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Where can I find a complete Shulchan Aruch without too many abbreviations?

I am looking to buy a Shulchan Aruch, but unlike Buying a Shulchan Aruch, I am concerned with different requirements I don't want a lot of abbreviations. I have spent some time learning Yoreh Deah ...
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Baalei Batim and Daf Yomi versus Learning Halachah

Today, many baalei batim center their learning around gemara bavli, for example through programs like daf yomi. But the Drisha and Shach write that for those who aren't learning all day it's more ...
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Halacha to discourage a convert once every 6 months?

A friend of mine told me that the halacha of discouraging a convert three times has a little nuance - the convert has to make the second and third attempt (to persuade the rabbi to let him convert) at ...
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How did Tur and Mechaber omit explicit Mitzvos?

When answering to "is-holding-memories-considered-bearing-a-grudge" I noticed that while נקימה ונטירה (revenge and grudges) are two explicit Mitzvos DeOrayso counted by Rambam, Smag, Chinuch, etc, ...
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Who decides whether it's normal to eat something in a certain fashion?

The Shulchan Aruch in several places writes that if something is eaten in an abnormal fashion, it gets a Shehakol rather than its usual bracha.1 What defines whether something is a "normal" way of ...
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Does one say this prayer for medical procedures on a procedure that gives guidance rather than help?

Shulchan Aruch (OC 230:4, as explained by Magen Avraham ibid. :6) paskens that when one undergoes a medical procedure he should say the following prayer: יהי רצון מלפניך ה׳ אלקי שיהא עסק זה לי ...
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Are there any cases where Sephardim generally hold by the ReM"A?

The ReM"A famously wrote a gloss on the Shulchan Arukh called HaMapah where he pointed out places where the minhagim of the Ashkenazim (which he was familiar with) differed from the minhagim which ...
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Do other Chasidic communities follow Shulchan Aruch HaRav?

The Maggid of Mezeritch told the Baal HaTanya to put together a Shulchan Aruch for Chasidim. The result is the Shulchan Aruch HaRav, which is used as a final authority for halacha in Chabad ...
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Rumor of New Edition of Friedman Shulchan Aruch

I heard that a smaller and more user-friendly edition of Mechon Yerushalaim's Friedman Shulchan Aruch is going to be released. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Has there ever been an expert system (i.e. computer program) developed for answering simple halachic queries?

As a computer programmer and student of the Torah, I've conceptualized the idea of codifying halacha - quite literally - in an expert system, allowing one to submit halachic queries and receive ...
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What Is the "Standard" Shulchan Aruch Page Based On? How Many Dapim Are There?

There are many editions of the Shulchan Aruch and they do not all follow the same pagination. However, many editions I have seen call themselves "tzurat hadaf" and appear to have a similar ...
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Why is Tikun Chatzos said specifically at Chatzos? What's so special about Chatzos?

The Shulchan Aruch writes in Orach Chaim 1:3 ראוי לכל ירא שמים שיהא מיצר ודואג על חורבן בית המקדש It is fitting for every person who has fear of Heaven to be anguished and concerned ...
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Why isn't כל הכשר להצניע…‏ in שלחן ערוך?

The seventh chapter of mishnayos Shabas has this general rule ("כלל"): Whatever is fit for storing and people store that [amount of it], and he carried it out on Shabas, he's liable therefor to ...
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Gerusha who marries a Kohen

I’m currently learning the Halachos of Aveilus with a Chavrusah and we discussed the following question if a gerusha who marries a Kohen and he dies, does she sit shiva and observe the mourning period ...
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Is there a table of contents out there for the seifim of the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura?

The idea of an index to the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura is quite common. I'm interested in a table of contents that goes through each siman of Shulchan Aruch and identifies the topic of each se'...
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A list of Shulchan Aruch Halachot that repeat themselves?

I'm researching the prohibition for couples to have relations at a time of famine, which is brought by the Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim 240:12, Orach Chaim 574:4 and Even Ha'ezer 25:6. While many of ...
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What is the "Likut" in the Beur HaGr"a?

Certain explanations of the Beur HaGr"a start with the word "Likut". Does that mean that those explanations were collected from other places the Gr"a wrote other than the Shulchan Aruch? If not what ...
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Was there any opposition to the Shulchan Aruch's methodology among the Sephardic Poskim?

I am aware of opposition to the Shulchan Aruch's methodology of paskening two out of three (Rif, Rambam and Rosh) from some Ashkenazic poskim of the time (namely the Masharshal). Was there any ...
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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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Chinuch of shofar blowing

The following is a quote from the Shulchan Aruch: הלכות ראש השנה-סימן תקצו - תשלום תקיעות לאחר התפלה, ובו סעיף אחד א. לאחר תפלה מריעים תרועה גדולה בלא תקיעה. הגה: ויש מקומות נוהגין לחזור ...
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Sephardim following Ashkenazim in Halacha on modern issues

I heard that if there is no argument between the Remah and the Mechaber, then a Sephardi can follow Rav Moshe Feinstein for instance. How does it work? I try my best to strictly follow HaRav Ovadia ...
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What’s this concept called?

Looking at Shulchan Aruch earlier surrounding the laws of making tzitzit, who can make them, who can’t make them etc etc One of the points was that a non observant Jew or a non Gd fearing Jew would ...
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Saying berachot "in your heart"?

