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Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky when I asked him about this specifically, said that discussing matters of a sexual nature in a public forum is improper. I proposed a source I had seen in the Talmud, and he dismissed it, telling me that if citing the Talmud, I should use Shabbos 33a. He never said that this was his definitive source: Said R. Hanan b. Rabbah: All ...


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I think that questions that are respectfully asked are generally fine even if they involve heretical ideas. Some readers may be working in kiruv or teaching children and may have to contend with such topics; I'd rather give them good, sourced, Jewish answers than hope they'll find something relevant on Yahoo Answers or Wikipedia. And understanding both ...


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Deleted posts (questions and answers) are only available to users with at least 10k rep; they're not visible to the public. So most people following the link from the comment won't see anything. You can see the question (even though you don't have 10k rep) because you asked it. Nobody else under 10k can see it. Comments are second-class citizens on Stack ...


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Since this question was asked on Meta, then I'll answer in the spirit of Meta. Since this site is open to those who want to learn more about Judaism, such people may come with very strong, heretical questions. They are genuinely curious, but still posing challenges in ways that are not really interested in respecting religion or the ultimate conclusion. You ...


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I'm a goy, and I can assure you that the vast majority of goyim have no idea what it means1, or that there is a possible pejorative aspect to the word. My mother is happy to call herself a former Shabbos Goy. If you're worried about people taking it as a pejorative term, I don't think that will be an issue - most goyim don't know what the word means. ...


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I would suggest that this statement in the policy is really the controlling point: I don't think the current question that brought this up is particularly explicit, but I do think that some of the answers that can come up may approach that problem. I think the answer has already gone into that territory, but even if not, in order to respond to some the ...


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Color me a liberal, but I'm firmly in the camp of free speech and less censorship. I think that the mission of Mi Yodeya should be to deal with any and all questions pertaining to Judaism regardless of the content. I also do not feel as though we readers should be forced to try to make sense of vague imprecise answers simply because the contents of a ...


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