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A FFB Yekke born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Husband. Father of 2 sons and 4 daughters. Davens Vasikin daily and lives & works in Jerusalem.

Graduated from Yeshivas Toras Emes high school, then studied in Yeshiva Kol Torah, Jerusalem. Studied in Kollel for a while, taught Limudei Kodesh and eventually went to work in computers.

My work history is on LinkedIn.

Been blogging almost daily - since Dec 2007 - on Halocho a Day and its mirror on FaceBook.

My learning achievements include finishing a Daf Yomi cycle, learning Chagiga over 100 times, completing Shas-Mishnayos over 10 times, reviewing the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch over 25 times, reading through the Rambam's Mishne Torah 3 times and the Tur & Shulchan Aruch, Aruch Hashulcha's Orach Chaim, Medrash Raba and Medrash Tanchuma once.

Currently - תשע"ה - studying Tanach with Rashi and Malbim, Aruch HaShulchan Even HoEzer, Tur with Beis Yosef, Yalkut Shimoni and Hilchot Shmita.

Besides for practical Halacha, I have a soft spot for the 3 Targums on Chumash; lots of interesting gems hiding there.

I am not a Rabbi, but I do enjoy public speaking.
I am not a Sofer, but I have written myself two Megilot and my own Sefer Torah; it took me 9 years to complete.

Self reminder: It's & rlm; you need to add to the end of Hebrew text.


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comment Can one light a Chanuka Menora using fiberglass wicks
@Yishai - why not post that as an answer? (Though he does not bring sources.)
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comment Asking A Gentile To Perform Safeq Melakhah
Are you asking why a "Rabbinically forbidden" Melacha doesn't have the same status as "a dispute between Poskim if something is allowed"? If so, please explain the connection.
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reviewed Leave Open Why there is no prophet among anyone now even though humans nowadays are hollier than ancient humans?
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comment Does a meis mitzvah acquire the land he's on even in the Temple?
@user6641 - then you may want to add that to your question, which was rather specific. I simply used your examples.
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answered Does a meis mitzvah acquire the land he's on even in the Temple?
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awarded  Revival
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answered Is there an 'Inyan of Upsherin for girls?
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comment Early descriptions of the Foundation Stone
How about the Zohar הזוהר הקדוש - ספר בראשית-פרשת נח -דף עב ע''א that saysהַאי הִיא אֶבֶן שְׁתִיָּה דְּאִיהִי נְקוּדָה חָדָא דְּכָל עָלְמָא. וְקָיְימָא עֲלָהּ קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים. If Rashbi wrote the Zohar, it would date from the end of the 2nd temple area.
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answered (Online) Hebrew Babylonian Talmud
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comment What to do in a case of no siddur available and additions to the Shemoneh Esrei?
Reminds me of the Gemoro in Brochos 35a: וכל הנהנה מן העוה''ז בלא ברכה מעל מאי תקנתיה ילך אצל חכם. ילך אצל חכם, מאי עביד ליה? הא עביד ליה איסורא?? אלא אמר רבא: ילך אצל חכם מעיקרא וילמדנו ברכות כדי שלא יבא לידי מעילה
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comment How long do you really need to keep your sideburns?
@user8613 - I'm not sure. See Rashi on Kidushin 35b and Makos 20b and Tosafos on Nazir 41b. That's the closest I can get. Seems the Shulchan Aruch learns that the Payot "צדעיו" continue until where the beard starts. See the Gemara that says (Makos 20b) ת''ר פאת ראשו סוף ראשו ואיזהו סוף ראשו זה המשוה צדעיו .