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How shall we fund “Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?”?

We could use a crowd-funding site to raise the money. Even if the money comes from Yodeyans, using a reputable broker gives donors some extra protections. Jewcer is a Jewish crowd-funding site -- ...
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Title for the high holidays publication

?ימים נוראים - מי יודע Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

What should a person think when hearing the shofar? albert asked:1 What should a person think about when hearing the shofar in the month of Elul and on Rosh Hashana? Is there some basic intent we ...
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Can you help distribute "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

Thanks very much to those who responded, below. Whether you previously responded or not, please enter your finalized request on this form by Tuesday, August 11th. If you have already provided some of ...
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Project Plan for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 2: Machzor, YK

What's so moving about Kol Nidrei? Michoel asked:1 Wikipedia's entry on Kol Nidrei says: Though not a prayer, this dry legal formula and its ceremonial accompaniment have been charged with ...
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Days of Awe book: collect links here

Please link to (and categorize) candidate questions here. Feel free to include notes (e.g. to identify particular answers). If you think something should change in the question or answers, edit it ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

Kiddush on Yom Kippur SimchasTorah asked:1 If I must eat on Yom Kippur is there an obligation to make kiddush, either for the evening or for the daytime? If there is not, is there a situation where ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 2: Machzor, YK

Why did Yonah run away? Monica Cellio asked:1 If Yonah (Jonah) understood that he was being commanded by God, then how could he have possibly thought that he could run away? Did he believe that God ...
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Title for the high holidays publication

?ימים נוראים - מי יודע High [Holidays/Holy Days] - Mi Yodeya? Real questions and answers to enhance your Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ^ Based on the others.
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Project Plan for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

Submission Template This answer contains the template for editing questions. Please see the Style Guidelines. Question title, which needn't be identical to the original one on Mi Yodeya? Ploni ...
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Submissions remaining to be edited, by section: Part 1: Machzor, Rosh Hashana: Why is the shofar sounded on Rosh Hashana? (originally done by Monica Cellio) Shochein Ad, HaKail, HaMelech - ...
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Feedback for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

Blog post promoting Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya? and the rest of our publications: http://dafaleph.com/home/2015/8/18/days-of-awe-by-mi-yodeya and followup Tweet. Reported by Isaac.
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Feedback for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

Here's what 1400 copies of Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya? looks like. The copies were printed by Staples, and I am very happy with their quality, price, online ordering system, and customer service.
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Feedback for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

I think the hard copies should arrive at my home today or tomorrow. I downloaded the file and scanned through most of it, last week. I can't honestly give it a huge rave for its contents as I really ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

Why don't we say Hallel on Rosh Hashanah? Mike asked:1 For most months, on the first day (Rosh Hodesh) we say the Hallel service between Shacharit and Mussaf. For the first day of Tishrei (Rosh ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

Why Jeremiah 31 on Rosh Hashana? msh210 asked:1 On the second day of Rosh Hashana, after reading about the akeda (and some other stuff), we read Yirmiya 31:1–19 as the haftara: why this haftara? ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

Why is the Machzor called a "Machzor"? Gershon Gold asked:1 The Siddur we use for a holiday is known as a "Machzor." What does it mean and, where did this originate? Double AA said: The Shulchan ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

How a couple lines in Alenu fit the pattern WAF asked:1 It has been pointed out to me that the two halves of the "Alenu" prayer follow a pretty strict pattern. Each contains eight parallel ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 4: themes

Is the Book of Life ever really sealed? HodofHod asked:1 In prayers and in greetings, we always refer to the "sealing" of the Book of Life. We say to others כתיבה וחתימה טובה (may you be written and ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

Additions to bentching on Yom Kippur aaron asked:1 If one must eat on Yom Kippur (such as for medical reasons), does he make any day-specific additions (such as Ya'aleh V'yavoh) during the grace ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

Why are we forbidden to wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur? user1928764 asked:1 Why are we forbidden to wear leather shoes on Yom Kippur? Is it because leather shoes are a sign of wealth or comfort, or ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

Wedding Rings on Yom Kippur? JLR asked:1 Before getting married I would remove all of my jewelry on Yom Kippur, but I'm not sure about my platinum wedding band (which conforms to halakha). Should I ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

What is the shiur for anointing on Yom Kippur? not-allowed to change my name wondered:1 One of the 5 forbidden pleasures on Yom Kippur is anointing. Is there a minimum shiur (measure) to be chayav (...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 3: halacha and how-tos

Drinking on Rosh Hashanah Seth J asked:1 Rosh Hashanah has two opposite aspects, one of judgment, and one of Yom Tov. We spend the day(s) in prayer and literally plead for our lives. Yet we eat ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 2: Machzor, YK

Is there tashlumin for N'ila? WAF asked:1 Being that n'ila is a unique prayer, in that it only occurs once a year, can one make up (do tashlumin for) n'ila at the next prayer, or the previous one at n'...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 1: Machzor, RH

Shochein Ad, HaKail, HaMelech - why? Gershon Gold pondered:1 On Shabbos, the leader for Shacharis begins at "Shochein Ad." On Yom Tov, he begins at "HaKeil BeSaatzumos." On Rosh HaShana/Yom Kippur, ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" call for submissions part 2: Machzor, YK

Avinu Malkeinu - middle verses said out loud by the Chazan Gershon Gold asked:1 Why do we repeat the verses of Avinu Malkeinu out loud after the chazzan (cantor) from "Hachzireinu B'Teshuva" ("Return ...
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Should the High Holidays publication have a glossary/bibliography in the back?

I think we should include a glossary. One of the big reasons for using footnotes in the Chanukah publication is because we intended for each page to work as a standalone printout as well. When doing ...
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"Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?" front- and back-matter

Glossary Abarbanel: Isaac ben Judah Abravanel, 15th-century Portuguese philosopher and Bible commentator. Arizal: Isaac (ben Solomon) Luria. 16th-century Galilean leading rabbi and Halachic authority. ...

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