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comment How are we to understand Lurianic Kabbalah?
@rosenjcb, see the article linked in this answer.
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answered Why is this wine Yayin Nesech?
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comment Why is there usually blood in organic or free range eggs?
Rav Moshe Feinstein has a Teshuva about it. If the egg isn't fertalized, blood spots can be isolated and removed (however, he notes the practice to be strict and to just throw the whole egg out since a single egg is not considered a significant loss). However, if the egg is fertalized, the whole egg isn't Kosher and taking out the blood spot is not enough. In the OP case, I would expect the OU is ensuring that there are no roosters around, but that would have to be confirmed with them.
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comment How are we to understand Lurianic Kabbalah?
Much more complicated than that, I'll try to send you some info when i have a chance, b'n.
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comment How are we to understand Lurianic Kabbalah?
I didn't downvote. Around here you could be downvoted for defending Kaballah as much as for suggesting it to be problematic. But in terms of factual statements in your post, no one claims rabbi shimon bar yochai put quill to parchment on the zohar.
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comment Why did God make such a vast, expansive universe?
possible duplicate of Why is there so much space and matter,etc. in the universe?
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comment Eating out Friday night of Chanukkah
@DoubleAA, but you seem to agree with the addition
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comment Eating out Friday night of Chanukkah
yeshiva.co/midrash/shiur.asp?id=9364 . But really, that parenthetical paragraph should be sourced and you could make it clearer whether or not you want answers that respect that assumption or are willing to take answers that refute it.
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comment Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
Manufacturing processes have changed since the Ram"a. Since microbreweries are a problem, the real question here is can a convert trust himself about past facts.
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revised What do other Chassidic groups say about the Baal Shem Tov's meeting with Moshiach?
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comment What do other Chassidic groups say about the Baal Shem Tov's meeting with Moshiach?
The argument by RSBW reminiscent of how some followers of the Vilna Gaon explain his strikingly similar statement that Moshiach will only come when everyone learns Kabbalah.
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answered What do other Chassidic groups say about the Baal Shem Tov's meeting with Moshiach?
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comment Enslavement to mekarev the intermarried
@ClintEastwood, By the way, I don't know where the question is addressed explicitly, but it is not at all obvious that until she accepts the Mitzvos he is allowed to give her to an Eved Ivri.
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comment Enslavement to mekarev the intermarried
@ClintEastwood, there is a Tosfos HaRosh that holds you only need one of the two and it is arguably a dispute in the Talmud, but even the Tosfos HaRosh's opinion is very minority (the Mishna LeMelech says "All the Psokim agree that children are also required"). The Mishna LeMelech himself toys with the idea that the requirement is only if the Master is forcing this slave to marry, not if the slave wants to do it (and suggests the Ritva may hold that way), but he finds the idea contradicts another passage in the Talmud.
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answered Enslavement to mekarev the intermarried
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answered Why does G-d say He will destroy the Bnei Yisroel after the episode with the spies?
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answered Variations on Al Hanisim
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comment Can conversion be revoked?
@rosenjcb, you can do whatever you want. I'm just saying that when I read your answer, I read it as your analysis of the Rambam ("Some ascribe .... However, I prefer"). If it was more about X reads this into the Rambam as such, I would evaluate it differently.
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comment Can one buy a slave nowadays?
@DoubleAA, this question asks for a specific variant that is not covered by that much more broad question. IOW, that question would not motivate an answer which answers this one, so I'm voting to reopen.
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comment Can conversion be revoked?
@rosenjcb, If the answer was "they say X" quote them directly. I wouldn't down vote that. Right now the answer is being evaluated on how plausible the reading of the Rambam is. Who are looking for a quote from? (The Kesef Mishna shows the Rambam isn't talking all about one case in the quote, because the Rambam himself says you don't return a lost object to an idolatrous Jew, making the reading proposed more implausible).
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