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What topics can I ask about here?

Mi Yodeya is for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more.

If you have a question about...

  • Jewish law or practice (what to do or why)
  • Jewish philosophy
  • a Jewish text (explaining a passage)
  • history of Judaism
  • language used in Judaism
  • general knowledge (science, etc.) as it relates directly to Judaism

... (examples) then you've come to the right place. Please, ask away!

On the other hand, questions unrelated to Judaism, even if they are about...

  • other religions
  • Hebrew language
  • Jews, Jewish history, and Israel

... (examples) are generally off-topic.


  • Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information you find here as if it came from a crowd of your friends. (Source)

    • Questions that appear to be requests for personal practical advice will be either edited to more general wording or closed (more information).

    • For more on why it's important to take personal questions of Jewish practice to your Rabbi, see here.

  • Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are discussed only in private. Such questions will be closed or deleted at the discretion of the moderators or community. (Source)

  • If you want to quote material from another website or resource, please provide a reference, preferably a link, to the original material and quote selectively but veer more toward summarizing. (More detail)

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"