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Recent graduate with a BA in Computer Science, currently working on Learneroo.com, for interactive education. Blogs: Zappable.com, TorahJournal.com/Blog.


Oct
23
answered Does a Snuggie need tzitzis?
Oct
23
comment Are Rabbinic decrees binding forever, or can they be rescinded?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16101/…
Oct
23
answered Chalav Yisrael milk: stringency or binding?
Oct
23
revised Pulling out hairs while wiping your bottom on Shabbat
edited tags
Oct
17
comment תהלת ה' ידבר פי - what's the origin?
See the article on this topic in ChidusheiTorah@NDS chidusheitorah.com/sites/default/files/…
Oct
11
comment Kashrus status of menurkeys
Note that their Kickstarter model has the candles on one level: s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/817/891/…
Oct
9
revised Why can an Eruv be made in cities nowadays?
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Oct
9
comment Why can an Eruv be made in cities nowadays?
@DoubleAA it was the best answer. fine, removed.
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
@sethJ, that's a building code, and it only adds a couple inches. at some events, 1 person gets even less than 4 square feet.
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
(i.e. in an square that can fit 775 people on each side, so say 1550 feet per side.)
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
@SethJ I don't know how together they need to be. But maybe they need to be in one specific area that's visible at once as opposed to spread out over many different streets.
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
@DoubleAA The view in the rishonim of 600k may be difficult, but since its discussing a city, it still wouldn't be like seeing 600k together for a bracha.
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
I didn't see any report that less than 600k people were there. However, they were spread out over many streets, so not sure what would qualify for the beracha. See the pictures here: news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/70336000/jpg/… news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/08/… jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/…
Oct
8
comment The blessing for 600,000 Jews
@DoubleAA 600000 isn't mentioned in the gemara, and there are different views on it, but it would probably mean in an entire area in a day, such as a large city.
Oct
7
revised Specific things to do when a Gadol passes away
edited for clarity
Oct
7
comment Displaying Articles from the Temple
@SethJ, changed answer. I guess I held like the first version in the gemara initially! I'm still not sure if this would be "hana'a" though, since I assume the items won't be viewed for aesthetic pleasure.
Oct
7
revised Displaying Articles from the Temple
Answer changed based on Seth J's source.
Oct
7
comment Displaying Articles from the Temple
if its getting personal benefit from hekdesh that could be a problem. (but usually people standing there are involved in service.) you can't lean on the stones of hekdesh or even benefit from their shade. see Rambam mechon-mamre.org/i/8908.htm#3
Oct
7
revised Displaying Articles from the Temple
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Oct
4
comment Why do we pray for G-d to smash down our fellow Jews?
ואהבת לרעך כמוך only applies to 'רעך'.