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I work as a computer tester by day. By night I like to write. I like cats and dogs.


Jan
10
answered No real kavanah?
Dec
28
comment Is there such a thing as kosher perry?
Thanks, that gives me a bit more to work with; I tried looking up Kosher Perry and Kosher Pear cider, but didn't get the same hits you did (the main ones were for a comedian Rick Perry). Still, there has to be something with a London Kashrut!
Dec
28
comment Is there such a thing as kosher perry?
@SethJ, No, I can't say that it is widely available outside the UK; I recognize that this is a fairly unique drink, but I saw it featured on a show once and was intrigued. Besides, I live in Holland, so in theory I should be able to get access to Perry a bit easier - if it doesn't come all the way from Australia, that is!
Dec
28
asked Is there such a thing as kosher perry?
Dec
28
accepted Blowing out channukah candles before leaving the house
Dec
28
comment Blowing out channukah candles before leaving the house
@Naftali, leaving after the 30 minutes are up
Dec
27
asked Blowing out channukah candles before leaving the house
Dec
15
revised What do I need to know in order to properly have an aliya?
Added an extra line for section The Misheberach, describing making a Misheberach for someone who is sick.
Dec
9
accepted Cutting through Church property to get somewhere else
Dec
7
answered Source of saying migdol / magdil in Bentching
Dec
5
comment Being exposed to Christmas music
@ShmuelL, this is sort of an extention of listening to non-Jewish music. Because Christmas music is so prevelant in Western culture (unlike other Christian holidays - you don't usually hear any Candelmaas music unless you're in a church setting), this is unique - you're not actively looking to listen to non-Jewish music when you watch television, for example, and more than half of a TV show's soundtrack is just background music. Christmas music is the big exception.
Dec
3
comment Does someone who dies very young have a soulmate?
@Menachem, I was indeed asking about someone who dies young; in theory, I could also have asked about those who die unwed, but to my mind (also like msh210 says) there is a big difference to someone who could get married (even if they are young), and someone who never had the chance because they were a small baby when they died. I tried looking for this question, to see if it was asked before, and didn't see it asked, which is why I asked it in the first place.
Dec
2
asked Being exposed to Christmas music
Dec
2
asked Does someone who dies very young have a soulmate?
Dec
1
comment Sand art on Shabbos
@MosheYitzhak, when you use sand in this fashion, you're making it into a drawing, albeit one made of sand. The whole point of using colored sand is to be able to make some kind of art.
Dec
1
answered How to learn gemara independently
Dec
1
awarded  Commentator
Dec
1
comment Filmmaking - Bal Tashchis?
@HodofHod Just to clarify - I'm only speculating why some people would be upset with using eggs and coffee as props in a video. Yes, melting glass down to reuse it again would be ridiculously expensive, but it CAN be done (or at the very least, sent to a recycle center where it will be done for you). Using mud-colored water instead of coffee would have been a good alternative for that in the video. And as far as eggs, you would have to ask the guy making the video if it was necessary in the first place, and then if he checked how much making fake eggs would cost.
Nov
30
awarded  Scholar
Nov
30
accepted Where do the different traditions for hours of waiting between meat and milk come from?