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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.

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May
3
answered Speaking lashon hara about someone who does not mind
May
3
revised “All that the Lord has spoken we shall do!” — did all the people say this, or just the elders?
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May
3
asked “All that the Lord has spoken we shall do!” — did all the people say this, or just the elders?
May
1
comment Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
@DoubleAA ah. Yes we are; thanks for clarifying so I can stop doing that. (Please feel free to delete these last few comments now that that's cleared up.)
May
1
comment Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
@DoubleAA right, in Temple times -- but I meant today in that comment. And good point about women who were stuck the first time also being stuck the second time.
May
1
comment Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
@Yishai that's "why" and this is "what" but yes, definitely related.
May
1
revised Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
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May
1
comment Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
@cham and we all have tumah today (though not all tumah is the same and that may be a factor). And while the idea in the written torah is what you said, it wouldn't be the first time our tradition layers additional meanings and observances on top of that, so I wonder if that applies here too.
May
1
asked Besides eating matzah, what do we do on Pesach Sheini today?
Apr
28
revised How long does entire process of baking matzo take to be kosher?
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Apr
28
comment How long does entire process of baking matzo take to be kosher?
Since you have not responded to my prior comment by editing these into one answer, I will do so. I'm only going to cut/paste the other answers into this one; once I've done that I suggest that you edit further to clean it up. Having five separate-but-not-really-separate answers doesn't work well for the site. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
28
accepted What is the deadline for yibbum?
Apr
26
comment How long does entire process of baking matzo take to be kosher?
Why are you splitting this up? Please edit this all into one answer (don't worry; it'll fit) and delete the partial answers. Thanks.
Apr
24
reviewed No Action Needed Starburst Fruit Chews kosher?
Apr
24
reviewed Reviewed Can a Gentile shovel / plow snow from your driveway on Shabbat if he has been paid for general work?
Apr
24
comment Can a Gentile shovel / plow snow from your driveway on Shabbat if he has been paid for general work?
Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Could you edit into your answer how you know this?
Apr
23
accepted Does the remarriage delay apply even in the case of yibbum?
Apr
23
comment Does the remarriage delay apply even in the case of yibbum?
Oh! Yes, I should have thought of that.
Apr
23
revised What is the deadline for yibbum?
clarified per comment
Apr
23
asked Does the remarriage delay apply even in the case of yibbum?