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Question 1.16:
Can non-Jews post to S.C.J?


All Usenet readers have equal right to post to S.C.J.. However, as with all newsgroups, you should note that the collective readership has a general consensus on what types of posting are acceptable. In the case of S.C.J., this consensus reflects the fact that most of the readers are Jewish. Also, don't post general questions which can be answered in this FAQ or in a library. If your motivation is simply to get an answer to a question, you can send e-mail to a few regular posters, or drop a note to

If you choose to ask your question of the S.C.J readership, you may be placed under suspicion of being a missionary, especially if you "innocently" ask something like "Someone please explain to me why Jews stubbornly refuse to accept my faith, when it's written right in your Bible..."

We've seen it all a thousand times before, and unsolicited declarations of belief in <your religion> in S.C.J convey the message "<your religion> supports harassing Jews." You're welcome to observe, participate, and learn about Judaism. Proselytizing is inappropriate.

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.

[Got Questions?]Hopefully, the FAQ will provide the answer to your questions. If it doesn't, please drop Email to The FAQ maintainer will endeavor to direct your query to an appropriate individual that can answer it. If you would like to be part of the group to which the maintainer directs questions, please drop a note to the FAQ maintainer at

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