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Are there sources that predict a process of redemption?

I have been told that recent history reflects the process of redemption - גאולה. Whether or not this is true, I want to know if there are sources, in Tanakh or later, which predict such a process.
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Leaving a wine flask and an animal hide as a gift for an innkeeper

The Talmud, Megillah 26a, three lines from the bottom, writes: אָמַר אַבָּיֵי: שְׁמַע מִינַּהּ אוֹרַח אַרְעָא לְמִישְׁבַּק אִינָשׁ גּוּלְפָּא וּמַשְׁכָּא בְּאוּשְׁפִּיזֵיהּ. This means: Regarding ...
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Limud HaRambam by all Yidden

Do non-Lubavitchers learn Rambam (any of the cycles divided by the Rebbe)? I know that when the Rebbe launched the campaign he intended that all Yidden join. How did that come about?
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What are some hard proofs Jesus was not the messiah? [duplicate]

I’ve heard that him being descended from Jeconiah disqualifies him but I saw a analysis that he in fact descended from a different jeconiah. The Tanakh also doesn’t rule out a second coming to fulfill ...
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Does an Eruv require the permission of everyone inside it, what happens when they explicitly decline?

In a comment I was told Technically, [an Eruv] needs the permission of each non Jew that lives in the eruv if you are using his property or home, but practically we rely on the local government that ...
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Is it possible that Moshe visited Cana'an between leaving Egypt and the burning bush?

We can say it was all prophecy, but in parshat Re'ay Moshe knows about all the bamot across the Jordan and is super concerned that bnei yisrael will sacrifice in other places than hamakome that God ...
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Did Phinehas lose the Divine Spirit?

I was reading an article that mentioned Phinehas, it said he lost the divine spirit, is there a reason for this?
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Distracted While Reciting First Verse of Shema

If one is saying the Shema, got distracted while reciting the first verse, but then finished the rest of the shema into the time after the zeman, do they have to recite it again because of being ...
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Knowlege of lineage over many generations of their ancestors

Kiddushin 4:1 counts ten categories of lineage: Priests; Levites; Israelites; priests disqualified due to flawed lineage [ḥalalim]; converts, and emancipated slaves; mamzerim; Gibeonites, i.e., the ...
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Davening for Gentiles in Sim Shalom

With the invasion of Ukraine and other atrocities in the back of everyone's mind, I've been wondering if it is proper to pray for Gentiles in the bracha of sim shalom. Obviously the nusach seems to ...
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Were the *meraglim* also the *nesi'im*?

The meraglim were each chosen to represent each tribe. Why wouldn't the nasi of each tribe be the representative, as they were during the consecration of the Mishqan?
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Both sets of tablets made of sapphire?

Nedarim 38a states "Rabbi Ḥama, son of Rabbi Ḥanina, said: Moses became wealthy only from the waste remaining from hewing the Tablets of the Covenant, as it is stated: “Hew for you two tablets of ...
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Bar Mitzva בו ביום on Shabbes - when to start putting on Tefilin?

Multiple customs of when to start putting on tefilin exist, one of such being to start the day a boy turns 13. If that day occurs on Shabbes, are there any customs to begin putting on Tefillin on the ...
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Gentile Participation in Non-Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Concerning wedding ceremonies that may include idolatrous elements in which a gentile might be asked to participate due to family custom, Rabbi Moishe Wiener writes (in "The Divine Code"): ...
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For how many years, aggregate, were the requiremenst of the Law actually carried out?

I am certainly no expert on Hebrew history so pls be patient with me :). I do read a bit and have not been able to put together an answer on my own - maybe because there are too many nuances, and too ...
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Can Vows Be Made and Established Mentally

Can a vow, i.e “I will” or “I won’t” do something, be said mentally just as it is said verbaly?
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Kriyat Shema After Deadline [duplicate]

If one started The Shema before the zeman, however the recitation extends into the time after the zeman, can one still finish The Shema?
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Eating minneola’s kosher?

The mixing of certain seeds isn’t allowed, does this also mean that fruits like minneola’s which are a mixture of grapefruits and tangarines aren’t kosher?
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Do the Mosaic Laws/Commandments need to be followed outside of Israel (or the Land God gave to the Israelites)?

Deuteronomy 12:1 seems very clear as to where the Laws/Statutes/Commands apply: “These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has ...
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Was fish permitted for consumption before the Mabul?

Were Noachides allowed to consume fish, which is not considered Fleishigs, before the Mabul? After the Mabul meat was permitted, but what about fish?
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Is Buber's Legend of the Baal Shem Tov credible?

Did Buber base his stories on authentic Chassidic lore or was it his own making?
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What is the rationale for holding tzitzit in left and then right hand during Shema?

The Artscroll siddur says to hold the tzitzit in the left hand for the first two paragraphs of the morning shema and then also in the right hand for the 3rd paragraph. What is the rationale for this ...
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Leshev baSukkah without eating bread

Is there an halachic possibility of saying Leshev baSukkah for someone who cannot eat bread (or anything HaMotzi)?
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Whose duty is it to notify other Jews when an Eruv is "down"?

If a Jew lives in Eruv do they, Assume the Eruv is "up" unless told otherwise, Assume the Eruv is "down" unless told otherwise, Is the job collectively shared to inform others of ...
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What sins and flaws are righteous figures in Tanakh most known for? In profane terms, I'm asking about sort of "known strengths and weaknesses"

I feel it's a little awkward to discuss flaws or mistakes of such righteous people, and that's why it doesn't get discussed as much as their merits, but with the caveat that they are extremely ...
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How long does Netz last?

