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What was the order of events, by hour, for each of the first 5 days of creation?

B"H There's a maamar chazal (Avos DRebbi Noson 1:8) that tells us the specific order of events on the sixth day by hour.. One hour, Hashem gathered Adam's dust from around the world, another hour ...
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Do Jews have to take time from work to spend requested time with their parents

According to Halacha, Jews are obligated to honor their mothers and fathers. My question is, if a mother or father requests their child spend time with them, and that would conflict with their job ...
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What is the Schar one receives for being amongst the first 10 in a minyan?

I know it's important to be amongst the first 10 in a minyan, but what is the reward for doing so?
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"One who does not waste time, has time for everything" - learning on Shabbos

The Chida, in his Moreh BeEtzba (153) writes basically that on Shabbos, ones occupation should solely be Limud HaTorah. He says, כי לא נתנו שבתות וי״ט אלא ללמוד תורה. ומי שאינו מאבד הזמן יש עת לכל ...
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Proper day and time for a Shloshim Seuda

Per Chabad.org: "Traditionally, families gather on the eve of the Shloshim to share support, recite prayers and Psalms, and to give charity in the merit of the deceased. Many will also make a Siyum, ...
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Was man created before or after the animals?

According to Genesis chapter 1, it seems that the animals were created first. According to Genesis chapter 2, it seems that man was created first. What are the different understandings that have been ...
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How long is one Fleishig after eating something cooked with meat

According to Halacha, how long is one fleishing after consuming something that is typically pareve cooked with meat? For example, if someone ate vegetables that were cooked in a beef soup, are they ...
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Using a predated ketubah at a wedding ceremony

In Halacha, is it permissible to use written and signed ketubah that predates the actual wedding ceremony? So basically, the ketubah is written and signed like a day or so earlier than the actual ...
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Volunteering to weed an academic free library: A mitzvah, or a waste of time?

Background Imagine that you go to a university which has ~55,000 students, including maybe ~1,500 Jewish students. Imagine, also, that you're male. Therefore, you're required to spend some time ...
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Rishonim/Achronim time period differentiation

When was the end of the Rishonim time period and the start of the achronim time period? Who, what, why, and how did this come about? What caused this abrupt change in deemed mental and halachot ...
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List of “essential prayers”?

If someone is learning how to pray and wants to start with the essentials - to not be overwhelmed by too much at once - or if someone is limited in time available to pray, what are the core (most ...
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What is the order of the Great Hallel (Hallel HaGadol)?

Psalm 136, the Great Hallel (Hallel HaGadol), is a series of praises of Hashem. It is ordered starting with the wonders of creation, moving onto taking us out of slavery, followed by the miracles ...
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What happens to someone who wraps tefillin before the earliest time to wrap tefillin? [closed]

What happens to someone who finishes wrapping tefillin before the earliest official time? Does he still gets the mitzvah? Is there any way he can get around the earliest time?
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Relativistic Zmanim [duplicate]

Physicists have conclusively proven that if a spaceship leaves Earth and travels fast enough, then turns around and comes back, a person in the spaceship experiences a much shorter time than people on ...
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Latest time for morning Sh’ma

What are the opinions for the absolute LATEST time for reciting the morning Sh’ma B’dieved, not l’chatchila. Obviously there are different opinions for what is the latest or not but what are they. ...
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How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?

I learned that one must clearly enunciate every word of tefila. At the least this would include Shemoneh Esreh and Shema, but one might presume it includes the entire prayer service. This question ...
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How long did Iyov suffer unfairly until G-d gave him blessings for resisting it?

Some relevant passages from the book of Iyov (Job): 1:1 "There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was sincere and upright, God-fearing and shunning evil." 1:8-9 "Now the ...
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Are there time parameters for when 10 people have to combine for Shemone Esrei?

Say you have a minyan, and when the Chazzan starts Shemone Esrei, 8 of the others are up to that point and begin as well, but the others aren’t yet up to Shemone Esrei. Is that a problem for the 9 ...
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Feast of achashverosh connected to failed 70 year prophecy

What is the source where it actually mentions that one of the reasons for the feast of Achashverosh was celebrating the "failed" prophecy of Yirmiyahu?
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Tosefes yom tov: What's the maximum amount of time which can be added onto the end of Yom Tov?

The concept of tosefet Yom Tov lets us voluntarily extend the duration of Yom Tov past the time when it would normally end. What's the maximum amount of time which can be added onto the end of Yom Tov?...
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What does it mean that judgement happens on Rosh Hashanah?

What does it mean that G-d judges people on Rosh Hashanah, if G-d is 'outside of time'? It's one thing to say that G-d performs an action (e.g. sends the Maan, talks to a prophet) that has a ...
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If something was unusable/unavailable when I made "early shabbos", does it become muktzeh?

Normally an object is defined as muktzeh if, at the time Shabbos started (let's call it "dusk"), it was unusable. If an apple was on the tree at sunset and falls off the tree two hours later,...
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What are some Resources for Learning About Zmanim?

I'm interested in learning more about Zmanim, specifically, the different calculations involved and how to determine these times. I understand that the calculation of Zmanim can be complex, changing ...
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What is the source of the teaching that Hashem, unlike humanity, perceives time continuously?

I recall once reading a passage that discussed divine perception of reality. The idea was something like this: Humans blink their eyes, and so do not see everything that happens in time. Hashem, ...
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Is it forbidden to use a sand timer on shabbos?

