Gavriel
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Rashi on Nach in English and with Nekudos
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Sefaria has Rashi with nekudos and translated into English https://www.sefaria.org/Joshua.1.1?lang=bi&with=Rashi&lang2=he Metsudah has also put out Nach with Rashi with nekudos and translated. ...

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Why give gentiles an evil prophet?
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Rav Chaim Kanievsky is recorded as having asked this question and answered that Bilam was righteous before he was given nevuah and then became a rasha afterward (because of the power the nevuah gave ...

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Rabbi Dovid Oppenheim's introduction to the Ein Yaakov- Where is it?
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You can find the introduction on HebrewBooksorg here: http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=47602&st=&pgnum=12

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Asking the husband about the wife אַיֵּה שָׂרָה אִשְׁתֶּךָ - what are the views of contemporary poskim?
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In his sefer Chut Shani on Even HaEzer Siman 21, Rabbi Nissim Karelitz writes (page 59, note 16) the straight halacha that asking a woman how she is doing is forbidden even if you ask by means of the ...

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May one complain to G-d?
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In Meseches Kiddushin 80b it's written: And the Rabbis, who render seclusion forbidden even then, hold in accordance with the statement of Rabbi Yitzḥak, as Rabbi Yitzḥak says as follows with ...

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What's the difference between "Tanya" and "Tanu Rabanan"?
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Rav Sherira Gaon, in his letter: Braysa's that were verified by Rebbe Chiya and Rebbe Oshiya are introduced by the words Tanu Rabanan. Other braysos are introduced with the word Tanya. Rama Mipano, ...

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Why is the first mishna of Brachos included in the Ein Yaakov?
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It seems that the first mishna and gemara were not part of the original Ein Yaakov. Rav Yaakov ibn Habib never intended to collect all of the aggados in shas. He collected what he thought fit into ...

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Why didn't the tribes of Re'uven and Gad and 1/2 Menashe take up Moshe's suggestion?
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The original proposition made to Moshe by b'nei Gad and b'nei Reuvan was that they would not return until after helping conquer the land and all of the tribes were settled. Moshe responded that they ...

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Is there a blessing or prayer for success in work?
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In the "Siddur Vilna" immediately preceding Mincha they print what's entitled "Prayer Before Doing Business". It's not clear where this prayer comes from, but I'm not sure how much that matters (...

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Are girls allowed to touch themselves?
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Rav Nissim Karelitz, based on the Ramban and Ritva in Niddah 13a, holds Chut Shani on Even HaEzer siman 21that there is an issur for a woman to entertain or cause sexual thoughts. The issur is "de'...

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How to explain the start of Parsha Pinchas to bar/bat mitzva kids
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Many kids aged 12/13 have already heard about sex and very often have been told specific things about sex. The information they receive could be true, false, true but expressed in a non-ideal way, etc....

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What is the source not to eat the endpiece of the challah?
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I always thought that people didn't not eat the end piece as much as they did eat the rest of the challah. What I mean is that there is an inyan to eat the 'prusas hamotzi' i.e. the peiece of bread ...

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How to display the Torah when doing hagbah
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The sefer Piskei Teshuvos Siman 134 #5 Says the following (I'm paraphrasing): The language of the Shulchan Aruch is "Show the writing of the sefer torah to the people that are standing to his ...

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Lighting the Chanuka menorah in my moving trailer
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In the Sheilos U'Teshuvos of the Maharsham (Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Shvadron) Chelek 4 Siman 146 he writes to a Rabbi in the city of Leipzig the following (my own translation with added clarifications):...

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What side is a newborn supposed to nurse from first?
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The Kaf HaChaim writes in Yoreh Deah siman 116 number 149 "a woman that begins to nurse her son should begin nursing from the left breast first". He writes that his source is the Tzava'as Rebbe ...

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The practice of (not) printing pictures of women in magazines and newspapers under religious auspices
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Rav Nissim Karelitz writes in Chut Shani that it is prohibited "lehistakel" at pictures of women and that it's included in the prohibition of "lehistakel" at women's clothing (Shulchan Aruch Even ...

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Whom is the Moreh Nevuchim for?
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I just found the following here: (I can't vouch for it's accuracy since I did not read the intro myself.) IT is the object of this work “to afford a guide for the perplexed,” i.e. “to thinkers ...

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Halachic categorization of safek dioraisa...
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The Rashba (Toras HaBayis, Bayis 4, Shaar 1, 11b. Also in his chiddushim on kiddushin 73a d"h mamzer vaday) says it's a Torah principle. The Ran (Kiddushin 15b according to the Rif pages) also holds ...

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Cleaning Tzitzis
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I just bought this in Israel (it helps to keep the tzitzis from being tangled, similar to the sock method mentioned in one of the answers, but this allows the water to reach the strings so that they ...

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Any primary sources that all Jewish males should l'chatchila stay in learning forever?
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"Someone told me that the Nefesh HaChaim says this, but I couldn't find it." In Nefesh HaChaim Sha'ar 1 Perek 8 in the course of explaining why Shlomo HaMelech set up the keruvim the way he did (not ...

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What is one's purpose in life and how does one find it?
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The Gaon and Chasid of Vilna writes in his commentary to Mishlei 16:4 Every individual has a unique way that he is to serve G‑d. (Berachos 58a) : Just as no two people look the same, no two people ...

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Where can I find the Rav's hesped for R Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky?
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Yalkut HaMoadim page 711 & HaPardes Number 14 page 7

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Reasons for the laws of the prayers in Aramaic
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The Rama in Orach Chaim siman 132 seif 1 says that in Uvah LeTzion (kedusha de'sidra) the parts of the kedusha that are translated into Aramaic should not be said aloud. The Mishnah Berurah sk4 says ...

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Source for saying Aramaic parts of davening quietly?
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The Rama in Orach Chaim siman 132 seif 1 says that in Uvah LeTzion (kedusha de'sidra) the parts of the kedusha that are translated into Aramaic should not be said aloud. The Mishnah Berurah sk4 says ...

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How does one calculate how much time to devote to torah learning and how much time for livelihood?
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The Chafetz Chaim writes (in the Sha'ar HaTziun) that a person should ask himself 'would that it were that I had to support someone else, how much would be sufficient?' And then apply that to himself. ...

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Anonymous glosses in the Shulchan Aruch
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I have noticed that when the Remah has a non-hagah comment and a hagah comment within one seif the non-hagah comment is an elaboration of the Sulchan Aruchs position and the hagah comment is the Remah'...

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Unusual applications of Asher Yatzar
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The halacha is brought in the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Siman 4 that even if you do not go to the bathroom you must still say asher yatzar in the morning. The Bach explains that the reason (or one of ...

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Why did the Torah list all the stops the Jews made in the Wilderness?
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The Ramban to Bamidbar 33:1 quotes the Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim to answer your question. In a sentence, all of the locations are recorded so that the future generations know that our existence in the ...

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Does it make logical sense to "not hold by OU kashrus"?
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I do not have the answer to your question but I do know that in order to answer this question you must know all of the kashrus related responsibilities the OU fulfills and which of them are taken over ...

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Tefilin with obstruction on hand
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Shalom, If you look in the Mishna Brurah quoted above (OC 27:4 MB sk16) you will see that you can be lenient with regards to chatzitzah in the place of the "krichos" but whatever is shayach to the "...

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