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161 Sacrifices, Animal [PDF Format]
176 Sacrifices, Atonement without [PDF Format]
81 Safed, Significance [PDF Format]
301 Safety, Israel
184 Sake, Kosher [PDF Format]
266 Salomon, Hyam [PDF Format]
268 Salomon, Hyam; Reader Comment
192 Salt and Bread [PDF Format]
229 Salt, Lot's Wife [PDF Format]
230 Samaritans, Difference from Jews and History [PDF Format]
153 Same Item, Different Bracha, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
152 Same Item, Different Bracha, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
228 Same Root Four Times in a Row, Riddle, Answer [PDF Format]
227 Same Root Four Times in a Row, Riddle, Question [PDF Format]
231 Same Root Four Times in a Row, Riddle; Reader Response [PDF Format]
274 Samuel the Prophet, World's Youngest Rabbi
257 Sanhedrin, Commandment to Obey [PDF Format]
190 Sarah, Meaning of Name [PDF Format]
184 Sasson (joy), Spelling in Megillah [PDF Format]
298 Saving a Life, Obligation
166 Scales & Fins [PDF Format]
96 Scalping Tickets [PDF Format]
202 Schools in Jerusalem for Women Baalei Teshuvah [PDF Format]
47 Scrabble, playing on Shabbat [PDF Format]
273 Sea, Red/Reed
113 Second Day Yom Tov, Why? [PDF Format]
277 Secrets of Kabbalah
230 Secular Environment, Maintaining Observance [PDF Format]
273 Seder & No. 4
232 Seder Plate, Circular Order [PDF Format]
232 Seder, 3 Matzos, Afikoman from Middle [PDF Format]
232 Seder, 4 Cups & Elijah's Cup, Meaning [PDF Format]
188 Seder, Pesach, Starting Early [PDF Format]
273 Seder, Spilling Wine
297 Sefardi Blessing on Tzitzit; Reader's Comment
224 Sefardim, Dairy Equipment; Reader Response [PDF Format]
237 Sefer Torah, Touching When Ritually Impure [PDF Format]
301 Sefer Torah, Weight
179 Sefer Yetzira, Definition [PDF Format]
296 Sefer Yetzirah
192 Sefirat HaOmer, Playing Music for Pay [PDF Format]
199 Sekila [PDF Format]
77 Sela, Definition [PDF Format]
279 Self Control, Loss of, Mitzvot
282 Self Control, Loss of, Mitzvot; Reader Response
99 Selling Chametz, Why Allowed? [PDF Format]
252 Selling Portion in World to Come [PDF Format]
89 Sending Mother Bird Away, City Eggs [PDF Format]
83 Sending Mother Bird Away, Eggs [PDF Format]
231 Sephardi Jews, Origin [PDF Format]
258 Seven Branch Menorah [PDF Format]
279 Seventeen, Symbolism; Reader Responses
280 Seventeen, Symbolism; Reader Responses
301 Sha'alot U'teshuvot Min Hashamayim
201 Shabbat and Family, Travelling by Car [PDF Format]
305 Shabbat Candles, Purpose & Lighting After Sunset
243 Shabbat Foods [PDF Format]
280 Shabbat in Space
267 Shabbat Mevorachim, No; Riddle, Answer [PDF Format]
266 Shabbat Mevorachim, No; Riddle, Question [PDF Format]
131 Shabbat Songs, Saying God's name [PDF Format]
286 Shabbat Spirit
133 Shabbat, Asking for Personal Requests [PDF Format]
135 Shabbat, Blessing Children [PDF Format]
93 Shabbat, Candles, Electric Lights [PDF Format]
23 Shabbat, Candles, Time
166 Shabbat, Catering [PDF Format]
69 Shabbat, Chemdat Yamim, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
68 Shabbat, Chemdat Yamim, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
70 Shabbat, Cholent [PDF Format]
72 Shabbat, Cholent, Follow-Up [PDF Format]
74 Shabbat, Cholent, Follow-up 2 [PDF Format]
174 Shabbat, Combination Locks [PDF Format]
151 Shabbat, Cruise Ship [PDF Format]
26 Shabbat, E-Mail
82 Shabbat, E-Mail [PDF Format]
82 Shabbat, Eating Food Cooked On [PDF Format]
39 Shabbat, Elevators
176 Shabbat, Ending time, Stars [PDF Format]
171 Shabbat, Getting a Hecksher for a Restaurant [PDF Format]
34 Shabbat, Glow In The Dark Toys
27 Shabbat, Helsinki
70 Shabbat, Inviting a guest that is not Shomer Shabbat [PDF Format]
168 Shabbat, Inviting a guest that is not Shomer Shabbat [PDF Format]
