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I am not Jewish, but my curiosity was piqued about some aspects of Judaism after having political discussions elsewhere online with Orthodox Jews.

I am particularly interested by the way in which Judaism seems to be at once very open and forward-thinking, while still emphasizing a large number of ancient and complex laws and restrictions.

Is this a suitable forum for such questions? I'm guessing no, because they're not directly related to Jewish law. But I thought I'd ask :)

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya! We welcome questions from everybody, Jews and non-Jews. Check out the links in DoubleAA's answer; they should help. – Monica Cellio Mar 23 '15 at 3:45
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    Well, just wanted to say that I have asked a couple of questions here as well as a non-jew and always received excellent answers. (Though my questions might have been less abstract than what you seem to be wondering about) – David Mulder Mar 25 '15 at 17:31
  • try the chat if it's very non specific – barlop Jun 30 '15 at 10:50
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Provided you stay within our scope (see our FAQ post) anyone can ask questions here. If you are not familiar with Judaism, you may want to consider the points raised here in framing your question. We welcome questions from both beginners and experts. Try to write your questions to be motivated, clear and specific just like on any other Stack Exchange site.

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