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Is there a Coursera for learning Halacha and Gemara?

I am a Baal Tshuva and I never had a proper Jewish education. I have come a long way but I am still unable to learn independently (directly from early text). I've been considering some online courses ...
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What should I do with these manuscripts?

My great grandfather learned in many big European yeshivos. I recently obtained from his nephew 7 notebooks he wrote of shiurim he heard from R' Baruch Ber, R' Ahron Kotler, R' Shimon Shkopp, and R' ...
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Yaakov Avinu wanted to learn in yeshiva instead of with an angel?

Rashi (Bereishis 25:22) quotes the Midrash: ויתרוצצו. עַ"כָּ הַמִּקְרָא הַזֶּה אוֹמֵר דָּרְשֵׁנִי, שֶׁסָּתַם מַה הִיא רְצִיצָה זוֹ וְכָתַב אִם כֵּן לָמָּה זֶּה אָנֹכִי? רַבּוֹתֵינוּ דְּרָשׁוּהוּ ...
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Difference between a Menahel and Rosh Yeshivah

Is there a difference between a Menahel and a Rosh Yeshivah, or are they synonymous?
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Why was Manhattan Day School (MDS) Founded with the name Yeshivas Ohr Torah in 1943?

Would someone know the background of how/why the school got the name ישיבת אור תורה? Was it just a nice name? Did any of the founders have some affinity to Yeshivas Ohr Torah of Teveria which was ...
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Does Changing "Beitza" to "Beiah" Really Acoomplish Anything?

There are legitimate sources that talk about calling masechet "Beitza" by the name "Beiah" because the Hebrew word "beitza" can also refer to a testicle. See answers here ...
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On what halachic premise can Yeshivot claim talmidim's belonging's hefker for bein hazmanim?

I went to Yeshiva in Israel, and the Yeshiva told us that whatever was left behind (even things with simanim) during bein hazmanim would be hefker? On what basis can the yeshiva do this?
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Experience Learning in the Mir Yeshiva

Is anyone on this platform a Talmid or Alumnus of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem (and learns/learned under R'Asher Arieli)? If so, I have a few questions: It seems very much like there is no structure ...
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Where to learn Issur V'heter in Brooklyn

I'm looking for a kollel/group/yeshiva in Brooklyn that is learning Basar Vechalav/Taaruvos. Preferably according to the Ashkenazic Traditions. It doesn't need to be a semicha program, although that ...
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Part-time yeshiva in london

Does anyone know if there is a yeshiva in London allowing you to go to university at the same time?
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baalei teshuva yeshivas in NYC or Miami area?

I'm a recent baalei teshuva in Israel but have to leave to find work as my savings are running low. Can anyone name any yeshivot geared towards baalei teshuva in the Miami or NYC area? So far I know ...
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Why does the yeshiva system focus mainly on the study of the talmud? [duplicate]

It seems, almost across the board, that most yeshivas spent the majority of their time studying the talmud while allocating very little (if any) time towards the study of other critical judaic texts ...
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Tefilla b’Tzibur during Bayis HaRishon?

During the תקופתו של בית הראשון and even before, did forms of Tefilla and Limud b’Tzibur/ Basei Knessios exist among people? During my years in Yeshiva, this topic was gently discussed. I remember ...
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Is it true that most Haredi Yeshivas focus on only (the same) one of the sedorim?

I heard from a Haredi yeshiva-bocher, and confirmed with another, that most Haredi yeshivos learn only one of the sedorim (or maybe it was one of the masechtos), and that it is the same one across ...
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Yeshiva Kayitz for non mesivta bochur?

Do you have to be enrolled in a Mesivta/Yeshiva Ketana to go to Yeshiva Kayitz? I'm in process of becoming a Ger Tzedek and I'd like to go to Yeshiva, I'm only 15, turning 16 soon in the summer and ...
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Chabad Yeshiva Ketana?

Does anyone know a Chabad Yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel for boys aged 15/16 preferably with a summer program? Thanks in advance
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Does anyone have a list of Chabad yeshiva gedolas?

I'm looking for a list of Chabad yeshivas. I need some help compiling it, as I didn't go to a Lubavitch Mesivta.
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Online Yeshivot for Baalei Teshuva

Does anyone have recommendations for a friend who is looking for an online Baal Teshuva focused Yeshiva? Note: Ideally they would like it to be Chabad focused and also include learning Hebrew (they ...
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Help identifying yeshivot for baalei teshuva (men)

Someone reached out to me recently to ask about what options are available as far as BT yeshivot in Israel these days. He has a few years of Conservative synagogue Hebrew school that basically gave ...
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Baal Teshuva Smicha Program Recommendations

Looking for a Smicha program in Israel for Baal Teshuva. Happy with anywhere in Israel. Ideally would be able to cater for a married couple and children. Thank you!
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Why does the Vilna Gaon feature so prominently in the discourse of the Ashkenazi Yeshiva world? [closed]

Why does the Vilna Gaon appear to be emphasized in the Ashkenazi Yeshiva world to a greater extent than other contemporaries of his such as Rav Yonathan Eybeschütz?
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Yeshiva Mir Mesechtas

What is the Mir Yeshiva’s (Yerushalayim) cycle of mesechtas? What are they learning for next zman? Does the Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn follow the same cycle?
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Before the Babylonian Exile of The Kingdom of Yehudah, was there any type of formal schooling in Ancient Israel (Northern and Southern Kingdom)?