36 Shabbat, Jogging
25 Shabbat, Mail
148 Shabbat, Motion Detectors [PDF Format]
31 Shabbat, Muktza Magnets
118 Shabbat, Not Blowing a Shofar [PDF Format]
28 Shabbat, Opening A Book With Writing On Edge Of Paper
86 Shabbat, Oven Lights [PDF Format]
47 Shabbat, playing Chess on [PDF Format]
47 Shabbat, playing Monopoly on [PDF Format]
47 Shabbat, playing Scrabble on [PDF Format]
78 Shabbat, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
77 Shabbat, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
72 Shabbat, Roller-Blades [PDF Format]
49 Shabbat, Services without a Torah [PDF Format]
57 Shabbat, Services without a Torah, Follow-up [PDF Format]
272 Shabbat, Smoking
278 Shabbat, Spirit of, Graduation
292 Shabbat, Thought Powered Work
63 Shabbat, Torah Reading, not same as Israel [PDF Format]
66 Shabbat, Torah Reading, not same as Israel, correcting [PDF Format]
107 Shabbat, Using a Water Filter [PDF Format]
30 Shabbat, Velcro
166 Shabbat, Wasting Electricity [PDF Format]
178 Shabbat, Wearing Designer Labels [PDF Format]
27 Shabbat, without Sunset
296 Shabbat, Work Down Via Kabbalah
283 Shabbat; Meaning of "Melocha" (Work)
203 Shabbos & Oragami [PDF Format]
203 Shabbos Candle Lighting Time Anywhere [PDF Format]
192 Shabbos Candles, Forgetting to Light, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
191 Shabbos Candles, Forgetting to Light, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
190 Shabbos Candles, Men [PDF Format]
229 Shabbos Candles, Waving Hands After Lighting [PDF Format]
235 Shabbos Candles, Waving Hands After Lighting; Reader Response [PDF Format]
31 Shabbos, Borer, Children
197 Shabbos, Carrying Out Into Hotel Hallways [PDF Format]
209 Shabbos, Cooking for Children [PDF Format]
204 Shabbos, Customs [PDF Format]
204 Shabbos, Enhancing [PDF Format]
214 Shabbos, Entertaining Children on [PDF Format]
245 Shabbos, Helping Police [PDF Format]
210 Shabbos, Hospitals [PDF Format]
259 Shabbos, Life Threatening Situation [PDF Format]
189 Shabbos, Medicine [PDF Format]
209 Shabbos, Musical Instrumnet [PDF Format]
215 Shabbos, Non-Observant Guest, Switching Light On & Off [PDF Format]
214 Shabbos, Television [PDF Format]
236 Shabbos, Two Whole Loaves of Bread [PDF Format]
193 Shabbos, Use of Lotion [PDF Format]
31 Shabbos, Water Filter
222 Shaking Hands, Men & Women [PDF Format]
226 Shaking Hands, Men & Women; Reader Response [PDF Format]
202 Shalom Aleichem, 3 Times on Friday Night [PDF Format]
140 Shalom Aleichem, Why during Kiddush Levanah [PDF Format]
265 Shalom Zachor, None, Riddle; Answer [PDF Format]
264 Shalom Zachor, None, Riddle; Question [PDF Format]
267 Shalom Zachor, None, Riddle; Reader Correction [PDF Format]
246 Shamai, Reincarnation [PDF Format]
148 Shank Bone (Pesach) Substitute [PDF Format]
55 Shatnez [PDF Format]
107 Shatnez, Wearing [PDF Format]
250 Shaving on Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days of Holiday) [PDF Format]
251 Shaving on Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days of Holiday); Reader Response [PDF Format]
277 Shavuos
237 Shavuos, Staying Up All Night [PDF Format]
237 Shavuos, Ten Commandment Trop (Tune) [PDF Format]
240 Shavuos, Ten Commandment Trop (Tune); Reader Correction [PDF Format]
78 Shed, Turn into a Succah? [PDF Format]
115 Shehecheyanu, Saying on Car with Lien [PDF Format]
232 Shehechianu, Burning Chametz [PDF Format]
76 Sheitels [PDF Format]
92 Shem and Ever, Yeshiva [PDF Format]
96 Shem and Ever, Yeshiva, Follow-Up [PDF Format]
224 Shema, 5 Times on Friday Night, Riddle, Answer [PDF Format]
223 Shema, 5 Times on Friday Night, Riddle, Question [PDF Format]
229 Shema, 5 Times on Friday Night, Riddle; Reader Response [PDF Format]
214 Shema, Bedtime: Reading & Talking Afterwards; Women's Obligation to Say [PDF Format]
