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Source for tzniut? [duplicate]

In Haredi circles, the need for women and girls to cover their elbows, knees, collarbones, etc, is stressed. My question is: What is the source for this? Where does it speak about this in the Gemara?
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Help finding a Noam Elimelech

I recently finished Meseches Makkos and went through the Agaditahs (Summed up very quickly) of when Raban Gamliel, Rabbi Elazar Ben Azaria, Rabbi Yehoshua and Rabbi Akiva were together and Rabbi Akiva ...
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Proverbs 8:22-31. Woman Wisdom personified or actual being?

In Proverbs 8:22-31, a figure known as "Woman Wisdom" is described as being present when G-d was creating the world. Obviously, "Woman Wisdom" serves as a great personification to teach about the ...
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Commands/Laws followed by Avraham

Genesis 26:5 states: Because that Avraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. What were these laws and command that Avraham was observing? A Christian ...
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I'm Ashkenaz and wear Chabad tefillin [on hold]

When I became a bar mitzvah my family was not observant and did the bar mitzvah through our local Chabad rabbi who had me buy tefillin. I didn't realize that there were different types of tefillin for ...
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“Man is created only to have pleasure from Hashem etc.” - How does the Mesilas Yeshorim know this?

The Mesilas Yeshorim says in Perek 2, והנה מה שהורונו חכמינו זכרונם לברכה הוא, שהאדם לא נברא אלא להתענג על ה' ולהנות מזיו שכינתו And this is what our Rabbis of blessed memory have ...
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Sources that teach that animal sacrifices will not be required in the times of Moshiach?

I remember being told that there are opinions that in the times of Moshiach, animal sacrifices will no longer be required. Where are the sources for this opinion?
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Davening to change nature

Im mashcehes Brachos(Bavli) 60 the gemara states that one should not pray that their unborn baby be a boy if its after the time the baby has formed already in the womb. However,in Masheches Brachos in ...
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Restaurant serving meat during the 9 Days

Can a kosher restaurant serve meat during the 9 days? Asked another way, can I go to a "kosher" restaurant that does serve meat during the 9 days, and simply not eat meat?
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Amount of words to speak during one's lifetime [duplicate]

I read somewhere that, "Every person is granted a certain amount of words to speak during his lifetime, except for that which pertains to Torah and mitzvos. Thus, every person can add some years to ...
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Question about music and the three weeks [duplicate]

As we all know, during the three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz to Tisha B'av, we are not allowed to listen to music. But what consists of music? I know, people singing,playing violin, but do the beats ...
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Were there non-Jewish prophets? If yes, who were they and what were their purpose?

Do Jewish scriptures mention any non-Jewish prophet? If yes, what kind of message did those Prophet's preach(was it identical with Judaism for example?) and what were their purpose in general?
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Throwing dust on head = common mourning ritual?

In Job 2:12, when Job's friends first see Job at a distance, they "did not recognize him, and they raised their voices, and wept aloud; they tore their robes and threw dust in the air upon their heads....
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Would it be considered disrespectful to wear an Islamic styled cap as a Kippah?

I came into Judaism in college. I come from a Jewish family (my mother's side) but I was raised in a secular household after my mother married out of the religion. She was raised in a Jewish household ...
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Lighting Shabbat candles after shekiya

It is well known that people lighto shabbas candles before(many are careful to light 18-20 minutes before) shikya and no later. However, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 75:1 holds one has until 30 minutes ...
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Order of Shema Koleinu in selichot

In different Artscroll siddurim, I count no less than 3 different orderings of Shema Koleinu. The first version is the one I'm most familiar with, so I'll mark changes in the other two with reference ...
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How to dispose of properly old Haggadot?

I've inherited some old Maxwell House haggadot, from the 1980s. They're in perfect condition, but we simply prefer more modern styled ones now. What would be a proper and respectful way of getting ...
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Medicines on fast days which need to be taken with food

I had seen on this Halachipedia page in the name of R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach that one may drink a minimal amount of water, as needed, in order to swallow pills. However, R' Belsky, as quoted in this ...
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Can you run to perform a non-required mitzvah on Shabbos/Yom Tov?

I have heard from many sources that running is prohibited on Shabbos unless one is running to do a mitzvah, i.e. toward shul for davening. However, could one run--on Shabbos or Yom Tov--to perform a ...
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To interrupt Tefila by writing

For Birkat Hatora, writing is as speaking (SA OC 47,3): it is not allowed to write Divre Tora before Birkat Hatora. If someone ask you a question when you are davening, can you write an answer or is ...
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May one soak bulgur wheat on Shabbat?

One method to make tabouleh, is to soak bulgur wheat in water. The method is to pur an amount of bulgur into a bowl, cover it with water and have it soak in the fridge for about 30 mins. until the ...
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Is it true that every 50th letter of the Hebrew Pentateuch text spells the word “Torah”?

According to some online sources, if you take every 50th letter of the first two books of the Torah, you'll end up with a repetition of the word "Torah". And the same applies but backwards for the 4th ...
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Pinchas-style act nowadays

Is there any situation whereby a Pinchas-style execution would be justified nowadays? I am particularly interested in whether a 'zealous act' against a public sexually problematic sin is possible in ...
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This is regarding a Talmudic debate

Was there a debate in the Talmud regarding weather Klal Yisroel was still mechuyav Mitzvoth in Galus after the Churbun?
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Beginning fast of Tisha B'av during Shabbat

When Tisha B'av begins after Shabbat, as it does this year, we begin fasting after sundown before Shabbat is over. On the one hand, we postponed the full fast day of Tish'a B'av to Sunday, because ...
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Rambam's rules of modesty

What is proper modesty for all Jewish women according to Rambam? You know, skirt length, age to cover hair, to cover the neck or not, etc.
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Why does the fast of Tish'a B'Av begin before nightfall?

