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What is the source that Parshas Parah is from the Torah?

I think that Tosfos in Berachos 13a is the source for where the idea of Parshas Parah being d'oraisa stemmed from. If you look at the Tosfos below, you'll see that Tosfos lists the Torah portions ...
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Why are there musafos for sh'kalim and hachodesh, but not zachor or para

See this article (Hebrew). The piyutim (shivatot) classically recited by nusach Ashkenaz at musaf of shekalim and hachodesh (although now omitted by many, many congregations) were composed by the ...
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Why is there never a break between parshiot Parah and Hachodesh?

The Aruch Hashulchan in OC 685 says that there are no breaks between them because they are related to each other (unlike the others, which are unrelated to the ones next to them, meaning that Zachor ...
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Why is there no bracha on parshat zachor

This question is addressed by many acharonim. Below are a bunch of their answers. R. Haim Palachi (Yafeh L'lev Vol. III O.C. 695:3) He mentions three possible reasons: We don't make blessings on ...
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Is there any situation when the haftarah of Tetzaveh might be read during a non-leap year?

A counterexample: In 5781, Tetzavveh will be read on Shabbat 15 Adar and locations not celebrating Shushan Purim will read the ordinary Haftarah.
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Reading only the Four Parshiyot?

While it used to be commonly assumed that they would just repeat the reading as often as necessary, evidence from the Cairo Geizah revealed they would add verses after the "main" sections to ...
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Why is there no bracha on parshat zachor

Found the following explanation online. I'm not saying that this is the only reason, but it definitely sounds good. Shu”T l’Horos Noson (5:47)  suggests that the whole purpose of a bracha is to ...
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Yotzros for Musaf on Shabbos Shekalim

I heard that there is a Gemorah: If 2 people come together to pay the half Shekel they can give a shekel and they will have to pay a Kalbon (1/48 of a shekel) for a conversion fee I heard a vort in ...
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Splitting up the rosh chodesh reading when another follows it

Adding to Gershon's answer, there's probably a good reason as to why only 1 aliyah is given from the 2nd Torah. There are two rules regarding reading aliyot: 1 - At least 3 verses must be read 2 - ...
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What is the source that Parshas Parah is from the Torah?

Emes L'Yaakov (Rb Yaakov Kaminetzky) links it to זְכֹר אַל־תִּשְׁכַּח אֵת אֲשֶׁר־הִקְצַפְתָּ אֶת־יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בַּמִּדְבָּר. He proves that this possuk cannot be taking about the golden calf but rather ...
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Women attending Parshas Parah

This site, citing Nitei Gavriel Purim 22:4 says: Although women should make an effort to hear Parshat Para read in the synagogue, there is no true obligation for them to do so. Indeed, it is ...
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Why is there never a break between parshiot Parah and Hachodesh?

Each of the 4 parshios has a specific reason when to read it. Shekalim is either on or before Rosh Chodesh Adar, Sochor is the Shabbos before Purim, Chodesh is either on or before Rosh Chodesh Nisan. ...
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Women attending Parshas Parah

Nitei Gavriel (Purim 22:4, fn6) suggests (in addition to DanF's answer from Torah Musings) that women are exempt from hearing Parshas Parah for two reasons: This obligation to purify oneself before ...
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Yotzros and Musaf for the 4 Parshios

Rabbi Shafran's shule (formerly in Randallstown, MD), a/k/a Adath Yeshurun-Mogen Abraham, a/k/a the Shadover or Shadova Shule, used to say them for the 4 parshiyot and all chagim.
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