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Ritva on Bava Metzia 6b saying one is exempt from doing a mitzva there a multiple shitas
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I'll transcribe what Rav Nissan Kaplan said: One reason (not to wear the murex techeiles) like Rav Elyashiv writes in the teshuva, that even if we know how to do the techeiles, there's like four or ...

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Reason for dispute if chilazon has a melacha of trapping
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The Radziner Rebbe addresses this Yerushalmi in his landmark kuntres on techeiles, Sefunei Temunei Chol. He explains the opinion in the Yerushalmi that exempts a person for trapping the chilazon as ...

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Why did they want to murder Eliezer?
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I found an explanation from Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita, brought in Derech Sicha parshas Bo p. 244 אומרים בשם ר' העשיל, שלבן רצה על ידי סם שבאוכל להרוג את אליעזר, וקיימא לן במס' נזיר (י"ב ע"...

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Status and reason for decisions of the Chofetz Chayim in the Shaar HaTziyun?
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I'm not sure if this fully answers your question, but I saw in an English sefer on pesak (halachic rulings), The making of a halachic decision, a similar question posed to Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky. The ...

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Are Jews allowed to deliver for food delivery apps?
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You should ask your Rabbi for a final ruling on this matter. For those wondering what potential issues there might be, and angles for leniency, @Alex posted that Rav Aryeh Lebowitz has a lecture on ...

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Order of Creation: why the creation of man was grouped with animals and did not stand alone?
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I think I heard in the name of Rav Soloveitchik that some people are more animal than human. Meaning, the Torah is teaching us that if we don't use our holy neshama, we're no different than an animal.

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Why was Yaacov punished for hiding Dinah?
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The Torah Temimah (to v. 15 § 9) has, to be honest, a quite surprising answer to this question: ומה שכתב רש"י שנענש יעקב על שמנע את דינה מעשו שמא תחזירנו למוטב, צריך באור, היכן מצינו כהאי גונא, ...

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Why we start to say Barchi Nafshi only from Bereshit Sidra?
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I'm not sure if by "why" you mean "what's the reason behind it" or "what's the source for this custom". If it's the latter, the Rema to Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 624:5 ...

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Implications of the appendix "אני ה'" in Biblical Mitzvot
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The Meshech Chochmah (Haftaras Shabbos HaGadol, Malachi 3:16) cites the principle that if someone thinks to do a mitzvah and is prevented, it is considered as if they had fulfilled it anyways (...

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Cities of Refuge when Moshiach comes?
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I'm assuming included in your question is why is there a command to add three cities of refuge when Moshiach comes (Deuteronomy 19:8 with Rashi). If so, Rav Daniel Glatstein dedicated an entire shiur ...

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Discrepancy between Sefer HaMitzvos and Sefer Hachinuch
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This discrepancy was noticed by the Mishneh LaMelech in his Parshas Derachim Derech Mitzvosecha 4:487, and the Minchas Chinuch § 487, among others. As mentioned, the Chinuch leaves out the mitzvah ...

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Is the mitzvah of shaking the lulav Biblical just the first day or all of the days?
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Sukkah 3:12 teaches: בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה הָיָה לוּלָב נִטָּל בַּמִּקְדָּשׁ שִׁבְעָה, וּבַמְּדִינָה יוֹם אֶחָד. מִשֶּׁחָרַב בֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ, הִתְקִין רַבָּן יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי שֶׁיְּהֵא לוּלָב נִטָּל ...

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Sending away the mother bird, mitzvah at the onset?
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There are various sources which sound like there is no mitzvah at the onset; only once transgressing the negative mitzvah. Teshuvos HaRashba I § 18 says there's no beracha on sending away the mother ...

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Yeshiva-style shiurim on Maseches Megillah
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for but Daf HaShavuah has many shiurim on all the dapim of Megillah. One amazing shiur is from Rav Moshe Aharon Friedman, a maggid shiur in the Mir. He gives 3-...

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Can the word "Torah" refer to the Tanakh in general?
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There are many examples of the Talmud referring to Tanach as the Torah. One example is Sanhedrin 37a: והיינו דאמר ליה ההוא מינא לרב כהנא אמריתו נדה שרי לייחודי בהדי גברא אפשר אש בנעורת ואינה מהבהבת ...

