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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
3
answered Is the brain the seat of the soul?
Oct
3
comment Pharmaceuticals and Kashrut
If its just swallowed (not a chewable), then its not considered food or eating, and one may normally swallow it even on pesach without worrying what's in it.
Oct
2
answered Under what circumstances may one eat or drink on a fast day?
Oct
2
answered Is the Book of Life ever really sealed?
Oct
2
answered Can you take vitamins on a fast day?
Oct
2
comment Tikkun Olam source
True. M. First demonstrates that the original text of aleinu was לתכן olam, to establish the world under God’s sovereignty, which fits the context much better. hakirah.org/Vol%2011%20First.pdf
Sep
27
answered What would be the law with regards to the Sukka in Manhattan?
Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
@yoel he just says "please cut the arrogant and condescending attitude.." and "please, buy my books". very polite.
Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
It seems problematic. See torahmusings.com/2010/08/uman-rosh-hashana
Sep
25
answered How do you extend the sound of a daleth in Shema?
Sep
25
comment Am I allowed to answer my friend's Halacha question?
I added a citation. @yydl, most desserts have been discussed before, so you're just quoting a book. It's a psak if it was a new food and you rule based on your understanding of the sugya.
Sep
25
revised Am I allowed to answer my friend's Halacha question?
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Sep
25
answered Am I allowed to answer my friend's Halacha question?
Sep
22
comment Can I lend out a Library Book?
I guess one would have to ask them. However, I don't think you need to ask Netflix (or Quikster~) before lending out there DVDs.
Sep
22
revised Do people have an effect on the mood of God?
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Sep
22
answered Do people have an effect on the mood of God?
Sep
21
comment Why doesn't the OU put DE on food packages anymore?
I heard the same from someone familiar with the OU. The issue is that no one knows this, so they wait 5 hours before eating pretzels, etc. Also, its harder to check every ingredient than a simple DE. Not sure why the OU does this...
Sep
21
comment “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
I just came across this PDF (via Hirhurim) which contains some discussions of relevant issues: fraseramerica.org/Commerce.Web/product_files/…
Sep
20
revised Is Mayim Achronim required before Al Hamichya?
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Sep
20
comment Do Jews think that all the unbelievers would go to hell someday?
"except for a few special cases" does include certain important beliefs (The Mishnah lists a couple, the Rambam a few more).