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Torah songs, and earworms, in the bathroom

It's forbidden to think about Torah in the bathroom. Is it permissible to think about a song whose lyrics are Torah? If not, what about an earworm (stuck song) that you just can't get rid of?
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Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk?

Jewish songs taking their lyrics from tanach or davening have become pretty popular over the past 60 years. (See here for an answer saying that this is permissible.) Many songs, however, will break ...
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Flatulence while listening to a Jewish song

In Hilchot Kri'at Shema 3:14, Maimonides writes: If one is reciting [the Shema] and passes gas, he should stop until the odor subsides and resume his recitation afterwards. The same applies to one ...
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Ring With Part of Pasuk Engraved on it

I have a silver ring with the words "Gam Ki Elech Lo Ira Ra Ki Ata Imadi" engraved into it. It is the same font as words in a torah. The words are meant to be written as a play on words from psalm 23 ...
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What is considered learning Torah in the bathroom?

It is prohibited to learn Torah in the bathroom (source needed). How far does this prohibition go? Are we not allowed to say pesukim, but allowed to think them? Is there a difference between tanach ...
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Can't find this song [closed]

I can't seem to find this song that I once heard. It was based on Shir Hashirim 7:1. The lyrics were: שׁ֤וּבִי שׁ֙וּבִי֙ הַשּׁ֣וּלַמִּ֔ית שׁ֥וּבִי שׁ֖וּבִי וְנֶחֱזֶה־בָּ֑ךְ מַֽה־תֶּחֱזוּ֙ בַּשּׁ֣וּלַמִּ֔ית כִּמְחֹלַ֖ת ...
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"A time to act for Hashem" and doing whatever you want

Who under what circumstances has the right to declare that a violation of halacha is in order because "it is a time to act for Hashem"? I have by now a few times seen this posuk from Tehillim used as ...
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How can verses from the Torah be written on paper without the paper becoming sheimos?

I often find myself mindlessly doodling psukim from Tanach on paper (especially Tehillim). Is there any way I can do this without making the paper sheimos?
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"zeved habat" or simkhat habat [duplicate]

Is there any mention in jewish law about "zeved habat"or shimkhat habat?? And what are the things to be done according to the law? Also is it necessary to do this zevad habat if it cross many years?
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Hosea 2:21 וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ לִ֖י לְעוֹלָ֑ם

I recall learning once that it is impermissible to use וְאֵרַשְׂתִּ֥יךְ לִ֖י לְעוֹלָ֑ם (Hosea 2:21-22) to refer to husband-wife (or even to use on a wedding invitation). I would appreciate being ...
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