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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
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
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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
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Sep
24
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Sep
3
revised Why is the return to Egypt on boats?
Formatted quote as blockquote.
Sep
3
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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
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Aug
5
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Aug
3
comment How can Jewish merchants sell their wares to Christians before their holidays?
@DavF. When you're adding a comment, click the word help beside the textbox for some inline help on formatting and link markup.
Jul
30
revised Who performed the bris of Abraham?
"Whom are you?" he said, for he had been to night school.
Jul
30
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Jul
30
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.
Jul
30
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.