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The most important parts of prayer

Prayer Tefillah seems to come from a root meaning to judge oneself, while other explanations seem to connect tefillah with the meaning of 'to interwine, bond, connect' (See Rashi on Bereshit 30:8 for ...
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Messiah concept in Qumran

Shalom, What does dead sea scrolls say about coming of Messiah? and what does people of Qumran believe in coming of Messiah? Did they believe in two Messiahs? And what does Jews nowadays believe in ...
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What happened to the academy of Shem? [duplicate]

Shem had a Torah Academy while Abraham was alive? Abraham studied there? What happened to the Academy?
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Rav Moshe Feinstein's opinion on the State of Israel

I was wondering if there is any document which states Rav Moshe's opinion regarding the existence of the state of Israel. Did he consider the state a good thing or bad thing. I ask this because we ...
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Is pleasuring yourself without masturbation permitted in Judaism?

I know masturbation is aveira in Judaism, but what about stimulating one's sex organs without ejaculation? If I fear I may masturbate, is it permissible to touch or simulate my genitals but just not ...
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Rabbi “shopping”

Is there any explicit halachah against going to different rabbanim to find the most lenient one for a specific shaylah? I know it says in pirkei avos "asei l'cho rav", but what if you don't have a ...
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Prayer Meditation; help understanding terms

Could someone explain the terms of kavanah, hitbodedut and hitbonenut in relation to Tefilah (prayer)? I know that these are all forms of meditation of some kind; but are they integrated in the way ...
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Haggai's “glory of the (second) Temple greater than the first”

Haggai 2:9 states that God will fill the Second Temple with glory, such that the glory of the Second Temple would surpass that of the First. Given that the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans ...
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Who is “the Desire of all Nations” in Haggai 2:7?

Haggai 2:7 mentions "the Desire of all Nations", according to modern day Judaism, is this a reference to the Messiah or to God Himself?
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What happens to a Kohen who eats Kodshim while Tamei?

The Torah in Vakikra 29 seems to imply both Karet and death. Is it both or only one of them?
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I m gay jew and i love only my partner who is my gay partner so not possible to leave him or forget homosexuality [on hold]

Hi m 26yrs Jewish boy I had relationship with a boy from 10yrs and he is not a Jewish but for me he is ready to except Judaism but he need a guarantee or bound for our relationship on that base shall ...
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Do all the prophecies about events before the advent of Moshiach have to happen?

Do all the prophecies that foretell what will happen right before Moshiach comes have to happen for Moshiach to come?
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When Honoring An Elder Results In Violation of Mitzvos [on hold]

How does a Jew balance conflicting directives of honoring one's elders and protecting the helpless, and speaking up if one sees or feels something is inherently wrong? What is the path to peace with ...
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If someone never met their father, but has various information about him (e.g last name, profession etc.), are they a shetuki?

In Kiddushin mishnayos 4:2, it says: And which are the shetukim? Anyone who knows [who] his mother [is], but does not know [who] his father [is]. And which are the asufim? Anyone who was gathered ...
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How to give tithe to the Levites within your gates, today

Is it possible to give or convey tithes to the Levites today? How could one do this if they wanted believed they are to do so? A related question indicates this is not common practice today among the ...
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Minhagim of Sefirah

Most people keep only part of Sefirah (the seven-week period joining Pesach and Shavuos) as a period of semimourning: either (roughly) the first 33 days or (roughly) the last 33 days. There are ...
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What is the function of this Drasha?

Brachos 64a: אמר רבי אלעזר אמר רבי חנינא תלמידי חכמים מרבים שלום בעולם שנאמר (ישעיהו נד, יג) "וכל בניך למודי ה' ורב שלום בניך" אל תקרי בניך אלא בוניך What is the function of this Al ...
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How did they count Sefirat Ha'omer in those areas when there was doubt, prior to our current calendar? [duplicate]

Following up on a comment from this answer excerpt: In conclusion, now that we have an established calendar and our celebration of two days Yom Tov is only due to the minhag of our fathers, as ...
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Is there an obligation to sing the Torah cantillation notes?

My understanding of the purpose of the trope (cantillation) notes is that they were initially (Massorah) meant for the purposes of grammar and pronunciation. I've hunted a few web sites, and I ...
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Outside Israel, why don't we count two days of the Omer consecutively? [duplicate]

Outside of Israel, we observe 2 days of Pesach because of keeping a custom that there initially was a doubt as to which day Pesach began. The mitzvah of Omer says that it begins "On the morrow of ...
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Why would one paraphrase and not quote a pasuk?

In the second bracha before Shma in the morning, there is a line which is taken from Tehillim 86:11 which reads, "יַחֵד לְבָבִי לְיִרְאָה שְׁמֶךָ". The construction I found in the Artscroll reads (I ...
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Why are Moabites not allowed to join the Jewish congregation?

Male Moabites are not allowed to join the Jewish congregation (Deut. 23) (i.e. marry a Cohen, Levi, or Yisrael). The reason given is their ancestors lacked gratitude. Is this due to bad qualities ...
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Rules for counting the Omer with a bracha if one cannot say arvit on a flight through Greenland

In the summer on flights from the US to Europe and Israel (when flying north through Greenland), there are situations where one cannot say arvit (the evening's prayer) because it never becomes night ...
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Poor man donating 999 vs rich man donating 1000?

I have the following dilemma with my father in law. I'm stating that assuming that both men have given their 10% if a rich man gives $1000 he makes a bigger mitzva than if a poor man gives $999. My ...
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Mishna was a book in time of Gemara?

Rabbi Jacob Bar Abba asked Abaye: Is it permitted to a disciple in a district under his Master's jurisdiction to give a ruling that was as authoritative as those contained in the Scroll of ...
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attributes of God--Why does God have to come down to check out Sodom and Gemorrah?

