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I am a student at Northwestern University studying computer science. I am looking forward to my Mi.Yodeya reputation exceeding my Stack Overflow reputation, because I think that will mean that I am no longer a nerd. My Mi.Yodeya reputation has finally exceeded my SO reputation! I'm not a nerd anymore.


Apr
14
comment Why is the seder “beseder” (in order)?
@ShmuelL Well I would say the fact that we make such a big deal about the order of the Seder makes me wonder why we do it in that order at all. It is called the Seder after all.
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
6
asked Bedikat chametz when changing locations on Erev Pesach
Mar
28
asked Batel b'shisim on a large scale
Mar
16
accepted whats the diffrence
Mar
16
asked whats the diffrence
Mar
4
reviewed Reopen What are the consequences of Vashti’s dual nature?
Mar
4
asked Parents oppose a chumra
Mar
4
comment Revenge and keeping halacha
(cont) revenge, and you are not being relaxed in your observance of halacha.
Mar
4
comment Revenge and keeping halacha
@Yakov That is exactly what I mean by working on yourself. You should try to get yourself to want to follow halacha. Following Jewish law is often difficult and results in us not being able to do what we want to do. Strictly speaking, it really doesn't matter what we want. Even if we don't get a special "good feeling" out of it, we still have to do it. This is a very hard step to take all at once, and that is why I strongly recommend that you talk to a rabbi that you trust who can help guide you. My basic point is that you should try to get to the point where you are not taking (cont)
Mar
4
comment Seeking help constructing Purim Torah about EH"'E 22:13
@IshPloniViKohen That was actually how I read it the first time!
Mar
4
answered Revenge and keeping halacha
Mar
3
comment Does Hebrew have any word that exclusively means god or gods?
@JimThio The word "el" means "god", not "God". That is the difference. In Tanakh, it says that God is אחד which means "one". That obviously means that there is only one of him.
Mar
1
answered Does Hebrew have any word that exclusively means god or gods?
Feb
20
comment Woman with 2 wombs in regards to pidyon haben
I can't believe this has actually been asked to a posek +1
Feb
20
answered Does Sim Shalom use orthodox text for maariv, and, if so, is it usable for maariv?
Feb
20
comment Why shva nach when it should be a chataf patach?
@DoubleAA Let me partially retract that statement. I am pretty sure that a chet cannot take a shva-na as the first letter of the shoresh (at least in a Pa'al verb)
Feb
19
comment Why shva nach when it should be a chataf patach?
@DoubleAA What do you mean? A chet cannot take a shva-na as far as I know. The shva under this chet is a shva nach, but a Peh-gronit is supposed to take a chataf patach in this situation.
Feb
19
asked Why shva nach when it should be a chataf patach?
Jan
21
comment Best way to learn Hebrew to read Torah
@YEZ I am sure that without vowels Hebrew is indeed deeper than English, but with a pointed text, the pronunciation is more easily derived from the spelling in Hebrew than in English.