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Sources that Parah Adumah shows love between Bnei Yisrael and Hashem

I'm looking for sources that Parah Adumah shows love between Bnei Yisrael and Hashem. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated. (I know that there are recent sources that say this. I'...
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Why no early pidyon haben?

It's clear from the mishnayos in the eighth chapter of B'choros[1] that one is capable of redeeming his firstborn son before the latter is a month old. (For example, they discuss whether the kohen ...
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Why was Sodom & Gomorrah considered to have sinned ( Khet) instead of (Avon or Pasha)?

From Parashah Lech Lekha we see that Sodom people were mentioned as wicked and sinners against the Lord Gen 13-[13] & In parashat Vayera we are again told they were sinners. Gen 18 [20] If sin (...
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What is the fight between the Sanzer and Rizhin Rebbes? [closed]

I also would like to know what groups these two rebbes led and the history behind this fight, please. Further, I am curious about what rulings were disputed the most and what do other groups that are ...
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is the third temple an “Heavenly one”?

Mordechai Kedar and Edy Cohen (Main israeli political activists in Arabic media) Says that The Third temple Will come down from heaven, is not a human build, is there any evidence for that?
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Why does Rashi leave out an example?

In Devarim 32:48 the pasuk says: וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה בְּעֶ֛צֶם הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר That very day the LORD spoke to Moses Rashi on Devarim 32:48 writes: וידבר ה' אל משה בעצם היום ...
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Does Judaism insult the gentiles?

My dear brothers and sisters. I'm an Arab, from Persian Gulf, Raised in muslim family but they are Semi-Athiests, I have converted to christianity since i entered the University, for there are ...
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Can I refrigerate an esrog?

I recall a teshuva of R Moshe (which I can’t find and may be remembering wrong) that says that an esrog that was stored in a vacuum from last year is not kosher even though it’s perfectly yellow and ...
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Trivia Brachos question [duplicate]

Trivia question: name 7 brachos that are said only once a year (4 said everywhere once a year and 3 only in EY once a year)
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English translation of the Hasidic excommunication by the Vilna Gaon

does anyone have an English translation of the hasidic excommunication of the Vilna Gaon: https://dbs.bh.org.il/image/writ-of-excommunication-issued-against-the-hasidim-confirmed-by-the-vilna-gaon-...
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Hadasim: Righteous or not?

The Midrash (Vayikra Rabba 30:12) says Hadasim refer to Jews who have good deeds but lack Torah: וַעֲנַף עֵץ עָבֹת, אֵלּוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל, מָה הֲדַס יֵשׁ בּוֹ רֵיחַ וְאֵין בּוֹ טַעַם, כָּךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל ...
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Why take the Eitz HaDaas on Sukkos?

The Ramban (Vayikra 23:40) writes ועל דרך האמת "פרי עץ הדר" הוא הפרי שבו רוב התאוה ובו חטא אדם הראשון שנאמר (בראשית ג ו) ותרא האשה כי טוב העץ למאכל וכי תאוה הוא לעינים ונחמד העץ להשכיל ותקח ...
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Zohar Commentary Recommendations

After this rosh Hashanah I realized I'm at a point where I'm able to study the Kabbalah. Rabbi Moses Cordovero in Or Neerav puts the age at which one should begin at twenty and right now is nearing ...
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Obligation to circumcise and repeatedly regenerating foreskin [duplicate]

From this related question, we can see that someone who deliberately stretches out the skin of their penis to appear uncircumcised is required to undergo a new pseudo-circumcision, and that, in the ...
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Swapping selichot of the fourth and fifth days after Rosh HaShanah

I’ve noticed that some Ashkenazi communities (including those following minhag lita and minhag polin) will sometimes swap the order of which days of selichot are said during the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah. ...
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Can Salt used to kasher meat have additives [such as anti-caking agents]?

Can Salt being used to kasher meat have additives [such as anti-caking agents]? I see that some "kosher salt" companies have this added (e.g. Morton), can they still be used to Kasher meat ...
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Do any poskim say one can rely on the Vilna Ga'on's position of benefiting from a Jew's shogeig melacha on Shabbos?

The Mishnah Berurah rules that only in a time of need can one rely on the Vilna Gaon's ruling that the halacha follows Rebbe Meir in allowing one to benefit from a Jew's shogeg melacha on Shabbos. Do ...
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Source of “the only true joy is shared joy”

I read on a Chabad site that "Our sages explain: the only true joy is shared joy". Where do they say that?
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When are men supposed to start wearing a tallit?

