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According to the Minchas Chinuch (or perhaps it is the Sefer Hachinuch), the mitzva of פרו ורבו only applies at the age of 18, as in the mishna in Avos 5:22. The Gemara in Kidushin 30a is somewhat cr …
answered May 26 '16 by Menachem
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As a practical matter (speaking from personal experience, unfortunately), "Brooklyn" (ברוקלין) is used, regardless of the neighborhood. There are many teshuvos on this topic, mostly regarding the exac …
answered Jan 25 '19 by Menachem
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My understanding is that when two Sidrahs are read together, they become - for now - a single Sidrah. Consider that the last possuk of the weekly portion is repeated so as to end with mikra. In double …
answered Jun 21 '17 by Menachem
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Based on Rashi ad. loc., there is a debate whether נפש תחת נפש, "life for life" in that verse is to be taken literally, and the assailant/murderer is liable for capital punishment, or if that phrase, …
answered May 22 '19 by Menachem
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(Edited) A non-Jew who converts normally (not a גרות לשם עבדות, a conversion for the sake of slavery) cannot be sold as an עבד עברי, as pointed out in this answer. He can neither be sold for theft, no …
answered Dec 21 '16 by Menachem
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They might be able to fully convert at the original time. Once they have entered into slavery, however, all the laws of עבד כנעני apply. They cannot escape that status voluntarily. In any case, no sl …
answered Dec 21 '16 by Menachem