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Non-normative Jewish practices

Recently a user has asked a series of questions about the Beta Israel community and how they understand/practice their religion. From the questions it seems that this community has very significant ...
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Are non Halacha related questions permitted in this forum?

Are non Halacha related questions permitted in this forum ? Also are most answers coming from an orthodox point of view (regardless to the fact that my questions were oriented towards an orthodox ...
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Is there a way to encourage specific types of questions?

Recently I answered the following three questions: How does Rambam explain why we don't ask for rain until the end of sukkos Understanding תוד״ה תפילין on קידושין דף לו ע״א Why would I have ...
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How do I contact the moderators here? [duplicate]

How do I contact the moderators here? I often have my comments deleted. I have even had quotes from the Mishnah and Talmud deleted, and incorrectly tagged as "not answering the question" as a reason, ...
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non-orthodox opinions?

What are the mods final judment on the non-orthodox versus orthodox viewpoint question are we here to answer question which should likely be adressed to the JTS? (migrate to the original orthdoxy ...
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Dealing with users who reject the answers of traditional Judaism

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 ...
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Tweaking Mi Yodeya's scope to build a broader community

I was reading this post about one person's issues with Stack Overflow, and something it said struck me (as I noticed the same thing, but didn't attempt to articulate it): The "flavour" of ...
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Welcoming new users

Since the beginning of mi.yodeya 1.0, I've made it my practice to welcome new users. I'd like to make it clear that while I'm happy to continue doing this whenever I get the opportunity, anyone else ...
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Is Mi Yodeya a Judaism Stack Exchange, or a Rabbinic Judaism Stack Exchange?

Before I really began to understand the profound nature of Orthodoxy, I was thinking to leave the forum because I tend to approach Scripture from a different perspective than Orthodox Jews do. I do ...
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Answers based on the Samaritan Pentateuch

Are answers based on the Samaritan Pentateuch considered as being answers? I don't think we'd allow answers based on the New T. Case in point: This answer. Fascinating answer, but not based on ...
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How should we handle pluralistic posts?

During the Town Hall Chat Isaac Moses asked the following question: Consider a Question "I'm injured, so I can't walk to synagogue this Sabbath. What can I do to connect my prayers with those of ...
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What are the general demographics of the site?

The interpretations and applications I've seen here have been much more strict than I am familiar with from my experience with my Jewish friends. Out of curiosity, is there any sense of what portion ...
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July 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the July 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the ...
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What are the assumptions made (in relation to jewish law) when one uses this site?

A lot of these little things (I have a really long typed out list if anyone wants me to post it) have left me rather confused as to what this site assumes in relation to the asker's understanding/...