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bio website shesileizeisim.blogspot.com
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age 45
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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.


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revised Source for Dubno Maggid's rebuke of the Vilna Gaon?
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comment Why is the Mesillas Yesharim so popular and accepted?
@mevaqesh It appears to be primarily a very well attested oral tradition. See here and here for some examples.
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revised Can conversion be revoked?
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revised Can conversion be revoked?
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comment Is there a reason to cover your yawn?
Daft, one is not supposed to pass gas while praying, and it is indeed worse than yawning. Covering with your hand doesn't help. torah.org/advanced/mishna-berura/S103.html
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revised Is there a reason to cover your yawn?
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answered Is there a reason to cover your yawn?
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comment Is there a reason to cover your yawn?
I did a quick survey of the sources and the only explanation I found is out of respect for God.
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comment Where does Kugelach come from?
Knucklebones has many, many variants. Kugelach is essentially identical to fivestones. books.google.com/…
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comment Is it correct to say now “Moshiach must come in this generation”?
In my opinion, you have basically answered your own question. The statement made by the "maggid shiur" is simply nonsense, and harmful nonsense at that.
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