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Learning principles of software development from the Torah

I suspect that like myself, a lot of other users on this site are software developers and are also on Stack Overflow, so hopefully this isn't considered too off topic/niche... When Hashem creates Adam,...
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Chiddushei Torah and the Chazon Ish

In Orchos Yosher by Rav Chaim Kanievsky (chapter:"How Precious Are Sefarim", p. 156), it is said that the Chazon Ish believed that the one who benefited most from publishing Torah thoughts ...
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Writing Torah Scroll: Writing a sefer [duplicate]

The Rambam explains "It is an affirmative precept binding upon every individual Israelite to write a scroll of the Law for his own use, as it is said, "Now therefore write ye this Song for ...
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Could the Dor Hamidbar originate Chiddushei Torah?

We all imagine that without the burden of physical necessities, Dor Hamidbar (D"H) was busy studying Torah 24/7 (see @Mbloch's answer). I wonder, if the source of the Torah (Moses), was close and ...
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Should one refuse torah insights from heaven?

I have heard a story that the Vilna Gaon was offered torah insights by some sort of divine source, either an angel, a maggid or something else. The story goes that he refused those insights because ...
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Why do we thank G-d for giving the rooster understanding?

In the morning blessings, we thank G-d for various things. We thank Him for "opening the eyes" (poke'ach ivrim), "releasing the bound" (matir asurim), "straightening the bent&...
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Who has the right to come up with chiddushei Torah?

I am not at all learned in Torah, and yet I occasionally come up with what I think is a chiddush of Torah. Of course, it frequently turns out that someone else has thought of my "chiddush" before me,...
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Do any Rabbis discuss experiencing sadness after producing a chiddush?

In conversation with a friend he relayed to me that after working for a long period of time on producing a chiddush or novel torah insight, once the chiddush is completed he often feels a profound ...
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Where does the Radzyner say that Misheyakir is referring to Rambam's shita in Techeilet?

The gemara brings an opinion that the earliest time for saying Shema in the morning is when you can distinguish between the techeilet and white in tzitzit. I have heard that the Radzyner Rebbe ...
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Must one say a blessing before writing Torah thoughts?

Suppose one wakes up in the morning, and comes up with a chiddush in some subject of Torah. Must he say the blessing for studying Torah before writing it down?
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What is the procedure for generating a chiddush?

Sometimes I see cool things in the parasha that just are not mentioned by the meforshim, that is, I generate what could be called chidushim. So far I present them by saying "Is X related to Y because ...
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What is the importance of Chiddush?

I have long taken for granted that it is important to be m'chadesh chiddush (compose new and novel torah insights). However, I realize I have no source for that notion. Is there any source which ...
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Reasons for divorcing a woman (sourcing a chiddush)

The Mishna in Gittin 9:10 provides a few different interpretations of ערות דבר (Deuteronomy 24:1). While the school of Shammai hold that for a man to divorce his wife he needs to find significant ...
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