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Hebrew Dictionary for Mishneh Torah

I’m looking for a dictionary which contains words that one would find in The Rambam’s Mishneh Torah, not Biblical Hebrew. Anyone suggestions would be helpful.
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Are women bound by the same times for prayer as men?

Halachipedia states: The latest time to say Shmoneh Esrei of Shacharit is the end of the fourth hour (in Shaot Zmaniot). If one has not prayed until the end of the fourth hour, one should pray ...
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Why is Dvarim 26, Joshua 24 and Psalm 136 missing references to Matan Torah?

Matan Torah is one of the most grand and defining events in Jewish history, so naively one would assume that any summary of key events would contain this grand event. Yet Dvarim 26, Joshua 24 nor ...
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Modesty according to custom?

Is modesty in Judaism somewhat allowed leeway according to custom? Most woman seem to show some parts of their body and they are somewhat considered modest.
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In the third beis hamikdash, how will the duchan affect the height of the ezras kohanim?

BH In Yechekiel's prophecy of the third Beis Hamikdash: if the inner courtyard was 100 by 100 amos on the inside, and whose gates from the north, east and south sides all we positioned in the center ...
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Source for purchasing an authentic set of the Arizal's writings?

Where can I purchase kisve Arizal from an authentic source?
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What is the first notable use of the name Chaim (חיים)

What is the first notable use of the name Chaim (חיים) and what is its origin?
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Translation of Hebrew letters [closed]

I hope that this is not off-topic for this forum. If so, please let me know and I will delete it. I'm trying to understand the meaning of these letters which I believe are Hebrew. Can someone who is ...
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Obligation to Purchase Sta"m from non-Jew

According to a halacha I read, There is an obligation to purchase any Sta”m which is in the possession of a non-Jew. If such items remain in his possession, they may become desecrated. If the non-Jew ...
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Rationale choice of professions when assessing damages

Rambam Nezikin Chovel uMazzik 2:11 states anent damages If he caused him to lose a limb or cut off his hand, he must pay him full compensation for his hand; this being "damages." In this ...
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Early source for "al kanfei nesharim" referring to airplanes [duplicate]

In describing the exodus from Mitzrayim, the passuk says (Exodus 19:4): וָאֶשָּׂ֤א אֶתְכֶם֙ עַל־כַּנְפֵ֣י נְשָׁרִ֔ים וָאָבִ֥א אֶתְכֶ֖ם אֵלָֽי ... how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me....
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Does the Oral Torah have a law against 'common' animals?

I am a Christian who is researching how other religions influenced Christianity throughout its history. Having found that some of my fellow believers in the Hebrew Roots movement hold the belief that ...
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Tallit on Shabbat which is 9 av

Should one wear tallit gadol during the shachris on Shabbat if it is the 9 av (as in 2022)? On other shabbatot the person does wear a tallit. I know that in this case the observance takes place on the ...
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Capital punishment [duplicate]

Suppose Reuven is sentenced to death for a capital offense; his punishment is him being pushed off the top of a building. Shimon is the one who is chosen by the court to push off Reuven. Later while ...
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Does God Punish Other People for another's sins?

In our day and age, according to Judaism, do we believe that others get punished for the sins another commit?
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In the third Beis Hamikdash, will the outer gates have tall walls also on the outside?

BH In Yechezkayl 40:6 and some other pesukim it talks about the gates for the outer walls of {the Ezras Nashim of} the third Beis Hamikdash: Then he came to the gate which looks toward the east, and ...
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Non-Halachic Marriages, Mamzerim, and Baalei Teshuva

Many returnees to Judaism were born out of reform or conservative marriages. In the case of such a person, assuming their parents were not learned in Torah whatsoever, but whose mother is Jewish and ...
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Is there a book that traces the musical development of Jewish liturgy?

