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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.


Mar
24
comment What are the halachik issues involved in drawing from a nude model?
nudity is not necessarily sexual
Mar
22
awarded  Outspoken
Feb
10
comment What's up with this strange new hechsher?
Diet Coke is bad enough to start with. I don't imagine that adding bacon would actually improve matters in any way whatsoever.
Feb
5
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
I think you're a little confused about the Catholic and Orthodox doctrine of prayer to the saints.
Jan
21
comment Is it okay to enjoy Christmas lights?
@Shmuel. That picture may or may not be "mind-blowing", but it's certainly cute.
Jan
17
awarded  Informed
Jan
5
revised Is being vegan “kosher”?
Fixed grammar and spelling.
Jan
5
comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
On your last paragraph: I've heard the same, but it would be better with a citation. Your second-last paragraph also would be better with some citations. You're summarising reported rulings, without referencing the actual rulings.
Jan
5
suggested suggested edit on Is being vegan “kosher”?
Dec
29
comment How, if at all, can “frum” Jewish men justify their consorting with prostitutes?
Exactly which "sins" are prevalent will vary from one community to another, so this is not a complete answer. However, the question does become more sociological than theological at this point, inasmuch as it is possible to separate the two.
Dec
21
comment star of david and the cross
@DoubleAA. I would interpret such a gift to mean that the giver was either self-absorbed to the point of being oblivious, or was profoundly arrogant. Neither interpretation would engender pleasant feelings.
Dec
18
revised Why is the Jewish Population so small?
Formatting.
Dec
18
comment Why does Judaism require more orthodoxy than other religions?
"Why is Judaism comprised of so many precise stringencies in comparison to other religions?" In comparison to which other religions? Can you actually demonstrate that Judaism is stricter than, for example, Jainism? Or Orthodox Islam? Or many and various other religions?
Dec
18
suggested suggested edit on Why is the Jewish Population so small?
Dec
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
4
revised Is there meaning in the name Miyah?
Made title meaningful. Rewrote some of the question.
Dec
4
comment What's wrong with 'Hip Hip Hooray'?
@Ariel. I do not find that proposed etymology even remotely plausible. I suppose it could be asked on Linguistics or EL&U.
Dec
4
comment Why is it considered respectful to capitalize G-d and its derivatives/pronouns?
Capitalising Justice and Evil is a form of personification, and is, I think, distinct from capitalising pronouns referring to God.
Dec
4
suggested suggested edit on Is there meaning in the name Miyah?
Nov
28
revised Which Hasidic rabbi has no beard, and what is the story?
Typo: no > now