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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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The Atlanta Kashrus Agency does not recommend the KORC. The AKC does not recommend the KORC certification. Lettuce products with this certification have been found to have have insects and require additional washing and checking.


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In old manuscripts of the Mishna (and in the Rambam's Haggada), the questions are actually phrased "על שם מה" not "על שום מה". Thus the "reasons" we are giving are based on the names. (See, for instance, the commentary in this Haggada.) "Sabba, why do we eat this thing called Pesach?" "Well, it's because God skipped (Pasach) over our houses when he killed ...


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In a discussion on the meaning of seeing the fruit in a dream, the gemara in Berachot4 explains that “seeing small ones portends business being as fruitful as a pomegranate, while seeing large ones means that business will multiply like pomegranates. If, in the dream, the pomegranates are split open, if the dreamer is a scholar he may hope to ...


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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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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 am not sure I would agree with the premise of the question, that the reason to mention these (two of) three things because (for Pesach) the Torah says the Lord will see the blood and not smite and because (for Matza) that it is evidence. Rather, the most immediate cause of Rabban Gamliel's opinion is the word Zeh, within the command to relate the story of ...


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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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