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There are a number of views on their identities brought by Da'at Mikra on Divrei Hayamim 1:18:7. The following two are the ones relevant to your question - views that these were distinct groups of people: Cheretites - from the Cheretite Negev, mentioned in Shmuel 1:30:14, and Peletites - descendants of Pelet, from the family of Yirachme'el. According to ...


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The standard approach is to Daven for him as (name) ben (father's name) based on the Maharshal, although there are other customs. See here and here for example. See also Yechaveh Da'as 6:60 for more on praying for a non-Jewish parent. Wishing him a speedy refuah sheleimah and may you all share many more years of excellent health.


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The rambam's laws of isurei bia chapter twelve (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/960660/jewish/Issurei-Biah-Chapter-Twelve.htm) talk about this issue: For starters: When a Jew engages in relations with a woman from other nations, [taking her] as his wife or a Jewess engages in relations with a non-Jew as his wife, they are punished by lashes, ...


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Really interesting thread. I think it does illustrate at least one reason why Chabad is "controversial": You can see from the comments that Chabad people have their traditions about the attitudes of the rest of the Orthodox world, and the rest of the Orthodox world sees those traditions as being inaccurate, out of touch. "Everyone else ...


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Ketzach - assuming that this name refers to the same plant in question - is mentioned in the Talmud twice as a cure for heart disease: "He who is in the habit of taking black cumin will not suffer with pain of the heart. Rabban Simeon b. Gamaliel said: Cumin is one of the sixty deadly poisons, and as for him who sleeps to the east of his store [of ...


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It seems to me that "אבלי ציון וירושלים" are those who are in mourning of Tsion and Jerusalem - i.e. those who are suffering from the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and the Galut, so it doesn't change anything if the bereaved, a fortiori the dead, is Jew or not. However there is allway the possibility to say as the Sefaradim are doing: "מן ...


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Many jewish/rabbinical sources state that it is. https://www.jerusalem-herald.com/single-post/2017/12/13/is-islam-idolatry "it appears that a legal opinion[that islam is not idolatry] based on only one source (the Rambam) is being presented as the accepted mainstream position of the religion." "the assertion that there is “no denial of Hashem ...


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