Everyone I know seems to say that using a sand timer (hourglass) on shabbos is forbidden. The question is why? Is it because of sifting? Is there some other melacha involved? Is it actually forbidden?
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Significance of Torah day starting at sunset, vs secular day starting at sunrise

This is a very general question, and I hope for some general answers. However, in order to focus it, I would like to specify one point. In the secular world, the day starts with "waking up" ...
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Does very fast public prayer demonstrate lack of respect for G-d?

Prayer is a human being speaking to Hashem. I would think that this speech should be done in a respectful way. Therefore I ask if the sources (or validated reports) refer to the concept of very fast ...
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Mitzvah to learn “day and night” - what are the time parameters?

The Rambam writes in Hilchos Talmud Torah: כָּל אִישׁ מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל חַיָּב בְּתַלְמוּד תּוֹרָה בֵּין עָנִי בֵּין עָשִׁיר בֵּין שָׁלֵם בְּגוּפוֹ בֵּין בַּעַל יִסּוּרִין בֵּין בָּחוּר בֵּין שֶׁהָיָה ...
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When is learning "done"?

I learn with a group of people each week and we take turns leading. I need a lot of time to prepare and usually start a week in advance. I read and review multiple times during the week. If I am ...
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Why are women exempt from (many) time-bound mitzvot?

Women are generally exempt from time-bound mitzvot (Kiddushin 29a). I have heard two reasons for women being exempt from time-bound mitzvot and both seem problematic, so either there are additional ...
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'Rega' in halacha

King David uses the word 'Rega' ( moment) in his Tehillim. Rambam, the Gemara etc. also use the word 'Rega' to describe a moment. Can we assume that all the previously mentioned speakers are using the ...
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Does the one-year rule regarding Milchig and Fleishig pots apply to non-Kosher vessels?

According to Ashkenazi tradition, "If a meat/milk pot hasn't been used for a year+, it may be used as the other type without Kashering". If I have a ceramic coffee mug that may or may not have ...
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Many-worlds interpretation (MWI) interpretation of quantum mechanics [closed]

There is a well known and popular interpretation of quantum mechanics known as the Many-worlds interpretation (MWI) interpretation of quantum mechanics. It says that, "... all possible outcomes ...
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Time runs quicker before the Messiah comes; source?

I remember hearing that the Talmud says that before the Messiah comes, events will occur with decreasing gaps between them as if time was running faster than usual. Where is this stated?
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What is the point of revealing the end of time to Daniel only to conceal it?

The book of Daniel chapter 12 seems to provide Daniel with information related to the end of time only to then instruct Daniel to keep the information secret (12:4). Daniel then asks when the end of ...
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Concept that time is a spiral

I've heard that there is a concept in Judaism of time in a spiral, but I'm not sure where that idea originally comes from (specifically, which Rabbi originally said it). The earliest I've found is Rav ...
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Blessings on Birthdays

There is apparently a practice among contemporary Jews of giving out blessings on one's birthday. Is there any source for this in the Jewish tradition?
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How long was Yosef in prison?

We know from Gen 37 that Yosef was 17 when he went out to meet his brothers and ended up on the way to Egypt, and we know from Gen 41:46 that he was 30 when Paro appointed him as second in commend. ...
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What is the meaning of יוֹם (yowm) in Bereshit?

I've heard conflicting reports of how the creation days' יוֹם (yowm), in Bereshit are interpreted in the Jewish community. How do actual Hebrew scholars define day in Bereshit? Six 24 hour periods or ...
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If Iyov 2:1 states HaYom occurs in Heaven before HaShem, does Laylah also occur in Heaven?

Understanding "Ha-Yom" in [Iyov 2:1] raises questions about the occurrences of Yom and possibly Layla in Heaven. Now [The-Day] came about that the divine beings presented themselves before ...
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Is there a halachic time limit for sending an organization its charity box money?

Many Jewish organizations distribute tzedaka (charity) boxes. A few that I know tell people, "collect the money and at some point, empty the money and mail us a check." Let's say someone leaves this ...
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what year was David born?

According to the Jewish calendar year, what year was king David born?
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What took 8 days

What took the Jews 8 days to produce new oil when rededicating the Temple in the Chanuka story? It seems the process of oil-making takes a lot less time (I have done it in Israel on one of the tourist ...
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Importance of coming on time for davening

I'm looking for sources/inspiration about the importance of coming on time for davening. Not about being in the first ten, but just being there on time time. The more the better. Any help would be ...
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How many time-bound positive mitzvot are women obligated in?

Women are generally not obligated in positive mitzvot bound by time. There are some exceptions, such as eating matzah on Pesach and making kiddush on Shabbat. What other time-bound positive mitzvot ...
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Hourly timeline for the Exodus

In order to get an idea of what it was like to have participated in the Exodus, I would like to see an hourly timeline for the process, starting after noon on the 14 Nissan 2448. The timeline should ...
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Where does the notion that the *entire* matza process must be done in under 18 minutes come from?

I've been going over the halakhoth for baking matzah, and even though I hear from almost every Rabbi I've asked that the entire process must be done in under 18 minutes, I can't find any evidence for ...
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Time Travel and Judaism

Has time travel ever been discussed before in terms of Judaism? According to Judaism would (should) it be possible to travel through time?
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Quality of Sh'ma repeated in its proper time

Often, I find myself at a ma'ariv minyan that meets before "nightfall" and someone invariably makes the announcement that we should all remember to repeat the sh'ma after tzeit hakochavim. I ...
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Why is the total count of Noah's life 950 years when the year of the flood took a full year cycle?

The Posuk says that Noah was 600 years when he went into the Teivah (Bereshit 7:6,11). Rashi (Bereshit 8:14) and the rest of the Mefarshim say that the flood took an entire year to complete. The Posuk ...

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