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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

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Feb
17
comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
@IsaacMoses, presumably not: the concern mentioned about using the mission hospitals in 1800’s Jerusalem stemmed from (perceived) missionary activity rather than the motivations behind the healing. And that seems a good direction for discussing the halachik aspects of my question.
Feb
14
comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
@JonEricson, I actually met the fellow on the street a few days after posting this, and he also pointed out that my initial request was based on taking the verse out of context. (IIUC, Luke 6:30 in its proper context means he should not have asked for the return of the money once he realized he hadn’t been under any obligation to give it to me; and in fact he did not ask for the money.)
Feb
14
comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
@SethJ, your understanding of my question is correct. I had no moral dilemma about taking advantage of a verse-out-of-context: most of his missionary text were using the tactic of verse-out-of-context.
Feb
10
answered Origin of myth about the hole in the sheet?
Feb
4
answered what is the source suggesting that blasphemous sentences are exempted in distressing situations?
Feb
3
answered Being exposed to Christmas music
Feb
3
awarded  Organizer
Feb
3
revised What's the ultimate fate of Satan?
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Feb
3
revised What's the ultimate fate of Satan?
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Feb
3
awarded  Custodian
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed What makes the Jews a nation?
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed adoption and qualifying for being “officially” considered Jewish
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Studying Torah sitting on the floor?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory How can angels “give permission” to each other?
Feb
3
reviewed Needs Improvement Who wrote Tohar HaYichud?
Feb
3
awarded  Custodian
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Definition of Beit Hakneset area [with respect to tachanun]
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent One-in-Sixty Versus Roiv- Why both?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Who doesn't make Kiddush from 6-7pm?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory When did David Hamelech write Tehillim?