Mishkan Listserv Guidelines

The views expressed in messages on this listserv reflect those of their respective authors, and do not represent the position of Mishkan Shalom.

This listserv is intended for members of Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia.  Subscribers can post to the listserv by sending email to mishkan-philadelphia@googlegroups.com.  To unsubscribe from this group, send email to mishkan-philadelphia+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.  For assistance, problems or questions, please contact Seth Horwitz at ReachSeth@gmail.com.


Guidelines for Discussion:

1.  Begin by assuming the best in others.  Remember that we are all part of a community we have chosen to join.   

"Judge everyone favorably." -- Pirkei Avot 1:6 


2.   Let us know who you are and where you are getting your information.  When you initiate or join a discussion, identify yourself by your full name.  In addition, give credit where credit is due.  Thus, when you are providing a link to a site, provide information about its source.   

"Whoever repeats a thing in the name of the one who said it brings redemption to the world." --  Pirkei Avot 6:6 


3.  As you write in response to other posts, address the issue, not the person.  Even if you are in agreement with posters, do not address them by name, as this has the effect of marginalizing minority opinion. 

"Do not be scornful of any person."  --  Pirkei Avot 4:3


4.  Any conversation in which you are expressing concern about someone€  ’²s violation of these guidelines should be held privately, face-to-face with that person, or by telephone, not on the listserv and not in email form.  If you think that someone has consistently violated the guidelines and has not responded to your concern, please let Seth Horwitz, the Listserv moderator, know at reachseth@gmail.com, and he will see that the issue is addressed.   

"Hate not your brother in your heart, reprove your counterpart and bear not a sin on his account."  --  Leviticus 19:18


(Approved by the Mishkan Shalom Board of Directors on May 13, 2008)


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