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Well it took me almost a year, but I can now answer my own question. In Person The National Library of Israel has everything (and I mean everything) you could ever want when it comes to Hebrew books. Although they don't allow people to check out their rare books, you can sit in the reading room and read anything in their collection for as long as you like. ...


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I have a (paper) book called אמרי מדריך that seems to be what you're looking for. It highlights the shoresh, showing the other letters in outline, and it includes letters from the shoresh which were dropped in conjugation in minuscule type. The book is entirely in Hebrew and I can't read the introduction, so I don't know what other notational conventions ...


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I have found two good locations. soc.culture.jewish.moderated check out the FAQ (I helped write it) The unmoderated version was originally very good, but we had to switch to moderated because of the spam anti-semites. Mail Jewish Welcome to the mail-jewish mailing list! This mailing list was founded in 1986 for the purpose of discussing Jewish topics ...


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A "mezuzah" as we use the term is made up of 2 items -- the parchment inside and the case which the rest of the world sees. While we often spend time and money trying to get a nice case -- something pretty, and worthy of being shown off (or durable, depending on which door you are putting it on) the case is almost irrelevant. The essence is the parchment ...


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Here is a YouTube video of someone's actual Minecraft model of the (first) Beit Hamikdash. If building based on that isn't enough, they provide some links in the video description. Disclaimer: I don't do Minecraft and have no idea if these links will help. Map, Skin, Interactive tour Some comments there suggest a few improvements (quartz?) which you may ...


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Two additional thoughts in addition to Danno's answer Many doors in the house need a mezuza (see here for details) - I realize it might sound a bit daunting if you are "just starting" but "no one should ignore the law" - the main door of the house should be the first one to start with A second trusted online source is stam.net - both them and Hasofer (...


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Yes, here are screenshots of Windows Character Map showing DBS-Frank, DBS-Keren DBS-Stam, and DBS-Vilna:


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I have never actually used it as my sukka is built on cement, but you can get Campsite flooring (For example, maybe in a different color or a different option). Many of these camp mats dry quickly, allow water to drain properly, can be staked down, and shouldn't kill your grass (hopefully). Edit: Here is a link where you can actually buy the stuff. Edit 2:...


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I just saw your question and wanted to let you know there is an online safrut course starting on November 15th. All the information can be found here: http://mastery.webyeshiva.org/safrut-certification/


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My dining room is such a forum during Friday night supper and Shabas lunch. It's well-run IMO in that anyone can say his piece but there's an emcee (me). And I like to think the emcee is respectful of halacha.


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I didn't find a good source for this information, so we (at Sefaria.org) analyzed our text, did some pattern recognition, corrected by hand, double checked, and came up with an authoritative mapping between the Mishnah and the Babylonian Talmud. Line numbers here refer to the segmentation in Sefaria's online Talmud.


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Minhagei Lita (Customs of Lithuanian Jewry) by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Poliakoff.


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ArtScroll has a book titled "The Fifth Commandment" that sounds like it might be what you're looking for.


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There are many series of such books, a few I like are R Daniel Mann from Eretz Hemda has a very nice series called Living the halachic process (also available one of them also available on Kindle) - you can sample some online as part of the OU Vebbe Rebbe series (I cannot find the table of contents, try varying the number in the URL) R Ari Enkin has ...


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You are probably looking for Challenge: Torah Views on Science and Its Problems, edited by R' Aryeh Carmell and Dr. Cyril Domb in association with the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists, published by Feldheim in 1976 (1st edition) and 1988 (2nd edition).


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One very notable work of rationalist Jewish philosophy is (Hanivchar) B'emunot V'deot by Rav Saadya Gaon. Written in Arabic in the 10th century, it is the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism. The full text of a 20th century Hebrew translation can be found here. Another very notable rationalist work is the ...


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Actually, the standard English translations of all of the books you mentioned were done from the Arabic, not from a Hebrew intermediary: Rosenblatt's Book of Beliefs and Opinions, Pines' Guide of the Perplexed, Mansoor's Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart.


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This poster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Genealogy_of_the_kings_of_Israel_and_Judah.svg) is neatly designed, but only the green kings are descendants of David. This one Is nowhere near as neat, and you might want to crop the rest of the screen out, but it only contains Beit David. Legend: Black: Transfer of Reign Blue: Father-Son Green: Husband-...


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The Derashot Ha-Ran (no. 11) has a famous discussion of the two types of government in the Torah; in general the Abarbanel's commentary on Tanakh contains many important discussions of political ideas (for example, his discussion of monarchy in Devarim 17); Simone Luzzatto, a 17th century Venetian rabbi, wrote a book defending the rights of the Jews of ...


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This isn't quite in print, but you can see the Rosh Hashanah one in full here: http://hebrewbooks.org/42793 The others may be online, too.


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This is a link to an English translation of Pirkei Avot (Teachings of Our Fathers). Pirkei Avot is one of the texts that is widely studied and it seems to meet your requirements.


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I think the Simanim Siddur from Feldheim has all you ask for.


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HebrewBooks has the volumes of R. Ashlag's edition , which includes translation of the Aramaic into Hebrew. Type "הסולם" into the site's 'Title' search box to get the list of volumes.


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Searching YUTorah for "OCD" produces this list of 11 shiurim on the topic. The one of those shiurim that I've listened to was carefully researched from both the Torah and medical perspectives, at least two others are by people I would trust to be careful with these issues, and incidentally, 5 are given by doctors. They include halacha and hashkafa shiurim, ...


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Every aspect? It doesn't exist, sorry. There's an entire tractate of the Talmud one of whose two main topics is this kind of eruv. Plus all the commentaries on that tractate, law codes, commentaries on the codes, and so on. I'm sure there's no article that covers it all.


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If you're willing to trade voice quality for a larger set of trop systems, take a look at Trope Trainer. It has a mechanical voice (not a recorded human voice) that you can use to hear any portion in any of a couple dozen trop systems. (You can also change the voice's pitch and speed to match your own voice, for people who are using this software to ...


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You might start with yiddishpop.com. If you want to learn the Lubavitcher Rebbe's sichos in Yiddish, a program that presupposes very little Yiddish knowledge is Back 2 Basics Sichos. Some of the content seems to be available for free here. There is a Yiddish translation of the Chumash written in very clear, everyday (not lomdish) language by Yehoyesh (...


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On Judaism and Jewish thought I recommend: Living Jewish: The Lore and Law of the Practicing Jew, by Michael Asheri The Book of Jewish Belief by Louis Jacobs Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, by Dennis Prager On the the Jewish roots of Christianity: Jews and Christians: The Myth of a Common Tradition by Jacob Neusner Judaism and Christianity: A ...


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I researched this for quite a while as I needed three pairs of tfilin (for different people, at different times). I ended up buying from HaSofer in their Jerusalem store, R Flumenbaum is a wonderful person, has a strong reputation and has significant inventory on hand. I asked a few questions and he had answers on the tip of his tongue. Best if you need ...


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The Pines translation is the best. Better than the ibn Tibbon translation by far. Unless you are history scholar, there is no reason to ever need to read this version. If you want to study it in Hebrew, the only edition worth reading is the Qafih edition. That's actually true of any of the rambam's works. The best place to start is where the rambam says, ...



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