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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.

I joined Stack Exchange so I could commit to the proposal for Mi Yodeya. I ask lots of questions to learn from the many knowledgeable Yodeyans. My answers tend to be mostly to practical "Jewish life" questions.

Please check out Mi Yodeya's publications with Q&A drawn from our site -- a haggadah supplement for Pesach, a Purim collection, and eight nights of Q&A for Chanukah.

Stack Exchange has many great sites. However, I recommend strongly that Jews avoid Biblical Hermeneutics or, at the very least, consult your rabbi first.


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reviewed No Action Needed Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach
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revised A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
incorporated info from DoubleAA in a comment (thanks)
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comment A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
Yitz, welcome to Mi Yodeya and thank you for bringing your question here. I really hope the two of you can find a solution to this that you're both comfortable with.
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answered A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
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comment Why not catch up parshas right away?
And not only do we not use Tazria-Metzora to align, but we don't do it with Acharei-Kedoshim either.
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comment does a water bottle become fleishig from a meal?
What is the bottle made out of? (Plastic I assume, but more specifically?)
Apr
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comment Bootstrapping problem: havdalah ends shabbat (for one who didn't daven ma'ariv) but lighting the candle is melacha?
@DoubleAA oh, hmm! Looks like there was a merger. Ok, I'll think about how to work around that. I don't immediately see how to do that cleanly; input welcome.
Apr
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comment Why can't one have marital relations with the light on?
It would help if you would tell us (for all your questions, not just this one) how you know what you know. Did you learn the g'mara on Niddah 17, or did you see a reference to this somewhere else and if so where?
Apr
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comment Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Is there a place for the documentary-hypothesis in observant Judaism?
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awarded  Disciplined
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asked Does a husband have to maintain his wife's bondwomen?
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comment What is the origin of the custom to have kids find the afikoman?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14462/472
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comment Is there a book that explains the large and small letters in the Torah?
Instead of asking for a book, why not ask your actual question? (Answers might cite books.) What do you want to know about the large and small letters?
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accepted Is the leviathan kosher?
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revised What is the Reform view of the origin of the Torah?
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revised Earliest ban issued by a sage in the torah
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