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“When the day comes that I must account for my life, I will not be asked: ‘Why weren’t you Moses?’ I was not equipped to be Moses. But I dread the question, ‘Why weren’t you Zusia?’ —Reb Zusia of Anipoli


Aug
28
comment How will the messiah deal with Khazars and Sabbateans, who falsely claim to be Jews?
@mevaqesh, do you have a definitive answer to this question or are you just assuming?
Aug
27
reviewed No Action Needed Get proves gerus?
Aug
27
comment Can one destroy a bird's nest if the noise bothers him?
@Scimonster birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/faq/master_folder/nests/…
Aug
27
reviewed Leave Open What are the sources of Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg tapes?
Aug
27
reviewed Leave Closed Source for requirement of 3rd party hechsher?
Aug
27
revised When does personhood begin?
Added link to make the question clearer.
Aug
26
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
@MichaBerger, I haven't read it, but it would seem you could work R. Henkin's discussion into an answer.
Aug
25
comment Was there a scriptural, halachic, rabbinical, or legal reason for Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement?
@IsaacMoses, the words "conservative" and "liberal" are only in the Pew quotes, and then with an immediate association with Republican and Democrat consecutively. The question asks why Orthodox Jews align themselves with Republicans and non-Orthodox with Democrats. If you understand civil rights protests to be incidental to this question, then it seems to be a duplicate of this.
Aug
24
comment Was there a scriptural, halachic, rabbinical, or legal reason for Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement?
If this question is on topic, so is this one
Aug
20
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
I look forward to your answer, but note that the Rambam is very clear that it is forbidden to do so.
Aug
20
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
"... seemingly the conversion (according to some) would be still be kosher!" but still forbidden to do. That part gets kind of skipped over in this argument, and the first part was tenuous enough. See what the Bach in the same place says about what a horrible disservice is being done to the non-Jew who gets converted without going on to keep the Mitzvos.
Aug
20
comment Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
If she would die anyway, even if she were a גוסס, why would you be allowed to hasten that?
Aug
20
answered Online Mussar and Gemara Shiurim in Yiddish?
Aug
19
comment Can אֲדֹנָי refer to a person or just to God?
@Nasser, it starts at verse 24 and continues from there.
Aug
19
comment Can אֲדֹנָי refer to a person or just to God?
"But this word used when talking about the God only" - this isn't true. See, for example, Shmuel I Chapter 25
Aug
13
comment Name two kids the same name?
@DanF, it is burried in that long one. starts in the middle of the 7th line from the bottom.
Aug
13
answered Name two kids the same name?
Aug
10
answered Kashruth Issues with Dog Food?
Aug
10
comment Kashruth Issues with Dog Food?
@Aaron, the question is not asking for Psak. I was commenting on your comment. Once you get into questions of spilling on to counters, silverware or plateware, this is going to depend on some potentially fine points of Halacha and the asker's ability to navigate them.
Aug
10
comment The Chofetz Chaim on a meis mitzvah
@ChiddusheiTorah, ותקבל שכר גדול כנגד כולם