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Why does Rambam change the list of items in Keilim 29:2 that combine for tumah and hazayah?

In the mishnah Keilim 29:2, we see a list of items and an indication of how many can be attached to each other and still be considered joined with regards to tumah and hazayah (sprinkling for ...
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Where can I get the Mishnah Torah in English in plain text, open source?

I want to upload and maintain various texts in English in plain text format for wikisource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Portal:Judaism In particular, I am looking for the Mishnah Torah in English. ...
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Rambam Mishneh Torah handbook

Rambam’s Mishneh Torah is filled with particular words and phrases used repeatedly. It’s also organized in a very particular fashion. Both the word choice and the structure are used deliberately. ...
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Is there a hadran text recited upon completing the Rambam's Mishneh Torah?

Is there a set text for a siyum upon completion of the Mishneh Torah? Perhaps something like the Hadran said upon completion of a masechet of Talmud.
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Where to Find Original Manuscripts Of Mishne Torah

I have a couple versions of books from Mishne Torah: some of them are from Mishne Torah HaRav Kook edition, and the other book I have is Mishne Torah Hashalem Edition and it says there that it is ...
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Hebrew Dictionary for Mishneh Torah

I’m looking for a dictionary which contains words that one would find in The Rambam’s Mishneh Torah, not Biblical Hebrew. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Idols made by robots/machines

Maimonides says in Avodat Kochavim, Chapter Eight: It is permitted to derive benefit from anything that has not been manipulated by man or that was not made by man, even though it was worshiped [as a ...
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Was Moses really angry or pretending?

The Rambam said in his Mishneh Torah that it's sometimes useful to act angry: If one desires to instill reverence in his children and his household, or in public if he is the head of a community, and ...
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Rav Yosef Karo's Kesef Mishneh: is there online an English translation?

Do you know of online an English translation of Rav Yosef Karo's Kesef Mishneh? Unless I'm mistaken, it is a fundamental work to better understand the Mishneh Torah.
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Rambam’s source for crown of Priesthood

In Mishnei Torah Hilchot Talmud Torah chapter 3 Halacha 1 the Rambam writes: בִּשְׁלשָׁה כְּתָרִים נִכְתְּרוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל. כֶּתֶר תּוֹרָה וְכֶתֶר כְּהֻנָּה וְכֶתֶר מַלְכוּת. כֶּתֶר כְּהֻנָּה זָכָה ...
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Where is the Hasagat Haraavad on Internet?

Rambam Shabbat 4.1-2 about the Din of Hatmana. The Rishonim cite an Hasaga of the Raavad, but it's not in the Sifre Rambam. I found it here ראב"ד א"א מעולם לא נראו ולא נשמעו תהפוכות כאלה ...
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Is adultery a sin between man and G-d or between man and man?

As we know, there are two types of sins: sins between man and man, and sins between man and G-d. I used to think that adultery is a sin between man and man. However, reading Mishneh Torah, I ...
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Yemeni manuscripts about the Hebrew expression - in Mishneh Torah Hilchot Avodah Zarah 9:4 - translated as "idolaters"

I am an Italian Noahide. in Mishneh Torah Hilchot-Avodah Zarah 9:4-, Rambam states that Christians are idolaters. Now, in various editions of the work, including the one available on the Chabad ...
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What is the point of confessing before the meal on Erev Yom Kippur according to the Rambam?

The Rambam (Hilchos Teshuvah 2:7) writes that the reason why one should recite the Vidui on Erev Yom Kippur before the meal is that he might choke (heaven forbid) during the meal. The question is: if ...
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Why does Rambam hil. Shiggagos 2:5 bring examples?

B"H Rambam, in the book of Karbanos, laws of Shiggagos, chapter 2 law 5 says: "5 If one inadvertently committed one transgression, but there are two persons involved and he is unaware of the ...
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Article of R. Dr. Twersky on Mishne Torah

Is R. Dr. Yitzchak Twersky's article: "Some Non-Halakhic Aspects of the Mishneh Torah," published in: Jewish Medieval and Renaissance Studies, ed. A. Altmann (Cambridge, 1967), pp. 95-118, available ...
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Ultra-Orthodox view on Rambam's permit for full-time Torah study

In Hilchos Shemita, Rambam writes: "Not only the tribe of Levi, but any one of the inhabitants of the world whose spirit generously motivates him (אֲשֶׁר נָדְבָה רוּחוֹ) and he understands with ...
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What kind of marriages was the Rambam thinking of?

Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Biah, 12:1 speaks of “derech ishut” and 12:14 speaks of “derech chatnut.” How does the halacha understand these terms? Sources appreciated. Note: The translation by Rabbi ...
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Why does Rambam mention cities of refuge in separate halacha than Bilaam etc.?

B"H The Rambam in the beginning of the laws of kings chapter 11 brings the proofs from the Torah for how we know Moshiach. The first proof is a verse from the Torah saying Hashem will "...
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Apparently contradicting passages of the Mishneh Torah

I would like to have, if possible, a clarification of two passages of the Mishneh Torah in apparent contradiction. In Sefer Nashim, Hilchot Ishut 3,11 Rambam expressly speaks of a lawful consecration ...
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Rationale choice of professions when assessing damages

Rambam Nezikin Chovel uMazzik 2:11 states anent damages If he caused him to lose a limb or cut off his hand, he must pay him full compensation for his hand; this being "damages." In this ...
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Rambam's MT chapters without Biblical founding Mitzvhas

IIRC, The 14 books of MT are all based on Rambam's systematization of the 613 Mitzvos. Most chapters start with the list of the founding Mitzvos from which the rest of the Halochos follow. For example,...
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Mishne Torah Kings and Wars Ch.6

Hi I am posting my question again because the old post is closed, but I edited my question to avoid problems: Mishne Torah,Kings and Wars Ch. 6: "War is not conducted against anyone in the world ...
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Ramban’s interpretation of the expression "leshem zenut" in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Ishut 1: 4

We read in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Ishut 1:4 “Before the Torah was given, when a man would meet a woman in the marketplace, and he and she desired, he could give her payment, engage in relations with ...
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