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I am a student at Northwestern University studying computer science. I am looking forward to my Mi.Yodeya reputation exceeding my Stack Overflow reputation, because I think that will mean that I am no longer a nerd. My Mi.Yodeya reputation has finally exceeded my SO reputation! I'm not a nerd anymore.


Jun
25
awarded  Caucus
Jun
5
comment Have the individual commands of the OT Law ever been categorized as “Moral,” “Ceremonial,” and “Civil?”
If it helps, Chukim (singular: chok) are the laws which do not have an obvious rational explanation. I'm not sure if "ceremonial" is the correct word to describe this category as it includes laws such as kashrut which are not really part of any particular ceremony. Mishpatim are the laws which have rational explanations (such as "Do not murder"). The third category of laws, called Edot are what I would call ceremonial. These are laws that commemorate something (such as eating Matzah). We would not have thought of them without the Torah, but after the we know about them, they are rational.
Apr
12
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
comment Was the Book of the Law (Torah) ever kept inside the Ark of the Covenant?
@RyanFrame That translation is not accurate. The word unambiguously means beside. Any translation of mitzad as "in the side" would be (IMO incorrect) interpretation on top of translation.
Jul
26
awarded  Constituent
Jul
22
awarded  Caucus
Jul
4
awarded  Benefactor
Jul
1
revised Is this melody part of the French church mass?
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Jul
1
comment Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Also, from the article that you linked to, "Another report adds that the Gentiles 'henceforth used the chant in their church,' and musicologist Eric Werner did in fact locate the melody in the Sanctus of the Ninth Mass of the Virgin."
Jul
1
comment Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Perhaps that's true, but why would they try to eliminate the melody? Also, does the fact that they had a problem with one sentence in the whole passage mean that they were completely opposed to the whole Aleinu?
Jun
28
comment Are there any biblical incidents of people condemned for consensual premarital sex?
@RyanFrame Maybe, but that seems odd considering Moses also married a Midyanite woman, and there never seemed to be any problem with it. To me, the text is not clear that those things were linked in that way. Of course, this is just my interpretation.
Jun
28
awarded  Promoter
Jun
28
answered Are there any biblical incidents of people condemned for consensual premarital sex?
Jun
17
comment Is it possible for non Jew to join Messianic Judaism?
@caseyr547 I doubt they'd want it on J.SE. Messianic Judaism is considered (at least by Jews) to be a form of Christianity, not Judaism. The answer that would be given over there would be something like, "It's impossible to prevent people from believing what they want to believe; however, Messianic Judaism is not a form of Judaism"
Jun
17
asked Is this melody part of the French church mass?
Jun
14
awarded  Autobiographer
May
23
comment How the trial of Jesus compares to the judical standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
@Anixx, that's a good question, and perhaps it's not as obvious as I initially thought it was. I have asked that question over on Mi Yodeya.
Apr
30
asked What is the role of the British monarch?
Apr
19
comment How the trial of Jesus compares to the judical standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
@Anixx, according to Jewish doctrine, no person could ever be God, so anybody who claiming to be God is making a false claim. This is a difference between Jewish and Christine doctrine. As such, there is no provision in Jewish law allowing true claims to being God because (presumably) such a claim could never occur.
Apr
19
comment What does it mean for God to be a person?
@svidgen, Is the idea something like this?