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Customary learning areas for Shavuos?

To add some information to the practice of saying Tikkun Leil Shavuot- There is a machloket regarding saying Mishnayot, The Chid"a and others are of the opinion to omit them but the Shla"h ...
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What is the source of not to speak dvarim betelim

As @Deuteronomy said there is no prohibition of talking דברים בטלים but we have sources that tell us not to: The Nefesh Hachaim talks about how one's words have an effect on the spiritual worlds, and ...
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The Brisk curriculum or the more Classic Lithuanian Yeshiva curriculum?

There are far too many to compile a comprehensive list, but included in the main ones are: Kodshim Brisk (R' Avraham Yehoshua) Pragers R' Dovid Solveitchik R' Yechiel Solveitchik R' Shalom Shechter ...
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Listening to shiurim in bed

I'm not paskeining anything, just quoting the opinions. One of the reasons Chazal instituted Kriat shema al hamitah is that we fall asleep with Torah, as the first Rashi (and others) on Brachot 5a ...
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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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Where does the Rebbe write that Rambam was a mekubal

B"H There are many sefarim that discuss the Rambam being a kabbalist. One source from the Luvavitcher Rebbe at the top of my head: It is not surprising that the Rambam seeks to clarify an issue ...
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Examples of people who gained tremendous Torah knowledge very quickly?

Rav Elazor Ben Hykonos may have been similar to Rav Akiva. Both went from unlearned laymen to major Tanniam but it's unclear how many years it took Rav Elazor Ben Hykonos to become such a Talmid ...
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Customary learning areas for Shavuos?

The traditional Tikkun Leil Shavuot contains excerpts of each parasha, every book of the remainder of Tanach, Mishnah, Kabbalah and a list of the 613 mitzvot. The common current practice is well ...
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When did daf yomi start in practice?

It seems fairly clear that, as the OP points out that the Aruch HaShulchan reports, there were some (perhaps many) who learned a daf of gemara each day. This was sometimes in Chevras Shas (Talmud ...
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Examples of people who gained tremendous Torah knowledge very quickly?

R. Avraham Abish of Frankfurt. The story starts with him not knowing how to learn (unlike his father and brothers), but then, after a public humiliation, he prayed to G‑d like never before... dreamt ...
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Gemara tractates for Halacha lemaaseh

Many areas of halacha you ask about have one core Talmudic tractate laying out the core halachot, even if relevant sources will be found in numerous other tractates Kashrut: Chulin Shabbat: tractate ...
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Resources to improve my Hebrew to learn Halachic works?

The challenges with halachic Hebrew are multiple halachic texts use quite a few Aramaic words from the gemara ... as well as abbreviations ... and they often stick very close to the language of the ...
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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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