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"Shenei" means "two of" (like "benei -- children of"). Shenei eidim is "two units of witnesses". The emphasis is on the eidim, and we're just giving a property of the set of witnesses -- it has size two. The pasuq at 19:15 is saying that it takes a set of 2 or 3 (or more) witnesses to establish a fact, and we darshen -- the fact it established equally ...


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The most common custom is that there is no special duty for a single girl to light Shabbos lights at all. If anyone but the married woman of the house is lighting, the tradition is to light two. Including if a wife isn't home and the husband is lighting. Or your case. The Lubavitcher rebbe invented the practice of all girls lighting. It hasn't been going on ...


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First of all, from a strictly grammatical perspective, the use of this numeral is not particularly strange. While it also might not be particularly common, it does occur like this in other contexts as well. So, for example, שנים חדשים in 1 Kings 5:28, שנים כרֻבים in Exodus 25:18 and שתים נשים in 1 Kgs 3:16. If you want to see some grammars that mention this ...


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With candles, their's a large variety of customs, so this is only a partial answer. Until marriage, girls light one candle. http://m.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1221742/jewish/Do-Young-Girls-Light-Shabbat-and-Holiday-Candles.htm This is from the lubavitcher Rebbe. Unfortunately, I can't find the exact source of the article, but I heard the ...


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There were thirteen men born mahul as listed in the Medrash Tehilim chapter nine. אדם הראשון. שת. חנוך. נח. שם. תרח. יעקב. יוסף. משה. שמואל. דוד. ישעיה. ירמיה.



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