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Order of Talmud Torah for a baal teshuvah

What’s the Halacha for the order of what Torah study a baal teshuvah should do? If a Jew has little to no Talmud Torah background and they become religious in life, what should they prioritize ...
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Shiurim with transcription

Occasionally, I encountered difficulties comprehending the intricate nuances of certain accents, resulting in the partial loss of content. As of late, I have been perusing episodes presented by Rabbi ...
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Learn more in depth vs basics with someone else

If a learned person has the choice of learning something by themselves that they never learned before and going in depth into it, vs learning with someone who otherwise wouldn’t learn but you’d be ...
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I want to study all 613 Mitzvot in depth. Can someone recommend a good book for me to read dedicated to that topic?

Other than the Mishnah and the Talmud , are there any books that give in-depth commentary, explanation, and context for each and every mitzvot? I'm only referring to books soley focused on the topic ...
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Baal Teshuva to Semicha

I have a bit of a unique question. I am a Baal Teshuva who is currently working on Semicha Yoreh De'ah through Lemaan Yilmedu. (you can find the curriculum here if you wish). I have spent the last few ...
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Should a laymen learn Choshen mishpat?

Should a layman learn Choshen Mishpat even if he's not aiming for Dayanus and doesn't own a business? Or just stick to Orach Chaim and Yoreh Deah? I'm not trying to pasken, this is just a general ...
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List of “essential prayers”?

If someone is learning how to pray and wants to start with the essentials - to not be overwhelmed by too much at once - or if someone is limited in time available to pray, what are the core (most ...
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Online Hebrew Lexicon for learning Tanakh

Shalom, it is my goal to significantly improve my Hebrew this year. It was recommended to me that an online Hebrew Lexicon, which allows you to analyze each word of Tanakh, including grammar, ...
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Learning to pasken modern Halacha questions

If somebody is interested, either looking to become a posek, or just interested in Halacha methodology in general, what is the best thing for them to learn if they want to understand how contemporary ...
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Hilchos Shabbat shiurim recommendation

Does the community here have any recommendations for podcasts, blogspots, shiurim apps/websites etc. that cover Hilchos Shabbat? Particularly I’m looking for something that is English, understandable ...
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Bat mitzvah - I'm female aged 50. Never been taught or had a bat mitzvah

Are any immersion courses available for someone that never had a bat mitzvah...and at age 50 is this feasible?
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Is there a Coursera for learning Halacha and Gemara?

I am a Baal Tshuva and I never had a proper Jewish education. I have come a long way but I am still unable to learn independently (directly from early text). I've been considering some online courses ...
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Need help getting back into learning torah after 10 years

I went to Yeshiva all my life until I finished High school and after that I fell out of learning torah, whether its chumash or gemara etc... It's been 10 years since I last opened a gemara, or chumash ...
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Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos Shiurim to Download

Hi I’m a buchor in yeshiva and I want to download shiurim that go in depth including Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos. Does anyone know any shiur I can listen to? Is there anyone that gives daf yomi with ...
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Lists of Jewish Hotlines

I do not own a smartphone, and it is easier to listen to recordings of shiurim and music over the phone. I am looking for a list of Jewish Hotlines, specifically for more gemara or english shiurim.
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Is it permissible to teach Kabbalah to all Jews?

Is it permissible to teach Kabbalah to the general public (all Jewish students, as opposed to only a select few sages - note: I do not mean to ask "is it ok to teach it in public", the exact ...
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What is the minimum amount of Torah knowledge to not be considered an am Haaretz?

Rebbi Yehudah held bad things come into the world on account of amei haaretz. What is the minimum amount of Torah one would have to know to not be considered an am haaretz? Who would this apply to if ...
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Shiurim by Rav Dovid Feinstein Zt"l

Does anyone know where I can find recorded shiurim by Rav Dovid Feinstein?
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Where can I find a great gemara shiur online that doesn’t require background knowledge?

I am looking to recommend to a friend a deep and interesting shiur in gemara online that doesn’t require any background knowledge or use of Hebrew terms.
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What purpose do kolelim serve post yeshiva education

It seems there are kolelim everywhere. Are they to become educators, dayanim, or are they for learning torah for its own sake.
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Book on observance for woman

Do I understand it correctly that a woman in Orthodox Judaism has different set of rules for observance? E.g. women don’t follow all the same mitzvot, don’t recite the same blessings every day as men ...
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Chabad Chumash difference

I try to understand the difference between two Chumash: Kehot Chumash Synagogue Edition Gutnick Chumash Synagogue Edition What is the main difference and which one is recommended for use by Chabad ...
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Tanakh reading on iPad on Shabbat

As I understand, Modern Orthodox Judaism forbids reading Tanakh from iPad/Kindle on Shabbat. Does Conservative Judaism allow reading Tanakh/Torah on an iPad during Shabbat?
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Good shiur on Issur Vehetar for semicha?

