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Sephardi (Spanish-Portuguese) siddur

Is there anywhere where I can find the text of the Spanish nusach online? I can find Sefard and Mizrachi siddurim, but from what I am aware, they vary quite strongly from the old Spanish-Portuguese ...
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Livorno siddurim

Since my old siddur is on the process of dying, I am in the market for a new siddur. I understand that some of the reprints of the Livorno siddurim in print today have incorporated some changes to the ...
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Online Gemoro Shiurim

Are there any websites where I can listen/download a Gemara shiur in English with rishonim, acharonim at a relatively high level? I'm not looking for daf yomi bekiyus shiurim but rather a deeper ...
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Where can I get the full set of Shadal's commentary on the Torah?

I'm a big fan of Shadal's commentary on the Torah, but I can't find anyone selling the full set. There's an english translation of Breishis only and the full hebrew version is available online, but I ...
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Western Ashkenazi Siddur?

Does anyone know where I can find an authoritative Yekkish siddur? I found a siddur Sefas Yisroel on open siddur, but I am unsure it's accurate — meaning one that accurately reflects the nusach of the ...
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Igros K'naos Regarding Rambam

Where could I find the Igros K'naos regarding Rambam's works for free online? In particular I am looking for a quote from Radak about the aggados there. A screenshot of that page would suffice.
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Books on the significance of the months in the Jewish calendar

I am looking for books/sefarim (Hebrew or English) that discuss the different months of the Jewish year, and their overall significance in relation to: Zodiac Signs Tribes Chagim Animals Tanach/...
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Text based Ritva / Rabeinu Kresscass?

My chavrusa is looking for a text-based copies of Ritva (חידושים מכתב יד) and Rabeinu Kresscass (ריטב"א) on Gittin, so that he could put them into his computer. Where can I find a copy of either of ...
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Seforim written by Dutch Jewry

In this answer, a sefer called מנהגי אמשטרדם - Minhagei Amsterdam is introduced. I have taken a quick look into that sefer (since I'm from the Netherlands) and in the hakdamah (introduction from the ...
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Chesronot haShas sources

On a recent Daf Yomi, Sanhedrin 107b, there is a long passage that was censored by non-Jews. It has been discussed here, whether we should still learn the omitted parts or not. At one such question I'...
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Peirush on Lecha Dodi

I’m looking for an in depth explanation of the Lecha Dodi we say on Friday night. Is there any peirush out there that does this?
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Resource for dotted letters in Nakh

It is relatively easy to find a list of dotted letters in Torah. Even a good tikkun kore will list them. However, it's harder to find a list of these in Nakh. Where can I find that resource? ...
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Has anyone compiled a historical book on Esther?

Megillat Esther leaves numerous questions in my mind, that are unexplained in the Megillah. A lot of it is filled in in the Talmud and various Midrashim. But, one has to sift through numerous pages ...
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Any suggestions for documentaries/videos related to the stories of the sages?

I was curious if anyone would know of some good video resources related to learning about the various Jewish sages of our history. They can be biographical or they can be related to the philosophies ...
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Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?

Koren came out with a KSS version in 'nusach Sefard.' Is this the nusach of ha'Ari? I'm not too familiar with nusach Sefard/nusach ha'Ari. I like Koren's layout and aesthetics, and I've used their ...
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Making up a synagogue calendar manually is tedious work. Which software can do the calculations automatically?

Lots of synagogues print up a customized calendar every year. (Sample.) Such a calendar includes shul-specific information (e.g. service times and maybe a weekly class or two) and general information (...
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Mekor Chaim by the Chavauss Yo'ir

Where can I find a copy of the Mekor Chaim by R' Yair Bacharach זצ”ל (the Chavot Ya'ir)? I read on Wikipedia that Machon Yerushalayim publishes a copy, but a perusal of their catalogue does not turn ...
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Zohar in hebrew online

I was looking online to see if the Zohar was available in Hebrew. Does anyone know where I can find it?
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Prophet "Jeremiah" from Tanach in translation to German language online available?

These days the story of the prophet Jeremiah caught my deeper interest. Currently reading it in various German translations of the Bible I see that it might be non-trivial how near to the original the ...
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With what Halachic work should an Ashkenaz start his learning?

If an Ashkenaz Jew wanted to start diving into the learning halacha are there any sources on which halachic work might be recommended to him to start with?
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Where can I get an Unblech?

An Unblech is a Blech which has a pot of water to stabilise temperature. None of the area Jewish shops sell an Unblech (also known as a k'deirah Blech). Where can I get an Unblech, in NYC or on the ...
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siddur(ashkenazi diaspora style) for android/google play store? (that gets weekday mincha 'shalom rav' right)

I tried two siddurim from the google play store. I'm looking for one for nusach ashkenaz. (diaspora).. One test to see if it's right or not wrong(given my requirement) is does it have "shalom rav" ...
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Are Lindeman's fruit lambic beers endorsed as kosher by any other agencies?

Lindeman's Beer has a hechsher from the Triangle K. This hechsher is recommended (by many kosher agencies) only for certain products. Is there another organization that has also verified the koshrus ...
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Good sources for Mishkan and Beis Hamikdash study

Anyone aware of any website, book, or video that you consider a really good resource for Mishkan and Beis Hamikdash study? It would optimally include diagrams, video animations, and other interactive ...
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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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Biographical details of Rav Gidel?

