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Mar
11
comment Is there some place where I can buy Golden Calf Ale?
@BobJarvis perhaps 9.0% ABV
Mar
8
comment Can Jews be rulers of countries other than Israel?
The Bulanid dynasty of rulers of the Khazars were reportedly Jewish
Jan
8
revised Why does medical marijuana need a kosher supervision?
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Jan
8
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Nov
23
comment Is AquAdvantage salmon kosher?
@Loewian: the attempts to breed chicken-turkey hybrids do not seem to have been particularly successful: student.societyforscience.org/article/churk-not-thanksgiving - perhaps it is not meant to be
Nov
2
comment Why is the daughter of a married woman permissible?
@DoubleAA: Leviticus 18:6-18 is clear that close relations are prohibited and that a woman and her daughter count as close relations (to each other if not to you)
Oct
21
comment Who is Adam guarding Eden from?
@msh210: JPS1917 has "put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."
Sep
10
comment How do we know that God does not take human form?
Apart from the identity of Jacob's wrestling partner, your final question is broader than your initial question, in the context of Genesis 1:26-27 and Genesis 9:6.
Jun
6
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Jun
6
revised Can a shul be said to have a second Bimah?
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Jun
5
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Feb
2
comment Questions about Polygamy in Jewish Law and Culture
Napoleon's Grand Sanhedrin endorsed R.Gershom's ban in 1807 CE.
Jan
13
comment Does electronic cigarette juice require a hechsher?
Glycerin (which produces the clouds of vapour) can be made from fats or oils which can have animal, vegetable or mineral origins, though it is usually made from vegetable sources. This is then mixed with nicotine and flavours, and in particular the flavours can have a variety of sources, though usually synthetic.
Oct
31
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Oct
31
comment Why isn't the bible 100% historically accurate?
Modern science has light in the universe appearing well before our sun
Sep
24
comment How accurate is the Molad?
Both that link and Wikipedia conclude that due to tidal transfer of angular momentum, the accumulated change is about 2 hours on average, but the variation in the lunar cycle means that this corresponds to ranging from 12 hours early to 16 hours late.
Jul
2
comment Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
Dionysius Exiguus's calculations leading to the Common Era was supposed to be based on the birth of Jesus, but probably missed by a few years
Apr
26
comment Our Father who art in heaven
I have a vague recollection of the Chief Rabbi of Cape Town saying this at a civic event in the mid-1970s. But I was young and it was a long time ago, so my memory may have misled me.
Mar
15
comment What are the months of Jewish civil and religious calendar?
The common calendar is pagan Roman in origin, in particular its months, with a minor 16th century CE technical adjustment because it was slowly drifting against the seasons. The fact that Gregory XIII tried to use religious authority to achieve the minor change probably delayed its general acceptance, for example until the 20th century in Russia.
Jan
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