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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


Nov
12
comment Meaning of axe in “Axe me a question!”
Who advised you to axe a Rabbi? Axe is a long-attested dialectal pronunciation of ask. It's so common as to be pretty much standard in many varieties of English, though you'll rarely see it in writing.
Nov
6
revised Source that Avraham's tent was open on all sides?
Tidied formatting and grammar. I did very slighly copyedit the quoted source too (removed an inaccurate space in /13 th/ and corrected the spelling of /guest/).
Nov
6
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Nov
5
revised Did the Israeli soldiers who were involved in Operation Protective Edge eliminate any parts of davening?
Capital I. And other fixes.
Nov
5
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Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
28
revised Pirates and Torah
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Oct
28
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Oct
28
comment Killing Civilians in a defensive war
Good grief that's disgusting.
Oct
20
comment A practical joke that leads to a mitzvah
Does the fact that the text in question included both slander and racism have any bearing on the question?
Oct
20
revised Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
Tidied grammar slightly. Very small changes really, but I think the brackets and the paragraph break improve readability.
Oct
20
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Oct
18
revised In what ways do Sadducees differ from atheists?
Tidied grammar and spelling. Improved link text,
Oct
17
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Oct
16
comment Reading books about Avodah Zarah
What makes Greco-Roman religious practise any more "ridiculous" than yours?
Oct
7
comment Are plants that exhibit rapid plant movement considered non-Kosher animals?
Does this include Triffids?
Oct
7
revised How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
Formatted quote as blockquote. Incorporated bold and italic formatting from source. Added elipsis to indicate ommision. Attributed source correctly.
Oct
7
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Oct
7
comment What is the source for Rav Soloveitchik's assertion that 1st Century Christians introduced mixed seating for prayers?
None, @Shokhet. Certainly the majority of modern Christian denominations have mixed seating, but I couldn't say when the practice started. This question has already (due to the christianity tag) been automatically posted in The Upper Room, so it may yet garner attention from practising Christians.
Oct
7
revised What is the source for Rav Soloveitchik's assertion that 1st Century Christians introduced mixed seating for prayers?
Fixed spelling.