Over the last several weeks, at the recommendation of someone on here, I've been studying Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History by Ismar Elbogen. It is a modern (early Twentieth Century) academic ...
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Moshe deviating from bachatzos halailah

The gemarra states that Moshe did three things of his own accord, and Hashem concurred (Shabbos 87a; Yevamos 62a; Shemos Rabbah 46:3 (slightly different list); Avos D'Rabbi Nosson 2:3 (lists four, the ...
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Cholov Yisroel formula

Where in the world can there be found producers of the cholov yisroel formula (except Materna that does not ship to north America & US where, they don't like to ship and the Kenda from england) ? ...
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Sefer Matei Efraim on Noach

I was told once by an older Rabbi about 10 years ago, how he read a sefer 30 years ago that taught that the Dor Ha-Mabul (the generation of the flood) had what seemed to be technology that let them ...
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What Ever Happened To Palti Ben Laish After He Returned Michal To King David?

Did he end up marrying someone else? I feel so bad for him that someone he loved so dearly was taken away from him after being teased. etc. I'm not condemning What King David did but hindsight he ...
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Who was Nasi and who was Av Bais Din?

The third zug was Shimon ben Shetach and Yehuda ben Tabai. Wondering who from these two sages was the Nasi and who was the Av Bais Din?
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Is the Mishna making the dresha from מְאֹד or , מוֹדֵד, מִדָּה?

דָּבָר אַחֵר בְּכָל מְאֹדֶךָ, בְּכָל מִדָּה וּמִדָּה שֶׁהוּא מוֹדֵד לְךָ הֱוֵי מוֹדֶה לוֹ בִּמְאֹד מְאֹד (Berachos 9:5) This is one of the Mishnah's explanations of the phrase in the Pasuk we say ...
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Warning/hasrah nowadays

If 2 witnesses give a warning to someone not to transgress an aveira, I.e. “don’t eat that dead animal or you will get lashes,” and the man eats it anyway. If the Bais Hamikdash and Sanhedrin are ...
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Why do Chazal refer to the emergence of a baby from the womb as pesichas hakever

A term throughout Chazal is פתיחת הקבר, pesichas hakever, translated literally as the opening of the grave. For example, Niddah 21a. This term refers to the emergence of a fetus or baby from the womb (...
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Why did Ahron Hakohen not daven to be allowed to Enter E"Y?

How come Ahron Hakohen didn't pray to enter E"Y like moshe did? Did he have less of a desire to enter?
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Help finding an article from Hearot u-Veurim in 2013

can anyone help me find an article cited as: R. Chaim Rapoport, “Sipurim Temuhim . . .,” Hearot u-Veurim 33:2 (2013), pp. 55-67 …in note 7 here?
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Wiping toilet seat on Shabbos

If one urinates a few drops on the toilet seat on Shabbos, is he permitted to wipe off the urine with a detached toilet paper, or would this be forbidden because urine is muktzeh?
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Book With Talmudic Moral Proverbs Compilation

is there a book with a compilation of all the moral proverbs found in the Talmud? Not directly related to הלכה (Halacha). For example: פסיעה גסה נוטלת אחד מחמש מאות ממאור עיניו של אדם A large step ...
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Do any poskim permit one to recite Parshas Hamon on Tisha b’Av?

Do any poskim permit one who says parshas hamon daily the rest of the year to recite parshas hamon on tisha b’av as well? And if so, which poskim?
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Rashi on Devarim 6:8 - Why does the Torah use a foreign language?

In Devarim 6:8 Rashi says, והיו לטטפת בין עיניך: אלו תפילין שבראש ועל שם מנין פרשיותיהם נקראו טטפת. טט בכתפי שתים, פת באפריקי שתים: Rashi's English translation is: and they shall be for ornaments ...
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According to Tanya, does the animal soul partially abide in the mind?

Tanya Chapter 8 (source) writes that "the abode of the animal soul ... is in the heart, ... the left ventricle". In contrast, "the abode of the divine soul is in the brains ... [and] ...
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Does the future depend on me alone?

I read in a book that the Zohar says that everyone should consider himself as if the future of the world depended on him alone. Where does it say that, and does the idea originate elsewhere? I know ...
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Why hold only the front 2 tzitzit for baruach sheomar?

The Artscroll siddur says to grasp the front two tzizit while saying baruach sheomar. Why hold only 2 of the 4 tzitzit? For the shema we hold all 4.
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Why not take high elevation into account for calculating zmanim?

