Galileedawn is our resident expert on all things related to Judaism. As a writer, educator and researcher, he is an expert who shares his vast knowledge on the site. He is also an active member of our Answers.com community as Category Supervisor, WikiReviewer Editor, Noble WikiGuide, Vandal Patrol Generalist and he has Gold Contributor status. Currently residing in Israel, Galileedawn was born in the United States. Read more and get to know Galileedawn.
What is your occupation?
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I have dual citizenship, but I was “made in the U.S.A.”
What enticed you to join our community?
I noticed that many questions in the Judaism categories are either unanswered or have answers that are incomplete or inaccurate. I feel it is important that Judaism should be written about in a way that gives voice to our Torah heritage, replete with sources from Talmud, Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and halakha (Torah-law), wherever applicable. I also feel that those who are posting questions are interested in seeing a traditional Jewish viewpoint in the answer, not a watered-down version.
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Once I jumped out of a second-story window.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
My only wish is for closeness to God.
Do you view the glass ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’?
Half full: Judaism is well-known for its optimism.
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
What is your favorite quote and why?
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.” That one brief quote answers reams of questions. It gives purpose to existence.
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My inspiration is Rashi, a Talmud commentator who lived from 1040 to 1105.
Do you have any special talents?
I can write grammatically. That’s getting less common these days.
What is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?
I can do quick math computations in my head.
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