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Did any Achronim comment on the American Revolutionary or Civil Wars?

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When blogging/emailing/etc., do I use "God" or "G-d"?

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Am I allowed to give my kid a non-Hebrew (non-Jewish?) name?

28 votes
4 answers
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Shaking hands with the opposite gender?

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What is it about pigs that's so despised vs. other non-kosher animals?

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What is the original halachic source for a woman covering her collarbones out of modesty (tznius)?

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7 answers
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Why are there colored splotches on the pages on many Jewish texts?

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4 answers
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When did kosher bakeries, restaurants, etc. start requiring supervision?

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12 answers
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What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?

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4 answers
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Should one induce vomiting upon realizing s/he just ate non-kosher?

18 votes
3 answers
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First-Temple-Era names of the Hebrew months?

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2 answers
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What's the leading medical explanation for the "woman whose husbands keep dying" ("katlanit") phenomenon?

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2 answers
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What's wrong with using "Adoshem" for the name of G-d when singing?

15 votes
1 answer
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Why aren't any of the main American brands of chewing gum kosher?

15 votes
1 answer
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Riddle: when would a couple be forced to break their engagement? [closed]

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4 answers
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In the Bible, why did robbers bother tunneling into houses to rob them?

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2 answers
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Does our literature discuss invalidating a conversion because the convert would not put his/her lot with the Jewish people?

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2 answers
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Would halacha permit bombing Auschwitz?

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3 answers
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Where did the "different bracha for mishloach manos" idea come from?

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1 answer
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What did a "don't-issue-rulings" semicha (ordination) look like?

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Is a mechitza required for dancing at Jewish weddings? Why?

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1 answer
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What was the topic debated in the series of Satmar/Lubavitch talks?

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Can you remove a sticker from fruit on shabbos?

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1 answer
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How do I do the car-door-sukkah trick?

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4 answers
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Is the lemon slice added to a soda in many bars a problem kosher-wise?

13 votes
3 answers
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Electric Appliances and Mikva

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3 answers
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How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in "Niflaos Maharal"?

12 votes
3 answers
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How do scientists such as Natan Aviezer and Gerald Schroeder understand the fourth day of creation?

12 votes
2 answers
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Do married men stop saying a bracha on their *tallit katan*?

12 votes
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Did the Egyptians use whips on the Hebrew slaves? Why do we assume so?

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