223 Shema, Engraving on Jewelry [PDF Format]
170 Shemoneh Esrei for Visually Impaired [PDF Format]
246 Shes, Reincarnation [PDF Format]
172 Sheviti, Definition [PDF Format]
179 Shin Lamed Mem Heh x 5, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
178 Shin Lamed Mem Heh x 5, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
94 Shins, 4-Branches on Tefillin [PDF Format]
151 Ship, Departing before Shabbat [PDF Format]
259 Shipwreck, Bury Remains of Casualties [PDF Format]
239 Shiva, Cremation [PDF Format]
162 Shiva, Non-Jew Attending [PDF Format]
61 Shlita, Acronyms [PDF Format]
114 Shma, Why do we Sit [PDF Format]
91 Shmena Esrei, making up a forgotten [PDF Format]
190 Shmini B'Shmini Shmini Shmini, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
189 Shmini B'Shmini Shmini Shmini, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
181 Shmonei Esrei, 21 Brachas, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
180 Shmonei Esrei, 21 Brachas, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
269 Shmonei Esrei, Insert, Riddle, Answer
268 Shmonei Esrei, Insert, Riddle, Question
274 Shmuel Hanavi, World's Youngest Rabbi
207 Shoes, Leather on Yom Kippur [PDF Format]
249 Shofar, 100 Blasts [PDF Format]
207 Shofar, Children Close to Blowing [PDF Format]
119 Shofar, Cleaning [PDF Format]
118 Shofar, Not Blowing on Shabbat [PDF Format]
141 Shoftim, Defined [PDF Format]
69 Shopping for a P`sak [PDF Format]
210 Shortest Word in Torah, Riddle, Answer [PDF Format]
209 Shortest Word in Torah, Riddle, Question [PDF Format]
204 Shoshana - Rose or Lilly [PDF Format]
237 Shoulder, Torah Carried On [PDF Format]
192 Shovel, Not Passing to Someone Else's Hand at a Funeral [PDF Format]
240 Shrimp vs. Pork, Less Kosher [PDF Format]
142 Shuckling During Prayers [PDF Format]
169 Shul, Getting Involved [PDF Format]
144 Shushan Purim [PDF Format]
104 Siamese Twins [PDF Format]
185 Sick, Adding a Name [PDF Format]
293 Sick, Caring for
233 Sick, Prayers for [PDF Format]
211 Sick, Praying and Learning in the Merit of [PDF Format]
17 Siddur, Small Print
5 Sidelocks [PDF Format]
179 Sign Language, Talking before HaMotzei [PDF Format]
298 Signs
168 Similarities, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
167 Similarities, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
209 Sin of the Tree of Knowledge, Effect [PDF Format]
158 Sinai, Proof it Happened [PDF Format]
167 Sinai, Various Names [PDF Format]
209 Sins, Punishment for Sins of Ancestors [PDF Format]
249 Sisera, 100 Shofar Blasts [PDF Format]
254 Sisera; Reader Correction [PDF Format]
96 Sister's Son-in-law, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
95 Sister's Son-in-law, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
94 Sitting, Davening While [PDF Format]
114 Sitting, Shma [PDF Format]
277 Six Six Six
280 Six Six Six; Reader Response
277 Sixteen, Symbolism; Reader Responses
278 Sixteen, Symbolism; Reader Responses
279 Sixteen, Symbolism; Reader Responses
195 Sixty, Signifigance [PDF Format]
201 Skull, Golliath's [PDF Format]
225 Slaughtering, Kosher [PDF Format]
231 Slavery in Egypt, Purpose [PDF Format]
223 Sleep, Impurity During [PDF Format]
245 Sleep, Tumah/Impurity [PDF Format]
186 Sleeping in bed with your Dog [PDF Format]
237 Sleeping, Not, Shavuos Night [PDF Format]
270 Smoking
272 Smoking, Difficulty to Quit & Rabbis' Ban
272 Smoking; Reader's Response
230 Snake & Lashon Hara, Source [PDF Format]
177 Sneezing, Response to [PDF Format]
95 Snow, Using it as a Mikve [PDF Format]
196 Soap in the Talmud [PDF Format]
163 Sod defined with example [PDF Format]
75 Software, Copying, Permitted? [PDF Format]
247 Solar Eclipses: Signifigance, Symbolism & Meaning [PDF Format]
