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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Question 1.12:
Is it appropriate to discuss Israel in soc.culture.jewish?


Only if it is in the context of Jewish religion or Jewish culture. General discussions about Israel, and discussions of Israeli politics belong in soc.culture.israel. Discussions about the religious basis for Zionism and religious legislation in Israel are OK for S.C.J. Interaction with other countries is really a matter for talk.politics.mideast.

Note that there is a lot of information available about Israel, in particular, the subjects of Aliyah and Zionism, from Virtual Jerusalem, located at

The FAQ is a collection of documents that is an attempt to answer questions that are continually asked on the soc.culture.jewish family of newsgroups. It was written by cooperating laypeople from the various Judaic movements. You should not make any assumption as to accuracy and/or authoritativeness of the answers provided herein. In all cases, it is always best to consult a competent authority--your local rabbi is a good place to start.

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