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Rivka Korf

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Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
The term itself predates the Chassidic movement and seems pretentious and presumptuous, to say the least.
We often associate piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.
It was scorching hot this past Shabbat, and we were wondering if we were allowed to go swimming in the nearby lake to cool ourselves off. What is the halachah?
Why are mourning practices suspended in the afternoon, the very time the Holy Temple was actually set on fire?
Was it on the 9th or 17th of Tammuz?
According to some, this confusion goes back to the time when the walls were breached and the Temple was destroyed.
Contrary to popular misconception, the rabbis were not afraid that a piece of chicken has the same appearance as a piece of meat
What is the connection between Elijah the Prophet and Saturday night?
And what to do with packages that arrive
Now that online shopping is becoming a necessity, the question arises: Is it permitted to place an order that is supposed to be delivered on Shabbat?
The earliest mention of this custom is found in a letter written by Rabbi Ovadia of Bertinoro (c. 1445–c. 1515), known for his classic commentary on the Mishnah.
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