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Questions related to use of the Internet or resources available on it.

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Online Udemy Like Torah Classes

I was wondering if there any Udemy Like Torah classes (Parsha, Jewish history, Tanach, Mishna, Gemara etc..) Affordable (Udemy classes usually sell for 10-20 dollars can pay a bit more but you get ...
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Mechirat Chametz on Internet

I see that many Jewish sites make Mechirat Chametz on Internet. I know that traditionally poeple make the selling by a Shtar and a Kinyan Sudar to make the Rav Shaliach to sell the Chametz. How works ...
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Does hearing the megillah over the internet fulfill the mitzvah?

Does hearing the megillah read over the internet fulfill the mitzvah? This is not the first year of Covid restrictions, surely it was considered in 2020 or 2021. I would imagine this is similar to ...
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HALACHICALY Is it ok to download YouTube videos? [duplicate]

This question has confounded me for some time. On the one hand, from the research I've done, it's definitely against the terms of service which you agree to. On the other, everything I've read on the ...
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Jewish websites on Shabbat [duplicate]

Some Jewish websites shut down on Shabbat. They don't want to encourage Jews to log on on that day. Others stay open. Gentiles might want to log on and should not be discouraged. Who is halachically ...
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Downloading a Currently Public Resource

Is it permissible to download a resource that is currently available publicly and freely from the internet without permission from the one who posted it and/or the one who hosts the website? For ...
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What is the current halacha on internet filters? [duplicate]

Is there a consensus concerning the neccessity and the level of internet filter (especially for man) when one has internet in his home ? Some of my friends that are orthodox jews and are serious about ...
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Modesty for a Goya

My Noahide female friend has taken on modest attire, so as not to be a stumbling block. There are still pictures of her on friends' social media, in many of these she is dressed immodestly. My ...
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Online access to Otzar Hachaim vol. 14

About a century ago there was a monthly Torah publication called Otzar Hachaim (אוצר החיים) put out by Rabbi Chaim Yehudah Ehrenreich. Most of the volumes can be found on Hebrewbooks, but not the ...
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What are the halachic ramifications of dating sites?

Is the viewing of pictures on dating sites and applications such as JDate considered to be within the acceptable bounds of halacha or is it more akin to lewdness?
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Read Hamikra VeHamassora (Reuvein Margulies) online

Is there anywhere the book Hamikra veHamassora (המקרא והמסורה) of R' Reuvein Margulies, online ? A lot of his books are on https://hebrewbooks.org/, but not this one, and I would like to see at least ...
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Where are resources about counting Omer Year round?

My rabbi mentioned there's a custom to count the omer year round. The idea is to travel through all the sefirot for 7 sets of 50 days. I'm looking for shiurim, texts, etc. that teach on this practice. ...
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Where may I read Sefer Mitzvot Gadol online in English?

Does anyone know where I can read an online English translation of Sefer Mitzvot Gadol? Note: I've checked Sefaria, but they don't have an English translation.
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English translation of Kuzari Sheini

Does anyone know of an online English translation of the Kuzari Sheini by R' David Nieto?
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Hacking paywalls on newsites?

Many news websites (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post etc.) make use of paywalls which pop up after the visitor starts reading the article requiring the visitor to pay in order to ...
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Anomalous root word frequency in Scripture

Is there a program available online that can detect statistically significant higher incidence of a specific root (שרש), and/or of a specific sequence of letters, in a specific portion of Tanach. For ...
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Tikkune Zohar English Translation Online

Is there an online English translation to Tikkune Zohar? If so where do I find it .
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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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Using internet for bad

Does anyone know of any good shiurim or sefarim to get someone to stop using the internet for bad?
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Torah Commentary of R. Nissim of Marseilles

Is the commentary of R. Nissim of Marseilles on the Torah available for free online?
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Sefardi Hilchot aveilut online

Do we have any sefardi Halachic book (pdf format) in English dealing with Hilchot Aveilut Online? I need it a bit urgently to study it this Tisha b'Av.
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Rabbi Matis Blum Torah Lodaas Sheets Online?

I've been trying to find copies of Rabbi Blum zatza"l's Torah Lodaas Parsha Sheets online, but I can't seem to find them. Are they documented anywhere, or am I out of luck?
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An ovel attending a wedding on zoom

Is it possible for a Jew who is in mourning (an ovel) to attend a wedding on Zoom? My intial thought process was why not? If one cannot be משתתף (join) with a virtual minyan (quorum of 10 men) as all ...
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Barternura in English Online

We have a few English translations of Barternura at sefaria. Is there any site that offers a full English translation of Barternura's commentary of Mishnayot online?
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Tele-kovod?/ How do halochos of kovod and hidur (honor/ respect) apply virtually?

