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Comment Post #287028 the Bechor Shor seems to indicate that what Avraham didn't know was that Milcah had children as a result of a miracle parallel to Sarah's miraculous birthing so the children would be viable choices for a wife for Yitzchak. Even if Avraham knew of the kids' existence, he would not necessarily known o...
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11 days ago
Comment Post #286929 I read that Rosh hashana "hides" rosh chodesh which is a ncie thought but if, as that chart indicates, in the temple, the Rosh Chodesh korbanot were given, then they weren't hidden.
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #286929 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Question Korbanot of Rosh Chodesh on R"H
During p'sukei d'zimra on a week day which is Rosh Chodesh, we add in, during the recitation of Korbanot, a paragraph about the sacrifices of Rosh Chodesh. On Shabbat, add in an extra paragraph with the korbanot of Shabbat. But on Rosh Hashana, we don't add in the korbanot of Rosh Chodesh even ...
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about 1 month ago
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #286919 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Article When did the people learn of Shabbat and what did they learn (questions)
Not really a dvar Torah but a longer set of questions trying to understand what the people knew about sh'mirat shabbat between (let's say) the 23rd of Nisan and the 6th of Sivan right after Yetziyat Mitzrayim (or possibly until they were commanded to build the Mishkan). I can't pose this as a questio...
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about 1 month ago
Comment Post #286909 https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/37735/can-one-bow-before-a-king-can-one-bow-to-a-statue-of-a-king
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about 1 month ago
Edit Post #286718 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Was Avraham not modest?
The Mah Tovu statement of Bil'am's, though intended as a curse was actually praise, and attested to (via Bava Batra 60a) the modesty of the children of Israel. They did not construct their tents in a way that others could see in to their private places. This sense of tzniyut was admirable. But one...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #286701 through conversation with a co-worker, I am tempted to expand this question so question the entire concept of participating in a judicial system (via jury service) in which the laws of evidence, warning, and penalty are all counter to halacha
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3 months ago
Edit Post #286701 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question Sentencing a defendant to death
Let's say a Jew is serving on a jury that is deciding the sentence for someone (even more powerfully, a Jew) convicted (under US law) of a capital offense. The judge instructs the jury that the two possible sentences are death or a protracted incarceration. Can a Jew serve on such a jury? If the J...
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3 months ago
Edit Post #286652 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question How did people understand references to 2 destructions before the first destruction?
Note -- I know that this is not a fully formed question yet so I welcome any edits. There are "prophecies" and references which we understand to be about the destruction of the two temples and the building of a third beit hamikdash. How were references like this understood during the time of the f...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #286642 I read this https://torah.org/torah-portion/olas-shabbos-5763-pekudei/?print-posts=pdf and it includes reference to a medrash that says "According to the same Midrash, the Mishkan was erected and dismantled each day (of the Seven Days of Inauguration). According to the opinion of Rabbi Chanina, it w...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #286581 https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/45992/can-an-automated-online-service-business-operate-on-shabbat
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4 months ago
Comment Post #286523 https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2912697/jewish/Why-Do-We-Count-the-Omer-Specifically-at-Night.htm https://ph.yhb.org.il/en/05-02-05/ https://www.etzion.org.il/en/holidays/sefirat-haomer/forgetting-count-omer-0
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4 months ago
Comment Post #286505 The Malbim seems to address (some aspect of) your question https://www.sefaria.org/Leviticus.20.19?ven=The_Contemporary_Torah,_Jewish_Publication_Society,_2006&vhe=Miqra_according_to_the_Masorah&lang=bi&with=Malbim&lang2=en I'm not scholar enough to understand it but he and others point out that this...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #286496 Initial revision 4 months ago
Question Tamid as Kaparah?
Each day, we recite the 8 p'sukim from Bamidbar 28 (1-8) which detail the rules of the twice daily Tamid. The Tamid is an Olah but I'm not sure of the exact purpose of the sacrifice. On weekdays, the text is preceded by a yehi ratzon which includes the following statement about our fervent wish fo...
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4 months ago
Edit Post #286388 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Is being a book mark a mitzvah?
When a string breaks off of one's tzitzit there are rules about its disposal. One may not treat it (according to opinions noted by the Rama) in a degrading fashion though they needn't be buried in a geniza. He writes (Shulach Aruch 21) וי"א דאף לאחר שנפסקו אין לנהוג בהם מנהג בזיון לזורקן במקום מגונה...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #286382 https://jewishlink.news/divrei-torah/39721-the-deja-vu-of-rivers-starting-a-new-year-with-covid-19
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5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Question Can one change the wording of davening?
Note -- I am creating the hypothetical carefully so I can focus on an underlying halachic concept. A Baal T'shuva learns to daven in a very eclectic minyan -- people from all over and with all sorts of particular nuscha'ot join this minyan. This person picks up a siddur and does what it says. As i...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #286308 Another problem with that is that if a frum Jew makes the matzah but doesn't have the intent (even if he follows the recipe the way he always does) then something is missing. And I can have a guy supervise the process to attest to the time limit and give it an OU but that says nothing about being mad...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #286308 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Why are Matzah and Sukkah different in terms of intent?
Bottom line question is why is a Sukkah different from a Matzah in terms of (not) requiring (expressed) kavannah in its creation? A Sukkah (according to the ruling of Beit Hillel on Mas Sukkah 9a) need not be made specifically to be a sukkah. Even the schach, strictly speaking, does not need to be...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #286278 Yes -- we encourage friends to move in right before the holiday and then not to use any appliances or bring any food in until they are ready to turn over the Chag. Is that allowed or do they have to search anyway (and find something)? I know that people put out the 10 cheerios in case they don't find...
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5 months ago
Edit Post #286278 Initial revision 5 months ago
Question Could I keep K for P all year round and not search the next year?
Is searching for/burning chameitz a distinct obligation or just an adjunct – a way to prepare for pesach? If I kept my house striclty kosher for pesach all year round (not actually that tough as I eat mostly chicken or fish and fresh vegetables and can have matzah for motzi until a month before Pe...
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5 months ago
Comment Post #286254 I can only speak from various experiences -- many of the options you listed happen. My mother used to listen to the seder from the kitchen while she washed the dishes. I prefer the "disposable" option.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #286253 https://aish.com/challah-breaking-bread-on-shabbat/
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6 months ago
Comment Post #286253 On shabbos, aren't we supposed to put one on top of the other and cut from the bottom one, or some (I think) use the one on the right side or something.
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6 months ago
Comment Post #286175 https://www.google.com/search?q=%22civil+disobedience%22+halacha&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS943US943&oq=%22civil+disobedience%22+halacha&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i546l3.4559j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on
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6 months ago
Edit Post #286171 Initial revision 6 months ago
Question Canaan's descendants and the curse
In Bereisheet 9, Canaan was cursed and this curse was taken to be a statement on not just him, but his descendants (see the Haamek Davar on pasuk 24 for an example). Why would later generations be stained by a sin commited by Canaan, or fated by a curse placed on Canaan? If sons don't get punished...
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6 months ago
Edit Post #286050 Initial revision 7 months ago
Question Is there a timeline of creation, hour by hour?
I have read talmudic accounts and heard of medrashim reagrding the timeline of the 6th day of creation and the "birth" of Adam and Chava (especially as it relates to Erev Shabbat) but I'm wondering if there is a source which provides a chronology of the entire week of creation, using a 24 hour clock....
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7 months ago
Comment Post #285872 Can one be mekayem the obligation incrementally? If I show some kavod, does that satisfy the mitzvah or must it be fulfilled completely, consistently and to the fullest extent for it to count? If I stand for my father on Tuesday and not on Wednesday, do I get "credit" for Tuesday or not at all? And w...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285872 The connection I see is that once the rav is a surrogate father (as if he sired him) the respect incumbent on a son to a father now falls on a student to a rav.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285872 By the way, I would even go so far as to say that it IS possible to show respect to a commentary by quoting it in the name of the rav who wrote it. If it brings ge'ulah to the world, I would think that that implies kavod.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285872 I saw and commented on the question. The Bartenura on P"Avos 1:1 seems to give these statements some similar normative-establishing authority so there's that.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285874 If the obligation to learn is lifelong, and "teacher" is inclusive of anyone from whom one has even learned "1 mishna" (which I would assume is a reference to any small amount of learning and not limited only to mishna) then one almost automatically sets teachers for himself whenever he learns in a s...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285872 Initial revision 8 months ago
Article Honoring parents under the law
From this morning's blog post I used to feel bad for orphans. OK, that came out wrong. Please allow me to explain. As a religious Jew, I try to view my responsibility to abide by and fulfill the commandments as an opportunity, not just as a burden. I tried to take on things that gave me the cha...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285863 Initial revision 8 months ago
Question Mishebeirach for cholim placement
I noticed that on Shabbos, the gabbai at shul makes the mishebeirach for cholim between the 6th and 7th aliyot. I have seen this at other shuls (though I don't know if it is a codified rule or a standardized practice). I daven at a different minyan during the week and in that minyan, the mishebeir...
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285689 Initial revision 8 months ago
Question Animal product spoons and Kashrut
Do food service products made from non-kosher sources create a kashrut problem when they are used with food (or even without)? There are spoons made from mother of pearl (from mollusk shells), used generally for caviar, and there are spoons carved from animal bones. Would using either of these mak...
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8 months ago
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8 months ago
Edit Post #285686 Initial revision 8 months ago
Question Maariv with a mincha minyan
I'm not fully finished with my hypothetical but it goes something like this: If I davened mincha at the earliest possible time, I can daven maariv before sunset. If I am called to help out with a mincha minyan that is meeting a little before sunset, can I daven maariv (let's assume, without jud...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #285522 this site has some of these ideas in it https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2896/jewish/What-Are-the-Ten-Commandments.htm
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9 months ago
Comment Post #285522 I also heard that they heard all the words said at one time but needed to hear them again linearly so as to make sense of them so it could be said that they heard them ALL from Hashem, and only some from Hashem. Is this related to the medrash that the people heard the first 2 from Hashem which takes ...
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9 months ago
Edit Post #285381 Initial revision 9 months ago
Question What does it mean to speak of the Jews as a single entity?
tl;dr in what sense did "the people" as a collective do/say anything? In the Artscroll A""Z 5b1, the commentary in note 1 points out that "The Jews referred to the manna as..." and later, that "the people exclaimed." This figure of speech, that the people acted in a certain, singular way, or said ...
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9 months ago
Comment Post #285319 If the circumference of the earth is less in NY than it is at the equator or even farther north (Montreal for example where I'm getting numbers closer to 17500 miles) then the amount of distance would be lower - if that number/distance is less per second of difference, when might it start to add up?...
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10 months ago
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10 months ago
Edit Post #285276 Initial revision 10 months ago
Question At what distance does a zman change?
Simply put, how much physical distance on the globe/map effects a discernable change in time? If I compute the zman for something, I do so based on (for some websites) my zip code. But that zip code covers a large area. Is it possible within a zip code to have more than one "time" when a zman star...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #285071 Wouldn't a gabbai keep track and announce?
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10 months ago
Comment Post #284927 rashi also says "כְּדֵי לְהַשְׂבִּיעַ עֵינוֹ שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ רָשָׁע וּלְתַוֵּהוּ עַל רִבּוּי הַדּוֹרוֹן:" so it was to satisfy greed, not avoid death
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10 months ago
Comment Post #284927 Where was Eisav about to kill Ya'akov? Both Avraham and Yitzchak also used trickery but in their cases, the text explicitly says it was to save their lives.