If one wants to daven Netz (at sunrise) how long of a period does one have to have caught this time? Is it only a few seconds, or longer?
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What steps in the winemaking process must be performed by Jews for the wine to be kosher?

It is my understanding that Kosher Wine has to be made by Jews. Fair enough, but what steps/stages must specifically be performed by Jews? Is the vineyard required to be owned by one of the faith? ...
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What’s the source for saying Parshyot Yirah and Teshuva daily?

In many Siddurim, after Shacharit the Parshas of Yirah and Teshuva, both from Sefer Devarim, are written. What is the source for this? NB: Parshas HaMon is usually printed along with them, but I know ...
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Chukkot leshem Avodah Zarah

I was reading the Rashi to Dev. 16:22, in which he says that setting up pillars is forbidden "now" since the Canaanites introduced them into their idolatrous worship. I was looking for the ...
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Pulling a garbage bag's drawstring on Shabbos (Tofer)

In this article it says that halacha is that pulling a a sewn-string that brings together disparate pieces is meleches tofer. Nevertheless, pulling the drawstring of a garbage bag is mutar "...
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Source for saying Parshas Hamon?

There is a segulo for parnoso which is to read Parshas Hamon every day after davening. I have seen people "quote the Yerushalmi" for this but I have been unable to locate its source. Can ...
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Lashon Harah between two separate parties

Is it Lashon Harah if I am speaking true, non-condemning facts about a person to someone who has no idea who I'm talking about? (i.e I don't say their name and they wouldn't know who it was anyway, or ...
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Rambam and lightning

I have heard that the Rambam paskens that one should make a bracha of ״בורא מאורי האש״ on seeing lightning. I know the Rambam says in hilchos brachos (10:14) that one should make the bracha we’re used ...
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Why do Eruvs use fishing line?

It seems there is a trend of erecting Eruvs with fishing line fixed to a lightpole. Why not instead use the actual electrical line the light pole was intended for and that already exists? Wouldn't it ...
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Does an Eruv exclude other places of worship, or non-Jews?

If an Eruv is erected inside of a metropolitan area, can it include Mosques, Churches, and other pagan places of worship? Or must it exclude these places? Can an Eruv be majority non-Jewish? If you ...
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What would be a modified Hebrew version of the aaronic blessing?

I would like to know how to say a modified aaronic blessing to say upon oneself because I read stories of rabbis saying this upon individuals and their lives changing immensely for the better but I ...
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Was there any specific attire for the chazzanim?

I know that today in many Ashkenazi synagogues chazzans wear eight-panel hats (borrowed from Catholic Christianity?) and satin robes. Were there other and earlier types of vestments?
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What kind of things can invalidate an eruv?

I'm just know learning about Eruvim and all their complexity. What kind of things can invalidate an Eruv, or are required for an Eruv's validity. This question is inspired by this comment, for this ...
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Halachot that require a Mesorah

What halachot require a mesorah in order to be done correctly? (Meaning, reading them from a book is not sufficient) Thanks
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Deeper reason for place where tefillin shel rosh is placed

Does anyone know the deeper reason to why we place the straps of the tefillin shel rosh in a spot where the amygdala is?
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Can I extend an Eruv?

I'm a reformist Jew. But I have a Jewish friend who is unreformed. He is living in an Eruv. They want to move to another house in the same neighborhood! They're concerned because their new house is no ...
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Can I wear techeilet on only one corner?

I'm fixing someone's tallit, with the on one corner strings ripped. I have time to replace only one corner per week. (I would do subsequent corners in subsequent weeks.) I could either replace it with ...
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What is the purpose of all the candles around the dead body of a Rabbi before the levaya?

I saw the pictures of R' Shalom Cohen and the Gaavid and I am wondering.
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Source: Male & Female Mitzvot Quote

I remember a phrase along the lines of "the virtue of a woman comes from her birth and the virtue of a man comes from his actions" in relation to mitzvot, but I cannot recall/determine its ...
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Are there any specific named examples of accidental killers who successfully use an ir miklat?

Are there any examples of specific named individuals who accidentally killed someone and then took refuge in an ir miklat?
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Uknei Lecha Chaveir- let the pen be your chavrusa

In the article "How to Build Enthusiasm in Learning" by Rabbi Yosef Peretz, it writes at point #12 the following: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt'l said on the mishna in pirkei avot "kenei lecha ...
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Difference between the First and Second Commandments

In the Ten Commandments, the First Commandment prohibits having false gods. The Second Commandment prohibits making carved images. Is the problem with carved images that they can be worshiped? If so, ...
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Where can I find a great gemara shiur online that doesn’t require background knowledge?

I am looking to recommend to a friend a deep and interesting shiur in gemara online that doesn’t require any background knowledge or use of Hebrew terms.
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How does Torah learning without working fit in to Jewish thought?

Recently I posted a question on the order of removal of tefillin. I am most grateful for the responses. I subsequently read in ETHICS FROM SINAI by Reb Irving M. Bunim Z”TL. Perek II, Mishnah 2 the ...
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Why is only the bracha achrona d’oraita and not also the bracha rishona?

Is there a definitive, consensus explanation for the following: Why is only the bracha achrona d’oraita and not also the bracha rishona? Why was the latter “required”, if you will, to be d’rabbanan? ...
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