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Are “what if I …” questions off-topic?

One of our off-topic closure reasons is a psak-oriented question. Questions in which a person clearly provides his or her personal situation, followed by a question, are clearly in this category. ...
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Jewish Food Questions

Do questions about recipes for Jewish foods (i.e. "How is Ja7nun made?") fall within scope for Judaism.SE if they do not pertain to the brachah to be said? Would it be possible to add them to scope ...
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Can questions be asked that might challenge belief?

I was a bit surprised to find a question such as: "Are there any holes in the Kuzari argument for the transmission of Torah from Sinai?" because it seems to be asking for heresy. In actuality, it isn'...
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The line between History vs Judaism

Inspired by this question, but I am attempting to ask a more largely applicable point. Questions which are about Jewish History are considered off topic. Now the Jewish History examples given there ...
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Discussion on specific question of an adult nature

Per Monica's invitation, how should this question be viewed, in light of this policy as decided here? Specifically, for the link weary, a question about מעשה חידודים (to use the Talmudic terminology),...
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Are questions about Jewish culture (NOT religion-centric) in scope?

This came up in a completely unrelated SE chat, with someone claiming that (unlike Christianity.SE being "about Christian doctrine and practice") Judaism.SE is "about Jewish culture". My impression (...
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How large is too large?

I am trying to ask the following question, but am taking flack from the prominent community members as the scale & scope is possibly too large. Can you give me specific guidelines for what makes a ...
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Questions about Songs

Are questions asking for a source to an artist's songs permitted on this site? For instance(this is an easy example), Where are the words to Yaakov Shwekey's song "Vehi Sheomdah" from? If they are ...
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articles based on the weekly daf yomi

I write a weekly article on one of the hot topics learnt in Daf Yomi. I'd be happy to post it here to hear what you have to say, is that within the boundaries of this website?
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Can we ask questions about Jewish music here?

Is there space here for questions about Jewish Music?
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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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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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Should this question remain open?

SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation? is an old question with a bunch of up-votes. It's a list/survey/riddle question and would probably be closed if it ...
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Contributors with a lack of knowledge

I have had a great experience on Mi Yodeya in general, but I have noticed that certain aspects of the site/community can be discouraging to contributors with a lack of Jewish knowledge. For example: ...
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Using Christian interpretations in answers

This question as inspired by the comments to my answer here. (See also my answer here.) Is is proper, in the context of this site, to use Christian or other non-Jewish sources (for example, secular ...
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Karaites - in scope?

Are questions about non-rabbinic forms of Judaism (Karaite, Sadducee, Essene, etc.) in scope here? I've added a tag (non-rabbinic-judaism) to at least group these questions. It would be great if ...
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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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What's the rule with religion-spam?

A new user is asking countless questions which seem to have the goal of proving from Jewish texts that Mohammed was a real prophet. Do we just allow this to go on indefinitely? Personally, I have been ...
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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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Why separate site for judaism?

Why this part of StackExchange is only for judaism and not about all religions with tags for every particular?
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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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Ridiculous questions

How are we supposed to treat questions that are, or would be considered by many, to be ridiculous, but which the poster apparently takes very seriously? I voted to close one such question as too ...
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Are any questions out of bounds?

Are there any questions that are out of bounds because of Tzeni'uth or just an "ick" factor that might elicit inappropriate responses (of the anti-religious sort)?
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Should we populate Shut on this site?

(Almost) by definition, questions found in Shut are the ultimate "on-scope" questions. Should we populate questions with Shut (like start with Be'er Moshe [Igros Moshe forbade translations of his ...
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How to handle “clothesline for my cute vort” questions?

It's a common yeshivish style that rather than just say: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. or: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. And I think that fits well with the wording of such-and-such. Instead ...
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Is History of Chassidus part of Jewish Life and Learning?

Is History of Chassidus part of Jewish Life and Learning or is it too specific?
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Is a question about the Shetar Mechirat Chametz appropriate on J.SE?

