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soc.culture.jewish.parenting FAQ: Newsgroup Policies and Procedures
Section - 1.5. What topics are *not* appropriate for soc.culture.jewish.parenting?

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[Paragraph references are to the charter]

Submissions will be judged according to their content, not the identity of the
author.  All posts that conform to the target content, as described in this
FAQ, are welcome.

o Attacks. Postings that attack individuals as opposed to an individual's
  position and posts that contain obviously slanderous and false statements
  will be refused, based on the prohibitions against "lashon hara" and "motzei
  shem ra" (viz. the Talmudic prohibitions against insulting your fellows,
  causing them embarrassment, or slandering them). [P2.1, P2.2, P2.5]

o Birth Stories. Although S.C.J.P accepts announcements of birth and Jewish
  rites of passage, it is not the forum for the general "birth story". Birth
  stories should go to misc.kids or misc.kids.pregnancy. [P2.4]

o Proselytizing. Submissions that proselytize for non-Jewish movements (which,
  for the purposes of this group, include groups accepting the Christian
  Scripture as sacred scripture such as Jews for Jesus and "Messianic"
  Judaism) will not be accepted, although submissions from members of such
  groups, as from anyone else, are welcome as long as the content conforms to
  the charter. [P2.4]

o Questions about movemental validity. Postings that explicitly or implicitly
  deny the validity of a Jewish movement or the position of a Jewish movement
  will not be accepted.  Neither will posts that attack the practice of
  attending houses of Jewish worship, or attack a Jewish belief in G-d. [P2.1]

o Unsolicited or judgemental "advice" about religious practice
  (e.g. statements that a poster is required halachically to do X, or
  criticism of a poster for doing Y, since this is the modern era) is
  inappropriate in posts to S.C.J.P.  The emphasis is on "judgemental". [P2.1,
  P2.5]

o Regional and commercial announcements. Although significant regional
  announcements and commercial product reviews are permitted, the following
  types of postings will not be accepted [P3.1]:

	a) Announcements from companies touting commercial products (including
	   Jewish films and videos).

	b) Regional announcements for small community events such as Purim
	   Carnivals.

o Circumcision: Attacks on parents' decision to circumcise their sons will be
  rejected; however, non-pejorative questions regarding the practice of ritual
  circumcision in a Jewish context are permitted.  Because of the particularly
  inflammatory nature of this topic, postings about circumcision will be
  carefully reviewed on a case-by-case basis. [P2.2, P2.3]

o Antisemitism.  Antisemitic postings and postings disputing the history of
  the Holocaust will be rejected. [P2.1, P2.4]

o Off-topic content: Postings that do not fit within the stated charter of the
  group will be referred to more appropriate groups. In particular:

    - Questions regarding general practices of Judaism not pertaining to
      raising children will be directed to soc.culture.jewish or other
      appropriate groups.  [P3.2]
    - Extended discussions about halacha (religious law) will be directed
      to soc.culture.jewish if a discussion no longer deals with
      parenting-related issues. [P3.3]
    - Questions pertaining to general parenting practices will be
      directed to misc.kids or other appropriate groups.  [P3.4]
    - Questions and discussions regarding how to raise children in an
      intercultural environment are considered appropriate only insofar as
      they focus on Jewish aspects of the child's upbringing. Discussions
      concerning combining Judaism with other faiths are inappropriate for
      soc.culture.jewish.parenting and will be referred to more appropriate
      groups. [P3.5]
    - Questions about non-Jewish religious traditions will be directed to
      the appropriate religion-focused newsgroup (eg alt.messianic and
      soc.religion.christian). [P3.6]

Some good suggestions on writing acceptable articles may be found in Section
2.8.


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