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Why isn't "Adam" a traditional Hebrew name?
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Because you do not know that many people named Adam. It is a traditional Hebrew name.

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Lechem Mishneh by the Third Shabbos Meal
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One should have Lehem Mishneh by Seudas Shlishis and it is preferable to have Lehem Mishneh by any meal one has on Shabbos, even if he decides to have a fourth or fifth meal as well! Shulhan Aruch, ...

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What do people mean when they say "Kaballah"?
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It sounds to me that if she wants Kabbalah that is not too religious she is not interested in learning the inner dimensions of the Torah at all. She is just using "Kabbalah" as a code word for "...

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Baal Teshuva -- Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
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I appreciate your dilemma. If the novelty of the approach is what is stirring you today, when it does become familiar and regular to you, no matter what approach it is, it will become boring and ...

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Is wearing masks on Purim a Biblical Commandment or a Rabbinic Commandment?
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Actually the Tzadokim (Sadducees) interpreted the Torah, when it says "haster astir" to mean that just like Hashem wears a double mask, we must as well. So they held everyone should wear a ...

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Arba'a - mi yodeya?
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Four men died without sins: Binyamin, Amram, Yishai, Kil'av.

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Mikvah erev Yom kippur
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Rambam writes in his preface to his Commentary on the Mishnah that one who rejects "minhagei Yisrael" - customs that are considered valid and universal in Torah Judaism, on him the verse is applied "...

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Arba'a - mi yodeya?
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... levels on which to understand the Torah: פשט- plain meaning, רמז- hints, דרש- exegesis, סוד- secret, hidden, underlying essential meaning

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Shisha - mi yodeya?
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Six are the sons of Leah, our fore-mother.

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Hebrew letters Hey-Yud-Dalet after a name
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The correct words are "Hashem Yikom Damav". We refer to the murder of one person as "Shefichas Damim" , the blood being plural. Update: I just saw in the daf yomi that there is discussion about why ...

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Who is the voice of Tosafoth?
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There is a sefer by Efraim Urbach called "Ba'alei HaTosafot" (in Hebrew) that discusses them and analyzes, Masechta by Masechta, who the anonymous authors might be.

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Talmudic Terminology
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Here is an exhaustive (but not necessarily complete) list of earlier lexiconic sources for Talmud: Sefer HaAruch, Rabbeinu Nasan Ben Yehiel, Sefer HaTishbi from R' Eliyahu Bachur, or this link ...

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"Chabad" Gemara learning?
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When a certain Chabad family in Detroit wanted to send their son to Rav Bakst's yeshiva, Rav Bakst felt that because of the derech halimud (style of learning) of what the boy had experienced in a ...

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Tzitzis-washing disaster
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I am not a chemist but with the information I do have this could be why your friend's tzitzis crumbled: If you look at the ingredients of Tide and other similar laundry detegents you will find both ...

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Moreh Nevuchim: To learn or not to learn?
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My arguments for learning Moreh Nevuhim: Many issues regarding proper approach to understanding the language of the Torah are clarified, thereby removing the stumblimg blocks that result from being ...

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Swimming on Shabbos
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The original statement of prohibition as brought in the Gemarah Maseches Shabbos against swimming on Shabbos has to do with concern that one may perform "Gibul" - mushing the dirt at the side of the ...

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Hashem is here and there and everywhere?
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I would have agreed with Mordechai1's answer if he would have given the correct definition of Panentheism, but since he did not give me that impression, I want to spell out what I believe he should be ...

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Maimonides and Sacrifices as G-d's concession to Mankind
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Rabbi Nathan Lopes-Cardozo deals with this question by suggesting that we have not progressed past this form of imperfect worship; rather we have regressed and will need to rise to the level of ...

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Did the Jews in Egypt gain monetary benefit from the miracle of the first plague?
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The profit was from the natural water that we sold them. The miracle was that their own water became blood. The miracle drove up the price of water from zero to something. The profit was an indirect ...

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When can you count ladies towards a Minyan?
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One should try to read the Megillah for at least 10. There is a disagreement about whether women may be counted towards this total.

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Kibud Av v'Ach?
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The Gemarah (Kesubos, 103a) brings a statement that the extra vav in the word "v'es" in "Kabeid es Avicha v'es Imecha" is there to include your older brother for the mitzvah of Kibbud Av. Whether it ...

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Shnayim Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
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42 details in the Menorah. (22 "cups", 11 "globes", 9 flowers) מ״ב דברים במנורה כ״ב גביעים י״א כפתורים ט׳ פרחים (עי׳ במע״ר במעשה המשכן)

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Shnayim Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
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42 travels (of B'nei Yisrael) in the Torah. מ״ב מסעות בתורה רעמםם סוכות איתם כו׳ במדבר ל״ג מם׳ סופרים פ״ב ה״ו

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Arba'a Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?
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24 leniencies of Beis Shammai that are stringencies of Beis Hillel. (Tosefta, Eduyos, Chapter 2, see also Pirush HaRaavad there, Chapter 5)

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Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit
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Back in the "Ugly 80's" there was this muscle shirt that had the sides slit all the way up until almost the armpits, creating a four cornered shirt. No one I saw wearing it knew or cared about Hilchos ...

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Pomegranate = 613 seeds?
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When I was young, my older brother and I counted a bunch of pomegranates. Some totaled 607, 624, and other numbers in that area. Although none totaled exactly 613, in our series of counting the ...

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Ba'al HaBayis accepting Shabbos early
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No they are not bound. Even when he arrives home milachah may still be done although not personally for his own benefit. Igros Moshe O.C. III Siman 38

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How many Kosher animals were in Noach's Ark?
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According to Rabbeinu Bachyeh, 16 of each: 7 males for korbanos, 7 females for korbanos, and a male and a female for species preservation. (And same for the birds!) According to others, 14 of each, 7 ...

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Shnayim Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?
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22 times it says "Ashrei" in Tehillim. (VaYiklrah Rabbah, Parshasah 10, Medrash Shohar Tov, 1)

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Arba'a - mi yodeya?
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Four couples buried in Mi'aras HaMachpeilah in Kiryas Arba Hi Hevron.

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