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Feb
16
accepted Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
Feb
16
comment Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
@Yirmeyahu as opposed to the weight of this mitzvah requiring negotiation with pikuach nefesh, especially with the mitzvah's life scope as Shalom mentions in his answer. In other words, the premise of my question: perhaps, in the face of aggadic evidence of the import of this mitzvah (e.g. afterlife), we might be more lenient than usual WRT pikuach nefesh.
Feb
16
asked Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
Feb
15
answered What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
8
comment Is kneeling and bowing down in Kung Fu an idolatry (Avoda Zarah)?
to the OP: why/to what are you bowing? R' Akiva Tatz discusses bowing in some depth in Letters to a Buddhist Jew.
Feb
7
comment Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
R Rakeffet's point is a straw man IMO: we're talking about invoking dinei pilegesh to implement an altogether different style of relationship. At least potentially.
Feb
7
comment Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
@will re R Frand: more power to him for distinguishing between public policy and technical halacha.
Feb
7
comment Please clarify Mishlei 24:21 regarding mingling with dualists
Sounds like Gnosticism from your description.
Jan
27
awarded  Organizer
Jan
27
revised Female praying in masculine language
removed unrelated tag
Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@avi I don't follow your last comment at 21:14; my point was: assuming the Sha"tz has no formal halachic significance outside of the chazarah and devarim shebi-kedushah, it should not matter whether he uses Hebrew in the silent parts which are technically insignificant.
Jan
17
accepted Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@avi seems to me the Sha"tz is only up there in non-public sections out of convenience or decorum; he's not actually effecting anything except for kaddish and amidah. No?
Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@IsaacMoses as always :)
Jan
17
asked Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
Jan
12
awarded  Excavator
Jan
12
revised Why do Jews physically resemble members of their “host” nationalities?
deleted 1 characters in body
Jan
12
revised Where can I find the current water level of the Kineret to see the effect of mentioning Morid Hageshem?
spelling fix
Jan
9
revised Purple/Red Cabbage kashrut issues
added 21 characters in body; edited title