יום ראשון

Yisro יתרו

Did Yisro convert before? PDF
Can a GER say שעשה ניסים לאבותינו
רמב"ם
אורה"ח
משנה ברורה
ברכות סנהדרין
תפארת שלמה
Why Rashi doesent bring RAV's oppinion ויחד


יום שבת

Halachos from the Parasha

Beshalach
Berachos
Nissim
Sambation
Where was the sea split
15 shevat
kedima in Berachos
banana growing
pine apple
Chewing gum
candy




יום חמישי

זדים טבעת וידידם העברת

in berchas krias shema it sounds as if after the Egyptians were drowned then the jews were saved this sequence needs an explanations.

Siras Hayam שירת הים

How did Moshe split the sea (with the MATE or without?)
How is the Shira written
Aseres Bney Haman
Haazinu
Can the Torah be forgotten?


יום שלישי

שליו Qail



In the books of Leviticus (Ch. 11) and Deuteronomy (Ch. 14), the Bible discusses the species of animals, fowl, and fish which are kosher and can therefore be consumed. The Bible identifies two characteristics through which kosher mammals can be identified: chewing the cud and having split hooves. The kosher species of fish are likewise identified by two characteristics; fins and scales. While the majority of mammalian species are not kosher, the majority of avian species are kosher. Instead of detailing characteristics through which the kosher avian species can be identified, the Bible lists 24 avian species which are not kosher, indicating that all the other avian species are kosher. Any bird that is not on the list of twenty-four forbidden species is considered kosher. Theoretically, if a person encountered a bird which could not be identified, but the person knew this bird was definitely not one of the forbidden avian species, it would be permissible to consume the bird.

According to the biblical legend, when Moses was explaining to the Jewish people the methodologies through which kosher and non-kosher birds could be identified, he presented each species and, pointing to the representation, told the people that the bird was permitted or forbidden. For thousands of years, since the time of Moses, there was what was known as the mesorah, oral guidelines passed from master to pupil through which the kosher birds could be identified. Over the millennia some of the features through which the kosher and non-kosher birds could be discerned were forgotten. In modern times, there is no one alive who can identify all of the twenty-four avian species identified in the Bible as non-kosher. As a result, when a new species of bird is encountered, it cannot always be declared kosher since there is the possibility that it might be one of these species forbidden in the Bible. All that remains of the mesorah, are the few birds which are known not be on the list of birds forbidden in the Bible.

The Orthodox Union has researched and documented many of the birds which have traditionally been accepted by the Jewish community as kosher. Symposia and conferences have been organized, and numerous articles have been published in this effort to establish which birds can be certified as kosher. Many birds have been certified kosher, at least in name, since ancient times. Goose and duck were probably consumed by the Jews of Egypt prior to the Exodus. Chicken was consumed since the time of the Second Temple. Pigeons, doves, sparrow and quail were consumed by the Jewish people while they sojourned in the Sinai Desert. There are other birds such as partridges and songbirds which have been consumed for thousands of years, their consumption originating in a time when people still recognized the forbidden birds listed in the bible.

It is sometimes difficult to identify the birds described in the bible. It is known that quail were accepted as kosher since ancient times, with two biblical narratives detailing the consumption of the quail in the time of Moses and the Exodus. Before the Orthodox Union was able to determine the identity of the biblical kosher quail, it was necessary to research much more than the name. There are nearly fifty avian species which are called quail; these species are extremely varied being divided among a dozen genus, including Old World quail (coturnix), tree quails (dendrortyx), mountain quail (oreortyx), crested quail (callipepla), banded quail (philortyx), bobwhite quail (colinus), wood quail (odontophorus), singing quail (dactylortyx), ocellated quail (cyrtonyx), tawny faced quail (rhyncortyx), quail plover (ortyxelos) and button quail (turnix).

