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Shprintza's sister (let's call her Breindel) was married to Chaim's brother (we'll call him Zundel), who has died childless. Chaim and Zundel had no other brothers, so Chaim is required to perform either yibbum or chalitzah with Breindel. Either way, Shprintza will be forbidden to him, as his wife's sister or as his chalutzah's sister. (Rambam, Hil. Yibbum ...


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If an animal was mostly slaughtered by a Jew (the majority but not all of the trachea & esophagus were cut) and the animal is not dying, a non-Jew can kill it however he wants and the animal will be kosher. If a Jew shechted the rest of the way, it would be a shihiyah b'miut batra (a pause in the final portion) and the animal is neveila (not kosher). ...


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Negating an avoda zara. If a non-Jew takes an idol and says "I reject this!" and damages it, the idol is no longer prohibited from benefit. A Jew can't do that.


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Reuel. Jewish: the father of Elyasaf, nassi of the tribe of Gad (Num. 2:14 - elsewhere his name is given as Deuel, but Ramban there comments that they both have the same basic meaning and therefore are interchangeable). Also a Benjaminite (I Chron. 9:8). Ger: it's one of Yisro's names (Rashi to Ex. 18:1). Non-Jew: one of Eisav's sons (Gen. 36:4 passim).


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Papa Smurf's answer is close; I think it's Lot's daughters' sons - Moav (ancestor of the Moabites) and Ben-Ammi (ancestor of the Ammonites). Their mothers are their sisters - because their father is Lot, the father of their respective mothers. Their aunts and uncles are dead - because all of them were destroyed with the rest of the inhabitants of Sodom. ...


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The sandak, if a bris takes place in the morning (as per the first custom cited in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 559:7).


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From Ohr Sameyach's archive, #156: Mix 1 fluid ounce of beef gravy with 59 fluid ounces of water. We don't have 1:60 yet, so the pot is "meaty." Then pour in 1 fluid ounce milk. The pot now contains 60:1 against the milk, but also 60:1 against the meat. It's therefore pareve. Compared to my previous answer: -- Both answers only work if there are no ...


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In a minyan with 11 Jews, if they are all Kohanim, one goes up to duchan and 10 stay behind and answer Amen. If one of them is a Yisrael, all the Kohanim can duchan and the one Yisrael answers Amen (he is significant on his own since the main mitzva is to bless the Yisraelim. (SA OC 128:2,5 MB 101)


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Miketz- Chanuka always falls out on its Thursday.


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When Rosh Hashanah is on Thursday and Friday (as it was this year). Then you have: Thursday - reading for 1st day Rosh Hashanah (Gen. 21:1-34, Num. 29:1-6) Friday - reading for 2nd day Rosh Hashanah (Gen. 22:1-24, Num. 29:1-6) Shabbos - Parshas Haazinu (Deut. 32:1-52) Sunday - reading for (postponed) Tzom Gedaliah (Ex. 32:11-14,34:1-10) Monday - first ...


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Each man ends up eating 1 2/3 loaves, and giving the remainder to the visitor. Thus, person #1 gave him 4/3 (1 1/3), while person #2 gave him 1/3. The fact that they framed the transaction in terms of "pooling the loaves" doesn't mean that the first fellow gave anything to the second one. I wonder, however, whether the visitor's intent plays a role here. ...


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If a non-Jew does m'lacha for himself on Shabas, a Jew can use the result immediately; not so if a Jew does. (As always, CYLOR.)


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Lemech'2nd wife, Tzilah, was supposedly barren from drinking the kos shel akarim. Nevertheless, she gave birth to Tuval Kayin, and Naamah.


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Eloke avraham eloke yitzchak veloke yaakov and ata chonen l'adam daas umlamed leenosh bina.


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Yair is the easy one. (Mordechai's father in the Megillah, and a son of Menashe in Parshas Pinchas.) Yehudah is the name of Yaakov's son in the Chumash, it appears in the Megillah as the name of the South Kingdom of Israel -- with the exile that was taken with Yechanya, King of Judah. I don't know if that counts. Similarly, Kush is a descendant of Noah in ...


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The overall source for this answer is Shulhan Arukh Hoshen Mishpat 176. There are five loaves to divide by three people. Easiest way to do that is to divide each loaf into three equal parts. That gives fifteen pieces of bread. Now according to the Rema in the above noted text it is assur for a person to eat more or less than the others when they pool ...


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"שאינו יודע" turns up, according to a search of mine, 28 times in Choshen Mishpat. But I think you may be referring to this one (228:4, in the halachos of "ona'as devarim," not to wrong someone verbally): אם נשאלה שאלה על דבר חכמה, לא יאמר למי שאינו יודע אותה חכמה מה תשיב בדבר זה. "If a question is asked about some area of knowledge, you should not ask ...


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1)Seeing the first blossoms in the spring (OC 226:1). 2)Bedikas chametz (OC 432:1). 3)The special bracha of "Nachem" during the Mincha Amida of Tisha B'Av (OC 557:1). 4)Lighting candles on erev Yom Kippur (OC 610:2, AS 296).


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In Ashkenazi Shul the person getting Hagbah.


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Vav vav, which spells 'vav'? (I thought of this independently but confirmed it here.)


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Shushan Purim? 15th Adar on a regular year, 16th if the 15th is Shabbos. (Well sortof -- Purim Meshulash.)


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In many Hassidic communities, the final day of Chanukah has particular significance as "zos chanukah." This can be the 2nd or 3rd of Tevet, as Kislev is a month of variable length.


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The Elya Rabba (Orach Chaim 185) notes that in Birchas Hamazon all the letters of the Aleph Beis appear with the exception of the "Ende Fei." The Elya Rabbah explains that according to the esoteric teachings of kabala the "Ende Fei" is associated with demons and harmful spirits. Chazal purposely omitted the "Ende Fei" to underscore that the intense holiness ...


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Yitzchak tells Yaakov to marry "one of the daughters of Lavan your uncle" (Gen. 28:2). According to Seder Olam Rabbah (ch. 2), Leah and Rachel were twins.


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I'm thinking Yevanim (instead he uses the name אנטיוכוס, and even pluralizes it in the first sentence). That's probably got something to do with censorship (i.e., either R' Yechiel Michel changed it himself, or the government censor did so), because "Yevanim" was a popular term for the Russians, whose brand of Christianity is an offshoot of the Greek ...


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When a king dies, his horses are hamstrung (Avodah Zara 11a) Animals used by idolators (Avodah Zara 13a) Hekdeishos, Charamim and Arachin (various types of consecrated animals) B'zman Hazeh (nowadays, in the absence of the Holy Temple) (Avodah Zara 13a) Chataos Ha-Meisos (Temurah 15b) (Already dealt with here on Mi Yodeya... see ...


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שלושים יום לחודש אדר הראשון שהוא ראש חודש לאדר השני "The thirtieth day of Adar the First; which is the beginning of Adar the Second." For dates like that, hopefully you're using a computer auto-typeset Ketubah that can rearrange the lettering accordingly. If you're trying to squeeze all of that into the small blank provided in a pre-printed ...


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The statement is Job 2:4 וַיַּעַן הַשָּׂטָן אֶת יְהוָה, וַיֹּאמַר: עוֹר בְּעַד עוֹר, וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר לָאִישׁ--יִתֵּן, בְּעַד נַפְשׁוֹ And the Satan said to God: skin on behalf of skin, and all a man has, he will give for his own life. The Halacha is that while we may not redeem a captive if the price is too high, an individual is entitled to spend ...


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The Gemara in BAVA BASRA 15 says that Yeshouah wrote Sefer Yeshouah and Pinchas finished it.



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