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Searching for a Compilation of Halachot and Minhagim Originating from the Zohar

The end of this article lists a selection of halachot sourced in the Zohar, Arizal or other kabbalistic writings. Are there any exhaustive compilations of such halachot and/or minhagim, specifically ...
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Kosher Pet Food

It is prohibited to benefit from basar b'chalav (meat cooked with dairy) even by feeding it to one's animals. (See e.g. Chullin 115b; Rambam Hilchoth Maachaloth Asuroth 9:1) Accordingly, are there ...
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Selichos for Shovavim

Many sources discuss Selichos on Shovavim, but I haven't been able to find any in any of the traditional sources (Hebrewbooks.org, Sefaria, etc). Does anyone know where I can get a Selichos for ...
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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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Iyun sefarim on Taharos [closed]

Are there any Iyun sefarim on Taharos, either by topics or on the Mishna? I am not looking for the commentaries printed with the Mishna.
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Where can I get Malbim on Mishley in English?

I am trying to find "Malbim on Mishley: The Commentary of Rabbi Meir Leibush Malbim on the Book of Proverbs". The book seems to be out of stock. I cannot even find a used version. Any ideas ...
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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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Are frozen organic blueberries kosher?

Do frozen organic blueberries require certification / checking for insects? Apparently, according to the CRC and Star-K, frozen blueberries should not need kosher certification. Is this also the ...
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Are Ricola drops pareve?

Are Ricola drops certified by Rabbi A. Yafe Schlesinger considered pareve?
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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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Best App to Track your Mikvah Dates

Looking for the best period tracker and mikvah (לוח מקווה) calendar to simplify my mikvah calculations. It should be available on Android phone and able to send reminders and notifications about ...
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Hesronot Hashas English translation

I am looking for an English translation of the Hesronot Hashas. Anyone aware of an honest and complete translation of this document? Also what does Hesronot Hashas mean?
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Does anyone know of an online source for חידושי רב נחום?

Seeing if anyone knows somewhere online I can get ahold of the sfarim of Nochum Partzovitz on shas.‎ I think they're called חידושי רב נחום Thanks! Edit:‎ Ideally free,‎ but curious either way
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Good quality Shulchan Aruch series, in audio or video?

I want to have an understanding of common Halacha and have an understanding of halacha. Do you know any good source for good quality Shulchan Aruch series, in audio or video?
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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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Where Can One Buy a Griz (Brisker Rav) on the Rambam?

Does anyone know if the Griz al Harambam is available anywhere nowadays? Thank you so much for any and all help. I have tried ordering from many online and in-person seforim stores but to no avail.
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Seforim addressing numbness of heart?

Shalom, Does anyone know any books / chapters in books that deal specifically with the problem of numbness of heart? I am looking for discussion / teaching on the causes and the remedies for this ...
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Mikraos Gedolos Recommendation

Can anyone please suggest/recommend a pocket set of Mikraos Gedolos besides for the 48 book set Oz Vhadar one? I'm just looking for a pocket chumash with the basic meforshim. Thanks so much, ...
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Does Seret Vizhnitz have a particular kittle style and where can I buy?

My family are affiliated with Seret Vizhnitz Haifa. I have always wanted to find out what particular kittle style they wear on YK, or if it is a generic one. When I got married, a friend gave me his ...
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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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Resources that bring out interesting scientific/historic/academic related discussions from the daf?

I have a relative that invests a few hours a day learning daf yomi, yet he recently admitted that he does this solely because he believes it's a good thing thing to do but not because he actually ...
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Internet Bavli resource

I am hoping (b'li neder) to start, relatively soon, a regular regimen of study of the Talmud Bavli. My goal is to learn large swaths of the g'mara, gaining broad knowledge, but without taking the ...
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Legal minyan in Stamford Hill

As of October 2020 the UK government has established strict laws and very specific guidelines for the currently ongoing holiday. It would seem that we have to keep these regulations, especially since ...
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Sugya summary for each mesechta

I am looking for an English sefer that contains a summary of each sugya in a mesechta as well as the halachos learned in that sugya. Thanks, Yosef
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Tanach without trup and nikudos

Where can I get a tanach without nikudos and trop in book form? It should be the whole tanach and not just the haftoras. It can be side by side with nikudos and trop like a tikun or just straight text....
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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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Best raisins to make raisin wine for kiddush?