The Zmanim Project uses sea level by default to calculate sunrise and sunset. They rationalise this by referencing a machloket on the subject. I don't have access to the sefer זמנים כהלכתם, otherwise ...
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What do you say when a boy is born [closed]

What do you say when a boy is born
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Did Joshua serve Moses in Egypt?

Three days ago, I asked this. While I'm still hesitant to accept that נער could be used of a 57 year old, the question I'm asking today focuses on Numbers 11:28 labeling of Joshua as Moses' aide ...
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Source for "Miktzas HaYom K'Kulo"?

What is the source for "Miktzas HaYom K'Kulo"? I realize it applies to Availus (mourning) and it is also brought up regarding Nazir but I could not find its source?
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Sefirot not shittuf, but still Idolatry?

Even if The Kabbalistic Doctrine of the Sefirot is not Shittuf because it is seeking to describe the behaviors and attributes of God, and not actually violating the one-ness of God, doesn't drawing ...
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Shabbat Candle Lighting

SHEMIRATH SHABBATH by Rav Yehoshua Y. Neuwirth ZT”L is, in my opinion, THE supreme, most authoritative English guide to the Halacha (and more!) of Shabbat and Yom Tov. I do have a question in ...
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Who exactly doesn't hold of Murex techailes?

One often repeated argument against the acceptance of Murex techailes is that "the Gedolim" don't accept it. Certainly there are many Gedolim who considered the issue, at least superficially,...
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How can not taking revenge be reconciled with the concept of goel hadam?

We are not allowed to take revenge, as the Rambam codifies This would be, for example if one person did something [against another]; and the other person doesn't stop pursuing him until he pays him ...
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What did Isaiah see in Isaiah 6:1?

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 6:1 reads: בִּשְׁנַת־מוֹת֙ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ עֻזִּיָּ֔הוּ וָֽאֶרְאֶ֧ה אֶת־אֲדֹנָ֛י ישֵׁ֥ב עַל־כִּסֵּ֖א רָ֣ם וְנִשָּׂ֑א וְשׁוּלָ֖יו מְלֵאִ֥ים אֶת־הַהֵיכָֽל: which Chabad.org translates as:...
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Does Techum Shabbos apply vertically?

If I'm at the base of a ladder that ascends beyond 2K amot is the top of the ladder outside the techum or is techum only on a horizontal plane?
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What does it mean that Doeg the Edomite was "detained before the Lord"?

Now a certain man of the servants of Sha᾽ul was there that day, detained before the Lord; and his name was Do᾽eg the Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Sha᾽ul. (1 Sam. 21:8) Was ...
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Do all Rabbis study the Talmud? [closed]

Can one become a Rabbi or be considered a Rabbi if they haven't study the Talmud, or do all Rabbis study the Talmud? Are all Rabbis Talmudic? Does one have to agree with the Talmud to be considered a ...
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Looking for a list of Sefarim on Teshuva

As Elul approaches, I am curious about a list of Seforim that are focused on Teshuva. The starting point, of course, is Shaarei Teshuva by Rabbeinu Yonah. The seforim could be all Hebrew, all English, ...
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Does Genesis 1:29 forbid ferns (fiddleheads) as food?

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִ֗ים הִנֵּה֩ נָתַ֨תִּי לָכֶ֜ם אֶת־כׇּל־עֵ֣שֶׂב ׀ זֹרֵ֣עַ זֶ֗רַע אֲשֶׁר֙ עַל־פְּנֵ֣י כׇל־הָאָ֔רֶץ וְאֶת־כׇּל־הָעֵ֛ץ אֲשֶׁר־בּ֥וֹ פְרִי־עֵ֖ץ זֹרֵ֣עַ זָ֑רַע לָכֶ֥ם יִֽהְיֶ֖ה לְאׇכְלָֽה׃ ...
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Posting female pictures/sketches online [closed]

Is it halachically permissible to post (modest) female pictures on a company's website? This would be done for purposes such as having a list of all staff members with their bio's and pictures so that ...
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