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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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answered Where can I find Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid's will online?
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answered How to prepare/give a good drasha
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reviewed No Action Needed A letter prohibiting television?
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reviewed Close Were some Jews transformed to monkeys for violating the sabbath?
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reviewed Leave Open How to prepare/give a good drasha
Nov
20
answered Ripping out a blade of grass by a funeral?
Nov
20
comment Why do Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel always argue?
@narnia - firstly, doubting a Gemara is rather peculiar behavior. Secondly, we are discussing that issue (politely) here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48500/501
Nov
19
comment Why put Psalm 130 right before barchu?
@Shokhet -fascinating info about this "spot" in the Aruch Hashulchan, but it doesn't answer your specific question. - סימן נד - דינים השייכים ל''ישתבח'' (toratemetfreeware.com/online/f_01582.html#HtmpReportNum0053_L2)
Nov
19
comment Why put Psalm 130 right before barchu?
@Shokhet - The Gro siddurim all mention not to say it, and the Yekkishe ones don't even acknowledge the custom exists.
Nov
19
comment Is boreh nefashot said on hot coffee?
@bondonk- I agree, but the exact time is unspecified in the Kitzur, hence my terminology of "consecutive"
Nov
19
answered Why do Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel always argue?
Nov
19
comment Are the seventy distinct languages and nations listed?
@Scimonster - see the Yalkut Shimoni Parsha 58 [9:19]. He counts 74 but 4 were righteous so they were not scattered, leaving us with 70.
Nov
19
comment Is boreh nefashot said on hot coffee?
@bondonk - see my comment above. וּבִשְׁתִיָּה, אֲפִלּוּ שָׁהָה פָּחוֹת מִזֶּה, אֵין מִצְטָרְפוֹת. - seems like it has to be drunk rather quickly.
Nov
19
comment Is boreh nefashot said on hot coffee?
@Shokhet: The Kitzur says it's less than the time for eating, but doesn't elaborate how long the waiting can be. סעיף ה' אָכַל כַּחֲצִי זַיִת וְשָׁהָה, וְחָזַר וְאָכַל כַּחֲצִי זַיִת, אִם מִתְּחִלַּת הָאֲכִילָה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה עַד סוֹף הָאֲכִילָה לֹא הָיָה זְמַן יוֹתֵר, כִּי אִם כְּדֵי אֲכִילַת פְּרָס, מִצְטָרְפוֹת שְׁתֵּי הָאֲכִילוֹת וּמְבָרֵךְ בְּרָכָה אַחֲרוֹנָה. אֲבָל אִם שָׁהָה יוֹתֵר, אֵין מִצְטָרְפוֹת. וּבִשְׁתִיָּה, אֲפִלּוּ שָׁהָה פָּחוֹת מִזֶּה, אֵין מִצְטָרְפוֹת.
Nov
19
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
19
awarded  Necromancer
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19
awarded  Nice Answer
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19
awarded  Yearling
Nov
18
answered Why doesn't this gemara interpret the mishna as meaning they sell it back?
Nov
18
comment How to pronounce “nechamasa” in kaddish?
I'll admit, it was MoriDoweedhYaa3qob's comment that made me peek more closely into those various Siddurim. :-)