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I founded mi.yodeya.
I'm also a public transit technologist.
Major Jewish communal credentials:
Mashgiach Emeritus, MIT Hillel Kosher Kitchens;
Gabbai Emeritus, MIT Orthodox Minyan.

Contact me off-line at lo_yodeya@ (my personal domain, listed under "Website" in this profile).


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comment Did Prof. Rabbi Umberto Cassuto have any insight behind the biblical character Yehudah?
Ben, I edited out the part of this post with your personal contact information. You're welcome to put that in your profile. (While you're at it, please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features.) I hope that your question here gets some interesting answers that that anyone who reads this page can enjoy.
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revised Did Prof. Rabbi Umberto Cassuto have any insight behind the biblical character Yehudah?
removed personal contact info and salutation
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reviewed Leave Open Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
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revised Did Prof. Rabbi Umberto Cassuto have any insight behind the biblical character Yehudah?
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comment Did Prof. Rabbi Umberto Cassuto have any insight behind the biblical character Yehudah?
Mazal Tov, and welcome!
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comment Cooking nat-bar-nat food in an opposite-type pot
@Fred, thanks very much for the source!
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relegated secondary source to footnote
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removed another vestige of the meat of the answer
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revised Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
this year aside, terumah and ma'aser are more common issues with Israeli produce than Shemitta
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comment Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?
We generally don't require kosher certification for (commercially-produced) plain beer without non-traditional additives. I'm not sure how this applies to homebrew or to the special case thereof in this question, since not all of the assumptions that we make in commercial environments necessarily apply in home environments. This CRC article may provide some good pointers to possible issues.
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per comments on my answer
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removed meat case per comments and added Tehila L'Dovid
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comment Cooking nat-bar-nat food in an opposite-type pot
Regarding "אין מבטלין אסור לכתחילה" the PMG actually says that our case is "like" that, so I've weakened my paraphrase here, accordingly.
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revised Where in US can I go for sanctuary to repent of my intermarriage?
depersonalized and boiled down to core question.
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comment What mean “peley” and “nava mina”?
@DanF, far22's stated reason of wanting to understand a gemara class is definitely sufficient to make this on-topic. The problem here, though, is that it's impossible for us to objectively evaluate any guesses as to which phrases this question refers to, since they're transcribed imperfectly and ambiguously, we don't have the original class to compare to, and there's insufficient context provided to make it clear. See the extended chat conversation starting here.
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answered Cooking nat-bar-nat food in an opposite-type pot
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comment Concern for liquidy finished product only
I've emailed the Star-K requesting clarification and sources.
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comment So who is this “angel of the Lord” that call himself “the God of bethel”?
@Danno You have reasoning, per your first comment. And no, I don't reach the toenails of being an authoritative source.
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comment So who is this “angel of the Lord” that call himself “the God of bethel”?
@Danno, sounds like you have enough information for an authoritative answer.