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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.


Sep
12
revised Is it permissible to erase the name of G-d from an E-reader?
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Sep
12
comment Saving a Life During Tefillah
There is also the case of Chilul Hashem. Even if its not a mass attempt, if soemone is forcing a Jew to sin (for the sake of sinning) in front of 10 Jews, it is also Yehareg v'al y'avor.
Sep
12
revised Saving a Life During Tefillah
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Sep
12
comment Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
Renting and ribbis. R'Resiman has a chapter on it: books.google.com/… In general, renting is muttar, but not if there's no wear-and-tear or risk of damage.
Sep
12
comment Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
He mentions how a series of fees may be more of an issue, though it may be slightly different in this case.
Sep
12
comment Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
This is the link to the book: books.google.com/…
Sep
12
revised Learning History on Shabbos
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Sep
12
answered DNA and Jewish Law
Sep
11
comment Need a Torah-based quote for “reaching new levels”
ישעיהו: מא. ו. איש את רעהו יעזרו ולאחיו יאמר חזק That passuk is talking about ovdei avodah zara strengthening each other, so it may not be the best choice.
Sep
11
comment Does a fathers obligation to teach his sons a parnassah extend to his daughters too?
Wow, the question just changed a lot. Now my answer won't match up as well...
Sep
11
comment Does a fathers obligation to teach his sons a parnassah extend to his daughters too?
I doubt they made conditions in the mitzvos that would kick in if circumstances changed in the future. It is also debatable if it essential for the woman to earn a livelihood even nowadays, though I guess that depends if her husband is in kollel..
Sep
11
comment Does Down Syndrome make one a Shoteh?
If he destroyed the box when opening it, I think its muttar.
Sep
9
comment Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
Alex, since there could be some way it gets damaged, the rental cost can be considered as coverage for that. But if the terms exclude any possibility of other payments, I think the rental charge may run into issues of ribbis.
Sep
9
comment Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
The library book case is definitely OK but I don't think there's an inherent exemption on non-fungible things. Its just that the charges can be considered to cover the costs of wearing out the item or the like. But I think it could be possible to violate ribbis in certain circumstances. E.g. if the borrower must also pay for any wear-and-tear and and damages.
Sep
9
answered Are late or overdue fees Ribbis?
Sep
8
comment Can I wash and say “please pass the salt”?
Even people who know the gemara still refrain from speaking, probably b/c that's what everyone else is doing.
Sep
7
awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
7
revised “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
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Sep
7
answered “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
Sep
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revised “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
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