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Are gentiles included in the mitzvah of having children? And would a gentile who fathered children need to have Jewish children after conversion? [duplicate]

In the literature of the 7 mitzvot bnai noach, is procreation a subcategory of one, perhaps arayot?
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Is there a term for the morning equivalent of Bein Hashemashot? The time between Olot Hashachar and Netz

In English the term twilight can be used for either the day or night. In Halacha, I believe, Bein Hashemashot is only for the night. I want to find a word that describes specifically the morning's ...
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Rabbinical authority (2)

Part 2 of the question: Rabbinical Authority: I am delving into the concept of the rabbinical authority based on the following pasuk "If a case is too baffling for you to decide, be it a ...
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What are some religious items that a gentile can make and still be kosher, if any at all?

I'm a gentile. I'm talking about items related to the fulfillment of mitzvot and there are some that are not so obvious to me, they are: tefillin(just the boxes and straps) tallitot shofarot sukkot ...
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Is there a formal Jewish way of wishing someone a safe journey?

Before someone you know goes on a trip, such as a flight, it is polite to wish them a safe journey. In English, one might use some variation of "safe travels" or "have a safe trip"....
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Rabbinical authority

I am delving into the concept of the rabbinical authority based on the following pasuk "If a case is too baffling for you to decide, be it a controversy over homicide, civil law, or assault—...
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Intercourse without pregnancy [closed]

Pregnancy Can a married Jewish couple have intercourse when the woman is on birth control to avoid pregnancy? What are the opinions of different people?
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Three yods in a Get

https://www.sefaria.org/Gittin.85b.12?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en. The gemara says that there are two words in a get (Jewish divorce document) that should be written with three consecutive yods: ...
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Kashrut of a scroll sealed in a mezuzah

Is it OK to seal a kosher scroll in a mezuzah, so it cannot be taken out? If you did that, would the scroll remain kosher indefinitely? If not, about how long would it last?
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"Censorship" via not translating verses from the Torah - Rambam

In hilchot Tefillah (12:12) in the Mishneh Torah, the Rambam outlines certain passages in the Torah that a metargem is not allowed to translate in public. Seemingly, in the time of the Rambam, a ...
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How is it known that Ben-Temalion was a small shed (שד)?

A follow-up to my first question, which is really what I was going for on that question: How is it known that Ben-Temalion was a small shed (שד)? @Dov sourced Rashi to Rabbeinu Gershom, but that doesn'...
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What are the income levels for korbanot? [duplicate]

At what level of income/wealth would someone bringing an Olah be expected to bring A bull? A sheep or goat? A pair of birds? A mincha offering? Similarly for a rising and falling sin offering, at ...
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How did Rashi know Ben-Temalion was a small shed (שד)?

In Meilah 17b there's a story about a shed (שד) named Ben-Temalion who assisted Rashbi. Rashi there writes: "בן תמליון - שד שקורין נוטיו"ן". Translation: Ben-Temalion - a type of ...
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Which Talmudic chapter has the most Halachic references by number?

Modern printings of the Talmud include Ein Mishpat glosses at the top outside corner of each page (for the most part). Which chapter reaches the highest number? I think I'd like to delve into that ...
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How should a Jewish person respond to antisemitism?

It is a sad reality that Jewish people are often faced with discrimination, be it in the workplace, on the street, or online. I myself have experienced antisemitism from time to time. Hatred against ...
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Did Lavan notify Eisav that Yaakov was coming?

Vayishlach 32:7 (ז) וַיָּשֻׁ֙בוּ֙ הַמַּלְאָכִ֔ים אֶֽל־יַעֲקֹ֖ב לֵאמֹ֑ר בָּ֤אנוּ אֶל־אָחִ֙יךָ֙ אֶל־עֵשָׂ֔ו וְגַם֙ הֹלֵ֣ךְ לִקְרָֽאתְךָ֔ וְאַרְבַּע־מֵא֥וֹת אִ֖ישׁ עִמּֽוֹ׃ I remember that someone says ...
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What prayers should one recite in times of great fear?

