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Rabbi Shurpin analyzes a simple-seeming question in the light of history, Jewish law, and kabbalah.
In the Code of Jewish Law Rama in Orach Chaim 134. it is written that a Torah scroll should be held in one's right arm (and rested on the right shoulder). This applies even if the one holding the Torah is left-handed. There are two verses that allude to t...
The sages of the Talmud take it as a given that tefillin are put on the left arm (or the right arm of a lefty) and offer several reasons…
How to calculate mizrach
Even when our compass or map shows that Jerusalem is to the east of our location, we still may end up facing another direction. Sounds confusing? Let’s start from the beginning.
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