How many number of users of this site are either "qualified" (i.e. have smicha, shimush, etc) Rabbonim or are actually "praciticing" Rabbonim (Rabbi of a Shul, Dayanim, Morei Horah, etc.)

(This was simply asked to get statistics. It came from the fact that I've noticed that either people on this site are Baruch HaShem extremely learned or have access to the Torah Software and applications (Otzer HaChacham, Bar Ilan, Hebrew Books, etc) and can search very well. Or perhaps a combination of the two. If someone is looking for "general" information on a topic and not a psak he's more likely to post a question here and find great answers then to ask a Rov who may or may not know and won't have the same mareh makomos. It's quite valuable. Thus I was curious how many people are in fact Rabbonim here.)

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    Similar idea: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1388/…
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Apr 21, 2013 at 5:58
  • would it be wrong of me to answer the question volunteering personal information (which I am not overly protective of)?
    – rosends
    Apr 30, 2013 at 15:26
  • @Dan Personal information about yourself? Doesn't seem to be a problem?
    – Yehoshua
    Apr 30, 2013 at 21:05
  • the fact that I did or did not get smicha doesn't seem like something particularly private if I am willing to share it.
    – rosends
    Apr 30, 2013 at 22:35
  • This is actually a very interesting question / issue. Since the rep # is one method of determining what a person's realiability is or "reputation" what is its relationship with outside means of measuring qualification, e.g. semicha, a doctorate, etc?
    – Jason
    May 6, 2013 at 23:03
  • @Dan One approach is to create a meta question asking all rabbis to upvote it anonymously, similar to the new "Where do you live?" question. This would probably not be too useful beyond those rabbis who frequent meta, though.
    – Fred
    May 10, 2013 at 1:20
  • Related: judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/q/4522
    – msh210 Mod
    Feb 15, 2018 at 18:27

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There are no numbers on this, nor are there ever likely to be. Personal information is not required of anyone on this site, and never will be. Most people choose not to offer very much.

There have been several Rabbis who used their real names etc., but actual numbers do not exist.


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