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I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod on Writers.

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 to practical "Jewish life" questions.

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.

If you are a Jew and considering participating on the Biblical Hermeneutics SE site, I urge you to consider these words from someone who went down that path. They want Jews to help out on their site, but they don't want to rein in the Christian evangelism so we'll feel welcome. That's at best distasteful. Proceed with caution, and ideally consult your rabbi first. (More info on our meta.) See also: Working with idolaters, infidels, and the impious: can interfaith discourse work?


Sep
29
answered suggestions on staying dry without an eruv on shabbos
Sep
29
comment Kohenim Taking shoes off during rosh hashana
@DannySchoemann ah, good point -- I have seen kohanim keep their socks on (though also barefoot ones, and didn't know why the difference).
Sep
28
asked Teshuva and non-Jews?
Sep
28
comment Why don't we say Hallel on Rosh Hashanah?
I thought we'd had this question before, but I couldn't find it.
Sep
28
answered Why don't we say Hallel on Rosh Hashanah?
Sep
28
comment Kohenim Taking shoes off during rosh hashana
@DannySchoemann yes, they served barefoot (I don't know if the Levi'im did). What I meant was that I'd been taught that this is the reason -- they did so we do.
Sep
28
comment A letter prohibiting television?
@Shokhet ok, that's a fair point. And I should have checked the poster's activity, oops.
Sep
28
comment A letter prohibiting television?
Could you summarize it? We're looking for answers that stand on their own, not just link/point to answers elsewhere. Thanks. (I realize that this answer is quite old.)
Sep
28
revised Kohenim Taking shoes off during rosh hashana
edited tags
Sep
28
answered Kohenim Taking shoes off during rosh hashana
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
comment How strongly must a Mezuza be attached
Workaround: consider screws.
Sep
23
revised When should one start building one's Sukkah?
edited title
Sep
21
revised can I still wear my star of david
I don't know what that sentence fragment was meant to be back when I wrote it, but let's fix it
Sep
21
revised Clarification on “The Bloody Court”
OP wants the christian link, so putting it back - with luck somebody has a link to a more-reliable English translaton
Sep
21
comment What is the penalty for someone who insults Judaism
@PloniAlmoni the asker, sure, but I'm asking about the person he's asking about (the "someone" in "if someone insults...").
Sep
21
revised Clarification on “The Bloody Court”
replaced unreliable source ("come and hear" is a christian site that has a record of altering the texts it presents)
Sep
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Clarification on “The Bloody Court”
Sep
21
revised Why was an imperfect world instructed in capital punishment?
added info from comments
Sep
21
comment What is the penalty for someone who insults Judaism
Is he Jewish? And what form does this defaming take -- just saying bad things about it, or working against it somehow (like preventing Jews from following its laws), or what?