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Learning Torah From A Person Who Learns Not Lishma

Obviously if one has a choice, he follows the best possible teacher who "is like an angel" (see explanations here). Ribbi Meir says that one is allowed to study from an imperfect teacher, ...
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Vilna Gaon - Torah can bring you up or bring you down

This teaching of the Vilna Gaon is quoted in Even Sheleimah #47: ענין התורה לנפש דוגמת המטר לארץ שמצמיח מה שנזרע בה סם חיים או סם מות. כן בתורה מצמיח מה שבלבו אם לבו טוב תגדיל יראתו. ואם בלבו שורש ...
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On the Rambam's view on funding Torah scholars

The Rambam quotes that Gemara word for word in later in that comment. He explains it as "That you allow them to sell their products first in the market" not giving them cash. The Rambam also ...
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Contradiction in Parashat Behukotai Blessings

The answer can be beautifully explained by analyzing the last bracha in that same verse: וְהִשִּׂ֨יג לָכֶ֥ם דַּ֙יִשׁ֙ אֶת־בָּצִ֔יר וּבָצִ֖יר יַשִּׂ֣יג אֶת־זָ֑רַע וַאֲכַלְתֶּ֤ם לַחְמְכֶם֙ לָשֹׂ֔בַע ...
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Is learning Aleph-Beis considerd Talmud Torah?

Great Question. In the Sefer תשובות והנגהחות חלק ד אורח חיים סימן יז he says it is Talmud Torah. Which would means that one cannot teach or learn the aleph beit in a makom metunaf, and one would also ...
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What's the source you can't learn Torah with dirty hands?

See this answer regarding the need to wash hands in certain circumstances The Shulchan Aruch (4: 18) records a list of activities that require one to wash his hands. אֵלּוּ דְּבָרִים צָרִיךְ נְטִילָה ...
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Can a Frum person attend Limmud

The mainstream position of Orthodox Rabbanim in the UK has consistently been not to attend Limmud, or any other pluralistic platform that undermines the foundational tenets of Orthodoxy. When Rabbi ...
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Can a Frum person attend Limmud

The November 2023 answer links to a 2011 article by Ben Elton. Since 2015 Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton has been Chief Minister and Senior Rabbi of the Great Synagogue in Sydney, Australia. He is a regular ...
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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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Resource for learning Nach Yomi

B"H On chabad.org Torah texts there is a little known work called Steinzeltz neviim and kesuvim. It has, in addition to English translation of the text and Rashi, a seamless commentary built in ...
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