Doing research on how educational practices in Ancient Yisrael (both the Northern and Southern Kingdom), I could only find reference to how schooling (formalized) was done post-Babylonian Exile. I ...
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Prerequisites for attending Yeshiva as a middle aged Baal Teshuva

What are the prerquisites for attending yeshiva for the first time as a middle aged man without a strong background in Yiddishkeit? The yeshiva graduates I've meet seem very intelligent, does one need ...
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Yeshivas that relocated

BS"D Which yeshivot relocated throughout the 20th century due to war, pogroms, etc.? For example, I know that The Mir Yeshiva moved to Shanghai in 1941. Are there any other similar yeshivot? Do ...
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Timespan of Yeshiva "zmanim"

I am going into 1st year post high-school yeshiva and am trying to find the commonality between yeshivos' "zmanim"/semester length and their break times, particularly in 5781, as I have been ...
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Which schools in the United States offer a Bachelors of Talmudic Law degree? [closed]

There is a baccalaureate degree known as a Bachelor of Talmudic Law (BTL) which some yeshivot award for post high school study. The requirements of this degree tend to vary by institution (example) I ...
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How long to get "good" at gemara? [closed]

Starting from 11th grade this year, I've been going to a dormitory yeshiva a few hours away from home and come back every off shabbos. Before that, I never been to Yeshiva, but since I was around 8 ...
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Tuition obligation during corona crisis

Is one obligated to continue to pay tuition to a Jewish day school when it closes due to an unforeseen/unforeseeable situation, such as the current coronavirus pandemic? (Assume a standard school ...
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English-speaking kollels in Yerushalayim [closed]

I am looking for an English-speaking kollel for either morning or afternoon anywhere in Yerushalayim for a bright, young married American with a YU yeshiva background. He is not particular about the ...
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Is there a halachic requirement for a yeshivah to be single gender?

A few years ago, my son came home from his elementary yeshiva highly annoyed that his rebbe referred to another neighborhood yeshiva as "not a real yeshiva" because the other yeshiva has mixed gender ...
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Yeshiva University RIETS Semicha Yorei and Yadin

1) Who is eligible to join this program? If I learnt my whole "Bachur Years" in ordinary schools and Yeshivot will I be accepted? (I have a diploma and a BTL). 2) What is a classic Seder HaYom for ...
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Should you fire a Torah teacher if a better one is available?

If you find a better Torah teacher, is it halachically OK to fire the existing one? The Talmud says: A certain schoolteacher mistreated his students. Rav Acha made him vow [that he would not teach ...
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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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What (if any) dati leumi/chardal yeshivot teach kabbalah in Israel? [closed]

I plan to go to yeshiva after the army, and I am looking for where to go.
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Are there any yeshiva programs (Israel or US) that begin mid-year?

I was raised Reform -- with very light-handed text study and just enough Hebrew to get through my Bar Mitzvah -- and recently had a bit of an epiphany: there's nothing I find more fulfilling than ...
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Meaning and origin of names used for Jewish schools

I am familiar with the following "titles" used for different types of Jewish schools. My assumptions (correct me, please, if necessary.) Yeshiva - a "generic" term applying to all Jewish schools of ...
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When does a student have to tell their school that they will not be returning?

Let's say that a student told his Yeshiva that he will be returning the following year. For whatever reason, the student changed his mind. At what point must the student tell the Yeshiva of his ...
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What is the reason of the post-high-school year in an Israeli yeshiva?

Almost all the yeshiva high schools strongly push all the graduates to spend their year after high school in one of these programs. I am curious as to why there is this emphasis? What do rashei ...
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Mir smicha qualifications

Rabbi Finkel from Mir would give Smicha as follows. He would randomnly take out one of the volumes of Shulchan Aruch (any section)and randomly open the page - and show it to the testee. He would then ...
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What is a "Fa-rer"?

Please excuse my somewhat weak "yeshivish". For me, this is a "new" language that seems to be the current Orthodox "parlance", and I'm not that familiar with much of its terminology. A woman in my ...
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Origin of the term “pilpul” as a method of Talmudic study

What is the source for referring to the known method of Talmudic study a "pilpul"? When did this usage begin?
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Dayanus taught at the 770 Central Yeshiva

Does anyone know what the Dayanus curriculum is taught at the 770 central Yeshiva today?
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Part time yeshiva in New York

Are there any yeshivas in New York wich I could go and get a semicha while going to university?
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How much time does it generally take to get Semicha?

What is the average amount of time that it takes to get Yoreh Yoreh Smicha? Yadin Yadin? And in Israel to pass each of the Rabannut tests? To get "Rav Shchuna"? "Rav Ir"? I understand that it ...
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Rosh Yeshiva - how? [closed]

Can anyone provide sources that delineate the path on how to become a Rosh yeshiva? Please limit questions to sources (not opinions) based on Torah mekoros, biographies (of Roshei Yeshivas) or other ...
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Information about the Belz yeshiva in Jerusalem

I'm looking for an english yeshiva in Jerusalem geared towards baalei teshuvah and I have heard about the Belz yeshiva in Jerusalem. I have been unable to find any information about it, however. Does ...
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Does halacha require that Jewish children attend exclusively Jewish schools?

I have conducted some research and found that children of observant Jewish parents often attend Jewish schools. Is this a requirement derived from halacha, or a preference on the parents' behalf?
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How does one resolve/repent from cheating on a test (exam)?

According to R' Moshe Feinstein as cited in this answer, cheating on a school test/examination can be considered theft from a future employer. E.g. if you get the degree by cheating on a math test, ...
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Which are the "Yeshivish Masechtos"?

Generally speaking there seems to be a list of "Yeshivish Masechtos" (masechtos usually studied in Yeshivot) and specific Perakim which are learnt in Chareidi mainstream Yeshivot. For instance, in ...
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