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Questions tagged [internet]

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

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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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Online mishna with vowels (according to Livorno/Sephardic nusach)

I would appreciate if anybody could help me in finding an online mishna vowelised in accordance with the sephardic tradition (i.e. following the Livorno prints opposed to the Vilna ones). Thanks in ...
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Lying on Websites

Is there any halachic issue with lying on websites? For example, if a site requires you to be 21 and asks, “Are you over 21?” And you're not, but select “yes”. Is there any problem with doing so?
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Has anyone bought low price tefillin on the web and had them checked?

I ask because I would like to get some idea of how likely it would be to buy non-kosher tefillin on the web. Prices range widely. Various websites offer a bottom-of-the-line pair of tefillin for $...
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Hizzuk Emunah in Hebrew online

Hizzuk Emunah ("Faith Strengthened") is a Jewish response to Christian missionaries, composed by Lithuanian Karaite scholar, Isaac ben Abraham of Troki. I managed to find an English version of this ...
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If a mega on-line company ships you two of an item when you ordered one and charges you for one, are you obligated to notify them of the error? [duplicate]

Let's say you place an order for three items A, B, and C. You order quantity one of each, but get two of item B, because the company shipped from multiple warehouses (i.e., shipped two of the item by ...
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Is the commentary of Rabbaynu Saadya Gaon on Iyov available online?

I was not able to find the commentary of R' Saadya Gaon to Iyov on Hebrewbooks (ex 1), Sefaria or through a Google search. I would like to know if this commentary is available anywhere online, free or ...
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YouTube Videos with False Titles

Would Halacha consider making YouTube videos and putting false titles, with lies, and making money off of the videos, stealing or lying? For example, if you make a video, “How to Get a Free iPhone” ...
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Reading Lashon Harah Online

Is it a sin to read Lashon harah online? For example, reading bad reviews about a business. Or even reading reviews about a person? Thanks!
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Amazon sent extra book, should I return it? [closed]

I ordered one book from Amazon, but received two (of the same). Should I return it?
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May I tell someone that I've figured out his online screen name?

Without publicly revealing his identity, would merely telling someone that he "outed himself" constitute אונאת דברים?
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Looking to hire someone to search Seforim (online or not) for specific Torah thoughts

I have several Torah thoughts that may potentially be novel, and I am searching to see what other commentators have written on these subjects and whether some or all of these thoughts were introduced ...
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Aramaic-gemara lashon- reverse search

Are there any online tools that allow for searching of an english word to produce the gemara/aramaic translation? I dont really mean translate, I mean to search the jastrow dictionary to find the ...
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Real money trading in online games

Is farming virtual currencies(like world of warcraft gold) in online games and then selling it for real money allowed? Is it considered like stealing from the company that owns the game? Is boosting ...
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Is there an online archive with quality photos of gedolim? [closed]

I'm personally and currently looking for images of Rabbis Shlomo Carlebach & Shlomo Twerski. But I know in the future I'll probably want more for others i.e. R' Wolbe. A Google search might ...
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Where can I buy Sefer HaNoten Sheleg online?

Does anyone know where it would be possible to buy a copy of this book, "Sefer HaNoten Sheleg", online?
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Internet shopping after browsing in a store

This question is acutely relevant today. You are shopping for something. Your plan is to go to a lot of brick-and-mortar stores, see the item, feel it, ask the salespersons lots of questions, then ...
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Is there a pattern to whether a year is full/regular/deficient? Is there an online source that lists them?

There is a pattern for leap years that follows a 19 year cycle. Is there a similar pattern for whether a year is shleimah/kesidran/chaserah? (i.e. some function that takes the year and returns the ...
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Search Database with Ta'amei Hamikra

Does there exist an application or website that allows one to search for specific patterns with טעמי המקרא? For example, to find all occurrences of two consecutive זרקא's (as in וה' הכה כל בכור).
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Is there an online resource like Jewish Encyclopedia available that is more up to date?

I find the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906) to be an invaluable resource but alas it is quite old. Is there a similar but more updated encyclopedia available online anywhere?
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Shiurim collection online

What good online sources are there for shiurim? More like on random topics, not text based. (Imagine someone who does manual labor all day so their brain is open but doesn't have time to actually sit ...
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Gemara text with Nekudos

Does anyone know where to find a Gemara text with nekudot online? I'm having trouble finding one.
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Can one buy clothes during the 9 days if they will arrive after the 9 days?

