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What was the purpose of the gathering mentioned in "Mekitz Nirdamim"

The goal of this gathering, as stated in the introduction to Mekitz Nirdamim, was to further Jewish education. In particular, at least from the perspective of R. Menachem Mendel Chaim Landau, the ...
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Are Dr. Barilan's bioethical writings consistent with Orthodox Jewish law?

There isn't a universal answer to this question. It depends on your goals, your personality, your Jewish outlook, et cetera. If it's required reading for a required course in your program — this is a ...
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Is it okay to read Torah books by non-frum authors?

Summary It's almost always unwise to read such books. But not always. Please read on. Details One can find sources which argue both ways. Here's an answer from my own experience. In my yeshivish ...
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

You might like Rav Dovid Feinstein's Seasonings of Torah - weekly divrei Torah based on gematrias. The blurb reads as follows: Enter the world of deep Torah insights through the eyes of Hagaon Harav ...
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

Another gematria book available at Amazon Behold!: The Art and Practice of Gematria by Bethsheba Ashe Bethsheba Ashe is a fifty one year old tea-drinking cryptographer who broke the gematria ciphers ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

The tremendously clear Sefer Zachor VeShamor by the late Rabbi Eliyahu Falk, which is hugely popular in the English-speaking world, is in the process of being translated in Hebrew. I believe the first ...
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What is the correct translation of Exodus 6:3?

Some claim Exodus 6:3 is contradictory because (as they say) God Almighty did not reveal his name YHWH (יהוה) to Abraham, while other scriptures provide evidence to the contrary. The Hebrew text of ...
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