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What does it mean that a book was decided to be or not a part of the Nac"h? There are several answers to this question. Some, but not all, would include Whether it defiles the hands (Yadayim 3:6) If one is required to save the book from the fire (Shabbat 115) If you can ask questions from one book to another, such as contradictions in practice (for an ...


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Maybe similar to the Chofetz Chaim's practices: "I noticed that whenever the Chofetz Chaim saw a fly or some other pest that he wanted to chase away he would hold the corner of his tallis or his handkerchief, but he would never use his bare hands. Also he never touched his face with his hands. "For many years I could not understand the reason ...


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In the Netherlands the kosher bakery uses edible paper stuck to the bread to mark it as Kosher. But their symbol is a Star of David, not a Menorah.


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To answer your question first requires understanding what the English word, canonization means and its root, canon. It's actually from the Latin and is generally associated with the Catholic Church. To canonize, the verb form, has essentially three meanings all of which relate to consensus of agreement. 1) It is a process of forming a consensus to declare ...


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Perhaps the answer is that once the month was named after the deity, it is no longer considered the name of a deity but the name of a month. This would also explain our use of the names of the days of the week, such as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which are all named for pagan deities.


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