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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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Chumash with Shoresh highlighted

I have a (paper) book called אמרי מדריך that seems to be what you're looking for. It highlights the shoresh, showing the other letters in outline, and it includes letters from the shoresh which were ...
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What is a summary of basic Jewish metaphysics or theology?

Over a period of about five hundred years, various medieval Jewish scholars wrote books attempting to systematically address many issues of Jewish theology and metaphysics. Saadia Gaon (882-942) ...
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Commentaries on Moreh Nevuchim

A friend of mine compiled the following list: This edition: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/14118 has Efodi, Shem Tov ibn Shem Tov, ibn Crescas, and Abarbanel. This: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/31594 ...
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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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Currently in a marriage with a non-observant Jewish woman and I want to convert to Orthodox

Greetings and welcome to J.SE. Many born-Jewish couples have worked out agreements whereby one spouse's level of observance is higher than another's. Some of the biggest questions involve matters ...
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What should I use for Mishna study?

I have learned the entire Mishna based on the Artscroll Yad Avraham series in English. I also own many of the newer Artscroll Schottenstein Edition of the Mishna. Here are a few thoughts I found the ...
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Where can the Tosafot of Rabbi Samson of Sens be found?

Tosafot Shants are printed in the margins of Eduyot in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud (counterintuitively, it isn't usually printed in editions of the Mishna). You can read it online here. ...
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Jewish Minecraft instructions?

Here is a YouTube video of someone's actual Minecraft model of the (first) Beit Hamikdash. If building based on that isn't enough, they provide some links in the video description. Disclaimer: I don'...
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Seeking an index for the Mishnah Berurah

There is an index called Yad Yisrael http://seforimsets.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=555
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Is there a topic index for Igrot Moshe?

There is a very popular sefer called Yad Moshe which is an index for Igros Moshe. See here.
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How to get an urgent answer if your local rabbi isn't reachable

The best option is probably the Beis Din of your own community; see if they are reachable by phone; they may well be. That said, someone I sort of know has experience with the following hotlines in ...
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What is a "Chosson Shas"?

Generally speaking, a Chosson Shas is a set of larger Gemarahs - a couple of inches taller and wider than the typical full-sized Gemarah you would find in your shul. The type is thus bigger and easier ...
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Halacha B'Iyun Learning Help

Are you aware of a program called Tzurba M'Rabanan? It is a halakha b'iyun program to learn most of Shulchan Aruch over 4 years. They publish brochures (or a complete set) - each brochure contains ...
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The New Artscroll Mishnayos: Product Recommendation

I have learned the entire Mishna based on the Yad Avraham series in English. I also own much of the newer Schottenstein Edition of the Mishna. Here are a few thoughts I found the introductions to ...
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Sefer on Chazal, Geonim and Later Acharonim

On Chazal there is a series of books by R Binyamin Lau on Jewish sages (from Koren), vol 1 on the Second Temple period, vol 2 on Yavne to Bar Kochba, vol 3 on the Galilean period, vol 4 on the period ...
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Internet Bavli resource

Firstly hatzlocho on this very worthwhile endeavour! There are a wealth of resources online which collectively can provide anything from a basic translation to a more in-depth review and more. I am ...
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Finding the right mezuza

A "mezuzah" as we use the term is made up of 2 items -- the parchment inside and the case which the rest of the world sees. While we often spend time and money trying to get a nice case -- something ...
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What book is abbreviated as "Dor. Har."?

Dorot Harishonim דורות הראשונים See this link in English about the author and the book
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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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Are there any yeshiva programs (Israel or US) that begin mid-year?

I believe most or all Israeli yeshivot targeting English-speaking baalei tshuva will accept people year-round. A few links to get you started: Ohr Somayach Aish HaTorah Shapell/Darchei Noam Machon ...
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Introductory seforim for learning Kabbalah

Inner Space from Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (written by his students based on his teachings) is a great intro in English. He goes through the concept of ein sof, tzimtzum, the four worlds, the sefirot, ...
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A breakdown of Talmudic Argument Structures

דרך תבונות - "The Ways of Reason", by the Ramchal, available in hebrew and english (Feldheim), and in english online, is a really good introduction to the dialectics of gemara in a ...
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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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What's a good beginner-friendly collection of aggadah in English?

I think Legends of the Jews by Prof. Louis Ginzberg is the classic work of aggadah. It follows the order of the Torah, and appears in 7 volumes. The first 4 volumes are the actual aggadot, the next ...
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What are some non-allegorical commentaries on Song of Solomon?

Some old non-allegorical commentaries on Shir HaShirim: Rashbam's commentary (translation) separates the allegorical and non-allegorical comments. R' Avraham ibn Ezra wrote his commentary in three ...
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English version of SHULCHAN ARUCH

It took several years from the OP but I am pleased to announce that Sefaria has posted most of the original-by-Señor-Yosef-Karo Shulchan Aruch in English: https://www.sefaria.org/texts/Halakhah/...
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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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Finding the right mezuza

Two additional thoughts in addition to rosends's answer Many doors in the house need a mezuza (see here for details) - I realize it might sound a bit daunting if you are "just starting" but "no one ...
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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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