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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
4
awarded  Scholar
Aug
4
accepted Who performed the bris of Abraham?
Jul
30
revised Who performed the bris of Abraham?
some grammar broken in edits. Sentence structure, including recent discussion.
Jul
30
awarded  Yearling
Jul
30
asked Who performed the bris of Abraham?
Jul
16
comment Can dew really make an eggshell fly?
Other cultures had legends of eggs standing on-end (or uprighting themselves) on the Vernal Equinox. Perhaps there was a lore known to ancient sages, and what was taught via the mana allowed a largely-unknown phenomenon to be demonstrated.
Jul
11
comment Can dew really make an eggshell fly?
I will refrain from commenting on this on Physics.SE, but will suggest here that the location on earth, and the time-of-year may be important factors — if this is more than a midrash-like story.
Jul
10
comment Can One Ride in a Self-Driving Car on Shabbat
If you were able to show an attendant a card, and told them they don't need to open the gate for you (you'll wait for someone to come through it), and they decide to open it for you of their own interest — does this (help) avoid the safek?
Jun
26
comment Why does the belief in Mashiach require that one be anxious for his coming?
This. "Eagerness" (with decorum, of course!)
Jun
18
comment Watering Synthetic Grass on Shabbat?
maybe it doesn't need to be, but it done by happenstance when a spray system waters the real grass adjacent to the astroturf area
Feb
28
awarded  Critic
Feb
6
comment Are there any Jewish sources which discuss the existence of auras or energy fields?
fwiw, you will find reproducibility if you continue reading. The techniques that the Global Consciousness Project used have further their own scientific aims as well as reinforcing PEAR's. So I could not harmonize with your assertion of basic flaws. Nor can I cannot speak for 'parapsychological desires', but I think that further good science can be done by new efforts like these.
Feb
6
comment Are there any Jewish sources which discuss the existence of auras or energy fields?
We should remember, too, that as much as it is well to be conservative by-principle, we must also remember that research and Science advances what we know. Creation is a mystery to be explored. Some would consider the PEAR research controversial by common thinking, but 30 yrs of science still holds against critique. Yet, were someone to ask me about making a life-changing decision upon this research, I would have to know their life and situation very well to answer in any other way but conservatively! (and let me not seem in suggestion of avodah zarah)
Nov
21
comment How is “Jerusalem” pronounced when reading a Ketubah?
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Oct
16
comment Grammatical quirk in Yoda-esque sentences
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Oct
16
comment What does “שברירי ברירי…‏” do? How?
If we can be certain that the beast is imaginary, then renaming would likely be a path to disposing of the problem, unless the alternative name is, by-chance, a pronunciation of another beast that is real (and presumably drawn nearer / invited by its name)
Oct
16
comment What does “שברירי ברירי…‏” do? How?
I think your proposal is arguing from the way the Rambam holds. I think this should be more clear. Else, How would ignoring the name of a thing rob it of its own essence? If it has been created, then its name is part of its existence. It would see that being unaware of its name can only remove from us control to act upon this wisdom that was gleaned and passed down.
Oct
1
comment Walking past motion detector/sensor activated lights on Shabbat
I infer that this is a Psik Reisha D'Lo Nicha Ley on a Melacha Derabanan, as per the rationale here
Oct
1
comment Walking past motion detector/sensor activated lights on Shabbat
possible duplicate of Walking by an Automatic Door on Shabbos