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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.


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reviewed Reopen Does Satmar have their own form of Chassidus?
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reviewed Close Keeping two days of Yom Tov in Israel
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reviewed Close Do you have to believe that someone is Jewish?
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reviewed Reviewed What should a Jew do if encountered by ISIS?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on are homosexual relations forbidden by God? Why?
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reviewed Leave Open SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
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reviewed Leave Open Do we know the date of death of Shammai Hazaken?
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reviewed Close How come Metzudat Tzion never did a perush of difficult words in the chumash?
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reviewed Leave Open “Hello” and “sincerely” when writting letters
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reviewed Close Women and mayim achronim
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reviewed Reopen Why is there no more animal sacrifice as our forefathers did?
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reviewed Edit Machine-Readable Torah
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