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I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod on Writers and Worldbuilding. Professionally, I'm a technical writer who works with (and often helps design) programming interfaces. I'd love to see more tech-writing questions on Writers.SE.

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comment Swimming on Shabbos
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Aug
26
comment How do you pay a debt (not a loan) in a different currency?
@Epicentre I don't know enough about ribbit to know if it's broader than loans, hence the question.
Aug
26
revised How do you pay a debt (not a loan) in a different currency?
trying to separate this a little more clearly from the related question
Aug
26
comment Was stoning practiced in 30-32 CE?
@WadCheber the focus on Mi Yodeya is Judaism rather than debunking Christian myths, so the part about this not even being a credible account is something I would treat as a footnote. Answers should focus on the three questions called out at the end and treat the quoted passage as motivation for the question. If you've got something to add on those points please feel free to add an answer. Meanwhile, your comment points out the problem with the passage.
Aug
25
revised How do you pay a debt (not a loan) in a different currency?
added 172 characters in body
Aug
25
asked How do you pay a debt (not a loan) in a different currency?
Aug
24
revised Why do we recite Sh'losh Esrei Middos 3 times during the pre-Torah service on the High Holidays?
edited tags
Aug
23
comment Can אֲדֹנָי refer to a person or just to God?
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Aug
23
comment Shofar from ibex horn?
@Rish oops, thanks. Yes, you correctly inferred what I meant to type. And once you've made a mistake once it seems to be even easier to make it again. :-)
Aug
23
reviewed Approve Being more stringent than your Rebbe
Aug
23
reviewed Approve Shofar from ibex horn?
Aug
23
asked Shofar from ibex horn?
Aug
21
comment Is Hanukkah a holiday or a festival? Is there a difference?
It might be worth talking about the word chag, which is usually (in my experience) translated as "festival".
Aug
20
comment Is it acceptable to make someone feel uncomfortable because they have inadvertently done something that you consider undesirable?
@JMFB there was quite a bit of activity on this question (edits, now-deleted comments, closure and reopening), which you might have missed. The core question is about the men's reaction, not abut kol isha itself (which is covered on another question). I've made an edit to focus this more, and I encourage you to add the sources you mention in your last paragraph, which would strengthen this answer. Thanks.
Aug
20
revised Is it acceptable to make someone feel uncomfortable because they have inadvertently done something that you consider undesirable?
Focused the answer on the way they reacted (the question) rather than the kol-isha incident that led to it. The bulk of this answer was about kol isha, making it hard to find the answer to the question.
Aug
20
comment Is it acceptable to make someone feel uncomfortable because they have inadvertently done something that you consider undesirable?
Wad, thank you for the edits to the question. I've made a few further tweaks to make it clear that your question is about how the men responded, and not really about the halachic status of the singing (which I believe you've asked about in a separate question now). After editing I cast the fifth reopen vote. Unfortunately, most of the answer below is about kol isha (hearing women's voices), not about your question, so that answer is in need of an edit.
Aug
20
revised Is it acceptable to make someone feel uncomfortable because they have inadvertently done something that you consider undesirable?
separated background and question, word-smithed the question a bit, and added a note that this is about the response, not about the singing *specifically* (that's just background).
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
revised Are Orthodox Jews opposed to women singing in public, particularly if the woman is singing to a fussy baby in an attempt to soothe it?
Quoting the entire article runs afoul of site rules; I've pared this down to a couple key quotes. Feel free to edit more to add a summary in your own words; the best answers connect the dots between the cited sources and the original question.