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The more inclusive range would be the most appropriate: Copyright © 2010 - 2014 But you're following our attribution guidelines in excess of admirably, so I wouldn't over-concern yourselves with additional nuances for a community publication effort. What you did last year was fine, and this minor change is also fine - the care and craft you're ...


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Glossary Adar The twelfth month of the Hebrew calendar. Purim occurs on the 14th of this month. Ahasuerus (Achashverosh) A gentile emperor of Persia. One of the main characters of the book of Esther (see 1:1). Amalek A gentile nation. In midrash, Haman is said to be from it. Aruch Hashulchan A summary of the geeat code of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, ...


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Here is an example of The Purim - Mi Yodeya? card printed in color on card stock, adorning Mishloach Manot:


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What should be done for a person whose honor I desire? We overheard you asking: I love how Purim is all about giving -- gifts of money for the poor and gifts of food for my friends. This year, I want to honor the people around me by giving them something that doesn't just meet their physical needs (or further indulge their sweet tooth), but provides ...


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A drive to edit the original questions and answers chosen, to generally improve them. (e.g. formatting, punctuation, grammar, sources, dejargonificaiton). If these questions represent the best Mi Yodeya has to offer (for Purim), the quality should reflect that.


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I think the method of organizing the contributions worked well, and we should definitely work from that foundation. I think all of Isaac's suggestions are fantastic. I may add some more ideas in another answer. So to address your suggested adjustments: Yes :D As I mentioned in a comment: There are good ways to divide up the content. For example, we could ...


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Additional ideas for modifications (partially based on Feedback for "Hagada - Mi Yodeya?"): Up-front quality measures: Be more selective about which Q&A goes in. We should keep in mind that not every answer necessarily needs to be included. If they're not well-written enough to seem worth committing to paper, they should be either omitted or ...


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What meaning do the names of the ten sons of Haman have? Joan asked: Is there a meaning behind the names of the ten sons of Haman who were killed and hung (Esther 9:7–9)? They are פַּרְשַׁנְדָּתָא (Parshandasa), דַּלְפוֹן (Dalphon), אַסְפָּתָא (Aspasa), פּוֹרָתָא (Porasa), אֲדַלְיָא (Adalia), אֲרִידָתָא (Aridasa), פַּרְמַשְׁתָּא (Parmashta), אֲרִיסַי (...


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Rough timeline for the rest of the project, from edited submissions on: Due Wednesday, February 26: Submit edited content - Community Due Wednesday, February 26: Write introduction and possibly chapter intros (especially for Purim Torah) - ??? Due Wednesday, February 26: Produce back matter (glossary, bibliography, etc., if applicable) on Meta. - ??? Due ...


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This answer contains the template for editing questions. It's the same as last year's, with some minor exceptions, such as URL formats. 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 ...


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Please link questions here: Questions about the megillah: What meaning do the names of the ten sons of Haman have? Would Esther really have kept silent? How did Mordechai get *all* the Jews of Shushan to agree to fast for three days? Why did Esther make two parties; why not just one? Why do we honor Charvona, specifically? Why was Esther afraid to go to ...


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Why did Esther make her second party? SimchasTorah asked: What was the purpose of the two parties that Esther made for Haman and Achashverosh (Esther 5:4–8 and chapter 7), if one could have done the job? In other words, what happened that she needed a second party? Alex answered: R' Yonasan Eibeschutz explains as follows: When Esther entered Achashverosh'...


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Why was Esther afraid to go to the King the second time, but not the first time? Seth J asked: When Mordechai told Esther that two of the King's guards were plotting to kill him, she went right away to tell the king directly (2:22). Yet when Mordechai later asked her to approach the king to save all the Jews, she resisted and said she couldn't approach him ...


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How did the Sages know that Jerusalem had a wall in the times of Joshua? Shalom asked: The criterion for whether a city celebrates Purim on 14 Adar or Shushan Purim on 15 Adar is whether it was walled in the times of Joshua (about 3300 years ago). (Shushan itself is an exception.) If Jerusalem was not in Jewish hands until the times of King David (about ...


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Surviving the zombie apocalypse 'not-allowed to change my name' asked: One of Maimonides's thirteen principles of faith is believing in the resurrection of the dead, wherein the dead will arise from their graves. Have our sages provided any guidelines for how we are to survive this zombie apocalypse? b a answered: Follow the instructions of Maimonides (De'...


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Rejecting others' friend requests on Facebook jake asked: If one receives a friend request on Facebook, especially from another Jew, is it permissible to reject them? On the one hand, "חברים כל ישראל", "All Jews are friends"; but on the other hand, it is non-beneficial to be socially connected to someone you don't know well. msh210 answered: Pirke Avos ...


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What's an "achashvei"? Isaac Moses's preschooler asked: What's an Achashvei? I know that a rosh is a head. I want to know what kind of head Achashveirosh was. Double AA answered: Achshevei is a Halachic principle which allows one to make something into food by designating it as such. For instance, no one wants to eat burnt Chametz, so it's not considered ...


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Different miracle-publicization strategies on Chanuka and Purim Isaac Moses asked: There are two commandments during the year that are explicitly associated with "publicizing the miracle" ("פירסומי ניסא"): lighting Chanuka candles and reading Megilat Esther on Purim. These are the two commandments that are associated with the blessing "... Who performed ...


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Eating a meal Purim night SimchasTorah asked: Is there a requirement to have a meal on the night of Megilah reading (the night of Purim)? If not, why is there a custom to eat one? He and Double AA answered: The Talmud (Megillah 7b) very clearly rules that one who ate his Purim meal at night has not fulfilled his obligation to have a meal on Purim. The ...


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Would Esther really have kept silent? 'none' asked: In Esther 7:4 we read: וְאִלּוּ לַעֲבָדִים וְלִשְׁפָחוֹת נִמְכַּרְנוּ הֶחֱרַשְׁתִּי כִּי אֵין הַצָּר שֹׁוֶה בְּנֵזֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my peace, for the adversary is not worthy that the king be endamaged. Is this true? Had, in fact, the entire ...


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Note that the site's license, cc by-sa 3.0, requires a link to the license itself. We should make sure to include its URL in the publication. (IANAL.) That's http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.


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Small-form book? HodofHod wrote: Personally, I'm hoping to put this in some Shaloch Manos baskets, so I'd like a smaller format than the Haggadah. Isaac elaborated in comments there: It's worth considering concentrating on only making a single, tiny, very polished publication, perhaps even something that can be printed on one double-sided page (...


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