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Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe?

BH Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe available online?
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Online orthodox conversion [closed]

Is it acceptable to trust the legitimacy of an online Orthodox conversion program provided by studyjudaism.net?
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Shehechayanu for online transactions

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 223:4) rules one should recite shehecheyanu when making certain purchases of important new items. My question is whether they should recite it for an online transaction, or if ...
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Is there any Halacha that says you should notify the person on the phone he’s on speaker?

BH Is there a Halacha that says a person should notify the person who he’s talking on the phone with that he’s on speaker so the other will know?
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Is breaking TOS (Terms of Service) an aveira?

I had a discussion with my friend yesterday about whether or not you can use a VPN according to Netflix TOS. The conclusion was that you can but it brought up another question, which is “do you have ...
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R. Shlomo Klonitsky-Kline's dictionary of synonyms and homonyms

According to the Hebrew Wikipedia article on R. Shlomo Klonitsky-Kline it is said that he composed a dictionary of Hebrew synonyms and homonyms titled מלון דקדוקי (CMIIW, all of them related to Torah ...
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online database containing seforim information

does anyone know of an online database that has seforim information, including author, year of publication, and short description. Thanks in advance
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Where to find David Lau’s writings

Does the community here know where one could find any Halacha or responsa writings from Ashkenazi Israeli Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau?
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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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What happened to the website https://mechon-mamre.org/? [closed]

I was regularly in contact with friends on this website, but I realized that their email [email protected] no longer works. Do you know what happened?
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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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Position of gedolim on AI chatbots

I have heard that some gedolim have recently expressed special opposition to Artificial Intelligence (in contrast to whatever their attitudes are for internet in general). Which gedolim have spoken in ...
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Does anyone know of an Illustrated/Animated Audio Bible resource on YouTube or other video platforms?

I'm looking for a YouTube playlist or something along those lines which includes an Audio Bible reading along with illustrated images as the audio keeps going. The focus is on the five books of Moses.
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Is it permissible to use an anime drawing as a profile picture online if the character depicted in the drawing is of the opposite gender?

Basically as the title says. The anime drawing wouldn't contain anything lewd or suggestive, but is simply a regular anime picture, but the character depicted in the drawing is of the opposite gender ...
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Most comprehensive collection of responsas online

I would like to fine-tune GPT-3 to produce a chatbot similar to ChatGPT based on all authoritative halachic question-answer pairs out there. There is a corpus on Sefaria and supposedly Bar-Ilan has a ...
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Where can I download a complete text file of the Talmud Bavli?

I am writing a tool in python to analyze the Talmud (e.g. word counts, how many times a specific phrase is used etc.) and I need a free downloadable text file of the Gemara, preferably with Rashi and ...
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Finding the Biur HaGra on Aggadatah Online

I'm making a source sheet and I want to use the Biur HaGra on aggadata as a source. Any ideas where I could find 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 the Internet. I know that traditionally, people make the sale by writing a Shtar and using a Kinyan Sudar to make the Rav a Shaliach to sell the ...
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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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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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