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Jan
11
revised Why do many non-Orthodox Jews come to shul regularly only after a parent's death?
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Jan
11
answered Why do many non-Orthodox Jews come to shul regularly only after a parent's death?
Jan
11
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Jan
10
comment Forgiveness and non-Jews
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45798/472
Jan
10
revised If Jews don't eat cheeseburgers, why did Abraham serve a calf with milk?
added best-effort translation
Jan
8
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
@KinnardHockenhull I didn't mean formal deduction, and I've now clarified that answer. I've heard the explanation that Danno mentioned, that Avraham went through a bunch of naturally-observable entities and determined that each of them couldn't be in charge of the world, but I don't know how he decided that someone must be in charge in the first place.
Jan
8
comment How did Avraham discover that God exists?
@KinnardHockenhull sorry, colloquially. I've edited to clarify.
Jan
8
revised How did Avraham discover that God exists?
the class didn't address formal methods; changed "deduced" and explicitly labeled my own notes to clarify
Jan
7
comment Started to say wrong kaddish — how should you correct?
After the minyan ended somebody said to me "you should ask this on that Q&A site you're always talking about". :-)
Jan
7
asked Started to say wrong kaddish — how should you correct?
Jan
7
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Jan
7
revised What is the 'plain meaning of the text'?
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Jan
6
comment Why can't a woman demand a divorce?
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Jan
6
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
Ah, ok! Not a dupe, then.
Jan
6
comment Tribe of Converts
A convert is ben Avraham (as in Avinu), but the converts I know took all sorts of names. "Avraham ben Avraham" is uncommon in my experience (which, granted, is limited).
Jan
6
comment What method of reasoning did Abraham use to reach Enlightenment?
Related (duplicate?): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29693/472
Jan
4
accepted Where can I find an Android siddur with adjustable font size?
Jan
4
comment Third Temple built by an Islamic Leader?
I agree it's a duplicate. Both the questions that @DoubleAA linked are relevant; I'm going to choose the first as the dupe.
Jan
4
comment Third Temple built by an Islamic Leader?
Will this hypothetical mahdi be a Jew descended from King David?
Jan
4
comment Is weed kosher?
@JimThio the word "kosher" means "fit". I understand "halal" to be similar.