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There are many reasons why Muhammad could not have been a true prophet, according to Jewish belief. I'll summarize at the top of this answer and then drill down into particulars. Because of Bilaam's wickedness, as emblematic of the wickedness of gentile prophets, God removed prophecy from the gentiles (Midrash Tanchuma, Balak, siman 1). Muhammad was born ...


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The Avnei Yoshfei has a teshuvah on this subject. Regarding a non-Jew from whom one bought 4 items and who charged only for 3, he says that this is טעות עכו״ם and is allowed. The Jew does not have to tell the non-Jew that he is relying on the non-Jew's account. But note business halacha.com who quotes Rambam Hilchos Gezeilah 11 (4 & 5) and ...


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There is a good article here. DO THE REMAINS OF A NON-JEW CONVEY TUMAS MEIS? The remains of a non-Jew convey tumas meis if they are touched or carried. Although all agree that the halacha is that the remains of a non-Jew convey tumah through touching and carrying, there is a dispute as to whether the remains of a non-Jew convey tumas ohel. ...


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The main point is if the landlord or tenants will be Jewish and maintain the mezuzahs. In any case, you may change the (expensive) cases for cheap cases as the case is not the mezuzah but a way of keeping it safe or an adornment. There are many sources on the net and here is one of them. Mezuzahs While Moving CHAPTER 7 Mezuzahs While Moving ...


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Yichus for nonjews according to Jewish law follows the mother. See Rambam hilchos milachim umilchamos chapter 9 halacha 5. Therefore these children are complete siblings as far as we are concerned. I would like to add for the sake of clarity however that even relationships that are allowed such as a father marrying a daughter are off limits due to the fact ...


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Actually, the first paragraph of Aleinu, can be viewed as an explanation or "list" that expounds on the first sentence: "It is our obligation to praise the Master of all..." (Why???): ... "That he did not make us like the nations of the earth..." This is not any insult to the other nations by any means. I am thanking G-d for making me DIFFERENT than other ...


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Unless the amount is de minimus (of minor importance), then it is an opportunity to make a Kiddush Hashem. Passing over that opportunity is throwing away a Mitzvah, and if caught could lead to a very bad Aveirah. I'm very skeptical that you could find a heter for that. This question discusses it. That is really the distinction between a Jew and a non-Jew ...


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When I moved apartments, I was given the following psak from R' Yosef Berger: When you leave an apartment, the expectation is that the landlord will be doing some level of renovations, painting, replacing carpets and the like. The crew that does the maintenance will most likely not care about your mezusas. Therefore, even if you know that a Jew is moving ...


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The Korban does need to be brought on an altar (Rambam Maaseh Korbanot 19:1). This altar though does not have the requirements of horns, a ramp, a base, and square corners which regular altars (including a Bamah Gedolah, though that isn't the case here (Megilla 9b)) have (Zevachim 108b). I don't see any other listed exclusions, so presumably other ...


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Although the term רעך (your fellow/neighbor, friend) is generally understood as applying strictly to one's fellow Jew, R' David Sears brings a number of sources related to loving every one, including one which see a broader application of this verse in his book Compassion for Humanity in the Jewish Tradition: Love for one's neighbor means that we should ...


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There appears to be no formalized halachic restriction on how to name a child. One commonality is not to name a child after a Jewish enemy, but I know of no halacha against doing so. (It would be weird to find a Jewish boy named Nebuchadnezzar :-) Besides it being a "nasty" name, it's too long. And, you wouldn't want to shorten it to "nebbish".) Consider ...


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after the death of the later prophets, the era of prophecy ended as written in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 11a) "תנו רבנן משמתו הנביאים האחרונים חגי זכריה ומלאכי נסתלקה הנבואה מישראל" (until the messiah comes and rebuilds the temple, etc)


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With regards to a mamzer (Devarim 23:3), see Maayano Shel Torah, quoting a teaching from HaRav HaKadosh of Ostrovska (perhaps the Zichron Shmuel) : A loose translation: Why does the Torah need to emphasize that a Mamzer is forbidden even after 10 generations? There is an opinion in the Talmud Yerushalmi that a berya, a complete creature can become ...



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