7

This Pesach is coming very soon. I think that doing everything necessary to publish a polished volume would be very difficult to do in time. And even if it could be somehow completed, there's a danger that in rushing it, we'd have to sacrifice quality, which would be a shame in a product we're hoping to introduce ourselves with. However, assembing decently (...


6

The latest version will always be linked to from http://s.tk/miyodeya.


5

The license on all of SE's content says that we can remix it into whatever we want, and even sell the product, as long as we attribute properly. Consistent with this (and of course with Queen Esther), the hagada should say who originally wrote each question and each answer as well as possibly who made major contributions, and it should include as footnotes ...


5

Template: Question title? Ploni Asker asked: Question body goes here. Be sure to remove hyperlinks; you can turn them into footnotes or parenthetical comments, or remove them if they're not important enough for a print haggadah. Use the regular markdown formatting. (Hint: if you use the edit link on a question or answer you can cut/paste the original ...


5

I thought some kind of index with just a list of the questions would be useful. I was only looking at the PDF, so it may be less of an issue once it is printed.


5

Purim - Mi Yodeya Topics could include various Purim practices (Halacha or Minhag), Megilat Esther, Purim's Torah reading about Amalek, and Purim Torah. We should aim to get this out a week or two in advance at least, so that people can benefit from the serious parts before the celebratory day. A chapter of Purim Torah can then enhance that celebration -- ...


4

List candidate questions here: In Shulchan Orech: the answer https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/16010 plus a question that more closely matches it than the one that it was penned as an answer to (Something similar was done.) In Magid (at the list of plagues): רַבִּי יְהוּדָה הָיָה נוֹתֵן בָּהֶם סִמָּנִים: דְּצַ"ךְ עַדַ"שׁ בְּאַחַ"ב At ...


4

Philip Setnik said on G+: I started looking at this and it's very impressive. Thanks very much to Mi Yodeya for this. I'm always looking for some new tidbits and "meat" for the Seder table - this looks like it should do nicely. It's highly accessible, yet it also seems to be pretty rigorous. For example, I love the explanation brought down from the ...


4

In future "print-your-own" projects, we should consider sweeping for and eliding instances of God's name and/or including a suggestion that people dispose of the document with care.


4

5b - Hagada v. 2 and Purim Given what we accomplished in three weeks and that we now have something like 23 weeks until Purim, I believe that we have enough time to do high-quality jobs on both a revised hagada companion and a Purim reader. Regarding the merits of these projects individually, I endorse Monica's answers supporting each of them.


3

What questions from the Passover Seder do people really want answers to? We asked: The Passover Seder, by design, is full of questions. The question and answer format is meant to awaken the curiosity of the participants. As a result, the Hagada includes the Four Questions at the beginning, the "Who Knows One?" song at the end, and many strange practices to ...


3

Why is the wicked son sanctioned for doing what the wise son does? Nathan asked: In the Passover Hagada we're told about the four sons. The second one is called wicked because he asks, "What is this service to you?!" ("מה העבודה הזאת לכם?") (emphasis mine), while the first one is wise because he asks, "What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws ...


3

The publication should contain an introduction and/or words of torah from Mi Yodeya's patriarch.


3

Proposed style guidelines: Hebrew/Aramaic words and quotations may be in either Hebrew characters (vowelized preferred but not required) or transliterated, according to the transliteration scheme of your (or the original poster's) choice. Transliteration should be used mainly for words or phrases (as opposed to long quotations) and should be italicized. ...


3

Some of the work might involve effort that is not onsite or can't be done through meta posts. I don't know if/what this may entail. If you are interested in potentially putting in some time to help (and agree to let a mod email you at your registered email address for this purpose), then please volunteer by leaving a comment on this post saying so and ...


3

Yes, @DoubleAA (suggested in chat), there should be some representation of mi-yodeya-series toward the end. I'm not sure exactly how high it should go. Perhaps 49? Also, it's possible that it should start where the canonical song leaves off, with 14. I suggest that each number should get the one answer that's most likely to be interesting to the print ...


