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Nov
17
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
@JimThio the sefirot were created by G-d, and are thus His creations, not Him, though they reveal much about his essence in the way l'havdil a beautiful landscape might.
Nov
17
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
It would seem fairly clear to most that worshiping any person or thing, living or dead, as a god or as G-d would be assur. From my experience, it's much more than just worshiping G-d along with another being, it's worshiping that other being as G-d. (I have a bit of experience, being a former Christian.)
Nov
17
comment What are the issues with singing in a secular choir that includes some Christian music?
As a former Christian in geirus, I would definitely say that yes, there's avodah zara involved. Obviously, I'm biased and I don't have a source-text to reference, but it would seem fairly clear to be assur. (Perhaps another topic to discuss in this case would be the issue of kol isha.)
Nov
15
asked No yetzer hora of idolatry, so no nevuah?
Oct
24
comment Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
Just asking for it now :-X
Oct
24
awarded  Teacher
Oct
24
answered Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
Oct
24
comment Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
Thanks, that's great!
Oct
19
asked What are the practical limits of shaimos in the common era?
Oct
17
comment How could the numerals יה and יו be used irreverently?
Is it just minhag to maintain the tradition in sefarim which are most certainly shaimos?
Oct
16
accepted Fasting on Erev Shabbos/Yom Tov
Oct
16
comment Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
That wasn't the melody exactly, but thanks for the link. That helps a lot.
Oct
16
accepted Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
Oct
12
revised Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
added 88 characters in body
Oct
12
asked Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
Oct
12
comment Am I allowed to answer my friend's Halacha question?
I prefix just about everything I say along halachic lines with "You should ask a rabbi, but...". For example, "You should ask a rabbi, but I read somewhere that you need to make eruv tavshilin in order to cook on Yom Tov for Shabbos." Even if you know something is fact, referring someone to a competent halachic authority is a big deal. The more people ask psak from their rabbi, the better, in my opinion (though there's a balance to be struck there too.)
Oct
12
asked Fasting on Erev Shabbos/Yom Tov
Oct
12
comment Rules for Cutting Nails
Yeah, aren't you supposed to alternate nails or something? I think I read something to that effect in Kitzur.
Oct
9
comment Does a tallis have to be of a certain color?
I was thinking of making/buying an all-black tallis for Purim. We'll see if it actually happens.
Oct
9
accepted Does a tallis have to be of a certain color?