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Jul
9
revised Kalam Cosmological Argument
addition of tag
Jul
8
suggested suggested edit on Kalam Cosmological Argument
Jul
8
answered Kalam Cosmological Argument
Jun
23
comment Historical evidence for Abraham
As far as I am aware there is indeed no archaeological evidence of Avraham's life.
Jun
20
comment What is the most successful way to do conversion for a Gentile girl in a relationship with a Jew?
It's my impression that the population of rabbis who deal with conversion is divided when it comes to the conversion of someone romantically involved with a Jew. I think the idea in North America is that commitment to Judaism is the most important thing about conversion, and the relationship casts a lot of doubt on the candidate's sincerity. In Israel the concerns about national integrity are stronger, so there may be a more willing attitude. Perhaps in areas with less distinction between ortho and heterodox groups also.
Jun
20
comment When should a commuter cyclist wear a tallit katan?
Let's see, we have LA, Toronto, and Chicago in the running...
Jun
17
answered Premixed Gatorade and Powerade aren't cheap. I'd rather buy something powdered or concentrated. What's kosher?
Jun
14
comment Mezuzah on a Two-Room Bathroom
FWIW the Yeshiva Ktana of Passaic has mezuzos on the outer doors in such an arrangement.
May
24
comment Can one trust the Kashrut of Alcoholic Beverages in bars?
Related question: whether one is permitted to consume alcohol in a bar judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2254/…
May
5
comment Do permanently unmarried women need to go to the mikvah?
This may speak more to my ignorance than any deficiency in the question, but can you add the specifics of any other reason that a woman might have to go to the mikveh besides the marital one?
Apr
24
comment Responding to “that's not a Jewish name”
Heh, I'm a ger with a Germanic last name, so I have the inverse situation. If I were a McDowell or something (actually I'm Mackenzie and Helsher on my mother's side) I would probably devolve to something like "I bet Goldberg wouldn't have sounded particularly Jewish to Moshe Rabbeinu," but I guess that's a bit aggressive
Apr
8
comment Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
Anyone up for sourcing this?
Apr
7
revised Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
clarifying the case
Apr
7
comment Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
Hi Bruce, thank you for your detailed answer; my question does not concern itself with doubts, but rather which words or syllables one must repeat after a mistake is made. The question assumes that the individual realizes immediately and is not disoriented. I will clarify in the question.
Apr
4
awarded  Promoter
Mar
20
asked Fixing incorrectly-said word in davening
Mar
14
accepted Number of Yamim Tovim that fall on Shabbos
Mar
14
comment Number of Yamim Tovim that fall on Shabbos
@DoubleAA I guess so; I was treating the question as abstracted from my particular situation, and as such I phrased it in the way I thought clearest, i.e. removing negatives that are not necessary to the question.
Mar
14
comment Early bird discounts and ribbis
I agree with the first one as a dup; I added a comment there, which will hopefully be indexed, as I wouldn't think to look for magazine subscriptions in the context of finding existing questions which address this issue.
Mar
14
comment Are magazine subscriptions ribbis?
Similar cases: early bird specials, such as "buy before March 1, 10% off", or "tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door"