jake
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How do we treat questions that are Asur to ask?
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Psalm 6 describes the woes of the Mi Yodeya moderator. It tells what happens when inappropriate questions are asked: בשאול מי יודע לך יגעתי באנחתי אשחה בכל לילה מטתי בדמעתי ערשי אמסה ... סורו ממני כל ...

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Name Mi Yodeya's chat room
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V'dibarta Bam ("And speak of [alt.: with] them") Quote from Deut. 6:7 and pretty much a familiar phrase to most any Jew who's been to Hebrew school. Double meaning: (1) "Speak of them" [i.e. the ...

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Weekly topic challenge: call for proposals
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Used, Vaera 5772: I propose midrashim as a topic. As discussed here, and reiterated many times all over the site, many midrashim and aggadot are not to be taken literally. Now, many midrashim are ...

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Weekly topic challenge: call for proposals
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Chosen as the weekly topic challenge for Miketz 5772. I propose Commentaries as a topic. This site is full of quotes and explanations from an abundance of commentaries on Tanach, Mishna, Gemara, ...

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Name our chat room
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Here's what I got: Daber Davar (דַבֵּר דָּבָר). [Reminiscent of Yeshayahu 58:13.] Tarbe Chachma (תרבה חכמה). [A phrase from Bava Basra that, while not as much an implication of chatting as "Tarbe ...

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In what respects are Hebrew language questions in scope?
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As of right now, I think that a distinction must be drawn between questions like "What is the proper translation of this phrase in Tosafos?" and questions like "I saw this word on the local Israeli ...

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What advice do you have on writing better questions and answers for Mi Yodeya?
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With regard to questions, in my experience (having asked to date 44 questions with "nice question" rate of ~36%), the questions that get the most votes are basically ones which peak the interest of ...

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Name Mi Yodeya's chat room
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Tzei Ul'mad ("Go and learn") Another quote from the Haggada! Has the implication of "going out" from the main site. Hopefully will serve as encouragement for people to use the chat room for Torah ...

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Weekly topic challenge 5772-14 (week of Vaera 5772): Midrashim and Aggadot
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New questions on the weekly topic posted during its week: Moshe and the Red-Hot Coals What does the angel Gavriel represent? Anyone who says these people sinned is mistaken. For real? How is "...

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Name Mi Yodeya's chat room
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Kulanu Yode'im ("We all know") Another variation of the whole "yodeya" theme, which is more inclusive sounding and implies multiple parties. Reminiscent of the Haggada (אפילו כולנו חכמים... כולנו ...

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Weekly topic challenge 5772-12 (week of Vaychi 5772): Ikkarei Emunah: Fundamentals of Belief
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Questions on this topic posted during its week: What are Rambam's "עיקרים"? Why didn't the Tur discuss traditional Jewish philosophy?

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Where did you find Judaism.SE?
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I was told about the judaism.SE proposal on area51 by a friend.

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