I have seen many statements in the talmud such as 'Rav Gidel said that Rav said...". I would like to know where I can find some biographical details of the life of Rav Gidel. Are there published works ...
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Can I get the Rambam's correspondence with the French rabbis online?

I recently read an article by Rabbi Yaacov Schwartz in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society (Fall 1988) titled "Jewish Implications of Astrology." In the article, he quotes the Rambam in ...
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Tefillah shel rosh cover

B'ezrat Hashem I plan on going to Israel next month, however, this presents a small problem. As a Kohen, I will be duchaning every day, while wearing my tefillin. Due to the placement of the tefillah ...
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Where to buy a shas/talmud in one volume?

I have seen, once or twice, the entire talmud printed in one volume. The book was larger than your average book/gemara and there were 4 amudim printed on each page (with Rashi and Tosfos) according to ...
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Looking For Danby Mishna

Is the Danby Mishna available for free online?
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Can I find the etrog "hay"?

Until about 10 years ago, etrogim were wrapped in hemp (flax weed). It was messy, but it kept the etrogim fresh for much longer than the foam does. I also find that the combination of the foam and the ...
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Standardized charity documentation in Israel?

Most American charities, to preserve their tax-exempt status, have to file a Form 990 annually with the federal government, detailing some important statistics about their organization, including how ...
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Hassidut for Non-Mystics

I have difficulty connecting to mysticism. Can anyone recommend a hassidic thinker or a work of Hassidut that would be appealing to someone who is not into mysticism?
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Nefesh HaChaim - Edition

Can someone recommend an edition of Nefesh HaChaim? I am looking for a nice edition with clear type and explanatory notes.
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Which Book Should I be Reading to Learn Everything About Eliyahu Hanavi's Teachings?

Which book should I be reading to learn everything about Eliyahu hanavi's teachings? I have Shai Lamoreh, but right now need more depth into his teachings, with extended explanations.
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What books discuss general rules of Tanach? [closed]

In particular, I am looking for books that deal with philosophical and linguistic questions on Tanach, such as: If there is seemingly no reason to place one passuk before another, is it reasonable/...
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Chazzanish Recordings

Are there any recordings of any of the old, German chazzanim singing their nusach? I know that KAYJ.net includes a nusach page, however, the recordings are somewhat lackluster (although they are an ...
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What green plants can I use for s'chach?

I use bamboo poles for s'chach (yes, real bamboo poles). They're great, but I would like a little green up there, if I can get it. Some years we used branches from the tree that was growing over our ...
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what is good teshuva book [closed]

Elul and Yom Kippur are flying by fast. I am looking for something uplifting. Books on teshuva are usually quite depressing; too much talk about gehinom. Not that it's not good, just that it doesn't ...
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Looking for Jewish music that lifts the spirit

I really love the soft sweet tones, chords and voices in the music of Shlomo Katz, Ishay Ribo, Yonathan Razel; but, searching for similar music, I just don't know where to go. Are there alternatives ...
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Are Uncertified Lotus Biscoff Cookies Kosher

According to the company website: Lotus Biscoff Products are not Kosher certified. From Kosher.com: Note: Biscoff brand products, including Lotus Cookies, that are made in Belgium and are ...
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The new book about the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l

What is the response of the Lubavitcher rabbinate (as in Lubavitcher rabbis in general, I am not referring to any specific rabbinical body) to the new book on the Rebbe zt"l by Josef Telushkin? Is it ...
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Is there a Shiur/Book on Talmud Bavli that has Rashi Inside Translated in English?

Is there a shiur online on Gemorah that has Rashi inside said over in English, explaining the simple meaning well? (length should be 30-60 minutes) Alternatively, is there a book on Talmud Bavli ...
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Are there any audio recordings of the Gemara?

929 Project has recordings of Tanach in which a voice actor reads the given chapter of Tanach in the original Hebrew with intonations that fit the subject matter (example). This can be useful for ...
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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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Where can I have a wool tallit katan custom made?

I need size 22 but longer than the standard 24" so I can tuck it into my pants better. Anybody know someone who makes them custom? The ones I found online only make it in cotton. Thanks!
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Hexagonal seret vizhnitz yarmulke

Does anyone know where to find the hexagonal seret vizhnitz yarmulkes? They are impossible to find. And to get it from Israel especially is impossible and super expensive, is there maybe any place to ...
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Easy method to convert Jewish dates to Gregorian dates? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a method to make converting Jewish calendar dates to Gregorian calendar dates easy? Also, is there a program or website that does this?
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English Translation of Rabbi Chaim Volozhin's Nefesh ha-Chaim?

I need to find an English translation of Nefesh Hachaim. Preferably one that is gratis on the World Wide Web. Thanks!
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Looking for a kosher hot plate for Shabbos and Yom Tov

Does anyone know of a kosher hot plate that can be safely left on for the duration of Shabbos, Yom Tov, or a 3 day Shabbos and Yom Tov and will not become a fire hazard? Every product should be and ...
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