3

It would be nice to have a proper bibliography. There are many references to sources in books, mostly just by title. A bibliography would make it easier for readers of varying backgrounds to follow up and research the cited sources.


3

In future publications, we should come up with a mechanism for handling jargon. Here on the website, we try to make our content accessible by reducing jargon use and providing definitions. One of our major ways of providing definitions is to link to a dictionary or encyclopedia entry for the term. This works great on the web, but not so much on paper. In our ...


3

This answer applied to the first edition. I used this as input to my seder. I printed copies for my guests (and sent people home with them), had chosen a couple questions to bring up in discussion, and had anticipated reading some answers from the supplement. No plan survives contact with reality. :-) We had a really talkative bunch, which is great! (...


3

I printed the Haggadah and used parts of it during my seder this year. Really nice - easy to read and follow as well as educational and pleasurable. Yeyashru Kochachem. Perhaps, consider updating each year? I know it's a lot of effort, but may be worthwhile. If so, contact me close to Pesach 5776! How about one for Shavu'ot? This HAS to be interesting enough ...


3

Hagada - Mi Yodeya version 2 At minimum, revise based on the feedback we got: more-thorough editing, index, bibliography, and perhaps glossary. Ideally, review both (a) questions that didn't make it in (to see if they should) and (b) ones that did (to see if they should stay, be edited, or be removed). I agree with Isaac that we don't have enough material ...


2

For collecting and editing questions, I suggest a series of Meta questions, each of which solicits content for a particular section of the Hagada, with Magid broken up into sub-sections. They would each link back to a central post that catalogs them all and also provides a template and guidelines for answers. Answers should be adaptations of one MY question ...


2

In the spirit of Mi Yodeya, SE, and the Hagada, perhaps all of our content, including any introduction, should be in the form of Q&A, and with the questions being as well-formed and -motivated as possible, not just one-line titles with question marks at the end. Having questions like this, I think, would set the volume apart from other Hagadot on the ...


2

I think we could probably stock an entire Hagada quite full with content adapted straight from Mi Yodeya Q&A. Besides the obvious passover-seder-hagada, below are some other tags that may contain relevant content. You'll note that I'm casting a wide net, which is intentional. If a Q&A is high-quality and interesting enough, it could be well worth ...


2

While we should aim for light-weight and minimal formatting for anything we do this year due to time, we can still use this as a way to promote Mi Yodeya: Ask SE if Jin could design a nice cover page for us. Attractive art will entice people to look within. Include somewhere (inside cover? last page?) a pitch for the site.


2

Production notes This post is a place to collect notes by/for Jin (and anyone else working on production). The table of contents contains section names (Hebrew and English) and links to the questions/answers for reach. Each linked meta post is one entry, ready for cut/paste into the final formatting tool. Note: please do include the URL for the question (...


2

Reviewing Submissions Per this answer, post adaptations of questions/answers on meta (launch coming soon). We need to decide what counts as the community agreeing that a submission should go into the book. I think we should take a light approach here; assuming the original question wasn't closed for a "bad" reason and somebody cared enough to write it up, ...


2

"If God had not delivered us from Egypt we would still be slaves"? Really? Monica Cellio asked: One part of the Pesach seder that has always bothered me is saying that if God had not taken us out of Mitzrayim at that time we would still be slaves today. This seems lacking in faith in God; surely if not then, He would have had His reasons and would have ...


2

How would Har Sinai without the Torah have been enough? Shlomo asked: In the Hagada of Peasach it says "even if he brought us to Har Sinai but didn't give us the Torah it would have been enough." What would be the purpose of going to Har Sinai if we didn't get the Torah? How would that be enough? Alex said: When the Jewish People reached Mount Sinai, the ...


2

Why do we link Shabbat with the Exodus from Egypt? Isaac Moses's four-year-old son asked: Why do you say "Mitzrayim" in Kiddush every week? "Mitzrayim" is a Pesach word! Isaac Moses elaborated: In other words, why do we refer to Shabbat as "commemorating the Exodus from Egypt"? Isn't it really all about God's completion of Creation? Tack-on question: ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible