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Q&A What are Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach's Three Threes?

I believe it was Rav SZA who wrote/said that there are three "threes" (3 things that people do having to do with "3") that are made up. Does anyone know where this is written and/or what they are?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Dani‭

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Q&A Why is Shlissel Challah permissible?

In ancient times, the Roman pagan holiday of Saturnalia included a practice of baking some type of cake with a fava bean hidden inside, with a prize for whoever got the piece containing the bean. I...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Not referring to children by nicknames

I have heard there are some who refrain from referring to their children by nicknames. This was a very long time ago, and I cannot recall the reason nor the source. What could be the reason for th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A Fasting 3 fasts.

There is a somewhat famous minhag for a child to fast the three fasts preceding His/Her Bar/Bas Mitzvah. Is there any halachic source for doing this, or is it an unnecessary adopted custom?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A How obligatory is Eicha on Tish'ah b'Av?

On Tish'ah b'Av, it's a universal (I think) tradition to read megillat Eicha at night (and some also read during the day); see Shulchan Aruch 559:2. Generally, this is read in a communal setting, b...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by magicker72‭  ·  edited 2y ago by magicker72‭

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Q&A Origin of Three Weeks/Nine Days customs?

When discussing the period of mourning leading up to Tisha B'av, the Mishnah (Taanit 4:7) only discusses the "week in which Tisha B'av falls." This is codified even as recently as the Shulchan Aruc...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Dani‭

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