I am looking for halachic origins. I am also curious about the Sephardic and Ashkenazim halachic justifications for their choice (when to wear it). I learned that Sephardic boys start wearing theirs ...
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Why is height the determining factor for the the blessing on the Lulav?

The Gemara Sukkah (37b) writes ואמר רבה לולב בימין ואתרוג בשמאל מ"ט הני תלתא מצות והאי חדא מצוה א"ל ר' ירמיה לר' זריקא מאי טעם לא מברכינן אלא על נטילת לולב הואיל וגבוה מכולן ולגבהיה לאתרוג ...
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What is the first holy war? [closed]

What is the first 'holy war' mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh / Old Testament) that was aimed at (or followed by) the (mass) conversion of pagans to Judaism?
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Call someone else as G-d Savior?

I was reading Zechariah the other day and came across a phrase from Zechariah 9:9: “Behold, your king will come to you, a righteous man and a savior”. If I’m right this is about the ‘last redeemer’ ...
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When does the gemara learn two stuff from the same פסוק and when not?

In בבא קמא נח ע' ב the gemara doesn't want to learn two דינים from the same verse, while in many other gemaras (סוטה כט ע' א) the gemara has no such problem. When does the gemara learn two stuff from ...
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Sugya summary for each mesechta

I am looking for an English sefer that contains a summary of each sugya in a mesechta as well as the halachos learned in that sugya. Thanks, Yosef
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Source for repentance being illogical (or counter intuitive)

Rav Yosef Yehuda Leib Bloch in the sefer Shiurei Da'as (page 178) is quoted as having said that there are many places in the words of Chazal that Teshuva is against the sechel. I'm looking for ...
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Eruvin 43a: Who was Yosef the Demon?

The Gemara in Eruvin 43a asks the following: (Sources from Sefaria) ?בָּעֵי רַב חֲנַנְיָא: יֵשׁ תְּחוּמִין לְמַעְלָה מֵעֲשָׂרָה, אוֹ אֵין תְּחוּמִין לְמַעְלָה מֵעֲשָׂרָה Rav Ḥananya raised a dilemma: ...
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Washing hands on Yom Kippur during pandemic

From what I understand, halacha places a limit on washing hands on Yom Kippur up to knuckles. Does anyone know of a psak which waives this limitation (up to knuckles) and allows a more extensive ...
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בְּצִלְצְלֵי שָׁמַע or בְצִלְצְלֵי שָׁמַע

in some siddurim the line in Tehillim 150 is written הַלְלוּהוּ בְּצִלְצְלֵי שָׁמַע. הַלְלוּהוּ בְּצִלְצְלֵי תְרוּעָה while in others it is written with a veis in the first "b'tziltzilei" ...
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Why do we celebrate Sukkot in booths?

The Torah says: You shall dwell in booths for seven days... so that your generations might know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths. [Lev. 23:42-43] The stated reason seems strange. ...
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Al gav or al gabei – singular or plural?

In some Ashkenazi siddurim the line in L'olam yehei adam is written: .זֶרַע יִצְחָק יְחִידוֹ, שֶׁנֶּעֱקַד עַל גַּבֵּי הַמִּזְבֵּחַ In other siddurim, the same line is written with al gav hamizbeiach,...
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Is it appropriate to use the nusach of Rosh Hashanah on the days until Yom Kippur?

Is it appropriate or inappropriate to use the nusach of the High Holy Days when davening on the days in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Because we put additions into the Amidah (Zokhreinu, etc) ...
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Who said the “sukkot” were really “clouds of glory”?

The Torah says: “I made the children of Israel dwell in booths”. [Lev. 23:42-43] The Talmud says: Rabbi Eliezer said that these booths were clouds of glory, but Rabbi Akiva said that these booths were ...
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Non-Jews being Yotzi on each other's brachot

We know that Jews are able to say brachot on behalf of each other due to the concept of "Kol Bnei Yisrael Aravim Ze-Le-Ze", or "All Jews are guarantors on behalf of one another", ...
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I need to conduct an interview with a sofer (scribe)

I am a Bible teacher at a Christian school and I am wanting to research and possibly write more about the process of scribes creating a sefer Torah scroll. I would really enjoy and be honored to ...
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Why jewish and muslim has different souls? [closed]

I have read about nefesh elukit and nefesh behemit and gimel kelipot of tumah
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Was Devarim 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moshe & Yehoshua?

