Announcements #147: mi.yodeya

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mi.yodeya – An online community for Q&A about Jewish life and learning

  • What would you really like to receive for Mishloach Manot on Purim?
  • Why do we sing about Charvona specifically after reading the Megilla?
  • Why do we continue to keep two days of Yom Tov outside of Israel?
  • If I put tefilin on in the afternoon because I missed in the morning, what should I do in them?
  • These are just some of the questions that recently got interesting answers on, a new online community for questions and answers about Jewish life and learning.

    Based on the technology behind StackOverflow, the wildly popular programming website, mi.yodeya gives you the chance to share your curiosity and knowledge about all things Jewish with a crowd of other sharers. At the same time, you get to help enrich the Internet with a repository of Jewish information expressed in the language of people who want to know it.

  • Do you ever want to quickly ask a bunch of people what the best way to ____ is?
  • Are you ever stumped by something you see in your chumash or siddur?
  • Do you enjoy sharing your Jewish knowledge with curious people?
  • Come to mi.yodeya.

    (Announce your simchah or Torah lectures by clicking on the button in the top right corner of Hirhurim. See here for readership statistics and here for instructions on buying an announcement. Please note that announcements now cost $36 each.)

    About Gil Student

    Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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