I am in need of your help on a project that I am working on. I am attempting to translate the Yiddish phrases which can be found in the document used to sell chametz to a non-Jew into Hebrew. The ...
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Viability of recent Hebrew Language related question

This question was recently asked on the main site. The FAQ says: On the other hand, questions unrelated to Jewish life and learning, even if they are about... other religions Hebrew ...
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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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Request for Closure

Recently, a question was asked which recommend "bypassing" some of the most important sanctifications in Judaism in favor of the exact inverse of what is in the spirit of the Torah. While there is ...
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{How/When} Should we allow Purim Torah?

Generally, we expect all questions here to be written from the point-of-view of genuine curiosity, and we expect all answers to be genuine attempts to provide real information and analysis that ...
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Is this iPhone question in-scope?

Suggestions for Kosher iPhone apps Does it make sense for us to host this question? Does it count as a question about JL&L, or is it just a market research question that's specific to this time?
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Does the proposed Aliyah.SE fit better here? [closed]

I just saw the Aliyah.SE proposal and wondered why those questions wouldn't belong here. One possibility is that not all those who make aliyah are religious (or Jewish) and maybe some would think ...
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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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Can I ask this question?

The below is the question I'm hoping to ask. If I'm not allowed to ask it, I would be much obliged if one of you reading it could answer it/help me modify it to fit. Thank you! I've recently been ...
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I'm uncomfortable with the 'myths' tag

As per the title. The tag myths seems inherently opposed to the site's identity as one which is aligned with traditional Judaism, which does not generally view traditional Jewish beliefs as being ...
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Non-Jew has (business-related) questions about Judaism—okay here?

[Similar to, but not quite a duplicate of What are some mistakes non-Jewish people should avoid asking questions on this site?] A non-Jew I know is working on a project for a company that sells a ...
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Is there not room for non-orthodox opinions?

Should Mi.Yodeya/J.SE maintain its solely orthodox standing? I love StackExchange and when I found the Judaism group I thought that it would be interesting to participate. However, I am neither an ...
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The Parameters of “Jewish Life” Scope

Guess this touches a little on our old discussion of Hebrew Language Questions... Recently, someone asked for Exercises to prevent eyes tiring, which has brought up an interesting question, which I ...
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Why are sexuality questions not allowed?

It seems to me that many people who have questions about sexuality may not feel comfortable to ask a rabbi directly, and may prefer to ask an online community anonymously.
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Update the new user greetings to match the FAQ text

This request is for the StackExchange staff: Could you please change the text in the new user greetings on the side of the page from students and teachers of Jewish law and tradition and anyone ...
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Lists of in- and out-of-scope topics for the FAQ

Many other SE sites have, in their FAQ, right below the scope line, a list of topics considered in-scope and sometimes also a list of topics considered out-of-scope. For example, the beginning of ...
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What should our scope text be?

(This is a spin-off of this question which was probably too broad.) The beginning of our FAQ currently reads (bolding mine): What kind of questions can I ask here? Jewish Life and Learning - Stack ...
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In what respects are Hebrew language questions in scope?

When are questions about the Hebrew language in scope, and when aren't they? Do they have to be about Biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew in particular? Do they have to be related to a holy text or a Jewish ...
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Would this be an appropriate site for people to ask technical Gemara questions?

For example, lets say a group of people are learning Baba Basra. If they have a question on Tosafos, would it be appropriate to ask here? I assume its not a general enough question to be worth posting ...
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Riddle questions on SE?

After the migration from mi.yodeya to StackExchange, are riddle-type questions considered appropriate? According to the answer from @RebeccaChernoff to the question "Appropriateness of survey ...
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How modest should this site be?

(Inspired by this recent question and by past experience on mi.yodeya, such as under the tznius-modesty tag.) Do we need rules, explicit or otherwise, for what sort of adult-oriented content we'll ...
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How is this site different from the other site?

In what ways is judaism.stackexchange.com different from the old mi.yodeya.com?
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Can I ask questions about the talmud and Chumash?

Can I ask questions about the Talmud and Chumash?

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