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English version of SHULCHAN ARUCH

It took several years from the OP but I am pleased to announce that Sefaria has posted most of the original-by-Señor-Yosef-Karo Shulchan Aruch in English: https://www.sefaria.org/texts/Halakhah/...
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What's a good beginner-friendly collection of aggadah in English?

I think Legends of the Jews by Prof. Louis Ginzberg is the classic work of aggadah. It follows the order of the Torah, and appears in 7 volumes. The first 4 volumes are the actual aggadot, the next ...
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Is there a standard for writing Hebrew words in English letters

The challenge is that there are different ways to pronounce Hebrew. Ashkenazim, Sefaradim, Teimanim, etc. all pronounce words differently. There is a very interesting project called OpenSiddur which ...
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Is there a short Daf Yomi shiur online in English?

Master Daf is an unusually clear 20 minute daf yomi shiur in english, with every word read and translated, available on all of Shas. Maggid Shiur is a R`m in Slabodka Yeshiva of Bnai Brak........
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Reciting Shema in English

Berachot 13a ת"ר ק"ש ככתבה דברי רבי וחכ"א בכל לשון מ"ט דרבי אמר קרא והיו בהוייתן יהו ורבנן מאי טעמייהו אמר קרא שמע בכל לשון שאתה שומע ולרבי נמי הא כתיב שמע ההוא מבעי ליה השמע לאזניך מה שאתה ...
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Sefer on Contemporary Shailos

There are many series of such books, a few I like are R Daniel Mann from Eretz Hemda has a very nice series called Living the halachic process (also available one of them also available on Kindle) - ...
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Why is "we" mentioned twice in the English translation of Ps. 20:8?

Here's a more colloquial translation of what they're trying to accomplish: Some rely on their chariots, and some on their horses, but as for us? We call out in the name of God! (There is no double-...
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Is the English "YHWH" a valid equivalent to the Tetragrammaton?

At lease according to some rishonim, any language other than Ancient Hebrew is not truly a language but rather an agreed upon method of communication (see the Ran in his commentary in the beginning of ...
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English Names of the Five Chumashim

If you look in midrash and other early sources, you will actually find the following Hebrew names for the 5 books: Sefer Bereshit Sefer Hageulah Toras Kohanim Chumash Hapekudim Mishneh Torah These ...
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Is this chart of the mesorah of Torah available in English?

There's a multi-colored one on chabad.org, the title of the article is "The Torah from Sinai - A Diagram". The content in this page is produced by Chabad.org, and is copyrighted by the author and/or ...
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Where can I buy a Chumash with Rashi in English?

You can get it all online here or buy this ArtScroll set. You can also go old school and get the JPS set (that's the link for Devarim).
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The definitions of Judaism and Jew

The definition of Judaism is the laws and practices that were given to the Bnai Yisrael at Sinai and the halachos as taught by the unbroken chain of leaders, teachers and Rabbis from Moses through the ...
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Rashi on Nach in English and with Nekudos

The Judaica Press Nach series (with the pink and red dust covers) has every Rashi rendered into English. It does not vowelize the original Hebrew text of Rashi. (This is my experience, having used a ...
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Why would people assume that "Afriki" is Africa?

Maharal (Netzach Yisroel 34) explains that this is indeed not the Africa of today. He proves it from Tamid 32a that Afriki is a place where there are mountains so high so there is never sunlight. Thus,...
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Reciting Shema in English

Mishna Sotah 7:1 אֵלּוּ נֶאֱמָרִין בְּכָל לָשׁוֹן, פָּרָשַׁת סוֹטָה, וּוִדּוּי מַעֲשֵׂר, קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע, וּתְפִלָּה, וּבִרְכַּת הַמָּזוֹן, וּשְׁבוּעַת הָעֵדוּת, וּשְׁבוּעַת הַפִּקָּדוֹן: The ...
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Reciting Shema in English

There is a beginner's guide to Shema on the aish.com website where it says: The important thing is to understand and concentrate on the meaning of the words. If you don't understand Hebrew, you ...
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Rav Ruderman interview at Chofetz Chaim

I found here a website which mentions an interview in English that he had with Chofetz Chaim talmidim about the Alter of Slabodka - is that what your friend could have meant? It writes there: I ...
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Online English Rashi (Talmud)

I noticed that on Mercava they have translations for Rashi.
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Rav Saadia Gaon Siddur in English

There is no English translation of R. Saadia's siddur commentary (cf. OP's comment), at present. There is only the original Arabic and Hebrew which was published by Profs. Davidson, Joel, Assaf -...
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I need a free PDF transliterated orthodox siddur

Hebrewbooks has the modern print of the Tehillas Hashem (Chabad) siddur. This siddur has transliterated certain sections of the prayer services, starting from this page. The transliteration of Kaddish ...
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Looking for an english translation of targum onkeles

artscroll (here) has started a 5-volume translation and elucidation of Targum Onkelos into English. They have published Bereishit, Shemot, Vayikra and Bamidbar and aim to publish Devarim in September ...
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Where can I find a transliterated; translated Tanakh?

Here is for the 5 books of Moses https://headcoverings-by-devorah.com/HebEngTaNaKhIndex.html
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Torah Study in English

The Torah was written in all 70 languages available at the time in order for everyone to be able to learn it in all languages and fulfill the commandments as written in Sotah 32a: ואחר כך הביאו את ...
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Text of the Mishna Brura (Online English)

There is a website called mishnaberurayomi.org that has archives where you can search for the digest pdfs that has translation (and more) of the mishna berura. Click on the "location in mishna ...
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Where can I buy a Chumash with Rashi in English?

Any Jewish book store near where you live or online. Judaica World, Judaica Press, Koren, ArtScroll, World of Judaica, Eichlers, and even Amazon will have this. You can even go online and find it for ...
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Jewish Books on Education

There are a lot of fantastic options that have already been listed, in particular Rav Matisyohu Solomon's sefer and the English translation of Rav Wolbe's זריעה ובנין בחינוך to name a couple. Please ...
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Is there a short Daf Yomi shiur online in English?

There are shiurim called Chazarah Mp3. I don't know who the maggid shiur is, but he is pretty clear and speaks out almost all of the Rashis. His average is between 15-20 minutes a daf. The catch is ...
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Is there a short Daf Yomi shiur online in English?

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld does the 5-minute Daf Yomi podcast on Podbean and possibly other apps. it is usually under 7 minutes, He talks fast and covers the important points. He also tries to draw a ...
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Tefila (prayer) translation Hebrew to English

I think that this might be of use.
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