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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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revised Was there sentient life with free will in the worlds that G-d destroyed before making our world?
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reviewed Leave Closed Hebrew idiom for chazak
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reviewed Leave Open What is the book Shlocha Sarigim by R Hillel Lichsteinstein about?
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reviewed Close Where were these Gedolim burried?
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comment How to determine what a “normal wind” would do to a sukka
Thanks for correcting my misconception, with support from the relevant sources!
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revised How to determine what a “normal wind” would do to a sukka
imported practical advice from preceding comment
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comment How to determine what a “normal wind” would do to a sukka
@user6591, if you can bring a source for this definition (that we're talking about the wind that's out there constantly as you're setting up), that plus your advice equals an answer.
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comment How to determine what a “normal wind” would do to a sukka
I don't think you've answered the question, which takes for granted that "normal" is defined locally. That makes the problem harder, in a way, since a published, one-size-fits all metric is impossible, and local knowledge is required.
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asked How to determine what a “normal wind” would do to a sukka
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comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
The question is pretty clearly about what's appropriate from the point-of-view of Judaism.
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reviewed Reviewed At what point does a chazzan take three steps back after chazaras hashatz?
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comment At what point does a chazzan take three steps back after chazaras hashatz?
Welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for bringing your question here! I hope you'll look around and find other material of interest, perhaps starting with our 100+ other chazzan-prayer-leader questions. Please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features. Finally, please edit your profile to give yourself a name more distinctive than user7086!
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revised At what point does a chazzan take three steps back after chazaras hashatz?
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comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
those two are the ones in positions that make the papers, but oaths of office are taken in the US by many federal employees, all members of the military, many state and municipal employees, etc.
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comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
Regarding Note 1, While Sen. Lieberman's particular behavior is of interest given his prominence, he's just one of, I suspect, very many observant Jews who have faced this issue, including public servants, naturalized citizens, and participants in the legal system.
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revised Government “swearing-in” ceremony
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revised How should non-Jews observe Rosh HaShanah?
http://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/75/how-should-i-cite-an-answer-elsewhere Please add a summary instead of copying the entire work.
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revised How do I understand Bava Metzia 1:6?
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comment Hebrew idiom for chazak
Hein, welcome to Mi Yodeya! It's very unclear what you're asking here. Could you please edit your post to be more explicit? Also, if this question is about Judaism, please make that clear in the post; we handle questions about Hebrew language (or any other subject) only if they are also questions about Judasim.
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comment Can Moshe die at will?
Great job bringing together answers from a whole bunch of commentators!