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Test Infected, Agile Methodology oriented developer. Have developed in Java for past 8 years, C# for past 4 years. (Have a VB6 past as well.) Interested in doing C/C++ development in addition. Fan of Python, but never used it much.


Nov
2
comment Can one carry a child outside an eruv on Shabbat?
How do you understand: וּבְכַרְמְלִית הִיא שְׁבוּת דּשְׁבוּת? It sounds as if he is saying that there is no problem in a carmelis? (I thought שְׁבוּת דּשְׁבוּת is not classified as a Shabbos violation?)
Nov
2
answered Can one use a sinus rinse on Shabbat / Yom Tov?
Oct
31
answered Saying amen while practicing leining?
Oct
21
comment What does Heimishe mean?
@JoshuaFox: was reviewing this question after a long time. You wrote: " indeed, Litvaks, Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, and Chassidic wouldn't use it". What I wrote in my answer is that actually, Chassidim do use the term to describe their phone book. Also Litvaks use it for certain things as well. So nothing in my experience indicates this term is limited to just a "certain group". Heimisch just means where "I" feel comfortable.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
comment Laundering clothes before the 9 days
@DoubleAA: I checked with our Rav about this (who is where I heard this from originally). The source of wiping on the floor is from "contemporary" halakhah book, but he didn't remember who he read it from. Regarding doing before Rosh Chodesh Av, it seems logical that if you are soiling the clothing, it shouldn't matter if it's done during the 9 days, but he wasn't sure about whether it mattered or not.
Jul
19
comment Laundering clothes before the 9 days
It is permissible to do laundry immediately before the 9 days, and then to wipe the clothes on the floor to slightly soil them (or put them on and wear them a bit). Wiping laundered clothes on the floor is the minhag in our community. Note that this must be done before Rosh Chodesh Av (i.e before sundown today).
Jul
19
awarded  Constituent
Jul
17
awarded  Caucus
May
8
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
@JimThio: I took the English quote from the link you posted. The Hebrew also very clearly says "marry his daughter".
May
8
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
@JimThio: 1. Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests? 2. don't we have paternity tests for that? (i.e. does a paternity remove the reason raised by the Rambam? 3. Isn't that (paternity test) far more accurate than marriage? I would call those 3 different questions (and if you count the number of question marks on your post, you'll find 3.)
May
7
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
This is more like 3 questions wrapped into 1.
May
7
revised Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
punctuation improvement
May
7
answered Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
Apr
24
awarded  Revival
Apr
24
comment In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
@DoubleAA: Agreed. All reliance on hechsher for manufactured foods entails accepting some level of uncertainty. So it's really a question for the Rav and the person to determine what is acceptable. From what I understand of the "rov" rule for case of found meat - it makes the meat vadai kosher. But I don't know if that concept could be applied here (where there is reasonable certainty that the bulk container has the same as what's in the package).
Apr
24
answered In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
Apr
23
comment In a bulk food store, must I ask to see the original label every time I return and buy my favorite food?
Can you give some examples of what kinds of foods you are talking about?