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Rashi with sources in context

There's Chumash Rashi Ha'Shalem by Mosdot Ariel (link). Also available on Otzar Hachochmah. Here's an example of one page:
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Someone left a sefer open. Who is affected by increased forgetfulness?

The source for the comment on the wiki is the Shach in SA YD 277, who confirms that there is an angel called "Shad" (Shamor Dapin) who causes: על מי שמניח ספר פתוח ויוצא שמשכח תלמודו on the ...
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Background of the Hasagat HaRa'avad on Rambam

To answer your questions A hasagah is a refutation or attack or question. So Hasagot HaRa'avad would mean the attacks of the Ra'avad on the positions of the Rambam. Other authors created Hasagot like ...
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Are there any seforim that explain taamey halocho?

I recommend Peninei Halakha, by R' Eliezer Melamed, for this purpose. R' Melamed's detailed discussion of the practical details of each section of Halacha is integrated with a discussion of the ...
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Why did the Piasezcner's students give his writings the title Aish Kodesh?

A little while ago, I found the answer in a 2019 Tablet article by Shaul Magid, "A new history of holy fire" (https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/belief/articles/a-new-history-of-holy-fire). ...
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Who wrote the comments published within Avnei Miluim?

Both of the people you mentioned have their notes published in Avnei Miluim. Shir published the first section of the book in 1816, and included his notes at the end of the volume. R. Yekutiel Asher ...
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Looking for a sefer abbreviated מק"ק

The sefer I was looking for was מקראי קודש by R' Zvi Hersh Grodzinsky. a three volume work on Hilchos Krias Hatorah.
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What should I do with these manuscripts?

Make copies Find someone sitting in kolel or a younger student who’d like to make some extra money Pay them to transcribe the hand written notes into text Optionally, but ideally, find a Talmid ...
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Sefer on bal tashchit

There is a kuntres available on Hebrewbooks here - authored by Rabbi Yosef Dovid Cohen
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Chazon ish translation

If by masterpiece, you mean his commentary on the Talmud, this has not been translated. His masterpiece in emuna however titled Emuna u'bitachon has been translated and is published by Judaica Press, ...
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Does anyone know from which book this excerpt comes from?

I've just discovered that this excerpt is from the book The Story of Our Lives: An Epic Quest For The Soul of Our Tradition by R' Yaakov Klein.
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Reference book needed

אישי התנ"ך Ishei Hatanach - Encyclopedia Of Biblical Personalities by Yishai Chasida
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List of what noahides can’t observe

I would recommend the sefer called "The Divine Commandment" by Rabbi Moshe Weiner. I have been told for Chabad, it is considered "The Shulchan Aruch for Noahides" . To answer your ...
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Do fish feel pain?

Welcome to Mi Yodeya! The scientific journal Biology and Philosophy published: The alternative view that fish instead respond to noxious stimuli reflexly and with a limited behavioural repertoire is ...
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Who is the author of this book - Sefer Maayan Moshe

R' Shatz has undertaken to no longer publish this sefer. In it's stead he released Tarshish Shoham Veyashfeh which is an updated and revised version.
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What are the key differences between Tanya and Mesillat Yesharim?

Rabbi Nissan Mendel, quotes the compilers foreword from the Alter Rebbe to his magnus opus, the Tanya. He explains that Tanya is: [...] essentially a work on Jewish religious ethics. The author is ...
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What are the key differences between Tanya and Mesillat Yesharim?

Mesilat Yasharim teaches the path of Nevuah, the path of prophecy, meaning how to prepare oneself to become one of the B'nai Aliyah. Like its author says in general, he is teaching the analog to the ...
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What are the key differences between Tanya and Mesillat Yesharim?

Having studied both, I can say that there are basically no contradictions between the two. However, there is a difference in the approach. I would recommend watching this lecture which specifically ...
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Error in Old "Ktav" Edition of "Tikkun LaKor'im"

In my 1969 edition the error in parsha Noach has been corrected. However, the error in parsha vayakhel is still present. Hopefully someone will have the newest edition (2021) to check if it has been ...
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Book recommendation: commentaries on aggadah?

By far the most comprehensive analysis of the Aggadah sections of the Talmud that I have used is a series called שיעורים בהגדות חז"ל written by a רב חנוך גבהרד about 20 years ago. Seems it came ...
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Are the stories from Chashukei Chemed real?

Rav Osher Weiss has stated in public that many of the cases are theoretical and never happened. I personally think that is obvious based on the nature of the questions he deals with.
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Modern/ legible edition of Chik’kei Lev

A high-quality, legible (but not modern) scan can be had at the National Library of Israel. Here is the general listing for the sefer. Here is Volume 1 of the scan and here is Volume 2. There are also ...
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Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu’s writings

שאלות ותשובות הרב הראשי (שו"ת הרב הראשי) (Shaalos UTeshuvos HaRav HaRashi), a responsa, can be bought for example here. The blurb says that it is a collection of answers given to various halachic ...
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Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu’s writings

You can read most of his books online for free on his website, HaRav.org. https://harav.org/sfarim/
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Looking for Esek Hashchita

You can get it here: https://www.blurb.com/b/6849444-esek-hashechita The one I got is missing something between pages 14 and 15. I wrote to the author to get the missing text but never received a ...
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Book/Sefarim recommendations that explore the deeper meaning of Eretz Yisrael?

As mentioned in my question (and answer) here, I would recommend reading the sefer "Tzion V'areha" (Hakdama, p. 9), which is a sefer that specifically talks about Eretz Yisroel by Rabbi ...
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Looking for more information about this "Megillah"

While I didn't find information regarding the megillah specifically, it seems that it was customary for the yeshiva to solicit contributions through various 'gifts' given (or sold?) around the chagim. ...
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What are good books on humility by major scholars or Rabbis?

I would recommend Chovot Levavot, Orchot Tzaddikim and Mesilat Yisharim. All have chapters/sections on humility (Chovot Levavot has a section on Jewish 'asceticism', as does Mesilat Yisharim), all are ...
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What is the reason behind the Meiri intentionally replacing the names of Rabbis?

See @רבותמחשבות for the body question. As for why Meiri may have done so, as it sounds like from the title question, here are some guesses: As he was a masterful writer with style he may have just ...
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What commentaries are there on sefer hazohar

The most popular commentary on the Zohar today is `the Matok MiDevash, by Rabbi Daniel Frisch. There are those who oppose its use, much like the Artscroll series translations of the Gemarra, on the ...
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