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1:27 PM
I would like to wish לשנה טובה תכתבו to all of you here at Mi Yodea! Let's hope in this forthcoming year we'll be able to ask more questions and give better answers! Or better questions and more answers! :-)
 
1:56 PM
@Kazibácsi Amen!
 
 
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5:10 PM
@Kazibácsi amein!
Can somebody de-jargonify this question? (Including the terms is fine, but parenthetical or linked explanations would make questions like this more accessible to visitors.)
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Q: What is considered במקום צורך?

OrionA shvus dshvus is allowed במקום צורך. But what is considered במקום צורך? And is a shvus dshvus allowed for anything besides במקום צורך and mitzvah? If so what? EDIT-for those who want to know what a shvus dshvus is the Wikipedia link רבות מחשבות gave has a pretty good explanation. As for how I kn...

I don't intend to single out one question; it's a widespread issue. That one just happens to be at the top of the front page right now, so it's more visible.
 
5:52 PM
@MonicaCellio I cleaned it up a bit, added definitions and links, etc. It can perhaps still use some more work.
 
@Alex thank you for making our site more accessible!
 
6:08 PM
@MonicaCellio No problem. By the way, I flagged an answer to request that it be converted to a comment (and I see that you did convert it an hour ago). Is that the best procedure for such cases?
 
@Alex flags are the best way to communicate with mods about specific posts or comments, so yes. Thank you.
 
 
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7:34 PM
Hello all. Yesterday at my minyan I pitched Mi Yodeya and our Days of Awe publication again -- still had a few copies to distribute. My rabbi praised our work and that might also encourage people to visit. We can be harsher than we intend when the less-observant and less-learned base questions on faulty assumptions. When people show up from less-observant backgrounds, please reach out in chesed and encourage them. How we greet them reflects on me in my community. Thank you and shana tova!
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