Orthodox Jews: Why is there so much judgement among those different than the majority in your communities?
It's just wrong. You have a slightly different colored head covering, you're dressed a little different, you speak Hebrew a different or not at all, and nobody wants to talk to you. Not to mention that most orthodox Jews wont even talk to a reform Jew just for having different beliefs of practice. It's sickening. I thought we were supposed to love one another, and love our fellow Jew. What happened to this vital commandment, love our neighbor as ourselves? You might do something simple like break the Sabbath according to orthodox standards, or not go to shul, or tell an orthodox person or people you dont keep kosher, and people dont talk to you, and worse, they dont want anything to do with you. Anybody that is orthodox in an orthodox community denying these things chooses not to see the things for how they are. I have witnessed these things and personally experienced these things as a reform Jew. I got two things to say. One. People have the right to practice how they choose and however makes them closer to God. Two. Stop this hatred. The hatred and judgements need to stop now. The sooner us Jews can unite in peace, the sooner the redemption will occur. God bless and keep you all, and the deepest love to my orthodox brothers and sisters.3 AnswersReligion & Spirituality4 months ago
Jews: Where is the commentary of The Shulchan Aruch that says Eliyahu Hanevi will drink the fifth cup of wine if the house is holy?
There is a commentary of The Shulchan Aruch that confirms the Geula cup is drunk by Elijah. Where is the commentary that says Elijah only drinks it in a holy household with holy people? Every year I have had a seder with my family, we are sure Eliyahu drunk the wine. This is definitely a sign of an imminent redemption. We must do Teshuva now. Shalom.1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality5 months ago
I agree in general with most of how the orthodox keep shabbos and the holy days. I believe in kosher slaughter and the Hebrew Hillel Fixed Calendar of the rabbis and things about converts, sacrifices, and vowels, however I believe these things were never lost or almost lost. I have disagreements of putting on Tefillin and saying blessings and prayers for many, but I still try to keep shabbos and the holy days. Can I still be an observant Jew and just believe in the Written Torah? Thanks. Shalom.6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality11 months ago
Why do African American men like to say to people, dont talk to your mother that way, and dont disrespect your mother?
This is not meant to offend anyone, I am just looking for a cultural answer. One thing I dont like is when I am having a respectful disagreement with my mother and an African American man says to me, dont talk to your mother that way. It is none of a stranger's business for this and additionally most of the time I am respectful when I have heard this said to me.2 AnswersFamily1 year ago
Let me respectfully explain what I mean. I believe both that the Torah Shebictav and the Torah Shebeal Pe were both given to the Jews at Mount Sinai. But this is the unique part... anything not expanding on Halacha, such as rest on Rosh Hashannah, and how to do this in The Oral Torah, is not Law and really just safeguards since the Oral Law explains The Written Law. Let me explain. Women covering their head I think is not Law. This is because it never states a Halacha of this in The Written Torah. Also wearing a Yarmulke I believe is a safeguard, not a Halacha, since there is no reference of this commandment or Halacha in The Torah Scroll. So in other words, these things I think only apply to certain people and were just suggestions. For instance, we need The Oral Torah to explain the holidays, shabbos, kashrus slaughter, tefillin, and other Halacha. And I do believe in observing these things for the parts that expand on the Sefer Torah, such as afflict your soul on Yom Kippor. But things like women lighting the Shabbos candles is a safeguard, not a law from Vayikra, Badmidbar, and Devarim, for instance. Even a blessing on Hanukkah I dont view as Halacha since there is no Halacha of this in the Sefer Torah. Some reason why I believe the 3 daily prayers to be optional, because there is no commandment of this in the Torah Scroll. But I believe in doing the things I mentioned like keeping Kashrus, I just dont believe we follow every rabbi in The Oral Torah.1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality1 year ago
What do you like about K-cups, as opposed to regular coffee ground and made in a standard coffee maker?
I really mean the taste, although other explanations are fine too. I don't get the big thing about K-cups. I don't think the taste of "good" k-cups are better than good ground coffee. I think ground coffee is usually better than a k-cup. I had some Dunkin Donuts K-cups, and when I compare that to fresh ground coffee from Dunkin Donuts, or The Mcdonalds Coffee I just tried, it isn't nearly as good as these ground coffees.
To prove it, I make a K-cup and it not only doesn't have a strong and robust and bold aroma, it matches this with an unpleasant, bitter, and weak taste that is neither bold, robust, nor pleasant. I made 1 cup of McDonalds Coffee in a 12 cup coffee maker, and it turned out amazing with a really good, pleasant flavor.
I understand K-cups may be nice to conserve coffee, but if you control yourself and only make a cup at a time in a coffee maker (and yes, it can still turn out good making only a cup in a standard coffee maker), it will almost always turn out better than a k-cup, let alone how much cheaper it is to buy standard ground coffee and how much longer it lasts.
Thank you all in advance.4 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 year ago
For me it is to get out of my apartment and be with people so I can feel like I am part of society. What better way to do this than to combine this with your addiction (I am addicted to coffee and love coffee). I must say that I usually brew the coffee decently if not well and it is cheaper to home brew it but it is just another excuse to leave my home. What about you? Opinions? Comments? Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.14 AnswersPolls & Surveys2 years ago
Why does it seem like ground coffee from the store tastes better than the whole bean coffee they sell at the store?
I dont understand this because for some reason every time I make whole bean coffee and grind it myself it tastes worse and more bitter than Maxwell house or folgers, my two favorite brands. Why is this? I know whole bean coffee is supposed to taste better. Could it be my grinder or how I'm grinding it? Thanks.3 AnswersNon-Alcoholic Drinks2 years ago
I have heard some devout Jews say all of it is divine. But I have heard others say it is not The Word of God, and it is not a divine book (or any book in The Oral Law), The Oral Torah was just divinely inspired.
What is The Truth. Thanks.
Shalom.1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality2 years ago
Christians: I am Jewish and am thinking about Christianity? Do I still have to observe things in The Law even with The New Covenant, such as?
1. The Jewish New Year
2. Eating only certain foods (or keeping Kosher)
3. Observing The Sabbath (which it mentions in The Torah as an everlasting covenant between God and The Israelites
Thanks in advance.
P.S.- To Jewish people who look down upon me for posting this, this is a curiosity question so I can understand The Foreign Nations better. This does NOT mean I have a desire to be Christian, and for anyone with judgement and mean comments regarding this, this question is NOT intended for you.
Thanks in advance.12 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 years ago