During situations of great fear, we tend to look to God for comfort and guidance to free us from those fears. I was curious if there was a specific prayer related to fear and being freed from fear ...
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How should a Jew deal with Ashkenormativity? [closed]

Based on the following question: How to deal with Anti Semitism? Is there a standard way for a Jew to deal with the disregarding/ignoring/erasing/belittling of non Ashkenazi received traditions/...
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Does Scripture Mention Jacob eating meat?

I remember that Jacob gives Esau some of his lentil stew, and that he makes a big deal telling Lavan that he never ate of Lavans flock. Is there a scripture that shows or talks about Jacob eating meat?...
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is there a list of where the letter samech occurs with a degesh in the Chumash

Is there a source that i can link to that shows all the words in the torah with a dagesh in the Samech ?
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How in the Talmudic interpretation does עמד mean תפילה?

"וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם בַּבֹּקֶר אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר־עָמַד שָׁם אֶת־פְּנֵי ה'" Genesis.19.27 The Talmud concludes (Berakhot.26: "וְאֵין ״עֲמִידָה״ אֶלָּא תְּפִלָּה, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (...
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When did Abraham establish the morning prayer?

Related: "why-would-abraham-establish-the-morning-prayer" The Talmud proposes that the morning prayer was established by Abraham (Berakhot.26b): "תַּנְיָא כְּווֹתֵיהּ דְּרַבִּי יוֹסֵי ...
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Why would Abraham establish the morning prayer?

The Talmud proposes that the morning prayer was established by Abraham (Berakhot.26b): "תַּנְיָא כְּווֹתֵיהּ דְּרַבִּי יוֹסֵי בְּרַבִּי חֲנִינָא: אַבְרָהָם תִּקֵּן תְּפִלַּת שַׁחֲרִית, ...
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Why would the Temple turn to a House of Prayer?

"וַהֲבִיאוֹתִים אֶל־הַר קָדְשִׁי וְשִׂמַּחְתִּים בְּבֵית תְּפִלָּתִי עוֹלֹתֵיהֶם וְזִבְחֵיהֶם לְרָצוֹן עַל־מִזְבְּחִי, כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית־תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל־הָעַמִּים׃" "I will ...
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Mediterranean Talmud

When the Gemarra was composed, there were three areas inhabited by significant Jewish populations - Bavel, Eretz Yisrael, and the other Mediterranean countries ruled by the Roman Empire as far as ...
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Did early-20th-Century poskim speak to reliance on ingredients lists on labels?

It seems to be common knowledge that before the OU hechsher on food packages, American Jews frequently relied on the ingredients lists on labels to identify kosher food. Did poskim of the day oppose ...
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Opinions of Contemporary Gedolim Re: Me'or Einayim (De Rossi)

Rabbi Azariah De Rossi wrote a very controversial sefer called Meor Einayim. While earlier authorities did oppose it (see above link), are there any recent American rabbanim who have offered opinions ...
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Gemara B'iyun - Teaching and Learning [closed]

I want to learn Gemara b'iyun in the same way that it is learned in the great Yeshivos. Please can I have suggestions of source material that will take me forward in this. Where can I get shiurim ...
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Sources needed on Beis Shammai and Mashiach and the paths of the tribes

Does anyone know where to find the following explanations/sources? ספר השיחות תשנ''א Sefer Hasichos, Shavuos 5751 where the concept is explained of that when Mashiach comes, we will follow Beis ...
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Yitzchak Avinu telling Esav what happened

My son-in-law asked me an interesting question: Yaakov left with the blessings, and Esav came in. Yitzchak tells his son that he can't bless him because (https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.27.35?lang=bi&...
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Group symmetry in the letters of Genesis [closed]

Forgive me if this is not the sort of question you like. I'm new here. Several years ago I came across the work of Stan Tenen, available at meru.org, who appears to have made some impressive ...
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Why is a lulav from עיר הנדחת pasul because it lacks a shiur?

In לולב הגזול, the first Mishna says a לולב של עיר הנדחת is pasul. Rashi explains that this is because it "lacks" the minimal length of 4 tefachim, since it is supposed to be burned and is ...
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Judaism position on Mishmeret HaTzniut

What is the Judaism's position on establishing a Va'ad Mishmeret HaTzniut, a private organisation which enforces tzniut rules in a specific community/town. At times they may use intimidation or ...
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Where does the name הגליל, The Galilee, come from?

