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Chicago Community Kollel - Parsha Encounters 4 Shevat 5768 in the name of Rabbi Yisrael Belsky Shlita, says that one may flip a coin to make a decision. When one flips a coin and makes a decision based on the results, he does not feel his decision is necessarily the right thing to do. Rather, he was undecided, and he is leaving his decision up to ...


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The Chida addresses this in Shem ha-Gedolim in his entry for Mar R. Avraham Gaon: וראה זה חדש שלא מצינו בתנאים שבמשנה והבריתא תנא ששמו אברהם וגם מאמוראים לא מצאתי כעת בס' יוחסין... גם שם יצחק בתנאים שבמשנה לא יש מי ששמו יצחק, אך בבריתא ובזוהר הקדוש יש, ובאמוראים הרבה יש ששמם יצחק, ובשם יעקב יש זכר במשנה ובבריתא והרבה בש"ס, ומהגאונים ואילך נשתרבבו שמות ...


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The table on page 86 (page 22 in the PDF) of Sheldon Epstein, Bernard Dickman, and Yonah Wilamowsky's paper "Parsha Management — Doubling, Halving, Accuracy"[1] is of the parashiyos and their lengths. According to the data in that table, we have: Counting each parasha separately, the deciles are 176 (100%), 148 (90%), 134 (80%), ...


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I ve build the list of the entire mishnaiot with their prakim and number of mishnaiot We join a group of 36 people in our synagogue, so everybody choose 120 mishnaiot, and are reciting/studying 2 mishnaiot per day, so the group will finish the entire shas mishna in 60 days. (36 people X 2 mishnaiot per day X 60 days = 4320...the entire shas has 4192 ...


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got this from dafyomireview.com /* berachos */ 5,8,6,7,5,8,5,8,5, /* peah */ 6,8,8,11,8,11,8,9, /* demai */ 4,5,6,7,11,12,8, /* kelayim */ 9,11,7,9,8,9,8,6,10, /* sheviit */ 8,10,10,10,9,6,7,11,9,9, /* terumos */ 10,6,9,13,9,6,7,12,7,12,10, /* maaseros */ 8,8,10,6,8, /* maaser sheni */ 7,10,13,12,15, /* challah */ 9,8,10,11, /* orlah */ 9,17,9, /* bikkurim ...


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While not specific to Reform Jews, the National Jewish Population Survey from 2000-01 (which was just enough time after Patrilineal Descent for college kids to have been born) the found that only 48% of Jews in college had two Jewish parents. Which would mean that 26% of Jews in college have only a Jewish father, and thus aren't halachically Jewish (and this ...



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