Recently we've had various questions and answers from the reletively new user Jdoe. The user in question rejects the traditional Jewish thought that the Torah Sheba'al Peh was received alongside the Torah Shebichtav at Har Sinai. Therefore, he rejects any answer which quotes the Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, or any other traditional Jewish source (such as Shulchan Aruch, Rambam, etc.) He says that he does not see these sources as Divine. To put in his own words:
Why should I care about, or trust, books that are separate from the Torah? They don't strike me as divine inspiration.
I love the Torah. Why should I turn to a different text?
How should we deal with answering his questions, then? If he rejects any answer which quotes a traditional Jewish text, how can we properly answer him in a traditional Jewish way? To quote our site policy:
Mi Yodeya is a Q&A site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more.
The phrase "...who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition..." seems to imply that all questions and answers must assume a traditional Jewish view.
Some questions in Judaism cannot be answered without quoting extra-Tanach sources. For instance, when he asked the question From where in the Torah do we learn that a conversion requires three men? he wanted to know where in the direct text of the Torah we learn this from, and when Danny Schoemann attempted to give him an answer based on traditional Judaism and its interpretation of the Torah, he rejected the answer as it was based on Rabbinic interpretation.
Disclaimer: This question on Meta here is in no way an attempt to shame or put down Jdoe. He is a member of our Mi Yodeya community, and is entitled to his own opinions on how to follow G-d. My question is not whether we should "shun" him, G-d forbid, but whether questions basing themselves on the notion that Torah Sheba'al Peh is not the word of G-d are on-topic for the site.
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