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To speak only of the case of Idolaters including the modern Idolaters, then are not meant to be forgiven as they have indulged in Shituff. His forgiveness can only materialize if he ceases Idolatry or other Shituff activities. The wrong done to you is a lessor wrong then the wrong he is doing by indulging in Idolatry. The best thing you can do is help him or ...


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In addition to loewian's answer, there seems to be no prohibition for a Noahide to consume wine used as libation for idolatry. See Pesahim 73a and Turei Even to Hagigah 13a s.v. ein mosrin, cited by Gilyon ha-Shas Pesahim ibid.


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The original people of Europe descended from Japeth, but they were conquered by the children of Esau. Basically historians call it the Aryan invasion theory.


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Historically, it was not clear if you were allowed to violate the Sabbath even to save the life of a Jew, and it was not until fairly recently that the halacha has been formally reinterpreted to allow saving the life of a non-Jew if it requires violating the Sabbath. For example, there is a story regarding how ( iirc ) in the time of either the Maccabi's or ...



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