Mordechai
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How to discard leftover challah
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1) Eat it as is. 2) Eat it in some concoction. French toast is one possibility. 3) Why do you have leftovers in the first place? I think people should not buy excessive quantities that tend to can ...

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Which 20th-century Rosh Yeshiva studied under the mysterious Monsieur Chouchani?
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Rabbi Menashe Klein is a close friend of Eli Wiesel. Perhaps he is the person meant.

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Etymology of "Shtiebel"
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Shtiebel is usually a Hassidic type synagogue, which was/is often in a house, as opposed to being a larger, free standing building, as is more common among non-Hassidic Shuls. Perhaps it is that ...

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חזק חזק ונתחזק Chazak Chazak VeNischazek: why
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Minhag Ashkenaz (like 'Yekkes') is to say חזק ונתחזק (chazak venischazak) instead, based on a שמואל ב' י:יב. There the lashon is חזק ונתחזק בעד עמנו ובעד ערי אלקינו.

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Hebrew Pronunciation of the Conservative Movement
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Very simple. Due to the influence of Zionism and the state of Israel, where such pronunciation was adopted, the conservatives copied it at some point.

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Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
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To elaborate on what Gershon Gold said, some Chassidim davka wear ties. A prominent example that comes to mind is the house of Ruzhin, which includes, for example, the Sadigura and Boyaner courts, ...

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Research Project on How the Revival of the Hebrew Language Led to Jewish Nationalism
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There is a relatively new book called Resurrecting Hebrew, by Ilan Stavans, which I think will be helpful. Interestingly, Eliezer ben Yehudah, who was involved in the creation of modern Hebrew as a ...

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Are tefillin supposed to be removed before a bris (circumcision)? If so, why?
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My recollection is that Hassidic practice with regard to this old minhag (of keeping the tefillin on during the bris) is not uniform and that some Hassidim go along with it. The objectors do not ...

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Throwing out bread or Challah
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If it is good it should not be thrown away. However, I have seen that some people dump such bread in public places, allegedly to feed birds, causing a mess and possibly unhealthy conditions. They ...

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