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There is a Jewish practice to tear one's clothes when in mourning. In recent times, it has become common for non-Orthodox Jews to tear a black ribbon pinned to their clothes rather than the clothes themselves in order to avoid damaging an article of clothing. I am not sure whether using the ribbon satisfactorily fulfills the obligation according to the ...


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Most of the poskim deem the cross as something that Christians remember Jesus by, but not as an actual tool of worshipping. Therefore most agree that you are allowed to use it for pleasure, etc. Thus say: Terumat HaDeshen in Ra'avyah's name, the Rama, the Ritva, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. This was taken from the following source (daily halacha based on Rabbi ...


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Many numbers are used symbolically in Judaism - check out the our series of 338 (and growing) number-meaning questions. The only number we use in reference to Gcd is ONE! The most important Jewish declaration is the Shma: Hear O Israel... Gcd is ONE. Your missionaries' 3 examples of 3 are rather pathetic, to be candid: the waving over the Shabbat ...


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It's the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District, which the cRc currently says is acceptable. Inside the star is a "V"-and-"h" combination with a "C" in the upper-left and a "D" in the lower-right: VHCD is the initialism of the organization's name.


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תענית דף ז עמוד ב Taanis 7B אמר רבי תנחום בר חנילאי אין הגשמים יורדים אלא א"כ נמחלו עונותיהן של ישראל שנאמר רצית ה' ארצך שבת שבות יעקב נשאת עון עמך כסית כל חטאתם סלה


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Although many sources say that the Luchos was squared, Rabbi Ben Zion Mutzafi quoting a Zohar in Parshas Yisro and the Ramak רבי משה קורדובירו says that it was squared at the bottom and rounded on the top.


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I will try to briefly around the issue **Make it clear that I am not allowed to decide** 1- You need to clarify if today a christian symbol as a cross is an avoydo zoro, סוגיא של שיתוף ושל האמונה שיש כיום. יש גם ע"ז שביטלו אותה 2- You need to clarify if the food itself has this form or the package. 3- The object is an offering to an idole or ...


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After researching this more thoroughly I discovered that this topic was actually written about in Wikipedia entitled : "Four Holy Cities" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Holy_Cities It seems the association of elements has only been since 1516. In the bibliography from the Encyclopedia of Judaism. Macmillan. p. 768. : "Term applied to the Erets Israel ...


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Three is inherent in the human condition. Picture the TV character who has a tough decision to make -- a little angel version of himself appears on one shoulder, a little devil on the other. Altogether, three copies of the same face. This is because whenever we feel torn in decision, we "hear" three voices -- A, B and the decider. Freud identified A and B ...


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If any number is considered 'special' or 'holy' it would be seven, but even that is not consistent. The number three has a quality which is exemplified in Koheles 4:12: "A threefold cord is not quickly broken." This is the concept of Chazaka, that when something is repeated three times it is not a coincidence. (As in, 'I told you, not once, not twice, but ...


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One of the sources is Rashi on Bereshis 7:12 in which he comments ויהי הגשם על הארץ. There, he says that initially the rain descended slowly, so if the people repented, the rain would be a blessing and just water the crops. But when the people refused to repent the rain turned into a mabul: ויהי הגשם על הארץ: ולהלן הוא אומר (פסוק יז) ויהי המבול, אלא ...



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