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Why wasn't Adam Harishon given the Torah?
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Adam was worthy of having the Torah given through him. Said the Holy One, Blessed is He “ I will give it to him for he is the work of my hands” After he sinned the Holy One, Blessed is He said to him “...

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Mikvah during UK COVID-19 Lockdown
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This is the guidance issued by the United Synagogue. The observance of Taharat Hamishpacha (the laws of family purity) is a fundamental mitzvah. Mikvaot remain open for women. Best-practice ...

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What is the midrash about Nadav and Avihu being burned from within?
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Sanhedrin 52A (Sefaria) בי אלעזר אמר אתיא שריפה שריפה מבני אהרן מה להלן שריפת נשמה וגוף קיים אף כאן שריפת נשמה וגוף קיים Rabbi Elazar says that there is a different source for this method of ...

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Source for it being a mitzvah to make fun of Avodah Zarah?
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Megillah 25 B מר רב נחמן כל ליצנותא אסירא בר מליצנותא דעבודת כוכבים דשריא דכתיב (ישעיהו מו, א) כרע בל קרס נבו וכתיב (ישעיהו מו, ב) קרסו כרעו יחדיו לא יכלו מלט משא וגו' ר' ינאי אמר מהכא (הושע י, ה) ...

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Fish and Meat only an issue until year 5000?
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I found it quoted in Shemiras Haguf V’HanefeshThe Mahashdam Chelek Daled Siman 124 in the name Sefer Hakana after the Year 5000

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Is there any source that claims a person who dies on Rosh haShanah is a Tzaddik?
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I found something regarding Yom Kippur Based on Ketubot 103b והתניא כשחלה רבי נכנס ר' חייא אצלו ומצאו שהוא בוכה אמר לו רבי מפני מה אתה בוכה והתניא מת מתוך השחוק סימן יפה לו מתוך הבכי סימן רע לו פניו ...

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Was Moshe punished for converting the Erev Rav?
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Shemos Rabah 42:6 לֶךְ רֵד כִּי שִׁחֵת עַמְּךָ, הָעָם אֵין כְּתִיב כָּאן אֶלָא עַמְּךָ, אָמַר משֶׁה רִבּוֹן הָעוֹלָם מִנַּיִן הֵם עַמִּי, אָמַר לוֹ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עַמְּךָ הֵם, שֶׁעַד ...

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Sources needed on Beis Shammai and Mashiach and the paths of the tribes
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Potential answer to the first question will edit as soon as I have an answer to the 2nd Source: Sefaria: Mikdash Melech to Zohar Parshat Bereishit 17b In the time of the Messiah, we will follow the ...

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Complete list of Batei Dinim
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This is a list compiled by the Israeli Rabbinate for Conversions which are done by Batei Dinim or recognised Rabbonim. It includes Batei Dinim outside of Israel. https://www.gov.il/BlobFolder/reports/...

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Shelosha Asar - mi yodeya?
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Thirteen at which Yishmael had Bris Mila. בראשית י״ז , כה

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Minhag not to return home directly after shiva visit?
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I thought is was after the levaya. I saw in Mourning in Halacha Chapter 10 S26: Some have the custom of leaving the funeral by a different route, if possible from that which they came. See Ta’...

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Were there prophets who could “see” the past?
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He saw an Egyptian man ,Exodus 2:12. Moshe saw through divine inspiration what the Egyptian has done to the Jewess in the house I.e. that the Egyptian has committed adultery also that the Egyptian was ...

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Diagram showing how the one sprinkling the blood of the Poroh Adumoh saw the Heichal entrance
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I found this picture on the temple institute website https://templeinstitute.org/red-heifer-the-ceremony/

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Legal minyan in Stamford Hill
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My opinion is to daven at the Golders Green United Synagogue which is under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogue. If you are going to attend then you will have to contact them to ...

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What's the source of post Yom Tov Behab
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In the Rite and Reason it quotes the Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim 492:1 תענית שני וחמישי ושני אחר המועדים ובו ס"א: יש נוהגים להתענות שני וחמישי ושני אחר הפסח וכן אחר חג הסוכות וממתינים עד שיעבור כל ...

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Do pre-washed and packaged vegetables and greens fall under a miut she'eno hamatzui?
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Possible Answer: From Star K Website, With a vegetable cleaning system, the means of creating a chazakah is to see if the system can effectively clean three batches of lettuce, or any other leafy ...

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Rain in Iyar - Miracle Cure?
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Possible answer: The Sefer Ta’amei HaMinhagim asks why is Iyar a time of healing? He sources the Bnei Yissaschar who teaches that most weakness and illness come from foods which do not comport with a ...

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The Ohr Hachaim's Moshiach Claim
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Possible answer brought by the BaisMoshiach.org. http://www.beismoshiach.org/Moshiach/moshiach355b.htm The Ohr HaChaim believed that he was Moshiach. There’s a tremendous story told about the Ohr ...

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Shelosha Asar - mi yodeya?
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Thirteen were the number of towns that were allocated to the children of Gershon. יהושע כ״א ו וְלִבְנֵ֣י גֵרְשׁ֗וֹן מִמִּשְׁפְּח֣וֹת מַטֵּֽה־יִשָּׂשכָ֣ר וּמִמַּטֵּֽה־אָ֠שֵׁר וּמִמַּטֵּ֨ה נַפְתָּלִ֜י ...

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Shelosha Asar - mi yodeya?
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The people of Chedorlaomer served him for twelve years then rebelled against him in the thirteenth year. בראשית יד ד שְׁתֵּ֤ים עֶשְׂרֵה֙ שָׁנָ֔ה עָבְד֖וּ אֶת־כְּדָרְלָעֹ֑מֶר וּשְׁלֹשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵ֥ה ...

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Shelosha Asar - mi yodeya?
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Thirteen is the number of young bulls that are offered on the alter on the 1st day Sukkot 13You shall offer up a burnt offering, a fire offering for a spirit of satisfaction to the Lord: thirteen ...

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Segulos pertaining to individual Gemara Mesechtos
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I think this is the best segulah a person can have. I have copied the link here: https://www.hidabroot.com/article/193322/My-Name-is-Chagigah Brief description that man learned the tractate of ...

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Historical sources on Bar Kochba?
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Talmud Yerushalmi , Taanit 4:5 (24a) and Midrash Rabba (Lamentations Rabba 2:5). A link that I found https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joseph_Geiger/publication/310512261_The_Bar-...

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Why is the Torah not written in chronological order?
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R. Elazar taught “ The parshiyos of the Torah were not arranged in the originally planned sequence, lest a keen student discover the way to revive the dead and perform miracles. The almighty therefore ...

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Is it acceptable to disturb a body so it may be reburied in Israel?
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Yaakov didn’t want to be buried in Egypt because of two reasons 1. whether Techiyas Hamaisim applies outside E”Y and the suffering of rolling of bones 2. The plague of lice. Yosef may have asked to ...

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Basar Bchalav Smicha
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This may help http://www.smicha.co.il/gallery/sikumim_categories-189.pdf It’s the Yad Hashulchan ( Hebrew) starts from Hilchos Melicha Siman 69 until 122. Brings all the concepts that come up and it’...

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Women saying kadish
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Possible answer. Quoting from Mourning in Halacha: Mishmeres Shalom(os kuf 51) cites the Bais Lechem Yehudah (376:5) who states in the name of Sefer Chassidim there is no halachic basis for a daughter’...

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Segulot for finding a Shidduch
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From a website The Shidduch Site lists the following segulahs for finding a shidduch. Recite all of Shir HaShirim every day for forty days (preferably after chatzos, or before sunrise) Daven for 40 ...

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Can a sefer Torah serve as a mezuzah?
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I would like to approach this question in two ways In Tractate Menachos 33a ואמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל כתבה על שני דפין פסולה מיתיבי כתבה על שני דפין והניחה בשני סיפין פסולה הא בסף אחד כשרה ראויה לשני ...

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Were there prophets who could “see” the past?
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I found a Gemara by accident in Sota 46 that quotes (Shmuel) in relation to Navi Elisha : He saw that all of them (the children who were killed by the bears) were conceived on Yom Kipur. I’m pretty ...

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