh Torah?
Indeed mechon-mamre explains that, although fully confident that the versions of texts they have based upon manuscripts are correct, they include the conventional numbering in brackets. See the bottom of this page.
Dec
29
comment What is the meaning of the tetragrammaton vowelised to read Elokim?
You want a specific application of the answers to this question: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14671/3
Dec
29
comment Did Moshe know beforehand that there would be 10 plagues?
ראה רמב"ן על ו:ב, ו:יג
Dec
29
comment What does Isaiah 9:6 mean?
In fact, that site, Christian as it is, includes the JPS (Jewish Publication Society) version of the Bible, although not apparently in parallel view, which is not surprising since in a number of places the verses are not parallel. . . and because it is a Christian site.
Dec
29
comment What does Isaiah 9:6 mean?
The verse quoted is Isaiah 9:5. Christian versions of the Bible appear to include 9:1 in chapter 8 and begin the ninth chapter with 9:2. Looking it up in a Jewish source would also have been more likely to give you the correct translation, as seen in @MoshePeston's answer.
Dec
29
comment What sin did Jesus do?
@Danno In addition, it excludes any and all Jewish sources to bear on the question of Jesus's being a "good or bad guy".
Dec
28
comment What is the meaning of the tetragrammaton vowelised to read Elokim?
Is this not a general k'ri/k'siv question? I.e. "How should we interpret a word which has a different written and pronounced meaning?"
Dec
27
comment Kosher Coconut Oil Packed in Non-Kosher facility
Hi Liat and welcome to mi.yodeya! You might get more precise answers if you specify more about the product you are referring to, since there could be many things about a facility that render it "non-kosher", affecting the status of the oil produced there.