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In the context of the other coins minted during the revolt and siege of the 1st century, it is not surprising that the depiction of the species is less photographic of "full sets" and more representative of the mitzva and of the holiday. The symbol may have been an act of rebellion in itself, bringing distinctly Jewish practice, whose restoration they were ...


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If you take your talis from the sides and roll them in and under on top of shoulder it should stay in place without any movement.


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Five conditions of a hiddur esrog according to the Tiferes Yisrael Sukkah 3:37 from most to least important. That it should be completely clean,and especially by the chotem (when the middle starts to bend in) there shouldn't even be pin drop of something unclean. The esrog should have many bumps and not be smooth skinned. The ukatz (bottom stem of esrog) ...


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While I can understand the emotional issue one may have with paying dirt-cheap prices for a mitzva, I do not see the connection between ואנווהו which literally means to glorify, which is done through the beautification of the mitzva-object as stated in the Talmud (Shabbat 133b), and the price spent on the mitzva. Do you have a source that the ואנווהו ...


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I can't see how this make sense. According to this logic, it's preferable to pay the seller more then he asks... A person that owns Etrog (citron) tree, that gives the best looking Etrog in town, can't accomplish ואנווהו because he gets it for free?


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There are some similarities between each of these mitzvah objects. Mitzvot of the holidays are performed with them, and they all have similar laws, and are close together on the calendar. Note that the general order for Sefer Zemanim is found in Rambam's Sefer Hamitzvot, and there, we have these three mitzvot grouped together as well (168-170), so he decided ...


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Avodah Zarah 26b: המינין והמסורות והמומרים היו מורידין ולא מעלין Heretics, informers, and sinners to anger Hashem - we kill them and do not save them. As the Kohen showed that he's a Tzeduki, he qualifies as a heretic and therefore may be killed without a court case.


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