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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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answered Are our moderators legal?
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Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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comment Do you have to close your blog / website on shabbos?
For reference the B&H site is actually open on Shabbat, although if it crashes, they don't restore it. It does not take orders during Shabbat.
May
25
comment Is a Jew allowed to be knighted? Problem with kneeling?
I feel like if you were knighted you should at least try saying "mah nishtana halayla haze" in hopes that the queen would say, "what makes this knight different?"
May
3
awarded  Good Question
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
2
revised Abbreviations before/after names
translated and explained nun yud. At least I think it's right.
Oct
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comment What is the correct spelling of Akiva?
Idle speculation: the Aleph-ending would be rather unusual for a Hebrew word; that's far more common in Aramaic. So I might expect the Y'rushalmi to go with the more Hebrew-looking spelling while the Bavli uses a more Aramaic-spelling? Just speculating.
Aug
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
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accepted Should you say HaGomel after a flight?
Aug
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revised Does the Torah discuss aliens?
nephIlim -- added Hebrew
Jul
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
25
comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
Wait... what? I always assumed it was from Yiddish "ליב" (dear, beloved, from the German lieb).
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
Usually the orthodox rabbinate tends to look to halacha in deciding what's important to lobby for, and the halacha on this particular issue is unusually thin compared to just about any other issue. Where's all the orthodox lobbying for better welfare laws based on e.g. Pe'ah, which torah and halacha actually care about? I could fill a bookshelf with great commentary on Pe'ah, yet you have to scrape to find hazal saying anything about civil gay marriage contracts.