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comment Wear your tzitzis out or in?
It may not be an issue even in other areas. From personal experience, I have visited (in the course of my work) various corporate and government offices across the country, wearing tzitzis sticking out (and also a yarmulka and a full beard), and have always been treated most courteously. (Occasionally I've gotten questioned - respectfully, though - about what they are; but most people haven't even paid attention.)
comment How to Resolve Kiddush Levana and Celestial Worship, (Avodas Kochavim)?
Re paragraph 2: Of course if you just say the main berachah you've fulfilled your basic obligation. But the following paragraph, with the "Just as I leap towards you..." phrasing, comes from Masechta Soferim (20:2), which was written in the early Geonic era, and is also highly authoritative. Why, then, should we omit this paragraph? Whatever concerns we might have about seeming to be idolatrous, those concerns certainly existed then too (all the more so, in fact, when worship of the heavenly bodies was still popular), yet that didn't stop them from composing it and recommending that we say it.
comment How to Resolve Kiddush Levana and Celestial Worship, (Avodas Kochavim)?
Re Paragraph 1: So? In this week's parsha we find Yaakov addressing his soul ("kevodi" - see Rashi to Bereishis 49:6), telling it "don't be united with them," even though of course his soul has no independent power, and it's purely up to Hashem whether Yaakov's name will be associated with Korach's revolt. Same thing here: we can be addressing the moon yet knowing that the fulfillment of our wish is up to Hashem.