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Why not recite a beracha when taking off tefillin

Since the Shulchan Aruch 29:1 writes that we do not make such a bracha. The Mishna Berura (1) explains that in Eretz Yisrael(Yerushalmi) they held that one must remove their teffilin before nightfall ...
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Why do we have many teachings from Hillel and Shammai, but very few of earlier zugot?

Because in those days there was very little to no machlokes: בראשונה לא היתה מחלוקת בישראל, אלא על הסמיכה בלבד In the beginning there was no disagreement in Israel, except regarding smicha (...
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Why do we have many teachings from Hillel and Shammai, but very few of earlier zugot?

Per @RabbiKaii's request: The reason that the teachings of the Zugot have been lost seems largely based on the reality of classic tannaitic and amoraic texts not including much of any of their ...
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What is shalom bayit

The gemara uses it to refer to general tranquility in the home https://www.sefaria.org/Shabbat.23b.3?lang=bi&with=all and marital relations https://www.sefaria.org/Steinsaltz_on_Shabbat.152a.7?...
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Books on science and Torah in Hebrew

Revisiting this question from a long time ago... I have found the works of Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham to be a very good resource in terms of science, philosophy and Judaism. I contacted him a number of ...
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