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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
1
answered If you realize you're carrying on Shabbat, what's the best thing to do?
Sep
1
answered Does a Food Mashgiach have to Sacrifice his Life?
Sep
1
answered Scratch on a car: liability if panel was later paid by another
Aug
31
answered “Jumping” at the end of Shemoneh Esrei
Aug
31
comment What portion of his income would a Jew following the sacrificial laws give?
Also, there are some other gifts, such as the parts of the animal given to the kohen. One should also mention ma'aser kesafim, which according to a minority opinion is a biblical requirement.
Aug
30
comment hat and jacket during davening
Perhaps one could make the claim that a hat is an absolute form of respectful clothing, irrespective of the current style. But the MB seems to imply that the current time and minhag do matter. Also, the particular hat that people wear now is just from the gentile style of a century ago. I think people should go back to the more authentic turban.
Aug
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
comment “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
10% do not go to the Kohanim. The Kohanim received terumah, which can be any amount mdoraysa but mdrabanan should be about 2%. They also received terumas ma'aser (10% of the levi's 10%) and other gifts, but not a flat 10% of nay total. I don't think peah came near 10% either, but people gave tzedakah separately also.
Aug
16
asked “Is the market-based distribution of income fair or unfair?”
Aug
15
revised Does “reputation scoring” make “the Torah a crown to magnify yourself with”?
added 4 characters in body
Aug
15
answered Does “reputation scoring” make “the Torah a crown to magnify yourself with”?
Aug
12
answered Where is there a good online source to check how often a word appears in Tanach?
Aug
12
comment Boruch Shem Kevod Malchuso L'Olam Voed - why do we whisper it?
Its a high expression of praise that the angels say. Humans may say it too, but only whisper it. It would be too brazen to say out loud normally. The exception is Yaakov on his deathbed, or a Jew on Yo"k, when we are at a level where it can be said out loud.
Aug
11
answered Can you wash your hands completely after Chatzos on Tisha B'Av?
Aug
7
comment Rambam on Olam Haba, Mashiach, and Techiyat haMeitim
Obviously the Rambam didn't deny techiyas hamesim, just he didn't say it would happen with mashiach, but at a later stage. But your answer (before your comment) implies its all one event.
Aug
7
answered Rambam on Olam Haba, Mashiach, and Techiyat haMeitim
Aug
7
comment Rambam on Olam Haba, Mashiach, and Techiyat haMeitim
The ramchal was a kabbalist so he does not follow the Rambam on some issues.
Aug
7
comment Rambam on Olam Haba, Mashiach, and Techiyat haMeitim
The Rambam does not believe that Mashiach will come with techiyas hamesim. He holds like Shmuel that the messianic era will not have unnatural events.
Aug
5
comment Responsibility for Incoming Call / Text Message Charges in Halacha
Btw, for calls you obviously cannot make him pay, since you don't have to pick up the phone.
Aug
5
comment Responsibility for Incoming Call / Text Message Charges in Halacha
Its not comparable cases. People have a right to text you. True, you asked him not to, but I don't think that's enough to create a financial obligation.