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bio website shesileizeisim.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, NJ
age 44
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Jewish father and educator. I have a blog on Jewish topics called, Olive Seedlings - שתילי זיתים.

I also have two tumblr blogs, Lazer's Photographs (for my photographs, mostly nature oriented) and Lazer's Tumblr (assorted links and such, mostly Judaism or Israel related).

In addition to Jewish studies (which is my primary focus), I'm also an avid reader, especially of history (mostly ancient) and science fiction.

I am always happy to meet and correspond with new people who share common interests.


Apr
2
comment Is an ancient prutah muksah?
I asked this question to my local rabbi, R' Shlomo Gissinger of Lakewood, and he told me there was no issue of muktzeh.
Mar
20
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Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
21
comment Rabbinic understandings of non-Divine origin of Onqelos
The quote from R' Aryeh Kaplan, if accurate, does not care contradict Chazal. The Septuagint includes all of Tanach (and some apocryphal works). Targum Onkelos only translates the Torah.
Jan
21
comment Why keep Kashrut?
I assume the lest sentence ought to read, "Is there anything in the Torah that suggests an explanation for kashrut?"
Dec
26
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Nov
26
revised Why did it take so long to make new oil?
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Nov
5
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Nov
5
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Sep
24
comment Is there any source for throwing bread during tashlich?
To my knowledge, every source that discusses the practice of throwing bread to the fish by Tashlich is opposed to it.
Sep
15
revised What does “חפש כל חדרי בטן” mean?
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Sep
15
answered What does “חפש כל חדרי בטן” mean?
Sep
15
answered Does God have complete knowledge of future?
Sep
15
answered Did God know the holy place right away during the exodus?
Sep
12
revised References for learning Aggada
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Sep
12
answered References for learning Aggada
Sep
9
comment Why are we forbidden to wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur
@DoubleAA Is my updated answer is more along the lines that you were hoping for?
Sep
8
awarded  Announcer
Sep
8
answered Hebrew bedtime shma text online
Sep
8
revised Why are we forbidden to wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur
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