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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.

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  • For professionalism: 277
  • For self-preservation: 386
  • For civility: 438
  • For teaching: 1053

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


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revised What happens at an Orthodox Bat Mitzvah?
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comment Is this the Chofetz Chaim?
@DoubleAA I appreciate your forbearance. I just had a perhaps-irrational feeling that you just don't close the Chofetz Chaim on Tish'a BeAv.
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reviewed Leave Closed scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
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reviewed Leave Closed Leading poskim in the Charedi community today
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reviewed Looks OK Do I make hamotzi over raw dough?
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comment Kamtza bar Kamtza
AYB, Welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for sharing t his link. Could you please edit this post to flesh it out into a complete answer, by adding a summary of relevant points from the cited source? +1 for your blog name, by the way. Finally, please consider registering your account, to enable more site features, including voting.
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comment Is this the Chofetz Chaim?
@DoubleAA guess so. But please wait a day.
Jul
24
reviewed Close Can one practice their Leining on Tisha Be'av?
Jul
23
comment Location of source for a midrash of Zipporah on Har Sinai?
Meir, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for bringing your question here! I've never heard of this story before, but I can certainly see why it's compelling. I look forward to seeing you around. You might be interested in checking out some of our 200 other midrash questions.
Jul
23
revised Location of source for a midrash of Zipporah on Har Sinai?
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Jul
23
revised What is the correct response to “Chazaq u'Baruch!”?
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Jul
22
reviewed Leave Closed Is there meaning in the name Miyah?
Jul
21
comment Jewish Law in Employer/employee relationships
I did my best to incorporate the motivating quotation as well as this clarifying comment while generalizing a little bit more, so that it's clearly not a request for psak on a specific case. Please feel free to edit further if I've deviated from your intent. Thanks very much for bringing this interesting question here. I look forward to seeing you around. You might be interested in taking a look at some of our hundred other employement questions.
Jul
21
reviewed Edit Jewish Law in Employer/employee relationships
Jul
21
revised Jewish Law in Employer/employee relationships
added 783 characters in body; edited tags
Jul
21
comment Reheating bishul Akum
So let me get this straight: You're going to turn to your waiter at a state dinner and ask for a doggie bag?
Jul
20
reviewed Close Has a gadol be'Torah ever drastically changed his type of avodas Hashem?
Jul
20
comment Why do we read Yona on Yom Kippur?
Thanks for posting this answer. It and the other answers here are going to go very well in Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?.
Jul
20
comment Why was Akeidas Yitzchok a bigger test (Nisayon) for Avraham than for Yitzchok?
Thanks for posting this answer. It and the other answers here are going to go very well in Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?.
Jul
20
comment What is the reason behind blowing the shofar from the side of one's mouth?
Thanks for posting this question. It and its answer are going to go very well in Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?.