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Jul
28
comment Historical ID lost can it be reclaimed
Who holds of way #1?
Jul
28
comment Historical ID lost can it be reclaimed
There's a difference between Teshuva and Geirus. According to this answer, either a Jew whose a Meshumad needs geirus or a Goy could become a Jew through "Teshuva" (no Beis Din, MIkva)
Jul
28
comment Historical ID lost can it be reclaimed
Also, DNA may not count in Halacha (I think we have questions about that here)
Jul
28
comment Historical ID lost can it be reclaimed
I thought that the Spanish blood among Hispanics is primarily through the fathers side (Conquistadors came to South America, needed a wife, so married a local). If so, the current Hispanics wouldn't be Jewish at all.
Jul
28
comment Historical ID lost can it be reclaimed
Are you saying that a Meshumad needs a full halachic conversion?
Jul
26
revised What scribes' Torah scrolls does a non-Orthodox synagogue use?
added 6 characters in body
Jul
26
comment Yalkut Yosef or Mishneh Torah for a Sephardic Jew?
@Ramin for laws of dieting consult your local doctor
Jul
26
comment Yalkut Yosef or Mishneh Torah for a Sephardic Jew?
Yalkut Yosef has the advantage of being more modern (he deals with modern day questions). If you want Sefardi practical Halacha, stick to it. Rambam has the advantage of covering every halacha. So if you want general knowledge (not practical halacha), that's the way to go.
Jul
26
comment Which Amora is mentioned most often in the Gemara?
Rav could be anyone (Rav Huna, Rav Ashi, etc).
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@DoubleAA Why does it violate Ikarei Umunah? Who decided? Is it a Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai that says "One must believe that there was a Maasah Har Sinai"?
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@doubleaa or maybe only Moshe Rabbeinu saw it and wrote the whole story as a parable? Or (even more kefiradick) maybe Ezra (Ch"Vsh) wrote it as a parable?
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@AL I don't know. I just find it hard to call the Rambam a kofer
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@doubleaa So how do you know that Har Sinai was real? Maybe everyone dreamt it?
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@AL also, there is a famous Sicha of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (which I think I summarized it here somewhere) that we generally look for the easiest answer permissible by Mesora. If Mesora goes against archeology, then we have to re-interpret (or twist) archeology to fit mesorah
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
@AL on the other hand, maybe you can say that since they were Rishonim, they had a tradition as to what should be taken literally and what shouldn't
Jul
25
comment Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
So how do you know what is what? Kriyas Yam Suf? Enslavement in Egypt? Korach? Mitzvos?
Jul
24
comment Are psilocybin mushrooms permitted/prohibited/advocated in Jewish law or tradition?
"peiros ginosar" seems to be a sugar high
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
comment Can Jews raise pets (cats, dogs, swine)?
@AL Michlal lav ata shomeya hein
Jul
24
reviewed Approve Must one publicize a lost object if it had been found a long time prior?