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Talmudic proverb based on Job 42:10 — source?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by David‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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(When) can halacha with a stated reason be revisited in light of new information?

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Besamim and the Tree of Knowledge

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In which volume is the Sdei Chemed’s rebuttal kuntrus printed?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭

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Disposing of a Christian bible written in Hebrew?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why is Shlissel Challah permissible?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Are there any sources for counting Druze men as part of a Jewish minyan?

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When to say fleishik versus fleishike (in English)

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Does the Torah guarantee free speech?

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Lesser-known Shabbos Zemiros

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by simyou‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Why do we destroy t'rumah and challah instead of giving it to a kohein?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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(How) does the home gardener tithe?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by AA ‭

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What exactly is "cooking"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by manassehkatz‭

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Read the wrong haftara. Now what?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by ploni‭

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Does a living brother fulfill his own pru ur'vu during a Yibum marriage?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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What does אלוף mean in the context of Eisav's family tree?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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What does this abbreviation stand for?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Avinu Malkeinu as part of Tachanun

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Are flowers muktzah on Shabbat?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by ploni‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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What are the flaws in the ten kal vachomer arguments in the torah?

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What's wrong with salmon skin?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Lights for 24 hours or 3 hours on 8 days -- which is better?

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Purity and Channukah

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Why did Yaakov propose his payment scheme?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by manassehkatz‭

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Why the large נ in the thirteen midos?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Not referring to children by nicknames

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by ploni‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by ploni‭

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(When) can one listen to Christian music, according to Igrot Moshe?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by user8078‭

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Do Bnei Keturah need a Bris upon conversion according to Rambam?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by sabbahillel‭

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Have other great Rabbis followed Rebbi Akiva's example for dying as a martyr?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Miriam‭

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Can a sick pet eat food that would otherwise be forbidden?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Miriam‭

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Why did the Ark rest on Ararat?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Harel13‭

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Why isn't there a source for a widow's time limit?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dani‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Where was Lot during the famine?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by sabbahillel‭

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How did they use to sleep in the shul?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dani‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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What is the purpose of God asking Adam to name the animals?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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