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Read Hamikra VeHamassora (Reuvein Margulies) online
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The first 40 pages are viewable on Otzar HaChochmah for free, which is 4/7 of the book.

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How could Yocheved be conceived
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I just discovered that many Rishonim address this question. For example: Tosafos to Taanis 11a s.v. אסור לאדם אסור לאדם לשמש מטתו בשני רעבון - ואם תאמר הרי יוכבד נולדה בין החומות ואותו העת עת רעב היה ...

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Rashi Script in Aruch Hashulchan
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This exists in all editions of the Aruch HaShulchan. See for example the first page of this older edition. Perhaps you couldn't find anything on this because unexpectedly the introduction to the work ...

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Source for dividing the ten commandments into Ben Adam Lamakom and Ben Adam Lechavero
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The Ramban to Exodus 20:13-14 says this idea. I'm not sure if he is the first. והנה עשרת הדברות חמשה בכבוד הבורא וחמשה לטובת האדם, כי כבד את אביך כבוד האל, כי לכבוד הבורא צוה לכבד האב המשתתף ביצירה, ...

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Is having sex not for the purpose of making children allowed according to Halacha?
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The code of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 240:1) spells out the ideal intents one should have when intimate with their wife. ואף כשהוא מצוי אצלה לא יכוין להנאתו אלא כאדם שפורע חובו שהוא ...

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Becoming Bar Mitzvah on Shabbas but made early kiddush
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I asked this question to Rav Zev Leff and he said (as pointed out in the comments) that there are many examples of someone fulfilling something as a child and then becoming bar mitzvah. One example he ...

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Story of a famous rav and a questioner
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I heard this story from Rav Zev Leff in the name of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik. A man came and said his wife every week makes challah with raisins, and this week she forgot to put in the raisins. He ...

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Where can one find the midrash Tadsha?
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Midrash Tadshe can be found in Hebrewbooks I believe the particular teaching cited in your screenshot is here.

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Why didn't Jewish slaves rebel against the Egyptians?
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The Kesav Sofer (Exodus 14:31 s.v. איתא בילקוט), while addressing a different question, perhaps answers yours. The Ibn Ezra (Exodus 14:13) asks why didn't the Jews fight back against the Egyptians at ...

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An ovel attending a wedding on zoom
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Rav Asher Weiss ruled (listen here) that it's permissible. His reasoning was that if anything, it generates some sadness. You long to be there in person by watching. He felt it's not considered being ...

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Chasam Sofer on Sefiras HaOmer
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Maybe you're thinking of Drashos Chasam Sofer II p. 280a (Sefiras HaOmer, halfway down the right column): וזהו שאמר בפרשה זו (ויקרא כ"ה ח') "וספרת לך שבע שבתות שנים שבע שנים שבע פעמים והיו ...

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Could animals in Eden eat the forbidden fruit of knowledge and what would happen to them?
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Genesis 3:6 וַתִּקַּ֥ח מִפִּרְי֖וֹ וַתֹּאכַ֑ל וַתִּתֵּ֧ן גַּם־לְאִישָׁ֛הּ עִמָּ֖הּ וַיֹּאכַֽל׃ ...she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Rashi there, quoting ...

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Shabbat Erev Pesach - Piyyutim for Shabbat HaGadol
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According to Rabbi Yehuda Spitz of Ohr Somayach, there is a four way dispute how to go about things in a year like 5781, where Erev Pesach is on Shabbos. Some say the traditional Yotzros as normal (...

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What is the connection between Pharaoh's butler's cups and Arba Kosos?
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The Da'as Zekeinim you cite got this idea from Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1. The Aruch HaShulchan, in his commentary on the Haggadah Leil Shimurim, addresses this question, of what do the cups in the ...

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Is the Shulchan Aruch not consistent with the idea taught today that you can have Secular Jews / Halachically Jewish non-believing Jews?
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He's not saying they're permitted to eat pork or drive on Shabbos, like non-Jews. He's saying that Chazal penalized such a Jew to treat their shechitah (ritual slaughter) as invalid as if a non-Jew ...

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