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


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comment Pictures of Chometz on Pesach
Thanks! I'm glad I'm able to contribue to something where I actually have some knowledge I can bring to the table ;)
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Which Kosher Certifications are trusted by all?
OU would be considered the largest hechsher, as they have a very wide influence; but I agree, there is no agency that is universally accepted. There are many people who will only accept a hechsher from their rabbi alone, for example.
Nov
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comment Why is Rosh Chodesh sometimes TWO days?
This has to do with keeping tradition alive, more than anything else. In the days of the Temple, a second day was added to allow for the possibility that the first OR second day was Rosh Chodesh (for those living outside the Jerusalem area who couldn't be contacted within one day). This was important for holidays such as Pesach, when everyone needed to be on the same page. Although our calendar is based on computations, it tries and retain that same tradition - it's the same reason Jews outside Israel have two days of Pesach instead of one.
Nov
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answered Pictures of Chometz on Pesach
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awarded  Critic
Nov
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comment Is Marijuana Kittnos
You didn't read the article you posted, did you? If you had, you would have seen that A) Marijuana is NOT kitniot (as it's in the same class as tobacco - it's used for smoking, not eating) and B) authorities such as Rabbi Feinstein have declared that it should be forbidden regardless of whether it's Passover or not (probably for the effects it has on a person's health).
Nov
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answered Shul Ravs: What is job outlook like and how much do they make
Nov
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answered Why is Rosh Chodesh sometimes TWO days?
Nov
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answered Hefsek (interruption) between the blessing on food and eating the food
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answered Deliveries on Shabbos
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answered Sand art on Shabbos
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answered What's the source for a Cheirem al pi Kabbalah?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Filmmaking - Bal Tashchis?