Avrohom Yitzchok
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Kibbud for wife
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Regarding honouring one's wife the Gemoro Yevamot 62b says "A man should love his wife as himself and honour her more than himself." ת"ר האוהב את אשתו כגופו והמכבדה יותר מגופו ..... עליו הכתוב אומר ...

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Tfilat ha-Derekh "ותחזירנו לשלום"
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See here where the answer to your question appears to be "both". Regarding adding a special request for a safe return trip, a great number of the sidurim that the author has perused have no such ...

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Which surnames are Kohanim's and why?
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I know a Cohen whose surname is Cashdan. He explained that it was derived from the initials of Hanei C​ahanei Sh​eleuchei D​erachmono N​inhu These priests are agents of the All-Merciful. It is a ...

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Travel on same plane as body to Israel?
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In “Mourning in Halachah”, Rabbi C B Goldberg, ArtScroll, 1991, p82, it says “If a family member is accompanying the deceased on a ship airplane or auto” and goes on to deal with the laws on aninus in ...

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Why were Beni Israel, with their numerous number, in panic from the army of the Pharaoh during the Exodus?
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While he does not point out the superior numbers of Israel, the Bekhor Shor does say as follows “They were very scared.” because they had been subjected by the Egyptians for such a long time, they ...

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Where is the Covenant Box
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I assume you mean the "Ark of the Covenant". See here for the Jewish Encylopedia version. There are two opinions, either it was captured and taken to Babylon, (Yoma 53b) or hidden away in ...

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Egg donation within a family
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Nishmat's Women’s Health and Halacha deals with some of these issues. The page on “Egg Donation & Surrogacy” contains this information: There is no clear halachic consensus as to whether the ...

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Doing something for the sake of Heaven
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You understand that “for the sake of heaven” implies to “have influence on Heaven's sake one way or the other, for good or for bad ?” You see an action undertaken for the sake of heaven meaning that ...

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Source for blessing "Livnot Bayit Ne'eman B'Yisrael"
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Rav Ro”i Margolit answers the question at yeshiva.org.il. He says: המקור ל"בית נאמן" הוא בשמואל א' כ"ה כ"ח, בדברי אביגיל לדוד: "כִּ֣י עָשֹֽׂה־יַעֲשֶׂה֩ ה' לַֽאדֹנִ֜י בַּ֣יִת נֶאֱמָ֗ן". והמשמעות ...

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Within Judaism is there a tradition of interpreting individual letters such as with YHVH
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The only example I remember of interpreting the Hebrew letters comes in the Talmud Shabbos 104a. Here is the beginning of the first exposition (please read the rest from the link). The Sages said ...

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Ashkenazi shat”z?
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The Halocho is to be found in Sh O, O Ch 53 (12) who paskens like the gemoro אין ממנין מי שקור' לאלפי"ן עייני"ן ולעייני"ן אלפי"ן: One should not appoint a person [to be leader] who reads "...

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Which animal survived outside of Noachs teiva
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Welcome to Mi Yodeya. No animals survived as it says 7 (21): And all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, among the fowl, and among the cattle, and among the beasts, and among all creeping ...

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What does Judaism say about the Original sin?
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Aish.com has an answer to a question asked of their Rabbi: Question I want to know about the concept of "sin" due to Adam and Eve eating from the Tree of Knowledge. The Christian concept of ...

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Reciting Shema in English
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There is a beginner's guide to Shema on the aish.com website where it says: The important thing is to understand and concentrate on the meaning of the words. If you don't understand Hebrew, you ...

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Touching the tefillin during Ashrei
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In Tefiloh Sefas Yisroel 1 Shacharit, note 63 on פּוֹתֵ֥חַ אֶת־יָדֶ֑ךָ it says “The ancient מנהג of touching and kissing the תפילין during, ”פּוֹתֵ֥חַ אֶת־יָדֶ֑ךָ...“, is cited by רב משה מאינץ”. ...