Shulchan Aruch O.C. 553:2 states that eating on Erev Tisha B'av must end while it is still daylight. In viewing the topic of tosefet Shabbat which is mentioned in Talmud Rosh Hashannah 9a, I ...
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Does someone have a digitalized version of the Chabad's table of interruptions in Prayer?

Almost all Chabad sidurim has a table in the beginning with the places of the tefila and where you can or can't respond amen, baruch hu uvaruch shmo etc depending on where you are in the prayer. Very ...
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Eliezer's nation

So Eliezer, as we know, is Avra'am's servant. But who were to be his descendents? Did he have a nation come from him? If so, who? Or (since he was a canaani) did his descendants become canaani, or ...
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Cherubim & Ark of Cov. description paralleled to (or inspired by) Egyptians?

I'm wondering why the cherubim atop the Ark of the Covenant, as referenced in Exodus 25:20, 1 Kings 8:6, 2 Chronicles 5:7, etc., are explicitly described with outstretched wings? I believe that ...
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Why do we benefit from chocolate bars with no hechsher, but not eat them?

We don't eat chocolate bars with no hechsher. What are we afraid might be in them, whether through the equipment or directly? Let's take the case of a dairy chocolate bar that wouldn't be served in ...
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Rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdosh on the Fifteen of Av

1) Rabbi Glazerson quotes that Rabbi Tzadok HaKohein of Lublin wrote, “The fifteenth of Av is the time for building the Beis HaMikdash since on that date the sin of the spies was.” Where is the ...
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What is the Testament of Hezekiah? I know it exists, but can't locate it

I am currently reading up on of apocryphal and pseudopigagraphical literature, and I see on a list that the Testament of Hezekiah is enumerated as one of them. However, I cannot locate a source or any ...
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YHWH and Elyon separate deities? [duplicate]

In Deuteronomy 32:8-9 states: When Elyon gave to the nations their allotted inheritances, when he divided the sons of Adam, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the ...
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invoking a name in prayer

I am reading a book A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book, by Aliza Lavie. In it the author writes: Freiha was an eighteenth-century Moroccan poet who wrote in Hebrew under the pen-name Bat Yosef. ...
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What is the name of the special parsha read on the shabbos before purim?

What is the parasha that we read on the shabbos before purim called?
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Source for not putting everyone in a kollel

I heard from a friend a while ago that there are scholars who believe that putting people into kollel, or everyone studying torah all day on general, is something new in Judaism, that it stemmed from ...
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How is the Jewish understanding of the sinful soul of mankind different from the concept of “original sin”?

I came upon an answer today that caused me to pause. The question asked, "Why do all women deserve to suffer for one woman's sin?" The answer began by summarizing Ariza"l: both Adam and Chava's ...
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Isaiah 53 How does Israel's suffering atone for the sins of the nations?

Isaiah 53:4 Indeed, he bore our illnesses, and our pains-he carried them, yet we accounted him as plagued, smitten by God and oppressed. דאָכֵן חֳלָיֵנוּ הוּא נָשָׂא וּמַכְאֹבֵינוּ סְבָלָם וַאֲנַחְנוּ ...
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Is Tefillin worn during the Three Weeks of Tammuz?

BS''D The Three Weeks are 3 weeks in Tammuz leading up to Tisha B'Av. During those weeks we add Selichos to our morning and afternoon prayers. My question is this: do we wear tefillin during these ...
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Hashem's apparent inconsistency with Bilam

Does anyone know of a convincing explanation of Hashem's behaviour with Bilam? It looks like He couldn't be more inconprehensible if He tried. First, He starts off by refusing to allow Bilam to go at ...
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What are the laws about hair and facial hair and body fluids [on hold]

Got to know that Kabbalah interpretations have importance to men's facial hair. Are there further importance to body fluids, blood, semen etc in Jewish radition? I am ignorant.Pardon me if asked too ...
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Name change after 30 days?

So I recall somewhere (probably in the Gemara) that if a person who is called by a certain name for +30 days, that name gets to be his new (hebrew??) name, is that true? I know the sages always said ...
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The name Nataliyah/Natali (is it Jewish?) [on hold]

Where does the name Natalia come from? I ask this because many many Jewish girls, even religious ones, use this as a name. I always thought that it is a feminine version of Naftali, is that true? Or ...
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Tosafos Amud in Sanhedrin?

I heard that there was an Amud in Sanhedrin that's almost entirely a Tosafos. I've heard stories about Gedolim on this Amud and I wanted to see the Amud for myself. What is this Amud?
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Duplicate names of Havilah/Seba/Sheba in Genesis 10 toledoth

In Genesis 2 it is stated that the Pishon river runs through the land of Havilah. Havilah is said to be in central Arabia since an extinct river known as the Wadi al Batin river originates at the ...
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What to do if parent doesn't have Jewish name, or if the child never knew it?

A person is called up for an Aliyah. He gives the name as x son of Ibrahim. Upon questioning, it comes out that the person did not know his father's Hebrew name, or that if there even was one, it ...
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Taking Unclaimed Luggage From an Airport

The Gemara in Sanhedrin 76b says that one is not allowed to return a lost item to a non-Jew. The Gemara speaks very harshly of one who does this. The Rambam (Hilchos Gezeilah 11:3) codifies this ...
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The use of Biblical names [duplicate]

When did it start becoming widespread to call people by biblical names? Why are certain of the most famous biblical names apparently not used by the Tannaim or Amoraim? E.g. no one called Avrohom, ...
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Non-Jewish father: son of whom for an aliyah? [duplicate]

Let's say there is a person born of Jewish mother, but not a Jewish father. To further complicate things, the mother was raised secular and at a later point converts to Christianity. To whom should ...

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