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Places with no half-denomination coin
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I emailed Rabbi Feigelstock from the Chabad of Paraguay and Rabbi Bentolila from the Chabad of Central Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which doesn't mint any coins at all. They both said ...

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German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
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In the footnotes to kinnah 25, which talks about the First Crusade, the Artscroll Ashkenazi Kinnot quotes Seder Hadorot, who quotes the Sm"a as saying about the Jewish community of Worms: That ...

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Targum Onkelos on זה קרבן פלוני בן פלוני
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Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry. The text of our Targum Onkelos is from Chumash Toras Elokim (Vilna, 1874) which includes R' Wolf Heidenheim’s text of the Targum; that text is based on ...

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Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
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Actually, tipcha is a bigger break than tevir, and even bigger than revii (even though many people don't read it that way). The side of the Tikkun Simanim points out places where it makes a ...

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Winged sun symbol on Hezekiah coins/seals
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Maybe this would be better as a comment, but I'm not able to comment. The first thing I noticed when I saw a picture of the original seal (example) is the left wing covering a bit of the sun, which ...

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Sukkos 2a ~ Reality shows the need for 13-אמות while the Gemara states that the smallest Sukkah is enough?
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The math works out almost exactly if you make slightly different assumptions than you're making. Instead of Yerushalayim on Sukkos, look at Jebel Musa, the mountain commonly identified as Har Sinai, ...

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Aruch ha-Shulchan he-Atid online
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Bar Ilan seems to have it, under ספרי הלכה ומנהג/ספרי הלכה ומנהג - אחרונים/ערוך השלחן העתיד. I'm not familiar with the structure, but the table of contents includes Sanhedrin and kings, at least, ...

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Which is better, wearing Tefilin on Rosh Chodesh at musaf or leaving shul early?
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I left my tefillin bag at home and brought the plastic boxes in my pockets. Before musaf, I took off the shel rosh, took the box out of my pocket with my other hand, put it in the box, and put the ...

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Were tithes paid on mortgaged land?
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Actually, there's a legal distinction between different types of tithes. This is discussed in the mishnah, Bikkurim 2:3. Bikkurim (from Deuteronomy 26:1-2, which you quoted) are only brought from ...

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PTIJ: Carrying the flu on Shabbos with no Eruv
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Even without an eruv, carrying a cold (or anything) is only a rabbinic prohibition, since constructing an eruv relies on the opinion that we don't have a real reshus harabim. Going near people when ...

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Difference between "face of" and "faces of" in Hebrew
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If you want to say "faces of gold" (plural) in Hebrew, you also say פני זהב ...or, if you want to refer to particular gold faces made by Betzalel, you could say פני הכרבים. It seems that there's no ...

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Did Tziporah sin in what she said about Moshe?
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We see from her statement that Tzippora assumed that all neviim had to separate from her spouses. She probably considered her situation analogous to a baal teshuva and a convert where the baal ...

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What signs in Gemmorah suggest that a ruling must hold forever?
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Yes. The 5th chapter of Maaser Sheini has both, immediately adjacent to each other. Maaser Sheini 5:10-14 gives laws of viduy maaser, and then Mishnah 15 says that at a particular time Yochanan ...

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Is there ever a Torah obligation to divorce one's wife?
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Under some circumstances, if she wants a divorce he'd have to give it, from general bein adam lachaveiro considerations. The husbands who leave their wives as agunos are pretty obviously violating ...

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Why didn't women complain about not being able to bring the Pesach?
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I just thought of this answer: The commandment to bring the Pesach the second year starts with: וְיַעֲשׂ֧וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל אֶת־הַפָּ֖סַח בְּמוֹעֲדֽוֹ׃ The Jewish people should bring the Pesach at ...

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How would the Rabbis handle a Jew who presents as having psychic or supernatural abilities?
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As IsraelReader noted, it's possible to do these things without using prohibited means. Doctors heal people all the time, we predict the future based on probability, and reading people by how they ...

