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What is shalom bayit

I’m curious what the concept of Shalom Bayit means in terms of practical Halacha. Is it a mitzvah, a general halachic rule, an ethical principle, or something else? Where is it derived from ...
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Laws, advice and limitations on "lying for the sake of shalom"

Emet (truth) in general, and interpersonal honesty in specific are some of the most valued and imperative concepts in all of Torah. Throughout all Torah writings, it seems there is nothing more ...
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Can non-Jews say "shalom"?

Can non-Jews say "shalom"? I did, two nights ago, spontaneously to some other, I assume, non-Jews. I only did so because I have had it said to me and it felt "cool" to be blessed. ...
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Is anger OK for a husband?

The Gemara says that וא״ר חִסְדָא תּוּקְפָא בְבֵיתָא כִי קַרְיָא לְשוּמְשְמָא אִידִי וְְאִידִי בְאִיתְּתָא אֲבָל בְגַבְרָא לֵית לָן בָהּ And Rav Chisda also said: Anger in a house is like a worm in ...
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Davening for Gentiles in Sim Shalom

With the invasion of Ukraine and other atrocities in the back of everyone's mind, I've been wondering if it is proper to pray for Gentiles in the bracha of sim shalom. Obviously the nusach seems to ...
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How is there "peace" bimromav?

At the end of a full(er) Kaddish, and at the end of shmoneh esrei there is a line "oseh shalom bimromav". The meaning seems to be an invocation of Hashem as the one who makes peace in his ...
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What are the parameters of Meta Halachic principles?

In his book, The Narrow Halakhic Bridge Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth identifies a halachic category called meta-halacha (p. 249 and on) which he explains (I paraphrase) as principles a posek (decided of ...
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Connection between Shalom and Shaleim

I've heard that there is a connection between "שלום" - "peace" and "שלם" - "complete". Does anyone know what the source of that is? Thank you so much.
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Give me liberty or give me death?

This week's portion, Naso, includes the priestly blessing, which concludes with, "[May God] give you peace", and notes that God allows His Name to be erased for the sake of peace between husband and ...
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לך לשלום vs לך עם שלום vs לך בשלום

On page Berachos 33a1 the story of the Pious man praying on the road & the General, towards the end of the story it is stated that the "General was appeased and the Pious man departed to his home "...
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Torah argument increases peace

I heard that the Chasam Sofer says talmidei chachamim marbim shalom b'olam because God only puts in a limited amount of machlokess in the world. So when lamdanim use it up for torah discussion, then ...
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Why a Machloket ended so badly and unpeacefully?

Back to Tanuro Shel Akhnai (BM 59b). A short recap: R' Eliezer and Chachamim are having a Machlokes over a minor matter in ritual impurity, clearly for the sake of Heaven. R' Gamliel, the Nassi, ...
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When and how did Aharon make the peace between people?

We just read that the people grieved after Aharon much longer than after Moses and the Midrash infers that Aharon was involved in bringing peace between people and especially couples. When and how ...
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Does Maharal, Maharsha or Zohar discuss the concept of how שָׁלוֹם, שְׁלֵמוּת, שָׁלֵם are associated with one another?

Rav Shimon Schwab writes that the word שָׁלוֹם is related to שְׁלֵמוּת, completion, שָׁלֵם, perfection (on Iyov, page 67) Does anyone know if the Maharal, Maharsha or Zohar say such a concept?
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Killing of the nations of Canaan

I always understood Judaism as being the most peaceful religion, the one that doesn't go on crusades or various campaigns of forced conversions. However, how do I approach the fact that we killed the ...
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Pursue shalom versus distance from wicked

In chapter 1 of Pirkei Avot, Hillel says "be like the disciples of Aharon, love peace, pursue peace, love others and bring them closer to torah". On the other hand, a few mishnas earlier: &...
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What is more important: Making a שלום בית or doing the right Judaism thing?

Ex: I went to a restaurant with my family and I decided to get the chicken because that was the most kosher thing on the menu. However, my mom told me to get the steak which was not as kosher as the ...
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Is "Darchei Shalom" to Gentiles an obligation or just "good policy"?

