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Creating a crowd-sourced database of non-dairy OU-D products

This answer has been marked "community wiki," which means that it's open to all1 to edit. Please do! Please preserve the alphabetical order of the list. If you do not see something on the ...
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Sefaria and Rabbinic Endorsements

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan H. Sacks, "In Praise of Sefaria": "Sefaria is one of my favorite things in the entire contemporary Jewish world. It is taking cutting-edge technology and doing ...
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Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

I recently wrote an article for Torah Musings that focuses on a part of the answer that hasn't been focused on yet. "What does Mesorah Mean?" http://www.torahmusings.com/2015/08/what-does-masorah-mean ...
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Where can I buy a Yeshivish fedora online?

I've never used them, but friends of mine have ordered from https://www.yeshivishhats.com/. The home page says that their price is $55.
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Online Megilla Reading and the name of Haman

The requirement of the megillah reading is to hear every word (Shulchan Aruch O"C 690:3), including Haman's name. There is a minhag to make noise "as if" you're drowning out Haman's name (Ram"a O"C ...
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Where can I buy inexpensive seforim online?

If you want used, also try ebay. There are a few Judaica sellers on there and you can get stuff relative inexpensively. This seller is the biggest.
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Drasha Le'Chasuna Le'HaRamban

You can find the sefer online here, from HebrewBooks.org.
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Converting Conservative Online

Such a conversion would not be accepted in the Conservative movement. A site offering an online-only Conservative conversion is at best extremely misguided, and possibly a scam. For starters, ...
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Online tool for minyan management?

JPal should solve this issue. Please check this thread on SE: Davening with a Minyan in China Details: Minyan On Demand let's you create a minyan anywhere in the world and instantly have ...
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How can someone, halachically, do teshuva when s/he has offended an anonymous person on the internet?

Chovos Halevavos - #7 - Shaar Teshuva ch.10 ch.9 But for the sins towards G-d and man, it will be difficult to repent for several reasons: He may not be able to find the person he ...
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Seeking online audio for "Mas'ei trope"

YUTorah.org has free, streaming Torah reading recordings by R' Jeremy Weider. He enunciates and intones extremely clearly. He performs the two features you're looking for: The masa'ot start at 06:00 ...
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Is there an online resource like Jewish Encyclopedia available that is more up to date?

The Encyclopedia Judaica, first published in 1971-1972, and updated as recently as 2007, is a bit more recent than Jewish Encyclopedia. While it isn't available online, many of its articles are ...
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Search Database with Ta'amei Hamikra

Quantified Cantillation is what you need. It is designed to search the Torah for specific sequences of trop. I can tell using it that there is one zarka-munach-zarka in Breishit 42:21 and one in ...
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Historical Daf Yomi calendar

I have found that Daf Yomi Calendar has the calendar for cycles 11 - 15. This site does not have any earlier cycles. I have found D.A.F.'s Talmud Tools which allows you to search back by Daf, Hebrew ...
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Reliable Tzedakah Websites

Here's a list of Jewish organizations I donate online to with some regularity. I spend about 10 minutes checking out each one for reliability and quality and usefulness of work before giving a ...
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Is there a short Daf Yomi shiur online in English?

Master Daf is an unusually clear 20 minute daf yomi shiur in english, with every word read and translated, available on all of Shas. Maggid Shiur is a R`m in Slabodka Yeshiva of Bnai Brak........
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How can you quit a habit of visiting inappropriate websites?

Marry a wife Pele Yoetz (here) says it helps with sin Seifer Hachinuch (mitzva 582.2) explains that the reason of the Mitvzah that after the first year of marriage you need to be happy with your ...
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Using a neighbor's encrypted Wi-Fi connection

No, you may not use the internet. Yes, you have to repay the neighbor, especially if the neighbor is charged for the amount of data used. If the neighbor has an unlimited plan, you may still have to ...
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A computer file that I emailed you has a virus. Am I responsible?

In terms of actual damages the general discussion of this concept is around Grama and Garmi. A person is always responsible for their direct actions (except in an Ones - when forced). However, if the ...
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Is there anything halachically or hashkafically wrong with installing reference computers in a Bet Midrash?

Doesn't look like anyone would have a problem with an offline computer containing only Seforim. Otzar HaHochma lists some of their customers. They include such "Chareidi" Yeshivas as: Yeshiva Rabbi ...
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Where can I find an online copy of ספר החכמה?

According to Encyclopedi Yehudit ר' ברוך בר' שמואל ממגנצא' was the author of Sefer Hachachma and it has been lost. ברוך בן שמואל ממגנצא - תלמודי ופייטן. חי בסוף המאה הי"ב ומת במגנצא בשנת 1221. ...
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Computer hacking in halacha

Point number one, you are invading his privacy for which the cheirem of Rabbeinu Gershom would apparently apply. This article discusses similar modern inventions as far as this cheirem goes. http://...
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Online Safrut Courses

I just saw your question and wanted to let you know there is an online safrut course starting on November 15th. All the information can be found here: http://mastery.webyeshiva.org/safrut-...
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Online Tikkun Makers?

Try https://www.tikkun.io. Full disclosure: I'm the creator of this site. As a software developer and avid Torah reader, I found nothing online that I enjoyed using and that was free. This one will ...
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Advanced Tanya Shiurim

When a beginner learns Gemara, one of the greatest setbacks is the lack of "prerequisite" knowledge. Many concepts are preestablished, including the 13 middos of learning Torah (gzeira shava, binyan ...
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Hirsch chumash online

R' Hirsch's commentary is available in Hebrew translation as one of the commentaries in AlHatorah.org's Mikraot Gedolot. You can jump straight to his commentary on a particular verse using a URL of ...
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Gemara text with Nekudos

Depending on which tractate you're looking for, you could try Tuvia's who also makes his texts available online for free at e-daf.com. (It's one of the "size" options in the dropdown. Note: they don't ...
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When blogging/emailing/etc., do I use "God" or "G-d"?

I heard from a student of R. Yosef Dov Soloveitchik z"l that whether a translation of God's name into English or another language, has the status of a shem or not, replacing a letter with another ...
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Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

1) a convincing argument doesn't make the conclusion the correct option 2)your local rabbi is important because of community standards. there are some halachic questions by which one should not ...
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Where can I find an online Talmud with interlinear text?

http://www.sefaria.org/Berakhot.2a hope this is helpful to you regards
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