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Questions about the United States of America with regards to its relations with Judaism.

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Following Secular Law

If a person lives in a country where citizens are innocent until proven guilty, do they commit a sin only when they are officially found guilty or at the moment the potentially criminal activity ...
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Why specifically did Rav Moshe Feinstein serve as rabbi in Ohio for a while, per his visa? [closed]

Rabbi Feinstein's family write (beginning to Igros vol. 8) that Rabbi Feinstein had a relative in Ohio who arranged for a pulpit opening, which led to Rabbi Feinstein entering the US on a religious-...
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How is Dina d’malkhuta transferred from one nation/state/malkutha to another?

How is Dina d’malkhuta transferred from one nation/state/malkutha to another? Does land enter a state where it has no malkhuta or does it go directly from one malkhuta to another? If a nation has an ...
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Daf Shiur in Far Rockaway / 5T?

I'm looking for a good daf shiur in far rockaway / 5T say anywhere around from 6:30 to 8 AM. What I want in a Shiur is a clear and concise maagid, FYI.
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Would the President of the United States have to put mezuzot on the doors of the White House?

If a Jew were elected president of the United States, would he/she be required to put a mezuzah on all of the doors of the White House? I can think of many arguments for each side. The house does not ...
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List of Zylberman Schools in the US

Is there a list of schools/yeshivos that implement (at least partially) the Zylberman method of teaching Judaic studies, especially in the northeast United States (e.g. by focusing on studying/...
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Minhag Hamakom in America according to R' Moshe Feinstein

I've heard that R' Moshe Feinstein said there's no Minhag Hamakom (Minhag of the area/Community) in America. Where can I find this? Is he saying that there is no one "unified" Minhag Hamakom that ...
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Should everyone be makpid on cholov yisroel for foods manufactured outside the U.S.A.? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, many American Jews eat "cholov hacompanies" (=non-CY) because there is a very good heter for it from the Igros Moshe. However, R'Moshe's heter seems to apply only to dairy ...
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Comprehensive map/list of active Orthodox synagogues in the U.S

Does anyone know of a map or list of all the active Orthodox shuls in the U.S.? When I was looking for which residencies to apply to it was my limiting factor and sometimes it was hard to find out ...
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Should a get be sought from the Movement that did the wedding?

In a situation where both spouses live in the USA and want to dissolve a Jewish marriage with a Get (i.e, a document of divorce), what are the advantages and disadvantages of going to a beit din from ...
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What are the practicalities of getting a Get nowadays?

In a situation where both spouses live in the USA and want to dissolve a Jewish marriage with a Get, what are the practical steps and considerations. For example: Is there a need to appear before ...
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Kabbalah/Certification in Shechita in US? [closed]

Who can someone go to to get Kaballah in Shechita in America?
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What steps are required to make aliyah to Israel?

As a Jew born in the USA, if I wanted to move to Israel, what steps would I have to take? Can someone who has done so describe what the process involves? I don't know anyone who has.
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