Talmud Bavli Gittin 61a state 3 actions that we should perform for Gentiles in the "manner" that we do these for Jews: supporting them, financially visiting them if they're ill burying their dead ...
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Forcing a spouse to move to Israel

If one's spouse wants to move (or moves) to Israel the other spouse halachically responsible for not going (see Mishne Torah 19-20 here) I heard that this is might not be the practical/contemporary ...
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What is the "way of peace" Rash"I cites on Bereishit 50:16?

Rash"I on Bereishit 50:16 explains the part in the verse where the brothers say, "Our father told us to say...". Rash"I says that they altered the matter for the way of peace, because their father ...
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Can I add והבאת שלום בין משפחה למשפחה to אלו דברים in the morning?

Rashi says about the altar that we can't wave a sword over it in משפטים, the maftir. Can I add his opinion (above included also) to the list of אלו דברים שאדם אוכל פירותיהם בעולם הזה in Shacharit? ...
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Is the title: "New" Testament offensive to Jews? Alternative neutral name?

Having lived in Israel during several periods of my life, I know that the words "Old" in the "Old Testament" and "New" in the "New Testament" are offensive to many Jews. From what I understand, it's ...
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Sources that it is also the husbands responsibility to make peace between a husband and wife (or examples where he does it)

Sources that it is also the husbands responsibility to make peace between a husband and wife (or sources of examples of where a man does it) (are we not thought the opposite, not that he should ...
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By beautifying a wife to her husband you cause separation?

Rabbi Nachman (Ben Faiga of Breslov) is quoted (see source below) as saying that by beautifying a wife to her husband you are causing them to separate. How is one to understand this? My guess: If I ...
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What is the function of this Drasha?

Brachos 64a: אמר רבי אלעזר אמר רבי חנינא תלמידי חכמים מרבים שלום בעולם שנאמר (ישעיהו נד, יג) "וכל בניך למודי ה' ורב שלום בניך" אל תקרי בניך אלא בוניך What is the function of this Al Tikrei? ...
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Why does Avraham's Torah protect before battle reaches him more than Yaakov's g'milas chasadim?

In the Haamek Davar on Lech L'cha 12:17, the author tells us a rule you should understand for all the subsequent sections of Genesis, the "book of the upright", Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: that it ...
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Reason for "Oseh Shalom" in 3 places [duplicate]

The phrase starting with the words עושה שלום במרומיו ("He who makes peace in his high places") is said in 3 places and always at the end (or very near it): Birkat Hamazon Kaddish Shmoneh Esreh What ...
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Lying for shalom bayis only?

We learn in the Torah that Hashem lied to Avraham about what Sarah said. Rashi says that Hashem changed the truth when telling it over to Avraham for the sake of peace. From episode we learn that just ...
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What is the opposite of shalom?

Could anyone explain me the antonym of shalom? The antonym of light is darkness, but Yeshayahu seems to tell that the antonym of shalom is rah.. but isn't rah the antonym of tov, like in the etz hada'...
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Where do the words sholom bayis come from?

I hear people speak of the need for sholom bayis. 1a) Where do the words come from? 1b) Where does the concept come from?
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The Sifra on peace

The Sifra in Parshas Bechukosi says, "Peace is the seal of all blessings, because without peace, prosperity, health, food, and drink are worthless." Does anyone know where I can find the Sifra in ...
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The chachamim on peace

Our chachamim teach that when there is peace and harmony between a man and his wife, the Divine Presence dwells with them. Does anyone know where the chachamim says this?
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Should you change the truth for peace?

The Gemara says (Yevamos 63a) רב הוה קא מצערא ליה דביתהו כי אמר לה עבידי לי טלופחי עבדא ליה חימצי חימצי עבדא ליה טלופחי כי גדל חייא בריה אפיך לה אמר ליה איעליא לך אמך אמר ליה אנא הוא דקא אפיכנא לה ...
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Polite way to break up with a chavrusa?

I've been learning with someone for quite some time, but it just hasn't seem to be working out. There are too many interruptions, he seems to space out a lot, and not much progress is made with the ...
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