...I've been wondering for a while; is Double AA on-topic?

Some believe that he is, clearly; what does the community think about this?

Please source your answers :)

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As Cnsersmoit notes, Jewish individuals are off topic. What we can conclude from this is non-Jewish individuals are on topic. Since we don't know if Double AA is a Jewish or non-Jewish individual, the question is Safek off topic.

However, we also don't know if Double AA is an individual or not. He might, after all, be a dog. "Dog" has the same letters as "god" and God is certainly on topic around here.

Thus we have a Sefeik Sefeika (double doubt) permitting the questions to be asked: perhaps Double AA is a dog, and even if he is not a dog perhaps he is a non-Jewish individual and hence still on topic.

However, the Rama rules (YD 110:8) that we do not rely on a Sefeik Sefeika in the case of a Davar SheYesh Lo Mattirin (something that gives out heterim) absent a pressing need. Thus questions about Double AA are only to be asked if:

  1. He presents a machmir opinion.
  2. He presents a meikil opinion, but then only if you really, really need the kula.
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    It's also not nis'hapech - if he is a Jew, he is certainly (I hope) not a dog. – Y     e     z Feb 25 '15 at 18:52
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    Wait a minute. This is only a safek because we currently don't know, not because the extent of on-topicness is unclear be'etzem. Theoretically one could go investigate Double AA's yichus. I suggest you do that. :-) – Adám Feb 25 '15 at 22:07

Questions about the Hebrew language or about history or news of the Jewish people, Jewish individuals, or the State of Israel, except as related to Judaism, are off-topic. If this question does relate to Judaism, please edit it to indicate how.

Clearly he is off topic.


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