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Rambam Hilchot Sanhedrin 1.7 יז,יא [ז] כל מי שחטא ולקה, חוזר לכשרותו: שנאמר "ונקלה אחיך לעיניך" (דברים כה,ג)--כיון שלקה, הרי הוא אחיך. אף כל מחוייבי כרת בלבד שלקו, נפטרו מידי כרתן.‏ Similarly, all those obligated for kerait who received lashes are absolved for kerait. The source is a Mishna in the third chapter of Maccot. כל חייבי ...


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In Gittin 8b The Gemora says a person may not ask a Gentile to write on Shabbos (or do any Melacha) except for writing a contract buying land in Israel then and there for fear of losing oppurtunity - כותבין עליו אונו ואפילו בשבת בשבת ס"ד כדאמר רבא אומר לעובד כוכבים ועושה The Mishna in Shabbos is specifically talking about asking the Gentile before Shabbos ...


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Rav Eliyashiv in Ashrei Haish 91:1 holds that a convert may say kaddish for his father who passed away.


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Rabbi Moshe Weiner, in his book "The Divine Code", Part 1 Chapter 4:4 he wrote: "A Gentile is not obligated in precepts of the Noachide Code or their liability until he is knowledgeable and responsible for his action. This age is 13 full years for a male, and 12 full years for a female (provided that they have produced two pubic hairs). Some opinions say ...


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Chori: Shabbos 85a identifies the Chori with the Chivi, the nation listed in Bereishis 10:17 as being the son of Canaan, himself a son of Cham. Moav and Amon: Bereishis 19:31-38 records that they are the sons of Lot by way of his daughters. Lot‘s father Charan was Terach’s son, Avraham’s brother (Genesis 11:27). All of them are descendants of Shem (ibid. v....


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That depends on who you ask. The mystics says "no" and the rationalist says "yes, G-d does love non-Jews." In fact, whole books are devoted to the topic. I will summarize the answer here. In short, they are two views, each stands in stark contrast of the other. There is the traditional mystic view, the view of the 12-century Spanish poet Yehudah Halevi, and ...


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To answer your question fully we first have to define our terms. What is resurrection In his work called Chelek, Maimonides clearly indicates that the intellect (the nefesh) goes to the world to come and joins the higher intellect.[1] That is to say that there is no physical resurrection, only spiritual. The Shem Tov ben Yosef Shem Tom captures his ...


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