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Q: What is the right way to report follow-up information on a question?

Monica CellioBefore Pesach I asked this question about ways to engage people at the seder. I received several good suggestions and attempted to implement some of them. I'd like to -- somehow -- update the question to report on what I did and what happened. Should I post it in an answer, by editing the ques...

 
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5:46 PM
Aren't we supposed to be pesach-chatting now?
@DoubleAA I was wondering if anybody else was here. Hi.
Looks like we're all still sluggish from the seders. :-)
6:01 PM
hi vram
What are we going to do the next few weeks where Israel and Chul are off-sync? ie which parsha should we discuss?
@DoubleAA Good question; we're going to be off for several weeks. I don't think splitting the chat time (half for each, so any given parsha gets discussed two weeks in a row) would work.
Going with Israel will give us less doubling, so maybe we should be discussing Sh'mini right now. (But I didn't prepare for that.)
Poster formerly known as Vram: I don't know how to type your new name, which means I can't @-address you.
6:17 PM
@DoubleAA I think we should discuss whichever are brought up by the parsha-chatters.
@هه that works.
Anybody got anything for today? (I have to leave at 2:30, but we've got a few minutes yet.)
How come the Torah interleaves the discussion of non-kosher creatures with tum'ah and taharah? In ch. 11, vv. 1-23 are about what's kosher and what isn't among land-, sea- and air-creatures; then from vv. 24-39 it deals with the tum'ah of various kinds of carcasses, and then 40ff are again about unkosher creeping creatures.
You'd think that at least vv. 40-42 should logically have followed v. 23.
@Alex the kosher and non-kosher animals are also classified as temeot and tehorot
@هه Only the land animals. For the other two types, the Torah uses the word sheketz, not tamei. And indeed the animals that convey tum'ah are all land animals (aside from the special case of ingesting a non-kosher bird, discussed in parshas Emor).
Actually, I take my second sentence partially back. In our parshah that's true, but in Re'eh (Deut. 14:1ff) it does describe the unkosher sea- and air-animals as tamei.
Actually, that should be "ingesting a kosher bird that was not properly slaughtered."
6:40 PM
@Alex what does "ff" mean?
@هه Further (verses, pages, etc.).
6:52 PM
I've got to drop off too; @هه, and anyone else, have a good Moed and I'll see you around.
@Alex שבת ומועדים לשלום

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