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A kindred spirit to those of us who work hard to preserve the format of the forum, for the sake of its long-term educational mission: slate.com/articles/podcasts/working/2015/08/…
 
 
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5:35 PM
@El'endiaStarman BTW as far as I know, when the observation-based calendar was discontinued in favor of a fixed calendar is debated
and it is possible that it happened some time after the beginning of the period that you mentioned
 
 
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Q: Hiding Dangerous Information

mevaqeshAlthough obviously regardless of Mi Yodeya policy, each user needs to apply his / her own discretion, what is the policy regarding posting information, in a question or answer, that if publicized could lead to antisemitism, provide fodder for missionaries, or have other unintended consequences? ...

 
 
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10:45 PM
...the reason I asked this question was to see if I could find out more info on why the Rambam holds astrology, from a logical perspective, doesn't make sense. However, as cited in the JHCS article, the Rambam doesn't really explain....
...is asking about which "Greek and Persian philosophers" he refers to, and what they wrote about astrology, on-topic here? On the one hand, it's a question about something the Rambam wrote. On the other hand, it's not exactly about Judaism
...on the third hand, perhaps I'd get a better answer from the Philosophy site (which, to date, I've never used)
Any input on the above?
(should this be on Meta?)
 
11:08 PM
@Shokhet if you're asking, per se, about the Rambam's influences for stuff he wrote about Judaism, then your question is about Judaism.
 
11:27 PM
@IsaacMoses IOW, it's on topic as long as the focus is on the Rambam? Makes sense.
 
11:44 PM
...also, should I use for one or the other of those questions? ...we don't seem to have
 
11:57 PM
@Shokhet ... On his Judaism teachings. If the question was, say, about R' Aharon Lichtenstein Ztl's Literature dissertation, it's be presumably off-topic
 

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