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Dec
16
accepted Is one allowed to have a tattoo of G-d's name removed?
Dec
16
comment Trimming or Shaving the Moustache
Thanks for the answer! Funnily, I've been mistaken for Amish far too often, even with a mustache. Additonally, Chukas Akum seems to apply mostly to things that are immodest or (might) have idolatrous origins (see here), neither of which would seem to apply to the Amish mustache-ban (which seems to be anti-military in nature). If you have a specific source for this, or a reason to believe that Chukas Akum might apply to beards minus mustaches (as opposed to, say, beards plus overalls), I think it'd greatly improve this answer.
Dec
16
revised What makes something “chukat goyim?”
added 122 characters in body
Dec
9
comment Are there any frum comic books?
There's an old one called Shaloman, who is basically a Jewish Superman. I don't remember precisely how frum it is, but it's definitely based around Jewish storylines. There are some online places that still sell it (e.g.)
Nov
27
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
19
revised Why is practical kabbalah not considered kishuf?
added 238 characters in body
Nov
2
reviewed Close Snake lamps on Shabbos?
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Open Life after death?
Nov
2
revised Life after death?
edited tags
Oct
26
comment Is it permissible to play with cards?
And here's the relevant Kedushas Levi he mentions: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=50006&st=&pgnum=51
Oct
20
reviewed Close Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
Oct
20
reviewed Close Is it permissible to post photos of pages of a siddur (containing YHVH) online?
Oct
20
reviewed Leave Open Okay to address a rabbi with “you”?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open How old is the Earth?
Oct
13
reviewed Close Timing of saying “Adonai sefatai tiftach” at beginning of Amidah
Oct
12
comment Why do Jews look before crossing streets?
@Clint You wrote "Although you are correct..." which implies that you believe his opinion to be that be valid to Judaism. So I asked what you (with emphasis) meant by that. That being said, I'm sure you agree that it's a good thing to challenge flawed premises?
Oct
8
reviewed Close 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
Oct
8
reviewed Looks OK Why does the mitzvah of Sukkah have a stated meaning that its practitioner must have in mind?
Oct
2
comment Why do Jews look before crossing streets?
@Clint, Do you have any source for this? It really doesn't fit with any normative Jewish theology that I've heard of. Also, what do you mean by "everything is predestined?" Surely there is free choice, and effective prayer, etc.?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer