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Can I make a siyum on audio lessons?

One can make a siyum even if the mesechet was learned without verbalizing it. (ס’ יומא טבא לרבנן פרק ב’ אות ו’ בשם הרב אלישיב זצ”ל, וכן בס’ הדרן אלך אות ט”ו) Also see ב”י סי’ תרס”ט בשם או”ז That the ...
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Splitting learning for a siyum

Rabbi Lauffer at Ohr Somayach writes: Is It Permissible for a Few People to Learn Different Parts of the Tractate and Make a Siyum Together? Yes, it is (see Chavot Yair 70 and Maharshal). If possible,...
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ואהבת לרעך כמוך - Commandement to express an emotion?

It's not simple to say the mitzva of viahavta is to express emotion. The gemara Shabbos 31a says it means dont do to someone else what you dont like to happen to you. Gemara baba kama 51a says by ...
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ואהבת לרעך כמוך - Commandement to express an emotion?

Here is an example. You are commanded to rejoice on holidays. How can you rejoice when you don’t feel like rejoicing? Our Sages give us six ways: -First, go through the motions required by the ...
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Why Moses' way of teaching Israel left Yehoshuah out (Eruvin 54b)?

Yehoshua was not part of the initial teaching of Torah to the generation in the desert since he was a janitor (he was in charge of 50 people (Ba'al Haturim Bamidbar 13:3) which is basically his own ...
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Can you put a pencil as a bookmark in sifrei Kodesh? Per this site, you can leave a pencil in as a bookmark only, but not if it’s to guard your Sefer
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Can you put a pencil as a bookmark in sifrei Kodesh?

I would imagine the only issue would be not hurting the binding if you place the pencil near the spine and close the book on it. (Speaking from sevara as opposed to any halacha I am familiar with). I ...
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Does it say anywhere in Halacha that a person shouldn’t eat where others Arnt eating?

Bava Kamma 92b: אֲמַר לֵיהּ רָבָא לְרַבָּה בַּר מָרִי, מְנָא הָא מִילְּתָא דְאָמְרִי אִינָשֵׁי: שִׁיתִּין תִּכְלֵי מַטְיוּהּ לְכַכָּא דְּקָל חַבְרֵיהּ שְׁמַע, וְלָא אֲכַל? אֲמַר לֵיהּ, דִּכְתִיב: ״...
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Sources identification of the Steipler Gaon

Here is the relevant paragraph of the חיי עולם
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Where does it first talk about saying HaNotein Re'ach Tov BaPeirot

Berachos 43b אָמַר מָר זוּטְרָא: הַאי מַאן דְּמוֹרַח בְּאֶתְרוֹגָא אוֹ בְּחַבּוּשָׁא אוֹמֵר: "בָּרוּךְ שֶׁנָּתַן רֵיחַ טוֹב בַּפֵּירוֹת". Mar Zutra said: One who smells a citron [etrog] or ...
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Teshuvah still possible when Mashiach comes or not?

Bear in mind that there are different types of teshuvah. There is "teshuvah of love" vs. "of fear" vs. "brought about by suffering" (Yoma 86a); there is "higher ...
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Conflicting meanings of "Shulchan Aruch"

The original Shulchan Aruch was meant to be a summary of the conclusions of Beis Yosef, which does explain everything at length. It was later commentators who made it into its own area of study.
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Conflicting meanings of "Shulchan Aruch"

R Yosef Karo, the author of the work, gave it that name for the following reason (from the intro): וְקָרָאתִי שֵׁם סֵפֶר זֶה שֻׁלְחָן עָרוּךְ, כִּי בוֹ יִמְצָא הַהוֹגֶה כָּל מִינֵי מַטְעַמִּים ...
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