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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Introduction to the FAQ and s.c.j Newsgroups (1/12)
Section - Question 1.9: What topics are appropriate for S.C.J?

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                                  Answer:
   
   Now, our discussion turns specifically to appropriate content for the
   unmoderated newsgroup soc.culture.jewish, although these comments in
   general can provide good advice for other Jewish newsgroups.
   
   Soc.culture.jewish is for discussions concerning Judaism and the
   surrounding culture (Yiddishkeit, Hebrew, Jewish motherhood, etc.).
   This includes discussions regarding the various recognized movements
   within Judaism, debates over halacha, Torah interpretations, etc.
   
   "Divrey Torah" - long or short sermons relating to Judaism and Torah,
   are especially welcome.
   
   Survey questions are also appropriate, such as "How does your
   community organize its free loan societies and scholarships for poor
   Jews who want a Jewish education?"
   
   Discussions about aliyah and Zionism are appropriate, but only if they
   remain in a Jewish context. If you want to talk about the more
   political or secular aspects of these subjects, it is more appropriate
   to use soc.culture.israel.
   
   Factual discussions of the holocaust (shoah) are allowed in S.C.J;
   however, those wishing to discuss that issue might want to explore
   instead the newsgroup [5]soc.culture.jewish.holocaust. S.C.J.H is a
   moderated newsgroup that serves as a storagehouse for all kinds of
   information from various sources on the Holocaust in Europe that
   occurred between 1942-1945 (along with the events leading up to it
   that happened in the early 30's). The newsgroup includes Holocaust
   materials from both personal testimonies of survivors and their
   families and "hard" facts from historians and observers. It is
   moderated to prevent any anti-Semitic or race-baiting comments from
   Neo-Nazis or self-proclaimed "academic" Holocaust deniers or
   revisionists, and is not be a forum for discussing whether or not the
   Shoah happened; instead, S.C.J.H is a place for intelligent and
   factual discussion of the Shoah. For those Usenet readers who wish to
   debate the existence of the Holocaust, they are encouraged to read the
   groups [6]alt.revisionists and [7]soc.history.

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