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May one read from a Torah that has uneven parchment?
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The Keset HaSofer in 14:4 writes in the name of the Ta"Z, if you have to choose between border edge size and shrinking the line size "... don't be strict when it comes to the border edge size". Latter ...

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Book suggestion for Bat Mitzva gift
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If she is a thinker she may enjoy The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life. Edit: Another idea: If she is already Shomer Negiah or dresses on the Tznius side she my appreciate understanding some ...

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Why Pesucha between Lo Sisa and Zachor Es HaShabbos?
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Both sets of Dibros start off אנכי יהוה אלהיך אשר הוצאתיך מארץ מצרים מבית עבדים לא יהיה לך אלהים אחרים על פני, the basis of our general obligation to believe in and follow Hashems laws is He took us ...

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What is the proper translation of Breishit (Gen.) 40:16?
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Rashi on 40:5 and Rabbi Aryeh Kaplen on 40:16 learn it as A - The head baker saw that he (Joseph) interpreted (the dream) well (i.e. correctly)

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Why do we play bagpipes, get drunk, and wear green on Moshe Rabbeinu's Yahrzeit
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I believe they were descendants of the Mixed Multitudes hoping, with the demise of Moses, they can have a second shot at the Golden Calf.

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Why does Mordechai agree to put on the king's clothing?
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The Gra on Megilas Eshter 5:8 explains that the reason Esther requested a second wine party before she revealed her request to Achasvarosh was that she was afraid Hashem would not agree with her ...

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MaYin Hachsima in Kedushas Hayom of Rosh Hashuna
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It says in Shabbos 55a חותמו של הקב"ה אמת, Hashem’s seal is truth. The King's seal represents the king, when one sees the king's seal he "sees" the king, so when one "sees" אמת one "sees" Hashem.

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Why didn't Adam use the pen of earth?
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The pen is mightier then the sword as it is an extension of our thoughts and tongues. After seeing the destruction caused by the Loshon Harah of the Nachas H'Kadmony Adam swore off from Loshon Harah ...

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What's the source/reason for allowing gay marriage for synagogue leaders?
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You don't need to be married to be a "husband" the original workaholics where the farmers שדה בעל and wagon drivers בעל העגלה. Husband is just a borrowed term of someone or something you are attached ...

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what is good teshuva book
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One Elul I gained a lot from Waking Up Just in Time by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski. Another year I read Elul by Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser Both not hard core but inspirational

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