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What does נלבעה mean?
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It means נלקחה לבית עולמה which means “taken to her eternal home”. Most abbreviations have the quote marks before the last letter (e.g. שליט"א ביהמ"ק) so נלבע"ה seems better. נלבע"ה ביום שישי means ...

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Areas of Cellar Accessed by Butler
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From mishnaberura.com Q: Must a person search for Chametz in his wine cellar in his home? A: If he (or his butler) occasionally goes there to bring wine to the table, and it is therefore ...

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Are Skittles Kosher?
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A search of the Internet showed: 1) from OU February 26, 2009 Brands: Products: Skittles Candy Fan UPC# 6 09454 61492 6 Skittles Dry Erase Message Board UPC# 6 09454 61501 5 Company: Candyrific- ...

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What time should Chanuka candles be lit in the Southern Hemisphere?
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A blog in The Times of Israel makes it clear that the normal time of lighting (“as soon as possible after nightfall”) is observed in Melbourne Australia: For starters, it only gets dark well after ...

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Why do we say havdala if we already said ata chonantanu?
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The quoted gemoro (Brachot 33a) says: א״ל בתחלה קבעוה בתפלה העשירו קבעוה על הכוס הענו חזרו וקבעוה בתפלה והם אמרו המבדיל בתפלה צריך שיבדיל על הכוס At first they fixed havdolo in the prayer. When ...

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Our bodies are our Temple?
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The Nefesh Hachaim 1 (4) says (rough translation) The Zohar (Parshas Shelach 161a) says that Hashem fashioned man according to the model of the heavens and placed the source of his strength in ...

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Standing at the Bima at Kabalas Shabbos and Yekum Purkan
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Rabbi J Sacks in the Koren Siddur refers to the gemoro Shabbos 119a where Rabbi Chanino stood on the eve of Shabbos and said, “Come let us go and welcome the Shabbos Queen” etc. The mystics in Safed ...

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Is Extra virgin olive oil kosher by default?
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Star-K’s article explains its statement that oil refineries still require kosher certification. London Beth Din lists several unsupervised approved olive oils.

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Saying Hallel in Shul on Pesach Night
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The source is Shulchan Oruch Orach Chayim 487 (4) בליל ראשון של פסח גומרים את ההלל בצבור בנעימה בברכה תחלה וסוף ובן בליל שני של שני ימים טובים של גליות On the first night of Pesach, we ...

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Is there a feminine equivalent of Zt"l?
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Following @ Isaac Moses, I searched for Rebbetzen * zt-l and found: Rebbetzin Kanievsky ZTL in the yeshivaworld.com Rebbetzin Bluma ZTL in matzav.com Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan ztl in linkapeida-...

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Is chimutz a wholly physical phenomenon?
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See THE LAWS OF PESACH BY RAV DAVID BROFSKY from etzion.org.il First part of the quote is background. Shiur #2: The laws of Pesach. Defining chametz. Two passages in the third chapter of ...

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What's the difference between sim shalom and shalom rav?
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Kipa.co.il links שים שָׁלום to the priestly blessing according to Orach Chayim 127 (2), so whenever there is a possibility for the priestly blessing, שים שלום is said. The trouble there is that ...

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If you don't repent of a sin,will the consequence last forever?
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The Ramcha"l in Mesilas Yeshorim Chapter 4 touches on this subject. He writes: Just as the Holy One Blessed be He does not allow any good deed, small as it may be, to go unrewarded, so does He ...

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Don't covet? Don't steal? What exactly is חמד in the Aseret Hadibrot?
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Hebrew Wikipedia on לא תחמוד says: הלאו של לא תחמוד כולל את האיסור להוציא מן הזולת בתחבולות, ואף בתמורה כספית נדיבה, דבר השייך לו. התחבולות האסורות כוללות: הפצרה חוזרת ונישנית, לחץ חברתי וכמובן ...

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Covenant (Brit) with Adam?
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Rashi says like Adam: Heb. כְּאַדָם, like the first man. there they betrayed Me: In a good land where I settled them, there they betrayed Me, like Adam, whom I brought into the Garden of Eden, ...

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