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I converted to Orthodox Judaism in 1980. My conversion story was originally published in the Baltimore Jewish Times and was reprinted in its entirety by About.com and in excerpt form by Rabbi Maurice Lamm in his book Becoming a Jew. I learned Daf Yomi for 10 years completing the entire 11th Cycle and getting half way through the 12th. I stopped shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and recognized I could not stay up for late night Daf classes nor keep up if I did not. For the 20th anniversary of my conversion, I decided to teach the last daf of Kesubos and contacted Art Scroll for help, as they had not yet published their translation of that daf. Rabbi Yehezkel Danziger surprised me by suggesting that I try translating the page for publication in order to make my celebration "more special." It took me 3 months to translate the main text and the Rashi, but I submitted my work and, after much editing, received an editorial credit in Volume III of Art Scroll's Kesuvos translation. I have been a frequent contributor to the About.com Judaism board and specialized in counter-missionary posts. My website, "A Primer: Why Jews Cannot Believe in Jesus" is designed as a quick introduction to major points I tend to make when dealing with missionaries. In my secular life, I am an attorney for the Federal Government.


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awarded  Nice Question
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revised What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
Edited to provide sources to an answer that was lacking any source.
Feb
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comment What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
@Mari-LouA -- I agreed with you so much, I proposed an edit to the selected answer so that it can have a source citation.
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reviewed Reviewed Is this context correct? “Who goes away without being expelled, comes back without being called”
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comment Is this context correct? “Who goes away without being expelled, comes back without being called”
Welcome to English Language & Usage. I've never heard the expression before, but in any event, I'm not sure it is appropriate for this site.
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comment What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
I edited your answer because it really wasn't up to the standards StackExchange sites strive for. As written, your answer appeared to be a good guess. With the citation to a legal dictionary, it should be better and more deserving of the up-votes you've already received.
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suggested suggested edit on What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
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reviewed Reviewed Term describing the practice of anticipating dangers while driving
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comment Term describing the practice of anticipating dangers while driving
Welcome Ben! That was a nice response to my answers.
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accepted If the letter J is only 400–500 years old, was there a J sound that preceded the design of the letter?
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answered Proverb for Someone will work, but another will get the benefit
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comment Proverb for Someone will work, but another will get the benefit
Welcome to English Language & Usage! Nice question -- I've got an answer coming up.
Jan
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revised Pressed his fingers against/to the window
minor editing to better point out the choices readers are to make between the two options.
Jan
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revised “Thank you very much” vs. “Thank you so much”
cleaned up punctuation and spacing.
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reviewed Reviewed Pressed his fingers against/to the window
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comment Pressed his fingers against/to the window
Welcome to English Language & Usage! Interesting question. I'm not sure how to look that one up. I suspect that either are correct, but I'll let someone who has done the research answer that.
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suggested suggested edit on Pressed his fingers against/to the window
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reviewed Reviewed “Thank you very much” vs. “Thank you so much”
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suggested suggested edit on “Thank you very much” vs. “Thank you so much”