It seems that l'chatchila one should say berachot out loud to fulfill one's obligation (see for example Shulchan Aruch here). The stipulation of the SA is that if the blessing is inaudible, one is ...
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Shulchan Aruch - Advice?

I have heard quoted in the name of a gadol that the first 8 simanim of SA are advice ( הנהגות טובות) as opposed to actual halacha. I am looking for some sort of source either backing this or debunking ...
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How do poskim in shulchan aruch disagree about the existence of a rabbinical decree?

There are times when Chazal says something and the meaning is debated and there are other times when whether an entire category even exists. How is this so? To give specific examples of what I'm ...
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Lashon Hara in Shulchan Aruch?

Why aren't the laws of lashon hara in the shulchan aruch? The Rambam talks about them in Hilchos De'os, but as far as I'm aware the shulchan aruch does not.
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Does shaming architecture or talking badly about a home for sale online through online images cause hezek re’iya?

Shulchan Aruch – It is forbidden to stare at another’s property in a case where this could damage it. Does online images count?
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What was "the day" Beis Hillel and Beis Shammai disagreed?

The Shulchan Aruch OC (580:2) codifies the list of sad days some have the custom to fast for, which includes at the end: בט' בו נחלקו בית שמאי ובית הלל - The ninth of Adar is when Beis Shammai and ...
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Shiurim in depth on Basar VeChalav and Ta'aruvos

Does anyone have any recommendations for in depth Shiurim on Hilchos Basar VeChalav and Ta'aruvos in Shulchan Aruch. I am looking for a shiur which will go through the Shluchan Aruch, Shach, Taz and ...
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Heter to Work on 9 b’Av But No Bracha

Shulchan Aruch 554:23 says one is permitted to work even before chazot if he will lose money. 554:24 says he will not see a siman bracha from that work. Why would the mechaber go out of his way to ...
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What did Hamechaber mean by "personal property" in Hilchot Tzedaka?

SA Y"D 249: כמה חייב ליתן [לצדקה] וכיצד יתננה: שיעור נתינתה ... עד חומש נכסיו מצוה מן המובחר ואחד מעשרה מדה בינונית. וחומש זה שאמרו שנה ראשונה מהקרן מכאן ואילך חומש שהרויח בכל שנה: The ...
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Wine barrels covered in animal fat

In Yoreh Deah siman 121 when talking about hecksher kelim, the Rema says: הַגָּה: יֵשׁ מְקוֹמוֹת שֶׁנָּהֲגוּ הֶתֵּר לָשׂוּם יַיִן בְּכֵלִים שֶׁנִּסְרֵיהֶם מְדֻבָּקִים בְּחֵלֶב, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁטֶּבַע ...
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Best sleeping position?

I think it was in the Shulchan Aruch that I once read that the best sleeping position is laying sideways over the right side. I remember there were reasons for this but I can't recall what they were. ...
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Mayim Achronim according to the Rama

The Rama in his Darkei Moshe writes that we pasken like Tosfos that today mayim achronim is not necessary. However, The Mechaber 181:10 writes that there is an opinion who holds we don't do mayim ...
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When do we add Ye'aleh V'yaboh?

According to Shulchan Aruch, (please cite Saeef and Siman so I can read further): What are all the days we add Ye'aleh V'yaboh? What happens if we forget to say it?
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"Melody of Kriat Shema'" What does this mean?

The Shulchan 'Aruch (O"Ch 65:2) says the following: קרא ק"ש ונכנס לב"ה ומצא צבור שקורין ק"ש צריך לקרות עמהם פסוק ראשון שלא יראה כאלו אינו רוצה לקבל עול מלכות שמים עם חביריו וה&...
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Who were the people who would make hachlatas in their hearts and be careful to keep them

BH Our teacher told us once that there were certain people from the Gemara correct me If I’m wrong that if they made a hachlata (decision) in their minds to do something they would do it. Would this ...
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Halacha super book?

Is there a book of Halacha that presents the Rif, Rambam, and Rosh alongside the conclusions of the Shulchan Aruch for each Halacha? If not, maybe someone should make one.
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What's the source of Gerut Lechumra and what is it

BH I heard there is a concept called Gerut Lechumra. What does this mean and what are the sources of this in Shulchan Aruch, Rambam and Gemara?
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I can't find where Shulchan Aruch is in Tur v'Shulcahn Aruch HaBahir

Through this site, I knew that there are the Seforim including Tur and Shulchan Aruch, so I am considering purchasing them. But I'm not sure if Shulchan Aruch is in the book just by looking at the ...
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What is the translation and meaning of the Mordekhai HaArokh on Shulchan Aruch O"C 155?

On SAOC 155:2 – what is the meaning and translation of the Mordekhai haArokh here, particularly the bolded part? Would the following be correct? https://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%97%...
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What is the Sefer Darchei Teshuvah about?

I heard about a sefer (book) called Darchei Teshuvah by Rabbi Tsvi Hersh Shapiro. What is the purpose of the Sefer? What is the story behind the author? There’s not much about it on Google.
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Is there an English Shulchan Aruch Audio online?

Is there anyone online that gives a straight English Shulchan Aruch shiur online? Shulchan Aruch not Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.
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Giving money to a shul

Someone told me that giving money towards a shul in order to enhance and beautify the physical structure of the building is a mitzvah. Is there source for this?
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Waking Up in Halacha

The first halacha in Shulchan Aruch debate: One should strengthen himself like a lion to get up in the morning to serve his Creator, so that it is he who awakens the dawn. Rema: At least, one ...
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