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Aug
25
comment How to translate העלם in the context of שבת
I can't think of an English equivalent. But you may want to ask over on English Language & Usage SE.
Aug
25
comment How to translate העלם in the context of שבת
"Incident of forgetfulness"?
Aug
25
comment How to translate העלם in the context of שבת
"Absent-mindedness"?
Aug
24
comment What attitudes toward Jesus are acceptable for a Jew?
@WadCheber, that may be, and it may be what sparked the question, but the question is, "What is acceptable for Jews," which is a theological and/or Halachic question. Additional information about the historical figure may help provide context for the answer, which would do well as that link.
Aug
24
comment What attitudes toward Jesus are acceptable for a Jew?
@WadCheber, the tag is because the question assumes he existed as an historical figure.
Aug
24
comment What attitudes toward Jesus are acceptable for a Jew?
@WadCheber your comment above adds emphasis to my sense that this is an extended comment, not an answer. The basic answer provided, sans commentary (which can be reduced to just that link), is "I think you can believe two different things," which doesn't really answer the question. Summarize the position of those rabbis, perhaps, and that may be a more direct answer to the question than this is.
Aug
24
comment Can a non-Jewish person participate in a bris?
@WadCheber, I'm trying to add value to your posts.
Aug
24
comment Can a non-Jewish person participate in a bris?
@wad, why rollback to include irrelevant information that distracts from the question?
Aug
24
comment Advice - cleaning my shofar
@DoubleAA, that would be consistent with the advice to use wine, wouldn't it?
Aug
24
comment What attitudes toward Jesus are acceptable for a Jew?
Somehow I see this as an extended comment or reference point for the question, but not an answer. The question asks what is acceptable for Jews, not what do secular scholars believe about the historical figure.
Aug
24
revised Can a non-Jewish person participate in a bris?
Focusing on the question.
Aug
24
revised What rules need to be followed in order for a non-Jewish professional chef to cook Kosher food for a Jewish customer?
added 284 characters in body; edited title
Aug
24
comment What rules need to be followed in order for a non-Jewish professional chef to cook Kosher food for a Jewish customer?
@WadCheber, professional chefs can work in many settings, and the first use of the word 'restaurant' appears in the last sentence, which is phrased in a way that assumes the reader already knows the context, not as a means of introducing context (which would be late anyway). I'm sorry, but if I were an English composition instructor, I would mark you down. This final sentence, incidentally, is also the first time that the word 'kosher' is used in a professional context. What is clear, is that the answerers don't feel they understand your question, and in some cases you've agreed with them.
Aug
24
comment What rules need to be followed in order for a non-Jewish professional chef to cook Kosher food for a Jewish customer?
@DoubleAA, given the confusion and discussions on Ana's answer, as well as DanF's need to begin his answer with, "I'm going to assume that you are talking about..." in his answer, and the non-sequitur about the executive chef in the question, I think this should be closed as unclear.
Aug
24
comment What rules need to be followed in order for a non-Jewish professional chef to cook Kosher food for a Jewish customer?
I'm not sure why this answer has received so many downvotes and negative comments. It's incomplete and lacks sources, but it's factually neutral and not wrong, per se. @WadCheber, there are many factors besides the status of the ingredients. I think the discussion here has gone way off course. Wad is missing a good deal of information for his question to make any sense regardless of the subject matter, and this may be causing the confusion.
Aug
24
comment What rules need to be followed in order for a non-Jewish professional chef to cook Kosher food for a Jewish customer?
"As this would be a kosher restaurant, we can probably assume that the executive chef is Jewish." What would be a kosher restaurant? Is there a story that you intended to include in your question that didn't make it when you were typing it out?
Aug
20
comment Comedy and Jewish Life
Source that Rabbi Fleischmann is the funniest rabbi in New York?
Aug
20
comment Is there a historical, cultural, traditional, or scriptural explanation for the prevalence of Jews in the comedy business?
Wow, for a second I thought someone had re-worded the title to my question.
Aug
19
comment Why don't Jews think Jesus is the messiah?
@stimpy77, it is not immature to react defiantly. As you said, Judaism is seen by Christians as a part of their history. It's like telling Native Americans that their culture is a presumed part of American history. That may be true in a sense, but it is horribly arrogant and presumptuous to tell someone who maintains and lives that culture that you are the new bearer of that history, and that, therefore, they have no reason to be offended by your curiosity about it. Real interest ought to be expressed with humility, not, "Why can't our assumptions about you be right? Or could they be?"
Aug
18
comment Is a virgin birth possible according to rabbinic judaism? If the mother was betrothed, is the child a mamzer?
@msh210, is this really more out of line (aka ridiculous) than this one?