302 Soleveitchik, Rabbis of Brisk
287 Solomon's Pool in the Temple, Value of Pi
302 Solomon, Splitting Baby in Half; Reader's Explanation
194 Son and Father with the Same Name [PDF Format]
181 Sorcery [PDF Format]
220 Soul, Parts of [PDF Format]
246 Soul, Reincarnation [PDF Format]
280 Space, Being Orthodox In
78 Space, Jewish Astronauts [PDF Format]
79 Space, Jewish Astronauts, Follow-up [PDF Format]
137 Spain, Staying out [PDF Format]
286 Speech on Shabbat
265 Speech, Power of [PDF Format]
80 Speed Limits & Halacha [PDF Format]
278 Speed of Light & Count Under Banner of Judah
286 Spirit of Shabbat, In the
220 Spirit, Parts of [PDF Format]
230 Spiritual Contentment & Jealousy [PDF Format]
226 Spiritual Damage Caused by Even Numbers [PDF Format]
216 Spiritually Elements [PDF Format]
232 Splitting of Red Sea, Symbolism [PDF Format]
65 Spousal Abuse [PDF Format]
240 Spouses, Different Levels of Religious Commitment [PDF Format]
242 Spouses, Different Levels of Religious Commitment; Reader Response [PDF Format]
124 Stamps, Re-using [PDF Format]
114 Standing, Shma [PDF Format]
255 Star Gazing [PDF Format]
61 Star of David, Follow-up [PDF Format]
60 Star of David, Origins [PDF Format]
171 Star Trek, Mr. Spock [PDF Format]
176 Stars, Shabbat Ending Time [PDF Format]
237 Staying Up All Night, Shavuos [PDF Format]
217 Step in Israel, Mitzvah [PDF Format]
214 Step-Brother - Step-Sister Marriages [PDF Format]
204 Step-Father, Being Called the Torah as Son of [PDF Format]
204 Step-Father, Honoring [PDF Format]
17 Stepparents, Judaism
303 Stock Rising at Cost of Layoffs, Reaction
273 Stocks & Bonds, Chametz on Passover
241 Stocks in Companies That Deal in Nonkosher Food [PDF Format]
141 Stocks, Gambling in the Market [PDF Format]
219 Stolen Charity, Obligation to Replace [PDF Format]
240 Stone, Foundation, Location (Dome of the Rock) [PDF Format]
16 Stones, Graves
222 Stones, Graves, Placing On [PDF Format]
199 Stoning, Death Penalty [PDF Format]
22 Stoning, How-To
282 Stories, Children
135 Story About Two Brothers on Mt. Moriah, Source [PDF Format]
202 Strange Number Series, Riddle Answer [PDF Format]
201 Strange Number Series, Riddle Question [PDF Format]
234 Stringencies Available Due to Technology [PDF Format]
193 Strings, Red [PDF Format]
221 Strings, Red; Reader Suggestion [PDF Format]
122 Stripes on a Tallis [PDF Format]
183 Study, Torah, How to Start [PDF Format]
230 Studying Torah, Constant Need for [PDF Format]
35 Succah Guests, Ushpizin [PDF Format]
208 Succah Mobile [PDF Format]
208 Succah Under a Tree [PDF Format]
78 Succah, from a roofless Shed? [PDF Format]
100 Succah, How to Dispose of [PDF Format]
124 Succah, Significance of Rain [PDF Format]
250 Succah, Sunroof [PDF Format]
120 Succah, Using Netting as Walls [PDF Format]
250 Succot, Signifigance [PDF Format]
288 Succot, Why in Fall?
228 Suffering of Our Enemies, Celebrating [PDF Format]
250 Suffering, Animals, Why? [PDF Format]
216 Suffering, Why Does God Allow [PDF Format]
231 Suicide [PDF Format]
201 Suicide at Masada [PDF Format]
169 Sukkot, What to do with Lulav & Etrog Afterwards [PDF Format]
209 Sundown, Beginning of Day [PDF Format]
250 Sunroof Succah [PDF Format]
247 Sunspots: Signifigance, Symbolism & Meaning [PDF Format]
265 Supernatural Coincidences [PDF Format]
241 Surrogate Mother, Cow for Pig Fetus [PDF Format]
198 Survival of the Jews [PDF Format]
227 Survival, Jewish [PDF Format]
185 Sushi, Kosher [PDF Format]
210 Swan, Kosher [PDF Format]
215 Switching Light On & Off, Non-Observant Guest on Shabbos [PDF Format]
128 Swordfish, Kosher [PDF Format]
207 Synagogue Fees [PDF Format]
143 Synagogue, Men & Women [PDF Format]
230 Synagogue, Praying Outside of [PDF Format]

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