Mi Yodeya Weekly Newsletter
Mi Yodeya Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

How should a werewolf celebrate Pesach?

Werewolves are known for their transformation at the full moon. Unfortunately, for Jewish werewolves, this poses problems with holidays such as Pesach, Sukkot, (Shushan Purim, Pesach Sheini, Tu ...

asked by Cnsersmoit 20 votes
answered by Monica Cellio 12 votes

What is the Torah preferred brand of cell phone?

I have heard of Kosher phones. What do the classic sources (preferably Rishonim or earlier) say about the preferred type and brand of cell phone? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended ...

asked by Yishai 17 votes
answered by Yishai 25 votes

Is the Torah in the public domain? (If not, what license is it?)

The public domain is, put simply, a collection of works that can be used by anyone, that are not copyrighted. Is the Torah in the public domain? If not, how can we be printing and copyrighting it? ...

asked by Cnsersmoit 13 votes
answered by Double AA 18 votes

Has anyone invented a cure for Yahrtzeit?

A few days ago, while in shul, I asked my friend if he wanted to meet me for bowling at 5 P.M. He said, "I can't because I have yahrtzeit." It sounded like a serious sickness, like "I have a cold", ...

asked by DanF 12 votes
answered by Nafkamina 2 votes

Who is this Lamar?

I recently wished the Bam community a happy Rosh Chodesh, and Isaac responded (or at least attempted to respond - he seemed to have begun his Purim festivities early) with: וכן למר Also ...

asked by YeZ 11 votes
answered by magicker72 13 votes

What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident

Halachically it is prohibited to think about Torah in the bathroom. However, sometimes I'll get up to go to the bathroom while I'm in the middle of a tough sugya and I'll find myself still thinking ...

halacha torah-study bathroom  
asked by Nafkamina 10 votes
answered by Yishai 14 votes

"Can't argue with that?" Says who?

There is a famous Jewish adage "על טעם ועל ריח אין להתווכח". However, amazingly, one can find a plethora of disagreements in the Talmud and Halachic works whether reicha lav milsa hi or if ta'am is ...

asked by Nafkamina 8 votes
answered by Isaac Moses 7 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to make Purim more female friendly?

At a recent Shabbat meal the conversation was about how Purim was a "guy holiday" where women felt like second class citizens, especially married women who often found themselves cooking the seuda, ...

women purim how-to intoxication  
asked by user6641 11 votes
answered by Isaac Moses 10 votes

Ripping out a blade of grass by a funeral?

At my great-uncle's funeral today, all of the participants (except the mourners) were told to rip out a blade of grass and say a passuk (I don't remember which). Is this a Jewish minhag? If so, what ...

minhag agriculture funeral-burial-levaya  
asked by Shokhet 7 votes
answered by Danny Schoemann 8 votes

Can you answer these?

Was Ankhmahor really Yosef?

I was reading an article today on circumcision a news website I frequent. It displayed a picture from the tomb of Ankhmahor, a high ranking Egyptian official that was, apparently, responsible for mass ...

parshanut-torah-comment yosef egypt vayigash archaeology  
asked by Isaac Kotlicky 7 votes

Winged sun symbol on Hezekiah coins

The winged sun is an ancient symbol that originated in Egypt and Assyria. Why is it then that coins from Hezekiah have this symbol from gentile nations? Also Malachi 3:20 shows the adoption of this ...

history money malachi  
asked by Kalima Mutara 1 vote

I removed a Mezuzah without knowing what it is, what should I do?

Next to the door of a new flat there was a roll of paper inside some plastic wrap. I didn't know what it was, so I took it down to inspect it. Inside I found a roll of very stiff paper and Hebrew ...

asked by user8991 3 votes
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