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3answers
191 views

Esav & Yishma'el today

Historically, how did Esav come to be associated with Rome/Christianity? How did Yishma'el come to be associated with Arabs/Islam?
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3answers
46 views

Shnayim Ushloshim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred thirty-two? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
4
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1answer
283 views

Why are some Hebrew prepositions always conjugated in plural form?

(inspired by this question) Certain Hebrew prepositions, such as אל, על, and לפני, are always conjugated in the plural form even with a singular object: thus אליו, עליך, etc. Others don't: the ...
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1answer
55 views

Motzei Shabbos Chanuka

You go away to your family / friends for Shabbos Chanuka. You are returning home Motzei Shabbos. Should you light Chanuka candles at your host or return home and light your Chanuka candles?
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3answers
405 views

Conservative / Nusach Sfard

Are there any Conservative synagogues that daven Nusach Sfard?
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3answers
48 views

Tish'a Asar Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred nineteen? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on ...
0
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2answers
36 views

Echad Ushloshim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred thirty-one? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
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2answers
233 views

History of Capital Punishment

When is the most recent documented occurrence in Jewish history of a beit din carrying out the death penalty? Or if historical documentation is lacking, when is the most recent time in Jewish history ...
9
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2answers
166 views

Yearning for Moshiach while the Temples stood

Did we (the Jewish people) yearn for the complete Redemption (with the Techias HaMasim, etc) like we do today, at the time the either Temple was standing? It can't be that we just assumed "This is ...
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2answers
72 views

Hashem and time [closed]

If hashem is beyond time, then how could he talk about it? Is it because he created time?
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2answers
487 views

Children's Motrin and Advil

Recently it was publicized that certain lots of Children's Tylenol contain a non-kosher form of glycerin, and therefore should not be used in non-urgent situations. Does anyone have information about ...
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7answers
49 views

Sheloshim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred thirty? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on to ...
4
votes
2answers
992 views

Chazon Ish neurosurgery diagram

There is a well-known story about the Chazon Ish, where someone who was scheduled to undergo a neurosurgical procedure came to him for advice, and the Chazon Ish drew a diagram for the surgeon ...
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1answer
86 views

Lighting Chanuka candles on Erev Shabbat

Since it's not common sense to leave a fire unattended (or against an apartment building's guidelines to have unattended fires), what's the general minhag for lighting Chanuka candles on Erev Shabbat ...
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3answers
266 views

Hours, minutes, and chalakim

On Shabbat preceding Rosh Chodesh, the time of the molad is generally announced in units of hours, minutes, and chalakim. However, minutes are not a traditional Jewish unit of time; rather hours are ...
2
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2answers
66 views

Research Project on How the Revival of the Hebrew Language Led to Jewish Nationalism [closed]

Can someone help me with finding sources (ie, things to read) about my research topic of "How the Revival of the Hebrew Language Led to Jewish Nationalism"
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1answer
25 views

Tish'a Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-nine? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Tefillin or Tzitzis

If one has enough money to buy Tzitzis or Tefillin and not both, which one should he buy? I heard Rabbi Akiva Aiger talks about it.
5
votes
1answer
143 views

Muktzeh Meat- WHAT TO DO?

What can I do if.... Meat fell out of the Freezer and I want to put it back on Shabbos? I have Ice cream or any other food like frozen Challah that I Need for Shalosh Sudos in Back of the freezer ...
9
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4answers
1k views

How precisely oriented towards Jerusalem should we face for praying?

I know we're supposed to face towards Jerusalem when praying/davening. For most of us in the Europe or the Western Hemisphere, we're used to facing "Mizrach", east. How precise should we be? If ...
1
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4answers
57 views

Arba'a Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-four? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
4
votes
2answers
73 views

Ladino Story Called “Bread of G-d”

Can anyone find me the source of the story I have heard entitled Pan de Di-o (Bread of G-d) in Ladino? It is about a shamash who puts bread in an aron kodesh and thinks that Hashem is eating his ...
2
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2answers
111 views

Kayin and Hevels Sisters [closed]

What where Kayin and Hevels Sisters names?
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4answers
67 views

Shiv'a Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-seven? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
1
vote
6answers
74 views

Shelosha Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-three? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
1
vote
4answers
46 views

