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No, the government does not ensure that terumot and maasrot are taken. Stands with a teudah are ensured by the Rabbanut. I read in a guide for Anglos in Israel that in a case such as this where there is a doubt if the produce had been tithed, the tithes should be separated (again) without the accompanying blessings. As for tasting food at a shuk, I've ...


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“In the future, the sons of Yishmael will return to the Holy Land when it was vacant from inhabitants for much time, and they will prevent Yisrael from returning to their land until that merit of the sons of Yishmael expires. At a certain time, the sons of Yishmael will be roused to wage brazen battles in the world. The sons of Edom will gather together and ...


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The English term for this tool is an entrenching tool. Here it is described as standard issue gear for a paratrooper in the IDF. As far as I know, it is pretty standard, when required, for soldiers in most any modern army. I suppose we could speculate if the Torah requires a soldier to carry one even if it isn't technically needed (just in case ...) or if ...


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R Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz (Chazon Ish Shevi'it 5:12) writes that were we to give Maaser Rishon nowadays to Leviyim on the basis that they claim the Levi Aliya in Shul, more people would lie and pretend to be Leviyim because of the financial benefit. However, most authorities seem to think that Maaser Rishon (taken from certain Tevel) should (at least ...


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http://chinuchathome.info/index.php/Halachos-/-Laws/Eretz-Yisrael/Special-Mitzvos-of-Eretz-Yisrael.html After separation of terumah gedolah, ma'aser rishon is separated from the remainder. How much does one separate? Exactly one-tenth. Ma'aser rishon is not sanctified produce, but rather the private property of the Levi. The Levi may thus sell or ...


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A friend of mine in Yeshiva, either it was first day, or second day of YomTov, decided he was staying in EY. Just like that, during YomTov, I don't think he'd even discussed it with his parents, who were categorically expecting him to return to Chutz L'oretz for University, after two years in Yeshiva in EY. The Posek told him to daven like Bnei EY, and keep ...


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Judea and Samaria most certainly falls into halachic E.Y. borders. In fact, during the first two temples, that was the center of Jewish life. There may be questions regarding Azza, south of Negev (including Eilat), and the Golan.


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There is still a continuing machlokes on whether or not settling and living in the land of Israel is a mitzva, and quite honestly, it is only one mitzva. Until recently, Israel was called a banana republic and with good reason. The beginnings of the Israeli state were chaotic. There were quite a few socialist and communist Zionists with their idea of what ...


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You have a bit of selection bias going on here - you're in 2014 and wondering why a single Jewish community hasn't moved from the USA to Israel. Since 1948, a significant number of Jewish communities from around the world (Ethiopia, Yemen, Morocco, Syria, Iraq, Russia, Poland, Romania), have all moved en-masse to Israel. Perhaps you should be asking why so ...


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The Imrei Emes explained that we see that the daughters of Zlophchad cherished the land of Israel from when they made their request. Zlophchad died as either the wood-chopper of Bamidbar 15:32 or as one of those who attempted to go into Eretz Yisroel after the sin of the spies in Bamidbar 14:40. So Zlophchad died before the decree of the 40 years. And yet ...


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You will find that the daughters of Tzelophchad were of one of the Machirite families of Menashe. The Macherites were that half-tribe that wanted to stay on the Transjordan and forgo the land of israel because they though there would be more land for their cattle. The men of Menashe were not praised for insisting on maintaining the headrights of the ...


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I would suggest a different understanding of the word 'partnership'. The Chochmas Shlomo writes in his gloss on Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat siman 369 "a king who rules the entire world is not applicable the laws of dinei dimalchusa, for how can he say that he doesn't want to live in his land, all the lands are his! Should he fly in the air?" We find that ...


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According to this: It was a partial quote from Barbara Ordman, who lives in Ma’ale Adumim on the West Bank. Her exact quotation was: "As one of the terrorists from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air." Barbara Ordman is a Jew saying ...



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