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Apr
15
comment Halachic definition of “goy”?
@DoubleAA, ah ok, I would agree with that statement and that seems to be my conclusion on a logical level. I asked because I was wondering if I was missing something in the texts that I haven't read yet.
Apr
15
revised Halachic definition of “goy”?
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Apr
15
revised Halachic definition of “goy”?
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Apr
14
revised If one has a heter to do something unusual, must one do so discreetly?
FIXED the fix of the misspelling. It was originally correct.
Apr
13
suggested approved edit on If one has a heter to do something unusual, must one do so discreetly?
Apr
13
revised If one has a heter to do something unusual, must one do so discreetly?
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Apr
13
comment Halachic definition of “goy”?
There are tons of halachot for goy in the Rambam. A Jew cannot rescue a dying goy, greet a goy, etc. Also, in Hilchot Melachim 10:12 there is a mutually exclusive juxtaposition showing the differences of a goy(a type of non-Jew) vis a vis ger toshav(another type of non-Jew). Shulchan Aruch says similar things: can't circumcise a goy, etc.
Apr
13
asked Halachic definition of “goy”?
Apr
13
suggested approved edit on If one has a heter to do something unusual, must one do so discreetly?
Mar
6
comment Can a Jew drink wine of a ger toshav?
Wow great find! I'd also suggest starting to read at halachah 5 and on, where it talks about the eved where it is permitted! Very interesting. Now I'll have to ask why, ha! I'll save that question for another day.
Mar
6
comment Can a Jew drink wine of a ger toshav?
@DoubleAA What about Chasidei umot haOlam? Maybe I should repost it as that, but I'm not sure if ger toshav and chasidei umot haOlam are the same thing. Also, I'm not so sure if the ger toshav doesn't exist, however, they're just not accepted('ayin mkablin' as the Rambam puts it). I can't get a hold of the book(it's out of print), but I heard the Rogatchover Gaon had a similar opinion(that they exist, but just are not accepted).
Mar
6
asked Can a Jew drink wine of a ger toshav?
Mar
6
comment Why is the ger toshav only accepted during the times of the Jubilee?
@Shokhet, I think so. It seems to prevent gerim gerurim, so instead to make gerim tzedekim, but I'm not sure how. It seems to help the non-Jew create the proper fear and love for haShem(Fear is the beginning of wisdom, etc.) I have personal chassidic approaches and explanations to this, but I'm not sure about halachah references as to why.
Mar
5
asked Why is the ger toshav only accepted during the times of the Jubilee?
Feb
22
comment Humans have 613 organs?
I don't know of an online version, sorry.
Feb
22
comment Humans have 613 organs?
I think Baal haTanya might agree actually. See Likkutei Torah, Ekev 13b; 14a. My Hebrew isn't good enough to translate, but something about adam(man) having 248 limbs and 365 sinews.
Feb
22
accepted Humans have 613 organs?
Feb
20
comment Play a woodwind instrument on Shabbat?
that's a similar thing @msh210 said concerning repairs, which is why I stated a simple one-piece instrument like a recorder, with no parts. This is curious to me.
Feb
20
accepted Play a woodwind instrument on Shabbat?
Feb
20
comment Play a woodwind instrument on Shabbat?
@DoubleAA, also, the recorder woodwind is one piece with no moving parts, no reed, etc. It's a very simple instrument.