Throughout the world a number of species of quail have been domesticated. However, the only North American quail which has historically been commercially raised for meat in the United States is the bobwhite quail (particularly Colinus virginianus). This quail is not a true quail, sharing little with the European quail other than size. From a scientific perspective there is no reason why genetically unrelated birds on both sides of the Atlantic should share the name quail. There are a number of theories as to why bobwhite quail and the other North American species of quail were designated as quail. Most likely it was the settlers who longed for memories of the Old World, who named species and lands after those they had left behind. The North American birds which were called quail were similar in size and habit to the quail the settlers had known in Europe. When the North American quail-like birds were first encountered they were called quail, and they have been called by this name ever since.

From a kosher perspective, since the bobwhite quail is known not to be a true quail and it was never certified as kosher, there was no way to classify the bird as kosher because it could be one of the twenty-four avian species specifically forbidden in the Bible. In recent years the coturnix quail began to gain in popularity, being raised by a number of hatcheries throughout the United States. For years it was rumored that the coturnix quail was the biblical quail, the very quail which had been consumed and certified kosher since the time of the bible. There were a number of Jewish communities, which had consumed quail prior to the Second World War. These communities could only consume the quail if they had been able to ascertain that this quail was not one of the forbidden avian species. Of all the rabbis who had ever learned the mesorah how to identify the biblical quail, one survived the Holocaust. This rabbi, Rabbi Zweigenhaft, had been well respected in Europe and considered an authority in Poland and Germany on the identification of numerous kosher species including kosher quail.

Along with Rabbis Protovin and Polachek, I went to visit Rabbi Zweigenhaft and to document which quail were accepted in Europe by the pre-war Jewish communities. More than a dozen breeds of coturnix quail were presented and Rabbi Zweigenhoft explained the methodologies through which the kosher and non-kosher quail could be identified. He also explained that the quail known as the Pharoah quail (coturnix coturnix) was the bird which was consumed by the Jewish people in the biblical narrative of the Exodus. The words of Rabbi Zweigenhaft were documented and then compared to the ornithological accounts of the distribution of coturnix quail in Europe. I visited the American Museum of Natural History, where the curator, Dr. Peter Capainolo, gave a guided tour of the thousands of specimens which the museum had collected (kept in vaults beneath the museum). The anatomy of the birds in the museum’s collection was compared to the information obtained from Rabbi Zweigenhaft. The actual quail shown to Rabbi Zweigenhaft were compared to those in the museum’s collection, with the utmost attention being paid to regional variations and similar species. The Orthodox Union needed to be certain that in addition to being able to identify the kosher quail, the kosher quail once identified would not be confused with any similar, yet non-kosher species.

The final piece of the puzzle was presented by Rabbis Ari Greenspan and Ari Zivotofsky, who discovered archeological evidence that the Pharaoh quail was the quail which the Jews consumed in the two narratives of the Bible. Although the wild populations of the Pharaoh quail have been much reduced, they still migrate from Africa to Europe through the Sinai, as they did in the biblical narrative. Some people refer to the Pharaoh quail as the migratory quail, since they are one of the few species of quail which are migratory. Remarkably well-preserved pictures were found in Egyptian pyramids of migrating quail being harvested by the Egyptians. The clarity of these images left no doubt that the birds were the quail described by Rabbi Zweigenhaft. Once the Orthodox Union was certain which of the coturnix quail species were consumed since biblical times, the bird was certified as kosher. Quail and quail eggs are now found on the menu of some of the finest OU certified restaurants.

The research into the identification of kosher birds is not yet complete. There are other birds which are not certified as kosher, but there is evidence that they were accepted as kosher by some Jewish communities at some point in time. Among the birds currently being researched by the Orthodox Union are species of pheasant, partridge, peacock and guinea fowl (also known as the African chicken). In all of these instances, rabbis in Israel and America are searching for people to conclusively identify the birds which were consumed in the recent past and accepted as kosher by the rabbinic authorities.






Bobwhite Quail

Pharoah Quail


Tibetan Quail

Valley Quail

White Cotumix



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Amazing Quail chick hatching [last 3 minutes]

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Wiki


Wiki
A close-up of an adult male | the Internet Bird Collection

How the Water Split

What does it mean to split water?
Into how many parts did the Sea split?
How did the Eruv Rav pass?

