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I'm a self taught programmer whose taken a break to go back to school and study Software Engineering.

וישמע משה ויפל על-פניו -- And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.

The truth of a fact can only be proved by a fact, not by reasons or reasoning. Reasons and reasoning can establish its probability or its necessity but can never prove its actuality. The veracity of a messenger can only be proved by his sender, the sending of Moses only by God himself. That is why no word of an answer from Moses himself could refute the accusation of Korach. If God would not consider it right to confirm the veracity of his being commissioned by God, in face of this denial of it, then his mission was at its end -- ויפל על פניו.

Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Parshat Korach

I wish I had God's PGP Key.


Nov
12
asked What defines a loan and interest?
Nov
12
answered How do Interest Loans work in Israel?
Nov
10
revised Rav vs. Rabbi in Talmudic Times
added source
Nov
8
revised Explaining Providence and Prayer to Children
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Nov
8
asked Explaining Providence and Prayer to Children
Nov
8
comment How beautiful for the bracha on beautiful people?
Is there a separate bracha specifically for a beautiful woman or is it the same bracha as for a man. I ask because Rav Steinsaltz mentions in one of his books a bracha said upon seeing a beautiful woman which occurs in the Talmud but doesn't list a source.
Nov
8
comment How beautiful for the bracha on beautiful people?
Rav Shteinsaltz specifically mentions that the is a bracha in the Talmud which is said upon seeing a beautiful woman.
Nov
5
comment Archeological proof of Exodus?
@MonicaCellio jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/…
Nov
5
comment Archeological proof of Exodus?
You're not quite right. While there is not direct archeological evidence of the exodus story, there is archeological evidence which correlates to certain things described in the story. There is a mud brick city hastily built around the time of the exodus, and there are stella recording cetain curses / plages, such as by an Egyptian frog diety punishing the ruler, which correlate to the plagues described in the exodus story. While these things in no way prove the exodus story, they do prove that it originates in Egypt and is at least somewhat based on historical events at that time.
Nov
4
accepted Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
Nov
4
revised Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
added 32 characters in body
Nov
2
comment What is the punishment spelled out explicitly in the Torah for having relations with a post-menstrual woman who has not gone to the Mikvah?
Related - What is the source for immersion after niddah: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38568/2205
Oct
30
awarded  Announcer
Oct
30
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
@yoel After examining the sources, it is clear that it did in fact start as a personal chumra that women took upon themselves by themselves. If you're interested you can take a look at my answer: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/47814/2205
Oct
30
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
@YEZ I finally posted my answer if you're interested: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/47814/2205
Oct
30
comment Niddah and Counting 7 Clean Days - What are its Origins?
@Yishai I finally posted my answer if you're interested: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/47814/2205
Oct
30
comment Until what time before sunset (shekiya) can you work Erev Shabbos (Friday)?
Why the down vote?
Oct
29
comment Source for Immersion after Biblical Niddah
@Yishai - ok, didn't understand you - actually Ramban says in the very next paragraph that mikve is ok.
Oct
29
accepted If a Niddah spits on you are you Impure?
Oct
29
comment If a Niddah spits on you are you Impure?
@Epicentre We're not just dealing with with immediately practical considerations here.