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Origin of the name TAMMUZ

Tammuz seems to be the name of a deity or connected to idolatry. How is it that it became the name of a Jewish month given the prohibition of וְשֵׁ֨ם אֱלֹהִ֤ים אֲחֵרִים֙ לֹ֣א תַזְכִּ֔ירוּ לֹ֥א ...
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How do Hassidim survive the summer heat?

On a recent visit to a desert town in Israel, where summer temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit and over, I wondered about a large Hassidic community that reside there and their firm style of ...
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Pirkei Avos cycle reason

I looked around the site for this question, and couldn't find it, so apologies if it's a dupe. Many communities we have the Minhag to say or learn Pirkei Avos on Shabbos afternoon from Pesach to Rosh ...
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Should you say mashiv haruach if it's raining?

If it is currently raining in your location and it is not the proper time to say mashiv haruach, should you say it anyways? Mashiv haruach, unlike v'ten tal umatar, is a recognition of God's power to ...
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Tzitzit while sitting at home [duplicate]

In the summer time, when it's hot and humid and additional clothing layers can be uncomfortable, while sitting at home is a man allowed to wear just a t-shirt or is it necessary to have the tzitzit on ...
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Teen Summer Learning Programs

What are some Torah learning programs for high school age boys during the summer? I'm looking specifically for a program (preferably but not necessarily in Israel) for teens who are committed to Torah ...
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Why do we say only “Morid Hatal” without words “Mashiv haru'ach” before it?

During winter months, we say "You make the wind blow and the rain fall". During the summer, we say only "You make the dew fall." Why don't we include the beginning part about blowing the wind? I ...
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Is there a positive Jewish view on the summer months?

When taken from the Jewish perspective, it seems like the summer is a drag - fasts, the three weeks, all the tragedies in our history that occurred during this time. Is there anything positive one ...
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Halachos for Counselors

Suppose someone is going to be a counselor (in a camp) in the summer. What are some Halachos that specifically pertain to the job that he/she should review?
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Orthodox Camps in Spanish Speaking World

I am a 17 year old in my 6th year of learning Spanish, and would love to utilize my skills. Therefore I ask you: are there any opportunities you know of for a nice, Orthodox boy in any Spanish ...
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Permissibility of Wearing Shorts

Is there anything wrong with men wearing shorts (i.e. short pants)? If there is, why would it be any different than wearing short sleeves?
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Starting Shabbat early during the summer

Is there an earliest time one may begin Shabbat during the summer months? We were traveling south and stopped at a Jewish community for Shabbat. The Shul there davened Mincha friday at 6:10, then ...