Eli83
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Revi'a - mi yodeya?
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Name of a trope or Taam for the Torah and Haftarah reading. The Sefardic name of it is Revi'a whereas according to the Ashkenaze tradition its name is Revii

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What was Avraham Avinu's mother's name?
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Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer 26:3 says that Avraham Avinu's mother was עתדיי (Ataday? not sure how to pronounce it): הנס השלישי, טלטולו מבית אביו ומארץ מולדתו והביאו לחרן ושם מת תרח אביו ועתדיי אמו והטלטול ...

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How many did Moshe/Aharon have on their side?
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Based on the Pasuk in parshat Korach Bamidbar 16:25, Moshe went to Datan & Aviram with the Elders of Israel. A simple read of this verse means that the Elders were on Moshe's side. Ibn Ezra ...

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Pshat of what did Korach take?
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RaSHbaM who commented on a very pshat level said on this pasuk that Korach took Datan and Aviram and the rest of the "rebels" until they were 250 people in front of Moshe. Very simple answer.

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Is it permissible to give someone money for davening?
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It seems to me that the Mishnah Megilah 1:3 deals with what a city is. The answer is if there is a quorum - ten 13 years old Jewish males - of batlanin, so the place is called a city. If not, it is a ...

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Arba'a Asar - mi yodeya?
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Fourteen as the 14th of Nissan, the day of bringing and slaughtering the Korban Pesach. Fourteen as Kedolaromer and the kings waged war on the 14th year against the others kings in Bereshit 14:5 And ...

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Tish'a Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
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Vayikra 25:8 וְסָפַרְתָּ לְךָ שֶׁבַע שַׁבְּתֹת שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וְהָיוּ לְךָ יְמֵי שֶׁבַע שַׁבְּתֹת הַשָּׁנִים תֵּשַׁע וְאַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה׃ You shall count off seven weeks of ...

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After chumashim with notes and Rashi, what's the next torah commentary I should acquire and study?
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I would suggest that you read either Sifte Chachamim (or Ikar Sifte Chachamim), which is a commentary on Rashi you can find in most of the Chumashim. Actually, Rashi's comments are annotated with ...

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Angel helping to find a proper wife?
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Here is another answer to question from Dr. Itamar Warhaftig of The Bar Ilan University: ויאמר אברהם אל עבדו זקן ביתו המֹשל בכל אשר לו שים נא ידך תחת ירכי (כד:ב). מיהו העבד? בכל הפרשה לא נזכר ...

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Angel helping to find a proper wife?
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Here is a beautiful and very detailed answer to your question given by Rabbenu Bachya on Bereshit 24:15 ויהי הוא טרם כלה לדבר. יש להתבונן בתוספת מלת הוא כי היה הכתוב ראוי לומר ויהי ככלותו לדבר, אבל ...

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Arabic text chanted by Jo Amar for Yachatz in Haggadah
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The exact text for the Aramaic version of Etmol is: "Etmol hayinu avadim, hayom benei chorin, hayom kan, leshana habaa deara beyisrael (or deyisrael) benei chorin". It is a very famous custom in ...

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Jew with non-Jewish father: maternal grandfather has no Hebrew name; great-grandfather's Hebrew name unknown
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We can also call that person with the name of his mother instead. I have seen this several times.

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