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Mehadrin is a general term, meaning enhanced/ stricter kashrut. People use it to describe a particular standard, or they might mean a general term for one or several hechsherim (kosher supervisions) e.g. Bedatz Eida Chareidis, Rav Landau, Rav Rubin, Sheeris Yisrael, Rav Machpud etc. The term can also be used by a local rabbinate hechsher to denote a higher ...


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I have found Nefesh b' Nefesh's community database to be an excellent resource for this sort of information. Jerusalem is of course a fantastic place in Israel for Torah learning because of the quantity of diversity of opportunities to learn. Ramat Beth Shemesh is more of a city where people live and has less yeshivot and learning places for adults. Two ...


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Mehadrin (from hiddur, meaning "beautified" or "embellished") is the generic term describing a certain level of kashrut, as described here, covering e.g., the presence of a supervisor in a kitchen, the type of meat being served (glatt vs. non-glatt), how shmita is being handled, etc. Badatz (acronym of Beth Din Tsedek) is a name for a kashrut organization ...


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Interesting debate: I was happy to see how in some cases -where at least potentially people could feel that their "Honour" was attacked - they replied assertively but politely. 'Tachles' what I learnt was: when in a minyan, do as the minyan does, out of respect for Its members. At home do as you prefer. The majority in Israel doesn't wear tfilin on Chol ...


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Perhaps in the same way that the Jews were enslaved to values and views of the Egyptian society, we too are enslaved to our society. The בני ישראל had adopted the philosophical views, the ethical norms, the attitudes and beliefs in idolatrous practices. They were enslaved mind and body. Although we are not enslaved physically, we are in some regards ...


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If the 2nd day of Pesach has a "doubt" as to whether it is the first or second day then we would probably read both that of the first day and that of the second which means we would have to remove 3 Sifrei Torah instead of 2, and would have to do the same every day except the 8th day. On Sukkot it is less of a problem as the 2nd day reading is Maftir only ...


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On that gemara, artscroll notes Although on the surface this verse discusses the Babylonian exile, which ended long before the time of Rav Yehudah and R Abba, Rav Yehudah understood it as referring to the Jewish people throughout all their various exiles, and as containing a commandment for them to remain in the Diaspora until God gathers them ...



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