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comment Is there an 'Inyan of Upsherin for girls?
@DannySchoemann, I'm not saying it's good or bad; I'm also not judging whether it's authentic or pseudo-Judaism. What I'm saying is that one post on a blog, imported into an answer on a Q&A site (even a great one such as this) is not enough forensics for me to assume it is pagan in origin. At the very least, there's a parallel between human life and trees, and 'Orlah and the age of three. Whether drawing on that parallel came after the fact (ie., after a pagan superstition had been widely adopted), someone came up with it out of thin air, or there's some source, I don't know. But there it is.
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comment Keeping up with "local" standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
@jjll I didn't say we should disgust our neighbors or be caricatures of ourselves. But there's a point about being distinct that is not limited to streimlach.
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comment Sitting at the same level as Holy Books
One is mine, because this question isn't clear. Explain what you mean (in the body of the question, not in a comment), and explain why it's a question in the first place.
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comment Where to keep holy books
Where did you hear this, and was there some defining characteristic of the bedroom that was mentioned (a room with a bed, a room with a couch upon which someone sleeps occasionally, frequently, regularly, room in an abandoned warehouse in which someone retreats for some quiet rest but likes to learn on his way to/from and so carries said book...)?
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comment Sitting at the same level as Holy Books
"What about the same level?" Well, what about it?
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comment Is there an 'Inyan of Upsherin for girls?
@DannySchoemann and judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8212/…
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comment What is the source for the "Upsheirin"?
@joshwaxman, "an Old German superstition could work its way into Germanic Jewish custom," much as an old custom of ancient Jewish immigrants to Germanic lands could have worked its way into Germanic superstition.
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comment Is there an 'Inyan of Upsherin for girls?
@DannySchoemann: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8212/…
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comment Keeping up with "local" standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
@JJLL, but shouldn't we strive to dress distinctively? My point above was just that, although we would not dress like we do today, that does not mean that we did not have a distinct form of dress way back when. In other words, just because we may have been living in the Middle East, that doesn't mean we dressed like Arabs.
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revised Keeping up with "local" standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
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comment Keeping up with "local" standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
@JJLL, I don't know why you assume we'd look Muslim. I agree, however, that we would not dress as we do today.
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comment Keeping up with "local" standards of modesty and dress - of religious Jews, or of society at large
@double I don't. But I am basically asking, just because they don't, does that mean the Halachic norm changes to match society? Wouldn't there at least be an argument that whatever outside influences may exist, they shouldn't "count" in determining the "local" standard?
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comment Does breast milk make vessels non-kosher or milchig?
@DanF, so, one of the restrictions in the ruling above (which is really straight out of the Shulhan 'Aruch) is that it is Kosher if it is in a vessel. Basically, an adult is not permitted to nurse; I cannot recall offhand, and am unable to look up right now, if it's considered disgusting, and the prohibition of Bal TiShaketzu applies, or if it's something else.
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comment Does breast milk make vessels non-kosher or milchig?
@DanF, the link is a Teshuvah that says mother's milk is Mutar for adults to drink (with two circumstantial exceptions, but the basic law is Heter).
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comment What are the pros and cons of coarse and fine coffee ground?
This has nothing to do with the question.
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comment Reason for various positioning of "An'im Zemirot"
@NoachmiFrankfurt, I know several Minyanim that don't recite it at all because it is Shir HaKavod, and we generally (and a child especially) are not on the level where that is appropriate. Certainly one should at least understand what he is saying, no?
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revised Can someone who is not wearing tefillin on a weekday receive an aliyah?
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comment Call for Halachic Dateline Source(s)
@DoubleAA, before Magellan (and before commercial flight), wouldn't a traveler to a remote region continue his counting/dating from where he was yesterday? He would not be traveling vast distances in a matter of a few hours. Granted, he may lose track of his days if he's not paying attention or keeping a journal, but this is a question about the black letter of what is considered a Saturday, not what a loner in the wild should do if he loses track of his days.
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