Was Devarim 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moshe & Yehoshua? After reading verses 1-43, we learn in Deuteronomy 32:44 [MT]: וַיָּבֹ֣א משֶׁ֗ה וַיְדַבֵּ֛ר אֶת־כָּל־דִּבְרֵ֥י הַשִּׁירָֽה־הַזֹּ֖את ...
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Can neshamos “communicate” with each other directly while we're alive

I was thinking about the confinement that the Derech Hashem discusses of the neshamos (spiritual creations) within the physical body. I'm guessing/assuming (feel free to connect) that spritual ...
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HaShem Echad and not HaShem Hu Echad

Looking at the famous phrase of Deuteronomy 6:4 I noticed the verse doesn’t state: “HaShem Hu Echad”, but only “HaShem echad” why is this? It sounds like Yom Echad (one day) or Am Echad (one nation). ...
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What is the real position on the pilegesh expressed in the Shulchan Arukh?

Here is what Rabbi Yoel Lieberman says in the article present at the link https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/8800 "We must immediately say, that the issue of Pilegesh is far from an issue which just has ...
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Can a Ben-Noach eat live oysters? [duplicate]

I understand that animals shouldn't be eaten until after death occured. Although an oyster is a shell fish and not kosher, could a Ben Noach eat live oysters? I understand it is the custom of non jews ...
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When to start saying Kaddish

In terms of halacha and minhag, when can one start saying kaddish for someone who has passed. Only after the burial?
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Which officiants wear a kittel on Rosh HaShanah?

In many Ashkenazi congregations, most of the congregants do not wear a kittel on Rosh HaShanah; however, a number of the officiants do wear a kittel. It seems to me to be fairly common that at least ...
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Do the Five books in Avinu malkeinu have any connection to the book of righteous/sefer Tzadikim?

In Avinu Malkeinu we mention five books, ספר חיים טובים, - book of good life ספר גאולה וישועה, - book of redemption and salvation ספר זכויות, - book of merits ספר פרנסה וכלכלה, - book of income and ...
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Destruction of the World: Parshas Noach vs. the Rambam

In Parshas Noach, it is written: וַֽהֲקִֽמֹתִ֤י אֶת־בְּרִיתִי֙ אִתְּכֶ֔ם וְלֹֽא־יִכָּרֵ֧ת כָּל־בָּשָׂ֛ר ע֖וֹד מִמֵּ֣י הַמַּבּ֑וּל וְלֹא־יִֽהְיֶ֥ה ע֛וֹד מַבּ֖וּל לְשַׁחֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ: And I will ...
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Do Jewish institutions with rare books have a right to deny Jews access to see the books?

I have asked Jewish institutions that have rare book collections if I could visit and see the books. I have been denied access each time. Is this compatible with halachah?
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Using Gematria (גמטריא) to analyze Deuteronomy 6:4, could the value of “Echad” (אֶחָֽד) be synonymous with 13 attributes of God?

Using Gematria (גמטריא), the word Echad (אֶחָֽד) equals 13. Why would "One" be valued as 13? Deuteronomy 6:4 [MT] "Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God; the Lord is one." (שְׁמַ֖ע ...
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Can “round” refer to an ellipse, in the case that ratio of circumference to length is 3:1?

As quoted in Eruvin 14a, from Kings I 7:23, we know that Shlomo's pool was round, measuring 10 across and 30 around. There have been discussions about how the ratio of these (3:1) is only an ...
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Can one say Shir Hamaalos without a Minyan?

During the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, many congregations say שיר המעלות after Yishtabach. Is there any problem saying שיר המעלות without a minyan?
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Why does the description of Yitzchak change?

When Avraham is told to take Yitzchak to the akeida, Yitzchak is specified with a series of 3 descriptions (Bereishit 22:2): אֶת־בִּנְךָ֨ אֶת־יְחִֽידְךָ֤ אֲשֶׁר־אָהַ֙בְתָּ֙ your singular son whom you ...
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Was it a specific knife and fire?

related Avraham's knife was called Ma'achelet. Why? Why doesn't Yitzchak mention the knife? When Avraham takes Yitzchak to the Akeida, the pasuk reads וַיִּקַּ֣ח בְּיָד֔וֹ אֶת־הָאֵ֖שׁ ...

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