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In the circles in which I travel (American, generally modern/centrist Orthodox), there aren't any particular restrictions on acceptable gifts for a Bat/Bar Mitzva. The types of gifts I've seen most frequently are money, gift cards, Jewish books, and Judaica objects, but I've also seen other kinds of gifts that one might give a young adult of that age on a ...


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Rambam writes that Moses had the halachic status of king (Mishnah Torah Beis Habechirah 6:11): אֵין מוֹסִיפִין עַל הָעִיר אוֹ עַל הָעֲזָרוֹת אֶלָּא עַל פִּי הַמֶּלֶךְ וְעַל פִּי נָבִיא וּבְאוּרִים וְתֻמִּים וְעַל פִּי סַנְהֶדְרִין שֶׁל שִׁבְעִים וְאֶחָד זְקֵנִים שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שמות כה ט) "כְּכל אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מַרְאֶה אוֹתְךָ" וְכֵן תַּעֲשׂוּ ...


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I know several people who are in this position. Most of them are called "Rabbi {last name}." If you know them very well and can be somewhat casual, you might use Rabbi {first name}. A rabbi (this one was a congregational rabbi for many years. Now he is semi-retired) explained to me that the notation "rabbi" is used to anyone who has Semicha. It has nothing ...


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