Must one stand for a Rabbi present by video conference?
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English Exodus Rabbah

Is anyone aware of a full text of Shemos Rabbah in English available online? Sefaria has bits and pieces, but I'd like the full thing.
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Tzipita Lishua in English online

Do we have the book "Tzipita Lishua" by Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan ZT"L online in english?
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Online Megilla Reading and the name of Haman

As discussed in this question about Skype Megilla reading, this year due to the extraordinary extenuating circumstances many people found it necessary or preferable to attend an online Megilla reading....
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Purim 2020 Skype megilla leining recommendation

Due to the 2020 Coronavirus epidemic, many are unable to go to shul this year to hear the Megilla. For those who are unable to find a private reading and are without their own Megilla, they have ...
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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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Jerusalem Talmud: pagination on Sefaria

Sefaria paginates the Jerusalem Talmud thus: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b etc. This isn't the standard system for paginating Yerushalmi that I'm familiar with, which which is by tur rather than by amud. Can anyone ...
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Streaming services on Shabbat and holy days [duplicate]

More and more non-traditional congregations stream their Shabbat and Yom Tov services, for the benefit of hospital patients and shut-ins. If done automatically, or managed by Gentiles, or started ...
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Online preparation for Bar Mitzvah

Would it be possible to do a crash course online to prepare our 11-year-old boy for becoming Bar Mitzvah? If so, would it be possible to have a mentor/tutor through your site? How many lessons it ...
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Pictures of deceased

I read about not putting pictures of people on tombstones. Is there any problem in posting pictures of the deceased(The dead corpse) after his death on social media?
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Historical Daf Yomi calendar

Is there a website that allows you to find what Daf was studied on the a particular date as part of the Daf Yomi cycle?
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How MiYodea and other knowledge-sharing sites influence the future of Judaism?

The previously unknown availability and abundance of knowledge, both religious, and scientific surely impose a serious challenge to the existing structure of Torah study. I hear many Rabbis, Ram"im, ...
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Where can I find R. Hirsch's Hebrew essay on Agaddos?

There is a essay on Aggados written by R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, sometimes it appears in loose translation in English here and there. But I feel that doesn't convey its meaning properly (I suppose). ...
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Where can I find an online Jewish community?

I've newly created an account on this site as someone who's "lurked" or obtained information here before and found the quality of communication excellent. I moved to Montana from Los Angeles as a ...
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English translation of R’ Bachya on Sefaria

Regarding the English translation of Rabbenu Bachya’s commentary on Chumash, how much of the English translation was uploaded to the Sefaria site? I see that the introduction to Bereshis was left ...
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Is the Kafich edition of the Rambam's peirush on Mishnah to Mesecht Keilim available online anywhere?

I'm trying to find the Kafich edition of the Rambam's peirush on Mishnah to Mesecht Keilim. Is it available online anywhere?
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browsing sites with significant probability of forbidden pictures like youtube

sometimes when browsing youtube for interesting videos, it is inevitable to sometimes encounter some lewd pictures. would this make it forbidden to browse sites like youtube according to halacha? ...
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General Halachic approach to smartphones [closed]

There seem to be so many dangers to owning "smartphones," for both children and adults. Access to violent, explicit, manipulative images, video, text, etc. The technology itself is designed to be ...
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Kesubah with vowels [duplicate]

I have been asked to read the kesubah at a wedding in two days. Can someone point me to a copy of the kesubah WITH vowels (preferably online)?
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Sheimos-free versions of Tanach Online

There are many websites that provide the user with the text of Tanach (as well as various other Jewish sources). When printing sources, I like to avoid printing "Sheimos", or actual names of Hashem, ...
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Online resource for Marei Mekomos on the laws of Krias Shema

Does anyone know of an online resource for Marei Mekomos on Hilchos Krias Shema similar to this site: http://shaareihoraah.org/wordpress/?page_id=1046 Or even not similar.
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Alei Shur Online

Does anyone know if there is a copy of Rav Wolbe's Alei Shur anywhere online? Free versions preferred, but if it is behind a paywall that can work too. Thanks!
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Mac or PC computer file Bencher in Hebrew and English

I would like to get (for free or for pay) a bencher in Hebrew and English, similar to Artscroll, one side Hebrew and one side English in pdf format that I can open on a Mac or a PC and do some changes....
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Qafih edition of Bustan al-Uqul Online?

Is R. Yosef Qafih's translation גן השכלים by R. Nathanel al-Fayumi available online somewhere? It seems to appear here in Otzar HaChochma but only the first 40 pages.
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Where can find the Iggeret Hashemad of the Rambam online in English?

Where can find the Iggeret Hashemad of the Rambam online in English? There are lots of scholarly resources talking about it, but I am unable to find the words of Rambam complete in translation.
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Sefer Nestor Hakomer Online?

Does anyone know if it is possible to find the (hebrew) text of Sefer Nestor Hakomer, an old jewish apologetic book, available for free online?
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