Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

New answers tagged

0

At least in Orthodox circles, Leviticus 19:33-34 should answer your question: וְכִֽי־יָג֧וּר אִתְּךָ֛ גֵּ֖ר בְּאַרְצְכֶ֑ם לֹ֥א תוֹנ֖וּ אֹתֽוֹ׃ כְּאֶזְרָ֣ח מִכֶּם֩ יִהְיֶ֨ה לָכֶ֜ם הַגֵּ֣ר ׀ הַגָּ֣ר אִתְּכֶ֗ם וְאָהַבְתָּ֥ לוֹ֙ כָּמ֔וֹךָ כִּֽי־גֵרִ֥ים הֱיִיתֶ֖ם בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם אֲנִ֖י יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ When a stranger dwells with you in your land,...


2

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein says "three kosher, adult Jewish males" -- though it is good to have someone knowledgeable thinking carefully as to whether the Jewish people would really benefit from having this person join. Rabbi Yonah Reiss has an mp3 about this where he said back in the day, in many towns the panel consisted of the rabbi, the chazan (cantor), and ...


3

According to Jewish law, a person is only considered part of the Jewish people, if they were born to a Jewish woman, or they formally converted to Judaism. Also according to Jewish law, a person who was born Jewish, but was raised secular, as a non-Jew, is still considered to be a Jew, even if he wasn't even circumcised. So in the hypothetical case of the ...


2

The gemara in Gittin 42b discusses whether a slave owned by a Cohen that has been freed, but has not been given a formal document of freedom (גט שחרור) can still eat Terumah. The gemara attempts to bring a proof that he may eat Terumah from the following Mishna (Yevamos 99a): כהנת שנתערב ולדה בולד שפחתה הרי אלו אוכלין בתרומה וחולקין חלק אחד על הגורן ...


1

From Hilchot Sefirat Haomer from Rav Mordechai Eliahu נשאלה השאלה בענין קטן שלא היה בר חיובא בתחילת הספירה, ונעשה בר חיובא באמצע ימי הספירה, האם יכול לברך מהאמצע, או שמא כיון שבתחילה לא היה בר חיובא, הרי שחסר באותה שנה ב'תמימות', ולא יוכל לספור בברכה, או שמא אמרינן שכיון שהתחיל בקטנות בברכה, יכול להמשיך ולא חסר ב'תמימות' (אותו נדון ניתן לשאול לגבי גר ...


8

Here is an excerpt from Encyclopedia Halachit Refuit from Dr. Avraham Steinberg. Translation (my own): A women who underwent surgery to appear like a man, even if they formed for her a male limb, there is no obligation to do a bris on this limb, even if it is formed from her natural clitoris. In regards to a non-jewish woman that underwent gender ...


Top 50 recent answers are included