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Jul
12
comment Can God destroy Himself?
@Yehoshua because a basic fundamental aspect of God, is that he exists. Thus, if it were possible that God were to be destroyed, therefore resulting in God's non-existence - then this is not "God that must exist". The same goes for His singularity - creating another such as Himself would nullify the basic tenet of "only one". With these aspects being fundamental, these questions then become the same as the four cornered triangle - we are trying to force him to change the basic concept. A different rose by the same name...
Jun
12
comment Please explain the “apparent omission” of not including the women as the ones going into Cana'an after the 40-year wandering in the desert
Except, as the story of Tzlofchad's daughters shows, women DO own land, sometimes.
May
14
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
@IsaacMoses that pretty much fits the definition for sexism directly: treating people arbitrarily differently based on their gender (excluding biological issues).
May
14
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
@ruakh well... That doesn't always work out too great either. E.g. see this slightly inappropriate video: youtube.com/watch?v=XMZIAlKFRY4 ...
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
comment Are there any sources that prohibit childhood vaccinations?
@JamesJenkins absolute proof is not at all necessary. What is necessary is framing the discussion - which is exactly what Isaac is doing here. That is, our basic assumption should be that anyone who wants to claim "religious exemption" based on Jewish restrictions should automatically be required to back his claim - i.e. show some proof that such a Jewish restriction exists. (Which is exactly what he asked :-)). This instead of automatically assuming that such a restriction exists.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jun
12
comment Do multiple hechsherim (kosher symbols) on a product make its kashrut less reliable?
Sadly, it is not always just about trust between the different Kashrut orgs, or even a question of different stringencies - there are, sad to say, some Kashrut agencies that insist on their own certification for the sole purpose of money. It is a business, after all. (Obviously not all kashruyot, but there are some, and apologies if anyone is offended by this - but it is true).
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
comment Start of the Upsherin ceremony
@haircut yes, comments to that effect have been made, and I agreed that it has long been a Chassidish minhag - but that is not exactly "well beyond Breslov" (which sounds like it was always a mainstream minhag, which is only recently).
Feb
14
revised When exactly should an avel (mourner) not be davening before the amud?
corrected typo
Feb
14
suggested approved edit on When exactly should an avel (mourner) not be davening before the amud?
Oct
15
comment Explaining to children why we don't celebrate Halloween
Nice! Also contrast how Halloween is about death, and Purim is about living (notwithstanding Haman and his sons, but the celebration is basically "we weren't killed")...
Aug
15
comment Hebrew Pronunciation- Sephardic Ashkenaz
Well, of course he would say that ;-)
Aug
7
revised Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?
edited body
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
26
comment shiduch date haircut during sefira
Why would a "shidduch date" be special, as opposed to a "regular" date?
Mar
14
comment Can God destroy Himself?
The "nonsense" you mention towards the end is actually a better translation than "impossible", even though that is strictly what he wrote he meant it in terms of nonsensical. As in, "it is impossible to conceptualize such a concept", not that "it cannot be done".
Feb
21
revised Mordechai - Religious Leader or Political figure?
Made title less discussion-y
Jan
15
answered Why did the Egyptian “astrologers” tell Pharaoh that a savior would be born?