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revised How much foreskin remaining by a bris is too much?
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comment Is it a mitzvah to help a traveller to another community fulfill his minhag?
I think he knew exactly what he asked and you have not answered it.
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
I don't envy that they have this nisayon in life, but I am truly envious of the Olam HaBa they can earn by succeeding. It's not embarrassing that God gave them this challenge as we don't choose what challenges God gives us.
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
@use Its not binding it to sin though! Someone who refuses to sit in the back of the shul because he has a yetzer hara for talking, is his choice to do that (everyone knows why) embarrassing or praiseworthy? We must understand ourselves to be able to face challenges correctly. One of the most important parts of knowing that someone else is gay is that you don't make them feel ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE by trying to set them up on Shiduchim and having them refuse or be humiliated. Other than that, it doesn't affect my relationship with anyone I know who is gay who isn't in a active sexual relationship
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comment Is it a mitzvah to help a traveller to another community fulfill his minhag?
"Halacha on which customs the traveler must use is answered." But that wasn't the question he asked...
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
As R Twersky says, "If you're talking about k'vod shomayim, one does what is right, what is calibrated for k'vod shomayim, and it doesn't make any difference, any other cheshbonos. It doesn't make a difference what anyone else thinks. If it's the right thing for kvod shomayim, if it expresses what should be said and what should be expressed for kvod shomayim, it doesn't make a difference what anyone else thinks. Sof davar hakol nishma — it doesn't make a difference what anyone else thinks." It is thus by his ruling that I encourage everyone to avoid reading that response/chillulhashem.
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
@user6641 Their identity is not bound to a sin. That is a gross misunderstanding of what it means to "come out". Homosexuals don't identify as Baalei Mishkav Zechur; they just realize that it's harder for them to avoid it then for you or me. Are alcoholics binding themselves to sin by recognizing they have a predisposition to a certain desire? The first step of AA is admission!
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
@IsaacMoses I don't think your first comment is on the mark. There may be a Halachic imperative to do anything possible even if nothing is possible. The the imperative just doesn't force you to do anything.
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comment Is it a mitzvah to help a traveller to another community fulfill his minhag?
This doesn't seem to answer the question. You are answering when a traveler must take on the destination's customs, not if a traveler should assist the locals in maintaining their customs.
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reviewed Approve Is it a mitzvah to help a traveller to another community fulfill his minhag?
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comment Is a homosexual male obligated to try everything to change his orientation?
Why would you think he needs to change? Pru urvu?
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comment Kosher status of medicine that comes in a gel capsule
I think you are misremembering (or perhaps he wrote about it differently in different places?) He doesn't base himself on RCOG at all, as I understood him. RCOG discusses the Rambam's position and everyone demonstrates why his read of the Rambam is poor. What ROY points out is that the shulchan arukh doesn't paskin like the Rambam (but rather the Rashba) so all the complaints against RCOG are irrelevant.
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comment How often and for how long should one pray for a sick person?
Welcome Rabbi Dorf to Mi Yodeya! You have actually been mentioned here before.
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comment How much foreskin remaining by a bris is too much?
It is really hard to evaluate ths witgoutpictures.
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comment How do we respond to the argument of “stupid design”?
I encourage answers to clarify how their response is "from the Jewish perspective".
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reviewed Approve Is the mourning for a late relative dependent on the state of their relationship before death?
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comment Kosher status of medicine that comes in a gel capsule
Ok but his argumemts were easily rejected by everyone else. Im talking about the excellent arguments made by R Ovadia Yosef permitting it.
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comment Kosher status of medicine that comes in a gel capsule
Not everyone even holds standard gelatin is forbidden.
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revised Berachot before/after Shema in Berachot 2a
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comment Menorah with uneven spacing
"Clearly, it is a requirement to be able to deduce the current day." Source? Why would it actually matter what day it is?