I'm looking for clear and concise shiurim on Issur Vehetar that gives a summary of the Shulchan aruch with Shach and Taz to aide in my smicha studies. I see there are many shiurim on yutorah but I ...
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R' Frand's famous speech from the 11th Siyum Hashas

R' Yissocher Frand gave a famous speech at the 11th Siyum Hashas. He kept repeating the phrase, "it's never too little, it's never too late, it's never enough." Afterwards, he made it into a ...
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Help identifying yeshivot for baalei teshuva (men)

Someone reached out to me recently to ask about what options are available as far as BT yeshivot in Israel these days. He has a few years of Conservative synagogue Hebrew school that basically gave ...
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Shiurim in depth on Basar VeChalav and Ta'aruvos

Does anyone have any recommendations for in depth Shiurim on Hilchos Basar VeChalav and Ta'aruvos in Shulchan Aruch. I am looking for a shiur which will go through the Shluchan Aruch, Shach, Taz and ...
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Yeshiva-style shiurim on Maseches Megillah

I'm looking for yeshiva-style shiurim on Maseches Megillah, esp. the last perek, and more esp. the sugya of kedushas beis haknesses. Can anyone recommend either an online link or a specific sefer?
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What are the limits of what we should try to learn?

In the Mishnah, Ben Zoma famously said: אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם -- Who is wise? He who learns from every man. [Avot 4:1] What does it mean? (1) That every individual who enters your ...
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Predisposition of a person based on day of birth

In a shiur by Rabbi Israel Yakobov there was the concept of certain predispositions / inclined character traits of a person based on the specific day (Sunday-Monday) on which they were born mentioned. ...
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Shiurim of Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits

Does anyone have the shiurim of Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits which he gives in his Kollel(not his daily Mishna Berura Shiur)? There are only a few on the Jerusalem Kollel website.
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Sfarim vs. Stand-alone sources

BSD I was learning with my Chavrusa the other day from a source sheet, and he displayed some surprise when I reached for the Sefer where the particular cited source was referenced. Upon asking why I ...
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Looking for a solid Online Semicha

I would love to get a semicha online. ( I have a job and family) I am looking at it as a mile-stone (a degree I am proud of), not as a source of parnasa . Any program you know which is trustworthy? I ...
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Video course on Jewish Calendar

I made an (elementary) video on the Jewish Calendar, which goes through the basic principles from beginning to end, and actually uses them to calculate the full calendar for 5780. It came in just ...
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Which schools in the United States offer a Bachelors of Talmudic Law degree? [closed]

There is a baccalaureate degree known as a Bachelor of Talmudic Law (BTL) which some yeshivot award for post high school study. The requirements of this degree tend to vary by institution (example) I ...
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Website with Written Equivalent of Shiurim?

Is there a website that collects in-depth essays on Torah topics, or the written equivalent of shiurim? I don't mean outreach sites like Chabad, Aish or SimpleToRemember, or public relations-oriented ...
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Daf Shiur in Far Rockaway / 5T?

I'm looking for a good daf shiur in far rockaway / 5T say anywhere around from 6:30 to 8 AM. What I want in a Shiur is a clear and concise maagid, FYI.
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I am 15 years old and do not go to a Yeshiva but would like to learn Talmud. A few rabbis near me said they could teach me. How should I start

I am 15 years old and do not go to a Yeshiva but would like to learn Talmud. There are many rabbis near me who said they would be willing to teach me. How should I start knowing that I only speak ...
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How to become a qualified Bodek Shaatnez

I would very much like to learn the laws and the practical checking of Shaatnez - how do I go about?
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Why learn either Rambam or Shas?

Why learn either Rambam or Shas being that we don't pasken straight from a Gemara nor do we Ashkenazim from the Rambam? And being that the Rambam says in his introduction that his work (Yad Chazakah) ...
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Is anyone aware of a good Dictionary/Lexicon style book to help expand a person's Hebrew/Yeshivish vocabulary?

I was curious if a good book existed which broke down common phrases or words related to religious practice and observance. Say a dictionary but it defines common phrases in observance. Example: Mi ...
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Books for beginners

[A friend involved in kiruv asked me the following question which I thought I would post here for further reference and to get additional suggestions] I am in contact with lots of Jews who want to ...
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History of chattan & kallah classes

A common practice in some segments of today's Jewish world is for brides and grooms to attend "Chattan/kallah classes" where the attendees receive instruction and advice on relationship dynamics and ...
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Sheilos U'Tshuvos on Gemara

I'm preparing classes on the beginning of Bava Metziah and I would like to present the information through the lens of the Rabbonim that used the Gemara to answer Sheilos. Does anyone know of a Sefer ...
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Going from an nonreligious reform Jew to a religious one?

I turned sixteen a couple of weeks ago and the real world is starting to open up to me. My father is a Christian, but my mother is Jewish which makes myself and my siblings Jewish. We went to ...
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How long does it take to learn to layn Megillas Ester? [closed]

How much time would it take to learn Megilla layning to the level of a pro with zero prior layning experience?
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Are there any Iyun Tefilla lectures online or in-house in Nassau County, Brooklyn or Queens?

I think the question title pretty much states everything. I'm seeking a live shiur (lecture) that focuses on iyun tefilla - understanding the prayers. Preferably, I would like the class to discuss ...
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Midrash digest in English on the Web?

Where on the Internet might it be possible to find a summary of the most important midrashim (aggadot) for each parshah in English? Something like The Midrash Says but online. Even less thorough, eg ...
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What are Chattan or Kallah classes? [duplicate]

I guess I'm becoming more "outdated" regarding the current "frum fad". A shadchan as well as a few young boys and girls told me that at some point between engagement and marriage they must attend a ...
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Is studying in a university while at a yeshiva possible in israel?

I would like to learn in Israel in a university, but besides that i would like to study in a yeshiva. Is that possible? Thanks
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