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Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
comment Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
@mevaqesh true. My mind just get's a goin'...
Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
answered Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
Jun
19
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
@Yishai, I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts/questions about the Chasam Sofer on this issue. Believe it or not, I thought this was my own little chidish until you said the Chasam Sofer talks about it. Then it was mentioned tonight in our Sheva Mitzvot haShem(by Rabbi Weiner) study, where Rabbi Weiner basically says this is the case. Apparently I was miskaben to the Chasam Sofer on this issue and never knew it. Thank you.
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
It's my personal belief that this splitting of hairs on the classes of non-Jew is necessary for the redemption of the world. The fact that learned Jews believe something so arbitrary concerning the cost of a human life, shows how far we are from where we should be. It also shows however, what we can remedy
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
I basically agree with @Yishai but the question is too much like Schrödinger's cat
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
You think your being specific but you're not. Hilchot Melachim 10:9 says the goy/a"kum who studies Torah is worthy of death. This is not every non-Jew. Actually, rarely is the phrase "non-Jew" used.
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
@IsaacKotlicky, well you have a poorly formed and vulgar question. There are many types of "non-Jews" and the halacha is different for each type. For instance, you're not going to teach a stam goy the same as you would a ger toshav. Both, however, are non-Jews. Because your question is broad my answer is broad.
Jun
17
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Jun
17
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Jun
17
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Jun
12
comment Is a library book with an embedded RFID tag a problem on Shabbos?
RFID tags are usually passive with no power source and are not usually active. Book RFID tags are usually passive.
Jun
9
comment If someone asks you to pray for them, is that shitoof?
Is this the basis of why we can say "thank you" to someone?
Jun
8
comment If someone asks you to pray for them, is that shitoof?
So it seems that shitoof translated as "intermediary" or "arbitrator" is either not a correct translation, or it's not bad. Yet, I thought bnei Yisrael is forbidden from shitoof.
Jun
8
asked If someone asks you to pray for them, is that shitoof?
Jun
8
asked Is there a difference between asking someone for a blessing and shituf?
Jun
4
comment Can a non-Jew don tefillin?
The term "non-Jew" is being used in a highly vulgar way by most of the commenters of this fine answer. The stam(plain) "goy" that the Rambam writes about is actually the idolator(see Hilchot Maachalot Assurot 11:8). The shomer sheva mitzvot bnei Noach however, are obviously not this type of goy since avodah zarah is forbidden and not done by (shomer sheva mitzvot) bnei Noach. It's this same misunderstanding and vulgarity that allow neo-Nazi's and other similar groups to cherry-pick goy halacha as being hateful to the non-Jew.
Jun
4
comment What happens if a non-Jew uses a mikvah?
Naaman immersed and was not a "convert" and it doesn't appear he was regarded as such. The seven times dunking also seems to imply the acceptance of the seven laws of the Children of Noah.