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NOTE: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information from this site like it came from a crowd of your friends. // Jewish law. Specifically, the legal process beginning with the written Torah and continuing through the Mishna, Talmud, and the legal codes (e.g., Rambam, Tur, Shulchan Aruch).

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Halachah is constantly evolving, so it's worth noting that the Shulchan Aruch is just a starting point, rather than an end to itself. If you want practical halachah, as the other answer suggests, use …
answered Jun 14 '21 by Yehuda
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The reason some do not saying amen to the chazzan's bracha just before Shema is because it is a hefsek between the brachah and Shema. Based on the Gra and the Mishna Berurah, it is not clear if it is …
asked Jun 30 '20 by Yehuda
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While it is far too long to quote here, and I'm not sure if there is an English translation, the Reishis Chochmah in Shaar Hayir'ah chapter 13 quotes Maseches Gehennom and discusses the topic extensiv …
answered Aug 5 '21 by Yehuda
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R' Joseph Soloveitchik famously objects to interfaith dialogue. @mbloch provides a thorough examination of the halachic issues surrounding interfaith dialogue. My question is, while this obviously app …
asked Aug 3 '21 by Yehuda
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These days, neitz (at least in the Northeast of America) is at approximately 7:10 AM. There are many minyanim that I've been to that daven at 6:50 or earlier throughout the year, all but guaranteeing …
asked Dec 11 '20 by Yehuda
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Baruch Dayan Ha'emes is the brachah associated with bad news. More specifically, it has become known as the brachah to say when hearing of the news of someone's passing. Is it appropriate to say Baruc …
asked Jan 7 by Yehuda
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I've noticed that the Mordechai has a strange numbering system (א,ב,ג etc.) that goes through it. I thought it might just be enumerating the individual halachos l'maaseh, but I noticed that it often a …
asked May 24 '21 by Yehuda