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Have you seen (or written) a recent answer on Mi Yodeya that you thought was really great? Let's have a contest to help you tell everyone about it!

This contest has two phases: Nomination and Voting. It is currently in the Voting phase.

  1. Nomination - ending April 9, 2018

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This answer to Deviations of Ralbag from normative Jewish theology by Alex is one of the most comprehensive, clear, and well-sourced answers I have seen on this site. I would like to nominate it, as it certainly deserves consideration for "Best Answer" this quarter.

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I would like to nominate my answer to Is there a halachic preference order to the grains used for matzot?

This is a topic that's becoming more relevant with the ever-increasing availability and awareness of non-wheat matzot, and I was happy that my research led me to write what I think is a clear and comprehensive answer.

[With thanks to Double AA whose comments helped me to direct my research and refine my answer.]

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Even though it's quite difficult to enter the competition after such a good answer by Alex, but still I would like to nominate my answer regarding the customs of saying Vihi noam. I suppose most of us heard about this issue with the repetition, and even knew that it had to do something with a divine name, but I was looking for the answer for quite a while, and was really happy, when a local rabbi suggested me a good source that explained it in detail. I suppose it's worth your attention.

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I would like to nominate my answer to the question "Bdikat Hametz: Enlisting multi-person team" as the answer is a direct answer to the problem at hand. I was very pleased to find this issue addressed by the Tiferes Yisroel, and I'm sure others were also!!

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I would like to nominate Ezra's answer to PTIJ: Yeshivas Shem v'Ever, as it was simply hilarious, and inspired a few great comments as well.

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I guess I may as well join the throngs of self-nominators!

Of all of the ~200 answers I gave during this period (and some of them were pretty good), I would like to specifically nominate this answer to What was Yaakov's funeral procession doing in Transjordan?, for the following reasons:

  1. This question, asked by Joel K, was a self-answered question ("to share knowledge Q&A style"), and yet I still came up with some answers that the OP didn't, despite a very thorough answer that was already posted.
  2. In his answer, Joel K noted that he hadn't found anyone who suggested that Ever Hayarden actually meant "Transjordan" in this case. I found a number of commentaries who did so, and supported their theories very well, despite the obvious difficulties.
  3. I researched and found support for 3 theories advanced in the comments (by Clint Eastwood, DonielF and Joel K, see comments to the question, and the discussion here)
  4. I quoted Shu"t Terumas Hagoren in a question about Goren Haatad :)
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I was very pleased to come up with my answer to What does Avot 6:6 mean when it invokes redemption?. As far as I can tell, it represents a novel way of interpreting the beraita in question, and I think it's genuinely plausible that it gets at ideas that Chazal were actually considering.

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I would like to nominate msh210's answer to PTIJ - Who is Boris Karshina. I cannot remember laughing so hard the entire Purim Torah season, or ever accepting an answer so fast. Shout out to Shalom for his comment there, as well.

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I would also like to nominate msh210's answer to PTIJ: Why all the obsession with BSD?, which I (and at least 12 others) found so funny.

(Apologies to those not well versed in non- 'Microsoft and Apple' Operating Systems'...)

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