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Sep
24
comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
Fair points. Feel free to correct my answer. I'm not able to right now.
Sep
24
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Sep
24
answered Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
Sep
22
revised Applying hand cream on Shabbos
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Sep
22
comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
NoachmiFrankfurt, many positions in the US government require people to swear in to office, and many Orthodox Jews serve in such positions. Some are performed with less ceremony, but as @IsaacMoses, commented, people are also sword in to give testimony in court proceedings. If your question is about whether it is appropriate to use a TaNa"Ch, and not about whether it is appropriate to swear, then Joe Lieberman's practice when he was a senator would seem to be irrelevant - unless it can be attested that he was given such guidance by his rabbi.
Sep
18
comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
Short answer: yes.
Sep
18
comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
You mean without even the basic wavy embroidery?
Sep
18
comment Request document Identification (Ancient Scroll?)
It looks like it might be written in some form of Judeo-Arabic, which would make sense if it's from Tunisia, as you say. But it's a little bit unintelligible to the untrained (or inadequately trained) eye.
Sep
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What modern-day hygiene products are prohibited on Yom Kippur?
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Is this an answer? I don't think so.
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Your question is still relevant to certain prayers, making it a dupe of the generic, "why do we pray" question.
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Your question isn't really about blessings from rabbis so much as predetermination.
Sep
15
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake aside from what caseyr547 states (for which a proof would be nice), mightn't it matter that this is preparation in the event of a disaster, in which case one might want to preserve the supplements for when the iron-rich food runs out (or perhaps they are taken in addition to an iron-rich diet)?
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
@DoubleAA, so there are several closable reasons, including several possible dupes. I vote close unless and until the question is changed.
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
possible duplicate of What is the point of praying if your fate is already decided on Rosh Hashana?
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Based on only the second sentence, it would seem that prayer is superfluous. Even with the last sentence taken into consideration, it would seem that our prayers have no real effect, and are, therefore, superfluous, other than Shevah, Hodaah, and perhaps Shomea' Tefillah. CC @DoubleAA
Sep
12
comment Tashlumin with a minyan
@Daniel you got me. I don't know.
Sep
12
reviewed Leave Open Trope placement in Dev 29:12
Sep
12
revised swaying and bowing
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