Congratulations and Yeyasher Kochachem to Alex and sam, the co-winners of the Best Answer Contest for the second quarter of 5779!
I would like to nominate Alex's answer to How long was the period of Oppression which, in a near-essay, brings together multiple historical sources, factoids and wonderful writing to answer an age-old question.
I'd like to nominate sam's answer to Is using hair removal cream on one's face a violation of "rounding one's beard?" A picture is worth a thousand words, and all the more when demonstrating historical positions. It's hard to imagine ever giving a Shiur on this topic again without showing off these photos of a rare artifact. Thank you sam!
The winning entries will split the 400-point bounty prize.
Best answer contest: Third quarter of 5779, covering *Nisan - Sivan, 5779 (from April 6 through July 3, 2019), is already underway. If you see a new great answer, please nominate it!