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The process:

  1. Core NJT scholars decide on a topic.
  2. Preliminary research to discover the best sources and representatives of different sides of the issue.
  3. Creation of “Mishnah” statement of the issue
  4. Invitation to scholars, students, interested parties to participate in the discussion
  5. Post of “Mishnah” and skeletal “Daf” to open forum (see Dafs on Abortion, Evolution, or Afghanistan, e.g., which are at this stage) to generate interest and ideas
  6. By clicking on the '+' symbol anywhere on the 'Dafs', You add your comments at http://newjerusalemtalmud.org
  7. Web 2.0 editing: our moderators, editors, and research staff will provide links & background to your comments, and highlight them or move them next to other relevant comments
  8. Event: Discussion. Includes/generates:
    • Notes of each present participant of most important points
    • Video
    • Teleconferencing of virtual participants
    • Transcription of discussion
  9. Compilation and distillation of “Daf” from the notes, transcript, and research (& links) (see the Population which is at this stage)
  10. Synchronization of points on the Daf with transcript and links (see differnt stages at “Climate Change” and “Assimilation” dafs)
  11. Publishing to website of interactive Daf (prototype will be up in two weeks)
  12. Additional commenting/ editing from outside scholars
  13. Editing, distillation and publication of general, more encyclopedic “Daf” on the topic (better-than-wiki…)
  14. Publication in print