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I was brought up Jehovah’s Witness. (That’s a fairly little-known non-Trinitarian branch of Christianity.) As such, I was taught about Christianity’s roots in Judaism, and therefore also taught about Judaism, though perhaps not very accurately.

I am now an atheist, but continue to be curious about religion and how it works and is manifest in people’s lives.


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revised Who performed the bris of Abraham?
"Whom are you?" he said, for he had been to night school.
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suggested suggested edit on Who performed the bris of Abraham?
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comment Can you say Bircat Hagomel after certain “dangerous sports”
I'd be interested to see the stats on whether bunjee jumping is actually more dangerous than US football or merely seems that way.
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comment “Hello” and “sincerely” when writting letters
When I wrote a letter to the Taoiseach (Prime Minister (lit., Chieftain)), I opened it, A Taoisigh, a chara (Taoiseach, friend) and closed it Is mise, le meas (I am, with respect), even though the body of the letter was in English. It's fairly normal in many many cultures for set phrases from one language to seep into another.
Jul
9
revised Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
"to only write the Hebrew date on a tombstone". I intially read this as meaning that Hebrew dates were used nowhere else.
Jul
9
revised Is it permissible to write the English/secular date?
Punctuation all over the place.
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
8
comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
On a separate issue, @Shalom, I would contend that the stuff Hershey's produce isn't actually chocolate as I'd understand the word. It seems to be a brown waxy substance, the flavour of which almost, but not quite, entirely unlike chocolate.
Jul
7
revised Is one allowed to smoke Marijuana?
Tidied grammar. Quote was separated by verse: I changed it into single block. (Could someone review the Hebrew? It has some strange } symbols in it which I suspect should not be there. Thanks.) Separated out sections (because I split some long prargraphs into shorter ones).
Jul
7
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Jul
7
revised Thanksgiving Meal Allowed?
Improved link text and added full referencing, so you know what you're clicking on. Small grammar tweaks. And I gritted my teeth and put the full stop inside the quotation marks.
Jul
7
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Jul
7
accepted What happens when a Jew eats non-Kosher food by mistake?
Jul
6
asked What happens when a Jew eats non-Kosher food by mistake?
Jul
4
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
I'm not sure that "don't worry about it" counts as an answer.
Jun
16
revised Personal Taanis on next day — why not ealier then Mincha and not later then Shkia?
Tidied grammar.
Jun
16
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Jun
12
comment Why are Shabbat loopholes a good thing?
Christian perspective, since that seems to be where you're coming from: "In a sense, the elaborate nature of the law-evading construct becomes an expression of reverence for the very law it evades."
Jun
3
comment Is Mi Yodeya allowed to tweet on Shabbos?
I posit that you won't see the tweets unless you're already accessing the internet anyway, so what's the issue?