As far as I was aware, the Galilee isn't considered a significant region of Israel in the Tanach. But when we get to the Mishna, the Galilee is mentioned everywhere. For example, https://www.sefaria....
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Why were Beni Israel, with their numerous number, in panic from the army of the Pharaoh during the Exodus?

In Exodus 14: 5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave ...
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Why use different adjectives in Devarim 9:1 and Devarim 9:14?

א שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, אַתָּה עֹבֵר הַיּוֹם אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן, לָבֹא לָרֶשֶׁת גּוֹיִם גְּדֹלִים וַעֲצֻמִים מִמֶּךָּ--עָרִים גְּדֹלֹת וּבְצֻרֹת, בַּשָּׁמָיִם Deutoronomy 9:1 Hear, O Israel: thou art to ...
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How should I pronounce עם in עם הדומה לחמור?

I was surprised to hear a lecturer pronounce the word עם in the phrase עם הדומה לחמור with a חיריק. I know that all of my teachers pronounced it with a פתח. When I pointed out the גמרא at the end of ...
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How many Tzadikim from Moshe Rabbeinu until today have brought the Shekinah down one level through their merit?

This question is based on the Basi Legani, which discussed the topic of seven Tzadikim who each have brought the Shekinah down from one level of heaven to another. The text states that Moshe Rabbeinu ...
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Am I allowed to print individual sheets or full Seforim from copyright Seforim found online?

"if someone posted a copyrighted book accessible online, what does halacha say about printing it? I'm worried about Gezeilah on the one hand, but perhaps since there is no loss to the owner it ...
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Tefillah when marrying almana

I've heard there exists a formal Tefilah to be said when marrying an almana where one asks mechila from the first husband who was niftar. Would someone know where this tefilah can be found as well as ...
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Tosfos Yom Tov editions/commentaries

Besides Ikar Tosfos Yom Tov, are there any helpful/modern editions of Tosfos Yom Tov that can help me learn the sefer?
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Did Rabbi Yehudah ben Bateira not come for the Regel?

The gemara in Pesachim 3b brings a story in which Rabbi Yehudah ben Bateira discovers that an Aramean non-Jew is eating from the Korban Pesach in Yerushalayim. He tricks him into outing him to the ...
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Are there laws for slaughtering non-kosher animals?

The method of ritual slaughter of animals that we eat is meant to be as painless as possible. What laws of slaughter apply to animals we do not eat (such as animals we use for dog food), be they ...
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Why were the shevatim named by their mothers, not Yaakov

Yitzchok and Yishmael were named by Avraham. Yaakov and Eisav were seemingly named by Yitzchok. Yet all of the Shevatim were named by their mothers, based on their situation at the time, without any ...
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How do we know the Rambam is so exact?

There are many yeshiva systems and darchei halimud (most famously Brisk) who analyze the Rambam "k'chut hasa'arah" - that is to say, exacting to the point that if the Rambam uses one word, ...
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Yaakov's travel from Be'er Sheva to Haran: a spiritual journey?

The Torah tells us that Yaakov went from Be'er Sheva towards Haran (Bereishit 28:10). If you look at the map, Haran is somewhere in modern day Turkey (if I'm correct), so the journey was upwards. When ...
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Self harm and cutting

I heard that the Rama writes that cutting oneself is mutar (permitted) but the Sefer Hachinuch writes that it is against the letter of the law. Can someone provide sources for both?
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What is the connection between Noam Elimelech and childbirth?

This website says (and I’ve heard it countless times): In his sefer Shulchan Melachim (page 35b), R. Moshe Tzvi Landau writes that it is customary to place the Sefer Noam Elimelech, beneath the head ...
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Nusach Lita vs Polin

Generally siddurim for European Jewry are labeled nusach Ashkenaz or nusach Sefard. However, Selichos are often labeled nusach Lita or nusach Polin. My understanding is that Lita is Ashkenaz, and ...
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Why is hitting children Halachically allowed?

Corporal punishment for children is was a as a prescription for effective Torah learning, as it says : "He who spares the rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him early." ...

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