morah hochman
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Echad Vetish'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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in the year 291 BCE the Septuagint was created, and while this is not exactly a Jewish book (although it was translated by Jews) it had a major effect on Judaism to this day.

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Tish'im Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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Avraham to the decent of Yaakov to Egypt 290 years Proof Texts: Yaakov was 147 years old when he died and he had lived in Egypt 17 years (Bereshit 47:28) therefore he entered Egypt at 130 years old. ...

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What does "Comp." at the end of a posuk's translation mean?
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It seems in your example that the "Comp." comes before the verse and that it means "compared to."

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Height of a mezuzah and children:
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I don't have any source, but I do have a suggestion. Hang the Mezzuzah in the appropriate place with a bracha, then hang one lower without a bracha or a klaf. In this way the child will practice ...

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Anyone who says these people sinned is mistaken. For real?
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I know that the story of David is to be taken literally and many commentaries including Rashi and Abarbanel (among many others) explain why it is he did not sin. As it is David is punished for his ...

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40 minutes offset for candle lighting?
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The reason why we light candles a few minutes early (18 minutes) is in order to avoid any possibility of starting Shabbat late. Think of it as a train leaving the station. If you're one minute late, ...

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Tish'a Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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There are 289 absolute Hapax legomena (words that appear only once) in the Tanach. An absolute Hapax legomena is a word where even the shoresh is a Hapax legomenon. GREENSPAHN'S HAPAX LEGOMENA (PDF)

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How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
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The Hellenistic writer Cleodemus Malchus (a contemporary with the author of I Maccabees.). He is quoted by a Hellenistic historian who is then quoted by Josephus. The son of Abraham and Keturah, ...

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Shemona Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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I Chronicles 25:7 288 singers in the Temple

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How are Spartans the son of Abraham?
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This is a quote from the following, I found it hard to summarize, the entire article is very interesting. I can't vouch for the author, but he appears to be knowledgeable in both history and Judaism. ...

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Shiv'a Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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The number 7 appears 287 times in the Tanach. ( I looked it up in the concordance and googled it on Machon Mamre. (on Machon Mamre one of the 7 is listed as 3 score and 10 years, hence the original ...

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Proper age to take a child to Shul
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I take my kids starting at about 1 month old. They sleep at that age, but I still feel the tunes enter their subconscious. They stay with me until about 2 when they start going to groups only coming ...

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Sefardic contemporaries for Techelet?
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I could not find a source that tells you that a particular Rabbi says that Sephardim can wear Techelet, however there a plethora of websites which teach tying Tzitzit, both with and without Techelet, ...

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Until what time in the morning may you eat on a fast day?
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Minor fast days start at dawn (Alote HaShacar) which is about 72 minutes before the sun rises. According the Magen Avraham Alot Hashacar is the pre-sunrise event that occurs when the rays of the sun ...

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Mathematics in Cheder
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Not sure these quotes exactly answer your question, however they do show some of the major times when math was taught and introduced into Jewish schools. The last one seems particularly on topic. It ...

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Is it permissible to name one's child with a name from the opposite gender?
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It is preferable to name a baby boy after a man and a baby girl after a woman and to use the original name be it Hebrew, Yiddish or Ladino. If you are naming your son after a woman, the Jewish ...

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Who is the composer of Haneiros Halolu?
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I'm not sure this completly answers your question but it is mentioned in Talmud, Soferim 20:6. http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/holidays/chanukah/maozhan.htm

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Chamisha Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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The first translation of the Hebrew Bible was written in Greek. This began in 285 BCE

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Arba'a Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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יח כָּל-הַלְוִיִּם בְּעִיר הַקֹּדֶשׁ, מָאתַיִם שְׁמֹנִים וְאַרְבָּעָה Nehemiah 11:18 says there are 284 leviem in Jerusalem at that time.

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Shelosha Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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In Breshit 7:11 it tells us that in the 600 year, the second month, and the 17th day of Noah's life the flood started. In Breshit 8:13 it tells us that in the 601 year, in the first month on the ...

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Petur (exemption) - Does intent matter?
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I thought this was cute, the last line refers to not eating in the Sukkah in the rain. Dr. Seuss on Sukkot In terms of an answer about wither you get the mitzvah in the rain if you don't do the ...

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Saying Kadish for someone else
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Accroding to Rabbi Jack Abramowitz having a child or other relative as a catalyst for the congregation to praise God is an indisputable source of merit for the deceased. He basis this on a story about ...

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Can you leave video chat on over Shabbos?
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You may want to view these other discussions: Why do music tapes and CDs warn about playing on Shabbos? Am I allowed to view a Kotel Cam on Shabbos? In terms of an answer: It seems to me that this ...

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How does one explain God to little kids?
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Fortunately with my oldest child this has not been an issue, she innately believes in Hashem, and I have learned a lot from her! (A day after we learned we were expecting another child she told her ...

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Are You Obligated to Vote a Question You Answer?
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If the question is interesting enough to answer, it deserves an up vote. If you feel the answer is obvious or if you don't like the question why waste your time answering it! In terms of Halacha, ...

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Shnayim Ushmonim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
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ה' צבאות (Lord of Hosts) appears 250 times in the Bible. ה' אלוקי צבאות (Lord, God of Hosts) appears 14 times in the Bible. אלקים צבאות (God of Hosts) appears 12 times in the Bible. Hashem's name in ...

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Source of saying migdol / magdil in Bentching
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I always learned that yes people mistook it saying Shmuel Bet (22:51) instead of Tehillim (18:51) (the pasuk appears twice, with this small change) and started saying it on Shabbat. However I found ...

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Was Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ever formally ordained? (Given semicha?)
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He (Rav Moshe) studied with his father and also in yeshivas located in Slutsk, Shklov and Amstislav, before being appointed rabbi of Lubań where he served for sixteen years. (Wikipedia) He (Rav ...

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Echad Ushmonim Umataym - mi yodeya?
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The period of the Book of Judges begins with Othneil and ends with Abdon therefore the book of Judges deals with *281*years, from the death of Joshua in 1350 BCE to the death of Abdon in 1069 BCE. ...

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How does someone who needs a cane/walker/etc do the amidah -- standing and leaning, or sitting?
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The most famous leaning in Judaism that I can think of is during the Passover Seder. There we lean to show that we are wealthy and like kings. Wouldn't it be that when Davening shmone Esre we are ...

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