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answered Is private crossdressing authorized?
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comment Is private crossdressing authorized?
Deuteronomy 22:5 clearly states a deoraita prohibition!
Jul
24
comment Transgender erva
@Daniel The response I gave is basic yes or no to halacha that is clear . Transgender behavior is asur deoraita. As far as looking at pictures of these transgender folks I do not know what the answer is and therefore this post is a comment and not an answer form. In my opinion,it is a form of pornography which is confusing to the mind.Hope you make the right decision,as difficult as it may be.
Jul
24
comment Transgender erva
@Daniel No, there is no basis in deriving halacha from the secular world. Halacha is derived from the Torah and many times differs from secular world views. For example, acceptance of transgender people as normal in the secular world ,whereas in halacha, this is deoraita a sin. The halacha is against gilui arayot and many fences are put up to create a safety zone so as not to be G-d forbid, over a deoraita. If a person has a proclivity towards attractions that are forbidden, they should investigate perhaps another venue for themselves which are permitted,of which there is a colorful variety.
Jul
23
comment Transgender erva
@Daniel I think that it most certainly does...
Jul
22
comment Transgender erva
@daniel I believe that gilui arayot includes this cross dressing which is one of the seven mitzvot of bnei noach. In any case the person is still a woman as their genetic material will attest. Is it OK to look at nude women? It is a slippery slope and best to keep far from pornography.
Jul
22
comment Transgender erva
Woman dressing like a man or man dressing like a woman is deoraita assur. Purchasing a magazine like this will support this behavior which is being disseminated so indirectly it seems assur to participate in this person's actions.
Jul
21
accepted Does Shmita apply in Jordan?
Jul
21
asked Questioning the Rambam's Reasoning on Yovel / Shmita
Jul
20
comment Is it necessary for the 12 tribes to be settled in Israel in order to keep shmita?
@RobertS.Barnes Thank you for clarifying my question. That is exactly my point. In addition, there are most likely decedents in some fractional percentage in those residing in Israel at his time that even Rambam's requirement is met. So shouldn't shmita be kept more strictly/ deoraita these days?
Jul
19
revised Is it necessary for the 12 tribes to be settled in Israel in order to keep shmita?
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Jul
18
asked Is it necessary for the 12 tribes to be settled in Israel in order to keep shmita?
Jul
16
comment Kadosh-status of fruit grown during shmita but picked afterwards?
So if the fruit is ripe at around roshhashana of the 8th year, and you didn't have the chance to pick it but do so afterwards, the fruit maintains kedusha? Does that mean that if you have a field, you need to go and pick tons of fruit before the end of the year so that the new crop can be sold?
Jul
15
comment Kadosh-status of fruit grown during shmita but picked afterwards?
Please clarify what you are insinuating?? Some fruit have kedusha whereas others don't? The question is in general about fruit that grew during shmita and may have been ripe but were only picked during year 8.
Jul
15
comment Kadosh-status of fruit grown during shmita but picked afterwards?
What difference would that make?
Jul
15
asked Kadosh-status of fruit grown during shmita but picked afterwards?
Jun
27
comment Is it permitted for a male to have a female therapist?
Unfortunately there have been quite a few instances when psychiatrist s have taken advantage of their patients ( most often female). In instances of gynecological exams, it is now required that a female nurse be present when a male physician examines the patient. Remember that doctors and professionals are human beings and that the halachot of yehud are there for good reason.
Jun
25
comment Is it permitted to eat boogers?
This will cause disgust to others around and is not becoming of a Jewish person.If the person has a psychiatric problem, this is another issue... If it is a starving person, pikuach nefesh would come into play which would be permitted.
Jun
23
comment Unmarried man teacher of children
Perhaps for the safety of the children as well? Nowadays all possibilities need to be taken into account.
Jun
22
accepted What is to be done with food illegally harvested in shmita year?