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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.


Feb
27
revised Are the historical Jewish tribes still known today?
Rewrote almost entirely.
Feb
27
suggested approved edit on Are the historical Jewish tribes still known today?
Feb
25
revised Can one download music or books for free from the internet?
Incorporated clarification from comments.
Feb
25
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Feb
23
comment Being more stringent than your Rebbe
A bare bear is a shaved bear.
Feb
9
comment Is is wrong to be racist?
@Nafkamina. Ah, so it's nuanced racism. So that's all right, then, I suppose.
Jan
29
comment Would a mermaid be kosher?
Sirens are traditionally bird-like, though I believe a fish-like variant exists in some traditions.
Jan
26
comment Can a man who has undergone a gender change give his wife a Get?
You appear to think that trans status necessarily has something to do with surgery. You are wrong.
Jan
26
comment Where can I find the Zohar in french or english?
Not quite a dupe, @DoubleAA. That one wants English online. This one is broader: English or French; physical or digital. An answer to the other would be an acceptable answer to this too, though.
Jan
23
revised Can one adopt a non-Jewish child and not convert him/her?
Pronoun trouble in the title.
Jan
23
revised Is there any source that says that women should / should not get drunk on Purim?
Some grammar tidying.
Jan
23
suggested approved edit on Can one adopt a non-Jewish child and not convert him/her?
Jan
23
suggested approved edit on Is there any source that says that women should / should not get drunk on Purim?
Jan
20
comment Recommendation for a digital Torah codex for software developers
I don't know why that page calls itself "ASCII table for Hebrew". It's Code page 862. That is one of the many many encodings which are ASCII plus something else. These are sometimes called "extended ASCII", but that is not really a proper name for them. The only proper name is "Windows Code page 862".
Jan
20
comment Why wasn't the Torah given to klal Yisroel as a DVD?
A Chief Rabbi (or, indeed, any educated person) in the UK would surely be familiar with the aphorism that the pictures are better on the radio.
Jan
20
comment Recommendation for a digital Torah codex for software developers
Further tip: Clarifications should be edited into the question itself, rather than buried in comments where no one will see them. You can then comment (using @-notifications as suggested) to let the person who called for the clarification know that their suggestion has been acted on. (Incidentally, ASCII Hebrew is unlikely, though I suppose it could be possible if you're willing to accept transliterated Hebrew.)
Jan
12
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Jan
12
comment Is there still a mesora on how to write the Torah in Greek?
@Matt. The LXX is still used in the Eastern Church. The Vulgate still has some influence in the West, but most Western Christians prefer to go back to the original languages.
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Question