In the past a person purchased clothing in-person, however nowadays many purchases are made online and are then shipped. I would like to know if any poskim discuss purchasing clothing during the nine ...
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Sefaria and Rabbinic Endorsements

Sefaria is a popular and novel Web site with various translations of holy texts; are any rabbinic authorities on record as endorsing or forbidding it? Translations can be subjective, it is inevitable ...
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Good resources for learning dikduk [duplicate]

I am really interested in dikduk and am always trying to learn more. Does anyone have any good resources to learn dikduk, preferably online, if not a book/sefer is fine. Thanks
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Is There an Online Concordance for Tanach from Religious Jewish Sources? [duplicate]

If you do a Search for an online CONCORDANCE for Tanach, chances are near certain you'll end up in a Christian site, which would be inappropriate, even if your search there can be successful. In fact, ...
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May one go by an alternate identity on the Internet?

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. As much as I like dogs, I am not one myself. But the line does best explain the point I'm trying to make: you can be whomever you want to be on the Internet....
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The Interface at HebrewBooks.org [closed]

When I load a page at Hebrew Books, the text appears on screen, for less than one second, in a computer font which is then replaced by an image of the printed page in which the characters coincide ...
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Daily Rebbe Video

I'm looking for a place where I can sign up and receive a daily video of the Lubavitcher Rebbe through my e-mail. Could someone point me to a place where I can do this?
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Please I need help: to find online Ruth Cantillation (teamim) of Livorno tradition. Maybe in some University department (Ramat Aviv ,Givat Ram)?

Is it possible to find online (audio to listen) Cantillation of biblical book : Ruth, for specific Livorno traditional music? Maybe in some University department (like Ramat Aviv or Givat Ram)? Or ...
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Is block evasion a sin?

Let's say your account on Facebook or Wikipedia has been blocked by site administration. Is it a sin, according to Judaism, to create new account in order to evade the block?
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Where can I buy a Yeshivish fedora online?

In most Yeshivish circles (and Chabad Hasidim), a black snap-brim fedora is worn. Usually it is a Borsalino, but not always. Could someone recommend a place online where I could get one or one like it ...
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Open submission journals/repositories [closed]

When one is a student at a Jewish school (or, sometimes, one with a Jewish Studies department), if they are working on a research paper about Judaism, they can often publish it for feedback and ...
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Kippah vendor websites

This is a fairly simple question, however, my experience with Google makes it seem much more difficult. What is a good website for getting non-bulk kippot in personal styles (eg. velvet, suede, knit/...
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May one order food from Amazon Prime after Pesach?

May one order chametz from a publically-traded company (Amazon) which may have had food pass through any number of distributers on the way? The service in question is Amazon Prime Pantry.
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Obligation to Tell People Online if Changing Time Zone Before Shabbat?

If a person changes time zones while going on a vacation, do they have an obligation to alert others to this effect? By using social media and other types of online sites (like Mi Yodeya), not telling ...
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Is it bad for one to let bits of one's personal life become known online?

Isaac Moses wrote: Over the years, Gershon Gold has demonstrated great research skills, often coming up with on-point sources for interesting Halachic questions very quickly. He has also been an ...
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Looking for online material by previous Chief Rabbis of the UK

I'm trying to find online material (essays, sermons, articles, etc.) to read by previous Chief Rabbis of the United Kingdom before Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. I am particularly interested in Joseph Hertz, ...
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Could a person leave skype on all shabbat? [duplicate]

I am wondering if it's forbidden to leave a skype call on all day/night during shabbat if a person prepared the skype call BEFORE shabbat and if it was only a voice call and not a video call and if ...
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Is it allowed to fool adblock recognition mechanism [duplicate]

This is a continuation of Is ad-blocker software permissible? Nowadays more and more sites are detecting if someone uses ad blocking software . If they detect it, they don't serve the content of the ...
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Looking for Peirush HaGra on Sefer Yehoshua online

Does anyone know if there is an online version of the Peirush HaGra on Sefer Yehoshua online? I can't seem to find it on Sefaria or Hebrewbooks.org.
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Discovered my Jewish heritage at 61 yrs old; now what? [closed]

For my entire life I believed I was of 100% Italian heritage; typical Neopolitan roots from grandparents who came in the 'big wave' of Italian immigrants in 1900-1910. I've traveled to Italy and am a ...
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Purchasing Tefillin Online [duplicate]

I do not have a Judaica store near me, so the most convenient option when I decided I needed a new pair of tefillin was to use the internet. However, I have heard and read of the many scams that ...
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Daily Torah from Rav Avigdor Miller

Is anyone aware of any daily email that is sent out that includes a Torah from Rav Avigdor Miller?
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Hirsch chumash online

Is there a Samson Raphael Hirsch pirush on chumash available online? Preferably an English version and preferably something easy to copy and paste off of. There are times I would like to post ...
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Finding manuscripts of Rb. Yerucham

I'm looking for manuscripts of the work of Rb. Yeruchaem - both Isur v'heter and Toldot Adam V'chava. Ideally I'd like to see them without having to travel great distances, which means finding them ...