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Aug
14
comment Seeking (a) web site(s) that discuss(es) Judaic calendar statistics
@user613: The three fundamental cycles on which the calendar is based are (a) the 7-day week (b) the synodic month of 765433/25920 days, (c) the equinoctial year (as approximated by the Metonic cycle) of 235/19 months. The lowest common multiple of all these works out to a complete cycle of 251 827 457 days = 35 975 351 weeks = 8 527 680 months = 689 472 years.
Mar
20
awarded  Yearling
Feb
28
comment Rejecting others' friend requests on Facebook
Can you meet the requirement by joining a fraternity?
Jan
6
comment Do more fasts fall out on monday and thursday, or does it just feel that way
Monday and Thursday = 28.57% of the days, not 33%.
Jan
2
comment How do we know that the civil Saturday is the correct Shabbat?
@Monica Cellio: Right. In the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, Thursday, October 4 was followed by Friday (not Monday), October 15.
Dec
8
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
2
comment Questions about Polygamy in Jewish Law and Culture
How can the average number of wives per man be greater than 1? Did ancient Israel have a skewed sex ratio?
Oct
26
comment Can a book with ancient text really be copyright?
It's preparation for the future when we'll have retroactive 10,000-year copyright terms.
Jul
27
comment Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Does this imply that a homosexual act between Jews is "worse than" the same act between non-Jews? (A Noachide court can only administer decapitation, not stoning.)
Jul
26
awarded  Editor
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Neutral Point of View
Jul
26
suggested approved edit on Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Jul
24
awarded  Commentator
Jul
24
comment Were slave-related commandments observed in America?
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was contrary to the Torah (Devarim 23:15-16).
Jul
24
answered Is there a difference between “p” and “f” when transliterating from English to Hebrew?
Jun
9
comment Sonogram (ultrasonography) on Infant for Gender
In Asia, if you got a sonogram, it would be assumed that you were intending to have an abortion if the baby is a girl.
Jun
3
comment What is it about pigs that's so despised vs. other non-kosher animals?
RE point #5: Cannibals call human meat "long pig" because of the similarity in taste. (I'll just take their word for it.)
May
30
comment Sonogram (ultrasonography) on Infant for Gender
Would it be "improper" if you lived in China or India?
May
20
comment What's the “ORegon 7-1222” on R' Moshe Feinstein's letterhead?
Right. They could have equally well have chosen OPera, ORange, ORchard, ORchestra, or OStrich.
May
19
awarded  Critic