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Why did the nesiim give such tiny wagons?
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Here's my take on it, based on the pesukim and this Gemara as well as some other Midrashim. First of all, the nesiim gave three sets of gifts to the Mishkan: the gemstones, oil, and spices in ...

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In Judges 8:18 what suggested royalty to Zebah and Zalmunna?
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I don't think this is a statement about Jews in general. The general picture we get from Judges suggests that Gid'on was almost, but not quite, a king. This statement shows that even his enemies ...

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How can saying vidui for a dying person substitute for his own confession?
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I've heard of a case where somebody in a coma was aware of things happening around him, but couldn't respond in any way. This person eventually recovered and thanked the chaplain for sending someone ...

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Categorization of Mepharshim by PaRDeS?
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Let's make a start through community wiki. Baal Haturim - remez Ibn Ezra - pshat and sod (from ba) Malbim - in Vayikra and the halachic parts of Shemos, Bamidbar, and Devarim, his focus is connecting ...

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Why are the Pesach sacrifice and Brit Milah so closely connected?
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As a simple answer, these two mitzvos are two ways of disassociating from the Egyptians: Milah is a permanent, irreversible change to your body. The Pesach is a permanent social change. Once you ...

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Where is there a discussion of which decisions or laws will become invalid כאשר יבוא המשיח?
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All laws of mourning for the Beit Hamikdash, for example Tisha Be'av as we have it now, tearing kriyah at the Kotel, and breaking a glass at a wedding, won't be relevant anymore.

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Why didn't Esther bring a nose with her to the party?
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She didn't want Haman to complete his quintet of destruction. Why did Haman lack Af?

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Eliphaz and Bildad Zophar
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Completely off the top of my head, with no source: Sometimes the Torah uses a singular verb for 2 people (e.g. וילך משה ואהרן, Shemot 4:29) to indicate that Moshe was primary and Aharon was going ...

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Should a man be humble before his woman (wife/date)? or should he boast?
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Please take a look at this question and answer. YDK's answer is lenient, msh in the comment brings a stricter view. Which is fine, we have machloket everywhere. In the absence of a family minhag, ...

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Why does it say (negatively) in אום נצורה “She sits and waits for Shabbos to go out"?
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Tosfot Pesachim 105a והנ"מ, based on a Midrash Tehillim, mentions that in their time they were very strict not to drink water after mincha on Shabbos, and as a gezeira, not to eat a meal during that ...

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Elo-aH - Feminine or not?
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No. ּוַיִּטֹּש אֱלוֹהַּ עָשָׂהו Devarim 32:15 עשהו is masculine; the feminine version would probably be ּעָשָׂתְהו (or maybe עָשַׂתּוּ like in Rut 4:15, but anyway not עשהו). There are other ...

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Please explain anomalies in phrasing of Succot sacrifices (B'midbar 29:12-39)
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I don't remember where I saw this explanation, it was a while ago. It might have been in one of these, either in Pinchas or in the Yom Tov volume. They quote someone who suggested that one of שעיר ...

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Killing insects on Yom Tov
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An article on practicalhalacha.com (which is apparently reviewed by R' Moshe Heinemann), also reposted by the OU, writes that it is allowed. It doesn't go more in depth. Biting or Stinging Insects ...

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Can 'Omer' be translated as 'sheaf', or does it only refer to a measure of grain?
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Yes, it can also mean sheaf. וַתֹּ֗אמֶר אֲלַקֳטָה־נָּא֙ וְאָסַפְתִּ֣י בָֽעֳמָרִ֔ים אַחֲרֵ֖י הַקּוֹצְרִ֑ים וַתָּב֣וֹא וַֽתַּעֲמ֗וֹד מֵאָ֤ז הַבֹּ֙קֶר֙ וְעַד־עַ֔תָּה זֶ֛ה שִׁבְתָּ֥הּ הַבַּ֖יִת מְעָֽט׃ ...

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