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Here's a shiur talking exactly about your question (haven't listened to it) I would define texting and using social media sites to be basically the same thing. http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/782704/Rabbi_Aryeh_Lebowitz/Ten_Minute_Halacha_-_Talking_Texting_and_Eating_in_the_Bathroom (in English). Some sources discussing something similar to your ...


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I discovered that the מגילת אסתר of the תורה שלֵמה has some answers: For פרמשתא, citing מדרש רבי עקיבא בן יוסף על אותיות קטנות:‎ פרמשתא, ש׳ ת׳ של פרמשתא קטנה, הסר פ׳ ור׳ וישאר שמתא.‏ This one is hard to translate and explain. So I'll leave it as is. For ויזתא: The Gemara in Megila (16b) says in the name of Rav Yochanan - the Vav of ...


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So long as you aren't erasing the text, recording content-related notes in a text's margins is a very traditional Jewish practice. Consider this page from a very old Tanakh:


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See the article on parashah in Wikipedia . Some extracts from it: A parashah formally means a section of a biblical book in the masoretic text of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible).[1] In the masoretic text, parashah sections are designated by various types of spacing between them, as found in Torah scrolls, scrolls of the books of Nevi'im or Ketuvim ...


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The Aruch Hashulchan writes that one is allowed to write spare contracts. He says that we don't say that it looks like a lie (the scribe writes that someone borrowed money before it happened) unless there are witnesses signed there. However, he says that some say not to write the last part of the contract (the Toref). This is usually taken care of by not ...


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Every king is obligated to write his own Sefer Torah. See Chinuch Mitzvah 503 The obligation only starts once the King becomes King. Any Sefer Torah written prior to that cannot be used to fulfill this Mitzvah. I'm pretty sure that is what the Mishna is indicating with the word "LeShmo". The Sefer Torah the King writes should be his Sefer Torah, which he ...


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Isaac Moses has the answer. It is an honorific title. They are different as they don't apply equally, generally due to grammar considerations. In your second example, the only difference is grammar (in the linked question I added the one for the male side that wasn't there before). May he/she live. One exception is נ"י. In that context, as Isaac Moses ...


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See http://rabbikaganoff.com/archives/1587/comment-page-1: (there's more there than I quote here, but I think this is most relevant to the question) HOLY BOOKS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE HASHEM’S NAME Destroying Torah writings that do not include Hashem’s name is prohibited mi’derabbanan (see Rambam, Hil. Yesodei HaTorah 6:8, based on Shabbos 115, 116). ...


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Wow, I was fascinated by the question, so I looked it up... First, an introduction of a central concept: There is a disagreement that wends through the Talmud (like Sanhedrin 4a,b) regarding the words of a Torah scroll whether "Yesh Aim leMikrah" or "Yesh Aim leMesoret". Roughly translated, that means "Primacy is given to how it is read" or "Primacy is ...



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