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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 The Chazon Ish pronunciation
Seems that here's a Sefer by that name - a link in the heading of the page I linked to points to he.wikipedia.org/wiki/… describing the Sefer Ben Ish Chai. בן איש חי הוא ספר דרשות לפי פרשיות השבוע, ובו ביאור על פרשת השבוע והלכות שחובר על ידי הרב יוסף חיים מבגדאד (1834–1909), לפי סדר דרשותיו של הרב לקהילתו בשבתות. הספר התקבל כספר הלכה קובע בחלק מקהילות המזרח התיכון ובעיקר על יהדות בבל.
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reviewed Looks OK What was the significance of the ram by the Akeida?
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reviewed Leave Closed Which parts of Tachnun to skip
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answered Are the calculations of the Molad mentioned by Ramba"m based on constant or variable (seasonal) figures?
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revised Dictionary of symbology in Kodshim and Taharot
Added th eoriginal question and some more info.
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there any Mikras Gedolos in English?
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reviewed Reviewed May Conversative man “up-convert” to marry Orthodox girl?
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revised May Conversative man “up-convert” to marry Orthodox girl?
Added tags and line feeds
Nov
25
revised Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
Angel=Malach. Angle=perpsective. And other minor typos.
Nov
25
revised Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
Removed cookie check - to prevent error page
Nov
25
comment What word has the highest numerical value in Tanach?
@Scimonster: Mind if I change the final letters? E.g. בשפתותיכ to בשפתותיך? (Or should that be "Mind if i change")
Nov
25
reviewed Close Expelling a tenant
Nov
25
answered Dictionary of symbology in Kodshim and Taharot
Nov
25
comment Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
BTW: That first link (edition) has gone bad. :-(
Nov
25
comment Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
And then there's the Kitzur with the Mishna Brura as footnotes, even though the Mishna Berura quotes the Kitzur when he feels it's significant.
Nov
25
answered The Chazon Ish pronunciation
Nov
24
comment Christianity as a test for jews
Why can;t I find these words in the original? (Hebrew?)
Nov
24
revised Explaining the N'tziv on “והכנעני אז בארץ”
Typo: conidered-> considered
Nov
24
reviewed Reviewed Milky chocolate cooked in meat pan, are the plates used to eat the chocolate treif?
Nov
24
answered Source that Leah was veiled at her wedding?