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Comment Post #280865 Yesh omrim that sushi with fish roe would fall under this scrutiny, though both fish and roe are cold, raw, and usually different species.
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8 months ago
Edit Post #280892 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: Software development: halachic type systems
Frame challenge: if we are commanded to continue the work of Creation, surely we must maintain at least the memory of voids to measure our progress against. After all, how else can we fulfill the mitzvah of freeing memory before deleting a pointer, or void oaths which are no longer appropriate? (...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #280865 Post edited:
renumbered footnotes and added 5.
8 months ago
Edit Post #280865 Post edited:
clarify beet borscht, not cabbage borscht or schav
8 months ago
Comment Post #280810 "But if the ox has a pattern of goring and the owner has been warned, and it happens again, " -- not quite accurate. וְאִ֡ם שׁוֹר֩ נַגָּ֨ח ה֜וּא מִתְּמֹ֣ל שִׁלְשֹׁ֗ם וְהוּעַ֤ד בִּבְעָלָיו֙ וְלֹ֣א יִשְׁמְרֶ֔נּוּ -- the harsher penalty applies if the ox has a habit of goring and owner has been warned ...
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8 months ago
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8 months ago
Edit Post #280865 Initial revision 8 months ago
Question May one cook or mix beet roots with beet greens?
TL;DR: Given that the commandment לֹֽא־תְבַשֵּׁ֥ל גְּדִ֖י בַּחֲלֵ֥ב אִמּֽוֹ You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. appears to prohibit cooking that which sustains life with that which is sustained, may we cook beet greens and beetroot together? If not, may we consume a salad of c...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #280555 Post edited:
clarified what's being answered and what isn't
9 months ago
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close paren
9 months ago
Edit Post #280555 Post edited:
removed personal source; added links.
9 months ago
Edit Post #280555 Initial revision 9 months ago
Answer A: Are there any sources for counting Druze men as part of a Jewish minyan?
One possible cause of confusion: In Israel, Muslim men do not have compulsory military service (and relatively few volunteer), but Jewish and Druze men do; most Druze men in Israel serve in the military. A group of Jews forming a minyan who were not aware of this might well count any man in an IDF...
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9 months ago
Edit Post #280554 Initial revision 9 months ago
Question When to say fleishik versus fleishike (in English)
I was recently asked what the difference was between the words fleishik and fleishike, and was unable to come up with an answer. If it were just a matter of masculine/feminine case coming over from Yiddish to English I'd expect usage to be a bit more consistent. My mother suggested that 'fleishik...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #276383 I don't see a resolution. I have a question about the Yiddish *words* fleishik and fleishike ; is it in scope?
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10 months ago
Comment Post #278443 One of the defining aspects of life is that it reverses entropy -- creates order from chaos. The authors/compilers of the Siddur hadn't studied modern thermodynamics, but I have, and to me the connection seems obvious. (With only 8 years of Day School I'm not learned enough to contribute here but ma...
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12 months ago
Comment Post #277965 This seems pretty clear, though now I'm wondering at the source of the rather widespread perception that Jews shouldn't bow to Earthly authority.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #277865 A related issue - some Jews have a problem saying the name J*sus, but in some cultures it's a popular given name.
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about 1 year ago
Edit Post #277963 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Question May Jews bow as a courtesy?
Like many Jews, I have been taught that Jews don't bow; many people trace this prohibition to Mordechai not bowing to Haman. This custom can be further traced to Exodus 20:5 - "You shall not bow down to them or serve them." - while literally talking about idols, the prohibition was extended to mon...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #276362 Would things written to be read at the Pesach Seder count as Divrei Torah?
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over 1 year ago
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276803 I have been seeing this also.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276804 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: If a Zoom minyan reads torah (without blessings, as study), should the reader still chant?
This is one of the places where I see the dictate that "the Rabbi is the arbiter of Jewish law for the local community" kicking in with some vigor -- different Rabbis are taking different approaches, based on the spiritual needs of their community, the advancement of scientific knowledge, and the hea...
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276787 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Custom Community Name?
Why are we here? To study Torah, for some sufficiently expansive definition of Torah. ("This, too, is Torah.") What do many of us do before studying Torah? Say a blessing: לעסוק בדברי התורה (... asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'tsivanu) LaAsok B'Divrei Hatorah (acknowledging the commandmen...
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276786 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Custom Community Name?
צא ולמד "Tze u'lemad" -- "come let us learn. Unfortunately, the presence of a non-English consonant is problematic, but may inspire someone else to a better idea.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276684 As much as I like this idea, the ch/h/Ḥ transliteration divide is likely to be a stumbling block.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276773 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: How will Judaism Codidact be better than Mi Yodeya?
@manassehkatz's answer got me thinking that (from the small handful of people who have spoken before me) it's clear folks want Judaism to be more inclusive and welcoming than Mi Yodeya, while at the same time not discouraging the kind of deep scholarship and wide-ranging familiarity with Jewish texts...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276449 I briefly saw my Bereishit link, then I reloaded the page and all links in the comments are gone, but the one in the original post's link still works. Odd.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276449 When I first posted the Bereishit 1:1 comment it did not generate a link. Is there a bot doing this asynchronously?
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276521 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Categories - Divrei Torah, Purim Torah
I propose a category called "Sandbox". People can post questions and answers here to practice using mixed Hebrew and English, get used to the bilingual tags, make and check Sefaria links, and engage experimentally with any future cool Codidact or Judaism-specific features. It could also be use...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276449 What about Bereishit 1:1 ?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276361 More pointedly, Rabbis have the power to decide questions of Jewish law *for their local community*. (This has been highlighted in 2020 as rabbis around the world have made urgent local decisions about Jewish observance during the pandemic, but there are broader applications of _minhag ha'makom_.)
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276362 Would a Purim Torah category be excluded from default search results?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #276394 I was trying to take a new look at the "Jews not Judaism" prohibition on Mi Yodeya; I'll find a way to make my intention clearer.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276391 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question "Jews not Judaism"
Maybe the "Jews not Judaism" questions should also have their own category, or a separate tag structure (including date ranges and locations) And a clear division between biography ("Where did the Baal Shem Tov get smicha?" and Jewish History ("What language did 14th century French Jews speak?")
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276386 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: ISO: hierarchical tags
Yes yes for hierarchical categories, here and everywhere. A good hierarchy help structure information; just imagine being able to browse and drill down to more and more specific groups of questions and answers.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #276385 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Welcome to Judaism!
Is this site going to be as aggressively Orthodox as Mi Yodeya?
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over 1 year ago