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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.


Apr
7
asked Who gets shelishi if there are no Israelim?
Apr
3
asked Why isn't chocolate considered to be kitniyos?
Mar
26
answered The difference between שור and פר
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
asked Did Isaiah ever believe that Hezekiah was the Messiah?
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?
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
16
asked Succah with mosquito netting
Feb
12
answered Jewish culture differences singled out by Nazism?
Feb
10
answered Do our sources address the question of intellectual property vs the public good?
Jan
27
asked Is there a penalty or measure of restitution for geneivas daas?
Dec
26
answered What can a Jew draw?
Dec
26
asked What parts of the Septuagint are and are not reliable?
Dec
24
asked Halachic basis for opposing erection of a giant statute of Jesus in Israel
Dec
20
asked Talmud's statement concerning people who believe G-d did not command all 613 mitzvos
Dec
20
asked How could the Temple have become tamei?
Dec
19
asked Do the parents of a convert merit in the afterlife for their child's decision?