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Is the English “YHWH” a valid equivalent to the Tetragrammaton?

What is the halachic stance on the Tetragrammaton transliterated into English as YHWH or Yawheh or Jehovah? Is it accurate to use the English letters YHWH as the Hebrew equivalent? We see this ...
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What software to use to write a multi-section sefer?

What software is available that allows Hebrew and English and multiple sections? i.e. the main section and then a footnote/pirush (section #2) on that, and then a 3rd section which footnotes items ...
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Is there an English translation of Siddurei Geonei Rav Amram and / or Rav Sa'adiah?

I enjoy exploring the history of the Siddur. Rav Amram and Rav Sa'adia's siddurim are two of the oldest. One of them, from what I recall has loads of "instructions" some of which explain halachot and ...
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Whose spirit and whose lips are referred to in Psalms 106:33?

32וַיַּקְצִיפוּ עַל־מֵי מְרִיבָה וַיֵּרַע לְמֹשֶׁה בַּעֲבוּרָם ׃ 33: כִּי־הִמְרוּ אֶת־רוּחוֹ וַיְבַטֵּא בִּשְׂפָתָיו׃ 32: They provoked wrath at the waters of Meribah and Moses suffered on ...
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Is there an English translation of Die wichtigsten Instanzen gegen die Graf-Wellhausensche Hypothese?

Is there an English translation of Die wichtigsten Instanzen gegen die Graf-Wellhausensche Hypothese? This is the book in German by R' Dovid Tzvi Hoffman זצ''ל, disproving the documentary hypothesis.
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Source for translating סופר as scribe in Kiddushin

The Sefaria's translation of the Mishnah in Kiddushin 4, 13 says: לֹא יִלְמַד אָדָם רַוָּק סוֹפְרִים, וְלֹא תִלְמַד אִשָּׁה סוֹפְרִים. An unmarried man must not learn to be a scribe, nor may a ...
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Who is a boor בור? [closed]

The Talmud frequently calls an individual a "boor". Two examples: It has been reported: If one has learned Tanach and Mishnah but not Talmud, Rabbi Eleazar says he is an ignoramus [am ha-aretz]; ...
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Dealing with translation differences when reading in English

As I learn more Hebrew, I still daven and read things like Tehillim in English for the most part. Many sources casually say that English is as good as Hebrew when you daven/read alone. However, what ...
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Torah Study in English

Will one receive the reward of Learning Torah if they read the Tanach, Gemara, Shulchan Aruch, etc. in English if English is their mother tongue? Please cite sources.
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English translation of Reshit Chochmah

Is there an English translation of the book Reshit Chochmah By Rabbi Eliyahu DaVidas?
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Where can I find a transliterated; translated Tanakh?

I'm looking for a Tanakh that has the following specifications: The original Hebrew text Transliteration of that text into the Latin alphabet English translation Does anyone know where I could find ...
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Reciting Shema in English

Is there any halachic requirement for the Shema to be recited in Hebrew only? I searched to make sure this was not a duplicate question and only found one that asks when reciting the Shema in English ...
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Was the Sheiltot of Rav Achai Gaon ever translated?

Does anyone know if the Sheiltot was ever translated into English?
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Section of the Zohar before Magid — English Translation

At the Pesach Seder, before Magid, some say the portion from the Zohar "פקודא בתר דא". Where can I find an English translation of this?
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Is there a standard for writing Hebrew words in English letters [closed]

Is there a standard for writing Hebrew words in English letters in the context of religious texts? I see a different way to write the same word or distinction between "כ" and "ק" or "כ" and "ח" and ...
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Where can one find the tractate Middoth?

Where can one find the tractate Middoth in English? Are there things to consider in regard to the translation? Are there books that explain it?
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Where are there English or German translations of either “Maaseh Torah” by R. Yehudah HaNasi or the “Maaseh Torah” by Vilna Gaon?

Where are there English or German translations of either "Maaseh Torah" by R. Yehudah HaNasi or the "Maaseh Torah" by Vilna Gaon? I will also consider reading any of these in vowelled-Hebrew or in ...
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Looking for an english translation of targum onkeles

I am looking for an english orthodox translation of targum onkeles or, if a translation doesn't exist, maybe a shiur which goes through targum in english on a weekly basis.
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commentary on deut. 18:22 Ramban

I'm looking for an english translation of commentary on deut. (18, 22) by Ramban. Where is it possible to find it? Thank you
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I need a free PDF transliterated orthodox siddur

Shalom everyone, I am a jew who is really really bad when reading Hebrew and also I don't have a lot of wealth. I would like to have a PDF Orthodox (chassidic) siddur, with English transliteration. I ...
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Rav Saadia Gaon Siddur in English

Is there a English translation of Rav Saadia Gaon's siddur? I've only been able to find PDF and print versions in Hebrew.
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Why would people assume that “Afriki” is Africa?

Follow up on this question. Other than the name being similar to the English one, why would one assume that אפריקי in the Gemara has anything to do with Africa? The names are similar, but is there ...
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Looking for ALL of the Rambam's Books in English on Medicine [closed]

Looking for ALL of the Rambam's Books in English on Medicine Preferably in Eretz Yisrael, without breaking the bank. How many books are there? What are the most prominent in which he discusses ...
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Learning resources for 'Guide for the Perplexed' by Rabbi Moshe Maimonides [duplicate]

I'm looking for some English resources on learning the 'Guide for the Perplexed' by Rabbi Moshe Maimonides. Unfortunately most resources are very heavy and not for bedtime reading. Im looking for an ...
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Is there a problem for a Jew to say the word “penis”?