Shisha Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-six? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
1
vote
3answers
32 views

Echad Ve'esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty-one? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go ...
2
votes
5answers
76 views

Shiv'a Asar Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred seventeen? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on ...
2
votes
2answers
196 views

What is the Morph-Phonological Split in Hebrew that makes it so Unique? [closed]

Can some one explain this to me? In a mixed language par excellence, large and monolithic blocks of material are imported wholesale from each of the ancestral languages. Thus, while the verbal ...
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vote
1answer
51 views

9 Posukim in Kriyas Hatorah [closed]

Which Laining has only 9 posukim?
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vote
1answer
105 views

Famous People across time [closed]

Who was יוסף גר צדק and who was his famous son and even more infamous Ancestor?
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Wednesday Mitzvah [closed]

What Mitzvah can only be done on Wednesday?
2
votes
4answers
181 views

Riddle: In parshas Toldos, where are a second set of twins mentioned? [closed]

In Parshas Toldos, aside from Yaakov and Eisav, where are the second set of twins mentioned?
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votes
2answers
194 views

when do you say amen

Can you say amen to a bracha if you hear the last part, see a gesture of ending, or is it only if you hear all of the brachah.
4
votes
1answer
87 views

Ner ish Ubeiso or One more candle

What is more important that one Person light the right amount of candles every night of Chanukah or that everyone in the house light (of course I am talking about Ashkenazim)?
2
votes
7answers
81 views

Esrim Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred twenty? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on to ...
1
vote
3answers
101 views

Which Haftora is it? [closed]

Which Haftora do we recite on some years not even once, on some years once, on some years twice, and then on some years three times?
4
votes
1answer
76 views

Toch'cha and Mussar-Character improvment

There is a requirement to set people on the right path when you see them straying. This is called giving Tochacha. What are the requirements for giving Tochacha? Are there any limitations on who can ...
0
votes
5answers
324 views

Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days? [closed]

There is a fast that according to a clear Halacha in Mishna Berura - some people would fast on one day and others would have to fast on the following day. Which fast is this?
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vote
0answers
54 views

Toldos Noach vs Toldos Yitzchok [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are parshat Noach and parshat Toldot named that way? Was wondering. Why is Parshas Toldos not called Parshas Yitzchok just like Parshas Noach. In addition why is ...
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votes
6answers
174 views

Ḥaser form of writing “Jerusalem” in the Bible

It seems that Jerusalem is always written "ḥaser" (defective) in the Bible: that is, as ירושלם, without the י/yud, as opposed "malei" (full), as ירושלים. See, for example, Isaiah 62:6. This presents a ...
2
votes
4answers
43 views

Shemona Asar Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred eighteen? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on ...
6
votes
2answers
170 views

What was the font of the first printed edition of Rash"i's commentary?

In what font was the first printed edition of Rash"i's commentary on the Torah printed? Was it some "standard" Hebrew block print or something more like the type face so eponymously associated with ...
4
votes
2answers
212 views

Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?

I understand that it may be prohibited due to the laws of "Dina D'malchusa Dina," (when and if) American law prohibits it. However, that reason aside, is there any Judaism based reason to prohibit it? ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Bent/Inverted Kaf in Torah Scroll, Parshas Bereishis

If a Torah reader finds certain writing errors in a Torah scroll, the scroll may be invalid, and the congregation would be required to take out a different one to continue the service. Some errors, ...
3
votes
2answers
168 views

Are there different shitos for when fasts end? What are they?

Are there different shitos for when fasts end? (Similar Motzei Shabbos, when some people wait 72 minutes past shkiya to do melacha, where other people wait less.)
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vote
2answers
117 views

Yissachar - Zevulin Torah business partnership

When you have a Yissachar Zevulin partnership does Zevulin have to give exactly half of what he earns to Yissachar? In addition suppose Yissachar misses a day does he have to reimburse Zevulin?
2
votes
3answers
283 views

Demon or Sheidim

My son since birth never has been peaceful. At around 1 year old he would stand on his crib while sleeping fighting who knew what and crying and crying, I tried to calm him and soothe him. But that ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Shisha Asar Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred sixteen? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on ...
0
votes
3answers
55 views

Asara Umeya - mi yodeya?

Who knows one hundred ten? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on to ...

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