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Q&A Did Rabbi Avigdor Miller ever mention Azariah de Rossi or his sefer "Me'or Eynayim"?

Did Rabbi Avigdor Miller ever mention Azariah de Rossi or his sefer "Me'or Eynayim"? If so, what did he say about him or his sefer?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by mosheemes‭

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Divrei Torah Parshas Vayeishev: It wasn't a coincidence

posted 3y ago by robev‭  ·  edited 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Source of Chasam Sofer's prediction.

I recently heard that the Chasam Sofer wrote, that the year 5780 would be a very bad year, but the year 5781 would be a very good year. Does anyone know if this is true or where he wrote this?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Why not immerse in the early morning on erev Rosh Hashana?

Chaye Adam 138:5 writes: וראוי לכל אדם לטבול במקוה או בנהר ולא יקדים לטבול עד שעה קודם חצות היום In my own translation: It's seemly for every man to immerse in a ritualarium or a river [on the d...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Challenges Weekly Topic Challenge #8: Rav Steinsaltz z"l

posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Can a Rabbi lose his ordination?

Suppose Reuven is ordained as a Rabbi (receives semicha). His teacher, Rabbi Yaakov, decides that he is learned enough and of the right character to serve as a Rabbinic authority and proclaims that...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Does "make for yourself a rav" normally terminate with the synagogue employment contract?

I was talking with a US rabbi from a liberal movement who left a congregation after 30 years. He told me that he needed to disengage from his now-former congregants, out of deference to the new ra...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why does Nun have an Aramaic name?

Nun, the father of Yehoshua, is apparently named after a word for fish in Aramaic (for example, Beresheet Rabbah 97:3; Divrei Emet, Matot). His father Elishama (according to Divrei Hayamim 1:7:26-2...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Harel13‭

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Q&A What did the Kotzker mean by "If I am I…"?

Frequently attributed (e.g. by Aish and Chabad) to R. M'nachem Mendl of Kock is: If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because y...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Harel13‭

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Q&A Contradiction in statements of Rabbi Avigdor Miller

Rabbi Miller contradicted himself very badly. In one of his talks he says about Nixon, "And the ads that you see in the newspapers blaming Nixon for his appointment of conservative judges - it's j...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Racquetball‭  ·  edited 4y ago by robev‭

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Q&A Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

In various places on this site, including the FAQ, we have the following disclaimer: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbini...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