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I found an article by Yaakov Levinger (על הספר 'ביאור שמות קדש וחול' המיוחס לרמב"ם, מחקרי ירושלים במחשבת ישראל ד) which addresses this sefer. He notes that Prof. Saul Lieberman, R. Menachem Mendel Kasher, and others considered the work to be authentic, however, he considers it to clearly be a forgery. His proofs are: in this work, the "Rambam" identifies ...


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R. David Cohen (of Cong. Gvul Yaavetz in Brooklyn) has a series of seforim consisting of unanswered questions titled ואם תאמר (I-IV, V, VI). The author of the Chelkas Yoav has a book of (103) unanswered questions called קבא דקשייתא.


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Okay, let's rewind a bit! In the mid-1500s, Rabbi Yosef Karo compiled a work called Shulchan Aruch, his version of a code of Jewish law. (Well he was working on an earlier framework, but that's even more complicated ...) One volume deals with civil law, another marital law; the volume under discussion now is called Orach Chaim (path of life). It addresses ...


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There are a number of publications that discuss these issues. A wonderful book, from a rabbinic giant who was also a baal teshuva, is Teshuvah: A guide for the Newly Observant Jew by R. Adin Steinsaltz. His chapters on "The Relation to the Past," "Heritage and Family," and "Social Relations" seem particularly relevant to your question. Another take, also a ...


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Every person is obliged to say, bishvili nivra ha'olam. The entire world was created for me. This implies that every person has the obligation to reconcile every person in existence with their position as the centre of the special universe that was created for them by God. This includes anyone you were ever friends with. The concept of moving on and ...


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I sent a message to the RCA asking about this. I was told that a new edition of the RCA Siddur is to be published. Someone told me that it will be published by Koren. What is the actual situation? I just received the following answer. That is correct. That's all the information there is. Apparently while it will be published by Koren, ...


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A full Shabbos-friendly Hebrew set is available here. This is the full version of his commentary, not censored, although it is lacking in notes (as I gather from Daniel Klein's introduction to his English translation of Shemot).



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