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Master list of publication project ideas

status-completed: Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya? I suggest a High Holidays book, perhaps billed as a "machzor companion," featuring: Q&As related to particular parts of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

Parsha Q&A, in five volumes. (Not necessarily contiguous; we might do one, then do something else, then come back and do another, and so on.) This answer proposes writing new material (and ...
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

"Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?" shows Mi Yodeya's ability to gather and curate practical advice based on personal experience, from all different kinds of people. In ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

I suggest creating a publication on Bein Hametzarim-Three Weeks-Nine Days. The publication should include the halachos, minhagim and hashkafos of this time period. I think it will benefit and ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

So far, all the suggestions seem to focus on holidays. I'm unsure if you're limiting the ideas to this category. If not, I'd like to see a general "shul guide". My shul published, recently, a small ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

I help run an 11th grade minyan and I sorely need a selection of Q's and A' related to practical aspects of tefilla (though I actually also need stuff on the spiritual side, but I think it would be ...
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A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As

Thanks very much for all of your participation and for all of these great insights! Promotion We have tried various measures to spread the word about MY in likely communities. Most of these can be ...
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A model "MY guest post" to be posted on blogs

Yeyasher Kochacha! I don't think we've ever produced a "guest post" on someone else's blog, but people, including active Yodeyans have certainly blogged about Mi Yodeya material before. Perhaps some ...
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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's fifth birthday?

Not to preclude any other ideas (and perhaps to complement them somehow), there will be an in-person celebration on Shabbat Parashat Vayeishev (Dec. 12-13) in Silver Spring, MD. By default, it will be ...
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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's fifth birthday?

How about making us some more swag? (Yes, i noticed this in Bam.)
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

When it's in-season, our Purim Torah provides a great deal of fun for askers, answerers, and readers. In addition, Purim Torah questions are a stimulating exercise in source-finding and creativity for ...
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A model "MY guest post" to be posted on blogs

Implementation notes: This is, as the question requests, a model guest post. It could potentially fit on many different blogs frequented by people who are well-versed in Judaism. The format used here ...
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

One of the less-appreciated treasures in Mi Yodeya's repository is the collection of intriguing, unanswered questions. Someone might notice a promising connection, as Menachem did in "How are the two ...
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What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage? This question is quite possibly our best example of how we handle sensitive topics. Due to a combination of active use of moderation ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

What exactly happened on the 25th of Kislev? The question is so simple that it could occur to anyone who has even heard of the holiday at all, but there are nonetheless various interesting answers. ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

Present these two questions together, perhaps under a title like "Due respect for your menora": Can one throw out a Menorah? Cleaning chanukia in a bathroom? The questions could be enhanced if we ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

I suggest a Sukkot book, featuring: How-tos, since Sukkot observance includes many practical considerations, and because we've covered many of them usefully. Halacha questions related to all aspects ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

Another idea for Sukkot, which could be a stand-alone project or part of a larger Sukkot book: Ushpizin pages. Similar to our eight-sheet (16-page) Chanuka booklet, we could make a seven-sheet ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

Wide audiences: Third blessing on the second night of Channukah Anyone who uses a standard listing of the blessings will notice that one is only said on the first night, so most Chanuka-observers ...
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Shall we do a Chanuka publication? If so, what format?

I like the octapartite idea (and the word :-) ). Maybe we could provide a bit of learning at candle-lighting each night -- something to share with the family either before lighting or after the ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

9 Days of Chanukah? Why are there eight days of Chanukah if there were only seven miracles? Both questions ask about why there are 8 days of Chanukah. I'm not sure which one is simpler. They might ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

"m'nora" on Chanuka What do we call this thing anyway, and how long has it been that way? I don't have a companion more-advanced question to propose (anybody, feel free to add one). ...
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Future Sukkot publication: collect questions

How-to questions Sukkah construction: How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick? What green plants can I use for s'chach? Plans for building a sukkah shlock Plans for an all-wood sukkah (maybe, if ...
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"One of my favorite questions" is "Height of a mezuzah and children:." It's a great example of the value of multiple perspectives in one place. The question is a simple halachic one, and its top-voted ...
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I think something like Is it acceptable under kashrut to eat tyrannosauridae meat? shows our sense of fun. The question seems silly on the surface, but got several answers and community participation, ...
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Woman with 2 wombs in regards to pidyon haben This is my favorite question on the site. It is a great example of an intriguing question, which I would never have even known of the circumstances ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

status-completed: “Hagada - Mi Yodeya?” Second Edition - Expanded and Improved! I think it would be great to update and extend Hagada - Mi Yodeya? to the point that it has sufficient quantity and ...
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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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I created a Jewish app that I think will be useful to others, can I promote it on Mi Yodeya?

If you believe, for example, that the existence of your app is relevant to answering a question on Mi Yodeya, it may be OK to write an answer to that effect, but make sure to read this page from our ...
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

We Jews don't live in a vacuum; we also live in a world full of people who don't understand our laws and customs, people we interact with on a regular basis. This can be especially challenging for ...
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