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Security Cabinet in Marathon Session to Decide Next Step

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4 Beheaded Victims Found in Sinai

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Report: Qatar Threatened to Kick Out Hamas

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Miracle in Ashkelon: No One Home When Missile Hits

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British Consul-General Helping to ‘Free Palestine’ ?

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Sapir College Closed (Again!) Due to ‘Rain’ of Rocket Fire

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2 Terrorists Dead, 5 Hurt; Hamas Vows ‘Netanyahu Will Pay’

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Israel Used Bunker-Buster Bombs in Raid on Mohammed Deif’s Home

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Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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Treifa Cow’s Milk? ‘A Toldah Of Dash’ (Shabbos 144a)

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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If you eat mayonnaise with everything, or you attended Breuers, or you wash your hands before Kiddush, you are probably of German Jewish descent. The first two inferences are understandable. Where does the third one come from?

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Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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"Today we will continue learning about oaths," Rabbi Dayan began his shiur. "Does anyone remember what we learned last lesson? How many cases are there in which the Torah imposes an oath in beis din?"

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Just because God has given us a weekly lifetime subscription to paradise, we should not take Shabbat for granted. No gift should go unacknowledged and no giver should go forgotten.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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"Today we will learn about oaths," Rabbi Dayan announced to his shiur. "There are many sugyos [passages] in the Gemara that deal with imposing an oath."

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Circumcised At The Hand Of Heaven? ‘A Drop Of Blood Must Be Taken’ (Shabbos 135a)

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Posted on: February 13th, 2013

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Question: When may a Jew rely on Hashem and when must he engage in activities to secure his own needs?

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Posted on: February 7th, 2013

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Damsel In Distress ‘A Woman In Labor Is Considered Critically Ill’ (Shabbos 129a)

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Posted on: February 7th, 2013

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Avrumi perused the signs posted on the bulletin board of his yeshiva. He had seen most of the notices before, so he glossed over them quickly. Then he saw a new sign posted by the office: "We have arranged a 10% discount for our talmidim at the local seforim store. Please register at the store to get your discount card."

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Question: What should someone do if he forgot to say Ya’aleh V’yavo in Shmoneh Esreh?

 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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If you yourself may not perform a melachah, you may not ask a non-Jew to perform it for you. This is true both for biblically prohibited acts, melachot de’oreita, and rabinically prohibited acts, melachot de’rabbanan. This applies even if the non-Jew was instructed before Shabbat to perform the melachah on Shabbat.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2013

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Question: Is it proper to recite prayers for a non-Jewish government during davening?

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Posted on: January 31st, 2013

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A group of fifth-grade boys was playing ball in the park one afternoon. Yosef zoomed into the park on his rollerblades, with a broad smile on his face.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2013

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Neighbors To The Rescue ‘He May Tell Others: Come, Save For Yourselves’ (Shabbos 121a)

 

Posted on: January 31st, 2013

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There is also an additional category of muktzah, applicable mainly to food on Yom Tov, known as muktzah mechamat hachana, which means muktzah because one had no intention on Erev Yom Tov to eat such food on Yom Tov.

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Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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"We're flying to Israel tonight for a month to visit our children who live there," Mr. Hirsch told his neighbor, Mr. Feiner.

 

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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Sunday. Many of us do not go to work. There is, however, so much to do at home. How many of us have the self-control to make Sunday a voluntary day of rest and refrain from balancing our checkbooks, paying our bills, clearing out the attic, or mowing the lawn?

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Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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Question: Many chazzanim say the words “ga’al yisrael” before shemoneh esrei quietly. Is this practice proper?

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Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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The Carpenter’s Folly ‘All Holy Writings…Require Geniza’ (Shabbos 115a)

 

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

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Whereas a person may not cook food on Shabbat, there is no biblical prohibition against food cooking itself on Shabbat. Therefore a person may place raw meat in a pot on Friday afternoon Erev Shabbat before sunset and allow it to cook through until the following day for the Shabbat lunch meal.

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