I've always thought it rather curious that God came down to check out the corruption of the city: כִּי יְדַעְתִּיו, לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר יְצַוֶּה אֶת-בָּנָיו וְאֶת-בֵּיתוֹ אַחֲרָיו, וְשָׁמְרוּ דֶּרֶךְ ...
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Gravesite of Moshe Rabbeinu Not Being Known

Where does it speak about the fact that we don't know where Moshe Rabbeinu is buried. Is this in the Talmud? Somewhere else in Chazal? I've heard the reason is that G-d did this in order that people ...
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Are there any good resources that give a general overview of each day's daf?

That's not meant to be a substitute for learning it in depth, but rather for review purposes it would be nice to read a brief synopsis. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Can a levirate marriage yield a legitimate heir to the throne?

If a king dies, and his brother lives, can his brother marry the dead king's wife to raise an heir to the throne? Or would a new line of kings begin? Deuteronomy 25:5-6 כִּי-יֵשְׁבוּ אַחִים ...
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Why eat korbanot satiated

We (and the kohanim) are to eat the kobanot satiated (see below for sources). What is the reason behind this mitzva? It would seem that we would get more enjoyment from eating if we were hungry. Was ...
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will there be plants and animals in olam haba?

In the future eternal world of Olam Haba (i.e. the final destination following the resurrection of the dead as explained here) according to the opinions that the body and soul will be reunited, will ...
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Why didn't those in charge of Josef's coffin purify themselves?

There is a three way argument what was the impurity of those who asked for a Pesach Sheni. Rabbi Yossi HaGalili said that they carried Josef's bones Rabbi Akiva said that they removed Nadav and ...
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Is there a minhag to smell besamim on shabbos?

Is there a minhag to smell besamim on shabbos?(for reasons other than the 100 brochos)
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Unknown barechu on Friday Asarah Beteiveit

I've been thinking about this for a while, and this question reminded me. If you're walking past a shul between plag and shkiya on Friday Asarah Beteiveit and you hear Barechu but don't know if it ...
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Do the forty-eight qualities with which Torah is acquired correspond to the days of the counting of the omer?

Pirkei Avot 6:6 includes a list of forty-eight (48) qualities with which Torah is acquired: Study, listening, verbalizing, comprehension of the heart, awe, fear, humility, joy, purity, serving the ...
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Koshering canning jars

If someone cans using Ball brand glass canning jars (and new lids are used every time, so nothing to worry about with those), In the normal canning process, the jars are boiled to sterilize them prior ...
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וּרמִיננְהוּ or וּרמִיננְהִי?

Was starting tractate b'rakhoth in a Talmud that has nekudot. i came across the word וּרמִיננְהוּ and looked it up in an Aramaic dictionary to find it meaning. The Aramaic dictionary gave me the ...
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What is the source of the obligation to listen to the Sanhedrin once it left Jerusalem?

The source of listening to the high court typically comes from Devarim 17:8-10: If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between ...
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What will happen to all other religions places of worship and scripture when moshiach comes

Does it say anywhere in Jewish scripture what will happen to the places of worship and religious scripture of all the other religions of the world when moshiach comes?
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Is it true that saying someone's full Jewish name is helpful for a long life?

Someone told me that in their family they have the minhag (practice) that at least once a day everyone is called by their full Jewish name. For example, a girl is Chana Ester Riva. People call her ...
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Can a person move during Chol HaMoed Pesach?

I understand no melacha is permitted during the first two days and last two days of Pesach, but can a person move during Chol HaMoed?
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Any Tanach transliteration website which give every possible meaning under every word?

Is there any website that give a Hebrew-English transliteration and give every English meaning under every Hebrew word ?
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How can Nefesh mean a dead person?

In Vayikra 21:1 it's stated that one should not defile himself for any (dead) 'nefesh' person... How can a word like Nefesh which seems to be the force that animated the body and gave it it's life, ...
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The Temple's Status regarding Moshiach [on hold]

According to דניאל Chapter 29, perek כו, is it implied that the Beis Hamikdash will be destroyed within the Moshiach's lifetime? So the Beis Hamikdash will be both built and destroyed under Moshiach?
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How did the Sanhedrin sentence Jesus to death? [on hold]

Under what charges was Jesus sentenced to the death penalty under the Sanhedrin?
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Did (any of) the descendants of Rabbi Ascher ben Jechiel take “Rosch” as a surname? [migrated]

Forgive me if this is the wrong place to ask, but I have been trying to trace my roots and the earliest appearance of "Rosch" as a (sur)name seems to be Rabbi Ascher ben Jechiel (1250 or 1259 – 1327). ...
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How can a Minor Learn Torah from Imperfect Teachers?

Chagigah 15b, in the context of relating how Rabbi Meir learned Torah from Acheir, states: מאי דכתיב (מלאכי ב, ז) כי שפתי כהן ישמרו דעת ותורה יבקשו מפיהו כי מלאך ה' צבאות הוא אם דומה הרב למלאך ה' ...
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woman posting a picture of herself on social media

From a halachic perspective, is it modest for a religious woman - especially someone who is single - to post her picture profile on social media?
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Why are Moshe, Aharon, David and Shlomo mentioned in the prayer for the sick?

Based on Nusach Ashkenaz, it seems that when there is a prayer beginning with the words מי שברך , that only the 3 fathers (Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya'akov) are mentioned. Two examples: Mi Sheberach for ...
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Where is there a munach legarmei before a kadma?

On the side of Shemini 10:6, the blue Tikkun Simanim quotes the mesorah that there are three places where a munach legarmei is before a mahpach: there, Emor 21:10, and Rut 1:2. Then it says (in ...

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