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Tzitzit tying: the real way

1)There are two authentic ways to tie the Sisit (Tzitzis) that have sources. Maran writes to make 7-9-11-13. First question: why does he write this is he then says Gimtarya Hashem is One, when in fact ...
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Shelosha Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred eighty-three? ?שלושה ושמונים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 283. Poppies ...
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Shnayim Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred eighty-two? ?שנים ושמונים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 282. I think ...
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Echad Ushmonim Umataym - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred eighty-one? ?אחד ושמונים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 281. The lazy ...
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Can someone have more than one potential soulmate simultaneously?

I have been told from several different people that it is possible for one person to have multiple Besherts (divinely intended marriage partners, soulmates if you will) to choose from. He may only ...
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Shemonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred eighty? ?שמונים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 280. I'm feeling bullish ...
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Tish'a Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-nine? ?תשעה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 279. The prime ...
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Shemona Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-eight? ?שמנה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 278. The only ...
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Shiv'a Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-seven? ?שבעה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 277. I see no ...
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Shisha Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-six? ?ששה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 276. Lazy ...
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How many of the 613 Mitzvos can we do only in Israel?

There are many Mitzvos we can not do in today's generation. For example there are no Korbonos, no slaves, etc. Per the Chofetz Chaim, there are 77 positive Mitzvos and 194 negative Mitzvos which can ...
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Chamisha Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-five? ?חמישה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 275. Check ...
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How did Avrohom learn that nine doesn't work?

The Midrash says (Bereshis Rabbah 49:13 quoted in Rashi Genesis 18:32) that Abraham stopped asking HaShem to save Sodom in the merit of less than 10 people because Noah and his family who were 8 ...
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Arba'a Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-four? In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 274. Check out mi-yodeya-series for the ...
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How could the numerals יה and יו be used irreverently?

I was told that in the sequence of numerals with Hebrew letters, the numbers 15 and 16 are rendered with טו and טז instead of יה and יו to prevent the tetragrammaton from being formed irreverently. ...
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Shelosha Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-three? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some undetermined point in the future, at least a day from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant ...
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Is there a list of Mitzvot and their corresponding body parts?

The Talmud (Makkot 23B)and the Zohar (1:170B - unverified English translation here) say that the 248 positive commandments correspond to the 248 limbs of the human body. (The Mishna (Ohalot 1:8) lists ...
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Did 1 million Ethiopians really attack Israel?

2 Chronicles 14:8: And Zerah the Cushite came out against them with an army of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots, and he came as far as Mareshah. How could the Ethiopians have an ...
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Shnayim Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-two? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some undetermined point in the future, at least a day from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Echad Veshiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy-one? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some undetermined point in the future, at least a day from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Saying 100 Berachoth in a day

What is the source for the idea that one should say 100 Berachoth in a day, and how serious of an obligation is this? Is it mandatory, is it laudatory, or is it merely a nice idea?
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Does being Yotzei a Bracha count for 100?

There are many brachos where by listening to the bracha one can be yotzei his obligation for that bracha. If someone does do so, does that bracha count towards the quota of 100 brochos a day?
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When does counting 100 Brochos per day start and end?

There's a Halacha/Mitzvah to say at-least 100 Brochos a day. My question is: what does the term "day" mean in this regard. Does a day start at night, and end the following night (as is the case in ...
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Shiv'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred seventy? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Why when washing for bread do we splash twice?

Is there any particular reason the procedure for washing hands for bread includes pouring the water twice on each hand? Isn't once enough?
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Tish'a Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-nine? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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When saying the Mi SheBerach prayer for a sick amputee, do you say “for his 248 limbs”?

The standard text of the Mi She-Berach prayer for the sick asks that G-d send healing "to his 248 limbs and 365 sinews." What if someone, G-d forbid, lost a foot a few years ago; and now prayers are ...
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Shemona Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-eight? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Shiv'a Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-seven? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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why 3 of punishment, 7 of consolation, 2 of repentance

As is well known (e.g. from Tosafos to M'gila 31:2 or from Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 428:8), we have three haftaros of punishment, followed by seven of consolation and then two of return ...
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Halachic significance of the plurality of Jews living in Israel

I once heard that if Israel has the largest Jewish population, it has a significant effect on certain Halachot. What are the criteria for this, and what halachot are affected? (Shmita is the one most ...
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Shisha Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-six? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Chamisha Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-five? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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How many T'fachim make up an Ama?

Is it possible to convert between Torah measurements? Specifically, T'fachim & Amot, (cubits) so I can figure out the size of the luchot (tablets) within the Aron Hakodesh (ark). (The Luchot are ...
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Arba'a Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-four? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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Shelosha Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-three? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant answers. ...
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the aggadic concept of a finite number of words to speak

Is there any truth to the common claim that each person has a predetermined number of words that he can speak in his life? Source, please. If so, then how does it work? In particular (with sources or ...
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Shnayim Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-two (262)? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant ...
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What is the nature of the numeral “ashtei-asar” (11)?

What is the nature of the numeral ashtei-asar (meaning 11) as in וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי פָּרִים עַשְׁתֵּי-עָשָׂר (Pinchas 29:20): What is the basic word? Is this using semichus, as in ashtaim of ...
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Why isn't the Kabbalistic doctrine of Sefirot considered Shittuf if the Christian Trinity is?

From the answers to this question it seems that most if not all Jewish sources treat Trinitarian Christianity (in particular, their doctrine of the Trinity) as either Shittuf or outright Avoda Zara, ...
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Echad Veshishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty-one (261)? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting, relevant ...
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Shishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred sixty? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting and relevant answers. ...
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Tish'a Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-nine? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting and relevant answers. ...
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Shemona Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-eight? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will: Vote up all interesting and relevant answers. ...
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Shiv'a Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-seven? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Vote up all interesting and relevant answers. Accept what I ...
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Which mitzvah is repeated the most times in the Chumash?

I have learned that not mixing milk and meat is mentioned 3 times in the chumash, and because of this we learn 3 different laws. I also found out today that the law "not to follow the ways of the ...
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Shisha Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-six? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting and relevant answers. Accept the ...
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Chamisha Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-five? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting and relevant answers. Accept the ...
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Arba'a Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-four? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting and relevant answers. Accept the what ...
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Shelosha Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?

Who knows two hundred fifty-three? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting and relevant answers. Accept the ...