There appear to be some sources that claim that Lashon Ha'kodesh is holy because there are no words in the language for the male or female genitalia. Instead the word "yerech" (thigh), "raglayim" (...
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Rashi on Nach in English and with Nekudos

Where can I find/buy Sifrei Nach with Rashi translated into English and (even better) the Rashi with nekudos?
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Shaarei Teshuvah by Rabbeinu Yonah online in English

Does anyone know where I can find Shaarei Teshuvah by Rabbeinu Yonah online? I am looking for some online resources in English.
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English translations of Rabinnical statements not available?

I do not speak or read Hebrew, I am trying to conduct my own research into the materials cited at Does the talmud promote pedophilia? and most of the quoted source material (with obvious exception of ...
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English Safrut Shiurim

I will admit that my searches in this area have been somewhat cursory, but is there a resource (something like YUTorah.org) for anglophone shiurim on safrut? Most of the shiurim I've found are in ...
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Correct usage of “Ashkenaz”/“Ashkenazi”/“Ashkenazic”/“Ashkenazim”?

...Also, of course, Sefard/Sefardi/Sefardic/Sefardim. I see these terms used interchangeably, and use them myself that way, but would rather use them correctly. All are, at least marginally, ...
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Why is “we” mentioned twice in the English translation of Ps. 20:8?

In the English of Psalms 20 verse 8 "we" is translated twice both in the translation and in Rashi's notes. I read וַאֲנַחְנוּ as "and we". What am I missing? (http://www.chabad.org/library/...
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Tefila (prayer) translation Hebrew to English

Are there any websites of Hebrew-to-English translation of shacharis (morning prayer) for Shabbos? What I really want is the English translation to be right under the Hebrew text. Kind of like ...
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Has the Sefer Ha-Musar (by Zechariah Dhahiri) been translated into English?

I am looking for an English translation of Sefer Ha-Musar, by Zechariah Dhahiri. Does it exist? If so where could I find it? Thank you in advance!
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The definitions of Judaism and Jew

An infinite loop: Judaism according to Google is "the monotheistic religion of the Jews". And Jew is "a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who ...
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English Sefarim on Ma'aser Kesafim

Would anyone know of any English Sefarim on the Halachos of Ma'aser Kesafim(money)?
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Where can I buy a Chumash with Rashi in English?

Does anyone know where I could get a complete Chumash with Rashi's commentary in English?
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Sefer on Contemporary Shailos

Would anyone know a sefer on Contemporary Halachic Shailos (=questions) in English (on all of Shulchan Aruch?)
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Jewish communities west of London

My employer has asked me to move to as close as possible to their main office in Bramley, Hampshire (between Basingstoke and Reading). However, I do wish to live in a place with some orthodox Jewish ...
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Is there an online list of English sefarim?

Funky question. Hopefully this will help clarify. Example: I am (was) currently looking for a set of the Mishnah Berurah that has been translated into English. I just found this today: http://...
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Halacha seforim on tefila

Would anyone know of an English, practical sefer on the halachos of Birchos Krias Shema and the rest of tefila (i.e. Shmoneh Esrei , etc. ? )
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Lectures on “Shemiras Einayim”

Would anyone know of any online lectures on the inyan of Shemiras Einayim in English ( preferably lectures that I could download. )
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Seeking a recommendation of a version of Pirkei Avot accessible to a novice

One of my non-Jewish co-workers has been fascinated with Jewish ethics, and I assume that while searching on the web, he discovered "Ethics of the Fathers". He's read a few adages and has discussed ...
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Seeking an English version of Minchat Chinuch

Is there an English version of Minchat Chinuch by "Rabbeinu Yosef" (Yosef Ben Moshe Babad, 1800–1874), a commentary on the Sefer ha-Chinuch?
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online Derech Hashem translation

I am looking for an online english translation of Derech Hashem (Way of God) by the Ramchal.
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English version of SHULCHAN ARUCH

Hi I'm looking for good set of SHULCHAN ARUCH in English, Not K'tzur I need SHULCHAN ARUCH. Can someone please advise me on set that I can buy ?
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What is an appropriate greeting for Yom Kippur?

What is an appropriate greeting for Yom Kippur? "Hag Sameach" doesn't seem to work. Is it "Have a good fast," or something similar? I'm interested in knowing Hebrew and English.
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How to translate העלם in the context of שבת

The beginning of the seventh chapter of Bavli Shabas (and its commentaries) speaks of instances in which someone forgets that the day is Shabas, forgets that there is such a thing as Shabas altogether,...
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Text of the Mishna Brura (Online English)

Does anyone know if there is an online translation of the Mishna Brura into English on the internet beginning with the first Siman?
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What is the best English translation of the Tanakh (hard copy, not online)?

I'm looking for the best available English translation of the Tanakh, and because I prefer to hold an actual book in my hands, I'd rather have a hard copy as opposed to an online version. Some ...
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Are there any commentaries (besides Rashi) on Nach in English online?

I am trying to go through the navi online. I have been using chabad.org and it has Rashi in English but i would like to learn other commentaries as well. Are there any commentaries (besides Rashi) on ...