Raisin wine. SO O Ch 272 (6) quotes the Tur to say יין צמוקים מקדשים עליו (והוא שיש בהן לחלוחית קצת בלא שרייה) (טור): Kiddush may be recited over raisin wine (provided some moisture can be squeezed ...
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Any good sefarim to learn basics of Kodshim?

does anyone know of any Seforim that are good introductions/ basics of Kodshim? (They can be in Hebrew/ English) Thank you so much in advance!
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Biography of Rabbi Mordechai Carlebach [closed]

A very popular book in the "yeshivishe" world is the Sefer Chavatzeles Hasharon by Rabbi Mordechai Carlebach. It has many shiurim on the Parsha, with a lot of lomdus. I am wondering if ...
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Has a Scriptural index been compiled on Radak's 'Michlul'?

While not in a current position to browse the the end of any modern printings of Michlul, I have been interested to know if any of them contain indices which enable easy searching for any verse ...
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Mishnayos Set- Many Commentaries

Does anyone know if there are any Mishnayos sets which have both the Rash Mishantz and the late commentaries? Basically a normal mishnayos set combined with the mishnayos printed in the gemara sets? ...
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Dictionaries of Mishnaic/Rabbinic Hebrew

Do dictionaries exist that focus on the vocabulary of Rabbinic/Mishnaic Hebrew, including idioms? Ideally, I am hoping that a dictionary exists that includes Rabbinic/Mishnaic Hebrew as well as the ...
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Where can I download a full PDF of Tanakh?

I want to read about Judaism, and one of the best sources is to read Torah. But as I searched, I realized it's not a single book. Rather it's a collection of 24 books and is categorized in pentateuch, ...
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How to get a self-published sefer into all of the Seforim stores?

Nowadays, there are a variety of very quick, reliable, and cost-effective ways to self-publish a book online. Sites like Lulu made it very easy to create a sefer for under $20. However, they don't ...
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Book (or section of one) about the years of the Jewish kings and their variations depending on their actions?

As anyone who's learned Sefer Melachim knows, there are a lot of places where the years of the kings of Yehuda and Yisrael don't quite seem to match up. (See this question.) As an example, Rechavam ...
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Similar Book Recommendations [closed]

Chodesh Tov, I just finished reading As A Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg and I truly enjoyed it. I feel the book spoke to me and the questions I am struggling with religiously. I was wondering if you ...
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Modern Zohar printing with older pagination

Has the Zohar been reprinted in such a way where the pagination follows the old printing? Meaning, it is common to find myriads of editions that where printed in modern times, but I have found that ...
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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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Chassidishe Davening nusach

I'm searching for a recording of the davening nusach of Shabbos/Yom Tov according to hasidic tradition. I have in mind something from Belz/Bobov/Satmar/Vishnitz
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Maharam Shiff’s Mnemonic indexes

The Wikipedia page (from Jewish encyclopedia) for Rabbi Meir Shiff states: A mnemonic index to the Bible and the Talmud by him is also extant. Where can I find such an index?
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Where can I find Sefer Hatishbi with Hagahot Ragle Mevaser?

I am trying to locate, electronically or otherwise, a copy of Sefer Hatishbi with Hagahot Ragle Mevaser, for purchase or otherwise.
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Talmud Yerushalmi M'nukad

I'm currently looking to buy a Talmud Yerushalmi M'nukad individual/set (not Artscroll/Schottenstein). Are there any out there?
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Commentary of Rav Saadiah Gaon

Other than Tafsir Rasag, what else did Rav Saadiah Gaon write on Tanach? Did he write a full commentary on it? Can I find these writings online?
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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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What are the best sites online for understanding tumah and tahara

I'm speaking in general and not of the laws of Taharat Mishpacha. As a scientist I find Tumah and Taharah fascinating, but I haven't found anything on Taharot (at least in English) that's comparable ...
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Is there a sefer on yeridas hadoros?

I'm looking for a sefer (ideally Hebrew, from a distinguished Rabbi) on the concept of yeridas hadoros. I have no clue if one even exists, but I figured I'd ask on the forum and see what people have ...
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What is the best haggadah to prepare/use in a Seder with 6-12 year old kids?

There are a literally a million Hagaddos out there, but i need something that helps me explain Magid to young kids in a way that gives over sipur yetzias mitzayim, not nice vertilach. The past couple ...
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English translation of Tur Yoreh Deah

I am looking for a translation of the Tur's Yoreh Deah, specifically siman 335. I have not been able to find a translation online anywhere. Sefaria has some of it, but not that siman. Thank you for ...
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Looking for "The Jewish rite of circumcision" (1873) by Asher Asher

A Google search doesn't come up with any proper results at all. A jstor link and a University of Glasgow biography of Asher Asher didn't offer a link to the entirety of this publication.
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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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