Poroshas HaMon פרשת המן

Art Scroll
תורה שלימה
Here you get all the midrashim download from my google docs

יום שני

אין מניחין תפילין אלא בשבת #5


Can Tefillin be made of any other color than black?




Beshalach with mesorah and dikduk

רמב"ם תפילין ז-ח
ויזהר באותיות הגדולות ובאותיות הקטנות ובאותיות הנקודות ואותיות המשונות כגון הפאי"ן הלפופות והאותיות העקומות כמו שהעתיקו הסופרים איש מפי איש, ויזהר בתגין ובמניינן יש אות שיש עליה תג אחד ויש אות שיש עליה שבעה, וכל התגין כצורת זייני"ן הן דקין כחוט השערה
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 לאחרונה למדתי בעיון רב את הספר "תורה שלימה"  שדן ופורט שם את כל האותיות המשונות שבתורה (לפופות, עקומו וכדו'), ונתעוררתי לכתוב תפילין ומזוזות עם האותיות הללו שאמנם נזכרו בראשונים (רמב"ם, רשב"א, הרב החיד"א, הר"י ברצלוני, הרמ"א ועוד) אך היום מעט מאוד סופרים דווקנים מחזיקים במסורת הזו.
?האם מותר לי להחזיר עטרה ליושנה

יום ראשון

יום שישי

Parshas Bo with Mesorah

WIth the אותיות משונות ושינוי גריסאות
וקיצור רש"י
PDF

יום חמישי

Big News 'Tefillin' Prompts Scare On Plane

וראו כל עמי הארץ כי שם הויה נקרא עליך וייראו ממך
אמר רבי אליעזר הגדול
אלו תפילין....



ברכות 6

אין מניחין תפילין אלא בשבת #2






יום רביעי

אין מניחין תפילין אלא בשבת




TOO BIG



Biceps



Shel Yad Too Low???



אין מניחין תפילין אלא בשבת






מדרש פליאה

9 פשטים
Tefillin is to be wear only during Shabbos?
Midrash pliah
9 peshatim
enjoy



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Parashas Bo


How to avoid the yetzer horah


to keep the mitzvah from year to year some say tefillin others say pesach segula to be free from the yeatzer horah the whole year
Panim yafos

The Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh







יום שלישי

Muscovy Duck


The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird, it adapts to icy and snowy conditions down to –12°C (10°F) and below without ill effects.


All Muscovy Ducks have long claws on their feet and a wide flat tail.
See also

יום שני

פרשת בא

Kosher THE SIMANIM ARE: 4 WINGS, 4 WALKING LEGS, 2 KARTZULIM [JUMPING LEGS] MOST OF THE BODY COVERD BY THE WINGS, [AND LONG HEAD IS A MACHLOKES]
ראשון
רביעי
חמשי
ששי
שביעי
הפטרה


יום שבת

יום ראשון

מרכא כפולה


how many times do we find mercha kefulah in the torah
how many times do we find mercha kefulah in nach 
how do you sing mercha kefulah






יום שישי

Star Gazers of Paraoh




How did the Star Gazers see that Moshe was born?
How can one tell if it’s a Boy or a Girl before it’s born?
Who was the Star gazer?
Why didn’t Yocheved listen to Paroh
Ponim Yofos
Meseches Sotah


יום רביעי

MESORA ON PARASHATH SHEMOTH

HOW MANY WORDS ON THIS PARASHA?
HOW MANY LETTERS ON THIS PARASHA?
HOW MANY INERESTING TAGIM ON THIS PARASHA? SEE PDF
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE רעמסס ??? Care full it can be meakev!!!!
HOW MANY קרי וכתיב ON THIS PARASHA?
תיבה אחת שנקראת שתים
WHAT IS 1820???

יום שני

The timeline of the petira of the Shevatim

פרו וישרצו


Parashad Shemos
Many different interpetation on ובני ישראל פרו וישרצו
רש"י
ספרנו
אבן עזרא
כלי יקר
פנים יפות
אור החיים



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