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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.


Oct
20
suggested approved edit on Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
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
suggested approved edit on How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
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.
Oct
7
suggested approved edit on What is the source for Rav Soloveitchik's assertion that 1st Century Christians introduced mixed seating for prayers?
Sep
29
comment What's wrong with 'Hip Hip Hooray'?
Are you referencing the Oxford English Dictionary, or some other OED? Since this appears to be a question about etymology, Oxford would certainly be a good source to look at.
Sep
25
revised Does the Jewish tradition command Jews to love Christians?
Tidied grammar. Left in first comma, assuming it to be a descriptive clause rather than restrictive. Works either way, really.
Sep
25
suggested approved edit on Does the Jewish tradition command Jews to love Christians?
Sep
24
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Sep
3
revised Why is the return to Egypt on boats?
Formatted quote as blockquote.
Sep
3
suggested approved edit on Why is the return to Egypt on boats?
Aug
22
comment Is is wrong to be racist?
I know nothing about the relevant theology, but what you describe is racism. Redefining terms to say it isn't racism just means that it's now racism plus lying (lying about what words mean; lying in your claim to not be racist).
Aug
6
comment How many words are there in Tanach?
You give two different total counts for the number of verses, but only one count for each book, so there's no explanation of where the discrepancy comes from.
Aug
5
revised How should the words “all” and “every” be interpreted in the Scriptures?
Slight tweaks to grammar. Other tweaks for clarity.
Aug
5
revised How many words are there in Tanach?
Tidied grammar. Highlighted key words.
Aug
5
suggested approved edit on How should the words “all” and “every” be interpreted in the Scriptures?
Aug
5
suggested approved edit on How many words are there in Tanach?