Linked Questions

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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

What are slang terms that people on Mi Yodeya use in comments or chat that are unique to this community? Please post one term with definition, etymology, earliest known usage, etc., per answer. ...
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4answers
645 views

comparative religion questions

Are questions of the form What's the difference between [Jewish thing] and [Religion X thing]? on- or off-topic on the site? For reference, the FAQ list mentions briefly what's on- and off-topic, ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I consult Mi Yodeya as I would a rabbi?

Does Mi Yodeya offer personal guidance in response to practical questions about Jewish law or attitudes, as a rabbi would?
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0answers
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Purim Torah policy - Allowed, but regulated

We pride ourselves on generating and maintaining clear, high-quality, serious questions and answers about Judaism. Once a year, though, for a couple of weeks, we also go in for something a little ... ...
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1answer
707 views

What topics are in- and out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya?

What topics are in-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? What topics are out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? Where can I discuss changing these guidelines?
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3answers
753 views

Perhaps the community/moderators should enact a more strict policy regarding halachic questions

I have noticed a number of questions phrased as follows: "Is X permissible?" or "What should I do in the following situations?", etc. and feel that this community was not created to deal with, nor ...
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2answers
192 views

A standard comment for new users asking psak questions

I wanted to suggest that we put forth a standard comment to put on psak questions asked by new users. The goal of the psak-close reason is, as I understand from various chat conversations, to instill ...
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2answers
175 views

FAQ says History is off-topic and on-topic

The FAQ seems to be contradictory. It says that "If you have a question about...history of Jewish law or of Jewish life...then you've come to the right place." But it also says, "On the other hand, ...
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3answers
113 views

English site for Hebrew language questions

I've read in your FAQ that a question on Hebrew language is considered off-topic. Can someone please recommend a site (in English) where I can ask such a question? Thank you in advance for your kind ...
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1answer
73 views

Change “Jewish life and learning” to “Judaism” in the list of on-topic reasons

The Help Center now says:If you have a question about...Jewish law or practice (what to do or why)Jewish philosophya Jewish text (explaining a passage)history of Jewish law or of Jewish lifelanguage ...
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1answer
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What happened to 'too localized'?

Does the 'too localized' close reason still exist? I recently went to vote to close a question as too localized, but didn't see it.