5,144 reputation
840
bio website angelfire.com/md3/…
location Maryland
age 56
visits member for 1 year, 3 months
seen 10 hours ago

I converted to Orthodox Judaism in 1980. My conversion story was originally published in the Baltimore Jewish Times and was reprinted in its entirety by About.com and in excerpt form by Rabbi Maurice Lamm in his book Becoming a Jew. I learned Daf Yomi for 10 years completing the entire 11th Cycle and getting half way through the 12th. I stopped shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and recognized I could not stay up for late night Daf classes nor keep up if I did not. For the 20th anniversary of my conversion, I decided to teach the last daf of Kesubos and contacted Art Scroll for help, as they had not yet published their translation of that daf. Rabbi Yehezkel Danziger surprised me by suggesting that I try translating the page for publication in order to make my celebration "more special." It took me 3 months to translate the main text and the Rashi, but I submitted my work and, after much editing, received an editorial credit in Volume III of Art Scroll's Kesuvos translation. I have been a frequent contributor to the About.com Judaism board and specialized in counter-missionary posts. My website, "A Primer: Why Jews Cannot Believe in Jesus" is designed as a quick introduction to major points I tend to make when dealing with missionaries. In my secular life, I am an attorney for the Federal Government.


Mar
24
asked Is the Story About Members of Beis Shammai Killing Members of Beis Hillil True?
Mar
24
answered Who were members of Beth Shammai?
Mar
12
answered Does a buyer owe a seller anything for a windfall that neither knew about at the time of the sale?
Mar
12
comment Does a buyer owe a seller anything for a windfall that neither knew about at the time of the sale?
What about the parenthetical after "market value" in your answer that says "source"? I thought you were planning to fill that in and left it as a place-holder.
Mar
12
revised Did Isaiah ever believe that Hezekiah was the Messiah?
edited in response to comments and added in facts not presented originally.
Mar
12
reviewed Reopen The Second Temple
Mar
12
reviewed Reviewed Are children whose mother converted after bearing them Jewish?
Mar
12
revised Are children whose mother converted after bearing them Jewish?
Title was confusing.
Mar
12
asked Did Isaiah ever believe that Hezekiah was the Messiah?
Mar
12
revised Does a buyer owe a seller anything for a windfall that neither knew about at the time of the sale?
added 116 characters in body
Mar
10
comment Innocent babies killed in flood
@Sta: Welcome to Mi Yodeya. You ask a good question, but it is similar to the broader question of why do bad things happen to children today? Therefore, your question is duplicative to the question Gershon Gold links to in his comment. You might want to read Rabbi Benjamin Blech's book, "If God Is Good, Why Is The World So Bad?" There he challenges the belief that an all-powerful G-d and bad things happening to people are mutually exclusive ideas.
Mar
10
reviewed Close Who is this woman keturah in פרשת חיי שרה
Mar
10
asked What is the source for the view that the Third Temple will be built by G-d and transported intact to Jerusalem?
Mar
2
accepted Is there a substantive difference in meaning when the Torah uses the Hebrew verb root דבר rather than אמר?
Feb
27
comment Is there a substantive difference in meaning when the Torah uses the Hebrew verb root דבר rather than אמר?
@Danno Sounds like a reasonable answer.
Feb
27
asked Does a buyer owe a seller anything for a windfall that neither knew about at the time of the sale?
Feb
27
asked Is there a substantive difference in meaning when the Torah uses the Hebrew verb root דבר rather than אמר?
Feb
18
comment Why did God do nothing against the Romans that desecrated the Temple?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Feb
18
reviewed Reviewed Why was Yam Suf necessary according to Rabenu Chananel?
Feb
18
comment Why was Yam Suf necessary according to Rabenu Chananel?
Welcome to Mi Yodeya Rivka. Nice question. Is this a question for which you already know the answer? If not, what made you think to ask it?