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11 months ago
Edit Post #284927 Initial revision 11 months ago
Question Ya'akov as a trickster
I'm trying to understand (the classical Jewish view of) the character of Yaakov. He gets the birthright by exploiting a situation -- he did nothing inherently wrong and WE see him as justified in getting the bracha, but he took advantage of his brother's weakness to get it. The optics are question...
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11 months ago
Edit Post #284019 Initial revision about 1 year ago
Question Dancing in the vineyards on Yom Kippur
The mishna (4:8) in Taanit reads > אָמַר רַבָּן שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן גַּמְלִיאֵל, לֹא הָיוּ יָמִים טוֹבִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל כַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר בְּאָב וּכְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים, שֶׁבָּהֶן בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם יוֹצְאוֹת בִּכְלֵי לָבָן שְׁאוּלִין, שֶׁלֹּא לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת מִי שֶׁאֵין לוֹ. which is translated (l...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283924 Here is one source which discusses elements of this issue https://www.mishnahyomit.com/articles/Sotah/Shema%20and%20Tefillah%20in%20Any%20Language
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283676 @#53032 yes, but that seems like a relatively banal issue. Consulting the Urim V'Tumim was for matters of national importance (should we go to war) or something affecting the masses. The behavior of a single woman who looked like she was drunk rises to that level?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283676 why did Chana's behavior rise to such a level that it justified asking ANYTHING of the Urim V'Tumim? She was just a lady who was crying. Did he ask for divine clarification anytime anyone showed up?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #283673 a couple of websites which seem to hint to the questions as being more than binary (at least I make that inference) https://images.shulcloud.com/1219/uploads/spotlightonurimvtumimtzav5781.pdf https://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380244/jewish/Secret-Names-of-the-Urim-and-Tumim.htm https://...
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282958 https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/63255/jewish/The-Bible-with-Rashi.htm
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282734 http://westmountshul.com/documents/newpdf/ManagingYourMitzvosClass3Kiddush.pdf page 2 item 5?
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #282070 https://www.sefaria.org/Numbers.13.8?lang=bi&with=Birkat%20Asher%20on%20Torah&lang2=en
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #282070 It mentions both -- it introduces the tribe of yosef and then goes down a generation, first the older some menashe, then the younger son ephraim. It only needs to introduce the Yosef tribe 1 time
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #281340 If, in fact, the concern is that one will go an ask an expert about the shaking of the lulav, then the equivalent would be a concern over going out to ask someone about the EATING of the matzah. I would assume that there is less worry over how to eat than how to shake because we have experience fulfi...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280934 If I have a box that I put change in all year, already having in mind that it is tzeddakah, can I take some of what is already in that box on Purim and set it aside and hand it to a poor person that day, or is the mitzvah the "creation" of new tzeddakah from funds that would otherwise not have been e...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280934 OK, can I separate it from funds already earmarked as tzedakka or must it be separated from "new" funds?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280936 So according to some, each reading gets 3 blessings, and each reading is a discrete mitzvah with its own Shehechyanu at having reached the milestone of fulfilling that mitzvah. But some say that the day reading does NOT get a shehechyanu on it but hedge that position by having in mind time separated ...
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280935 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Giving food to a spouse for Mishlo'ach manot
I live with my wife and one of my responsibilities is to do the food shopping. Often, she gives me a list and I go. If I come home with something not on the list, can I hand it to her on Purim and have it count as my mishlo'ach manot (especially as the the mishlo'ach manot are "ish l're'eihu" and ...
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280934 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Does charity on Purim have to be "new" donations?
When giving matanot l'evyonim on Purim, I know that the mitzvah is fulfilled by giving money out on THAT day -- but must it be money that was set aside to be given on that day? If I have a box and I put money in it during the rest of the year, deciding on, for example, September 28 that the money ...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280926 His language is expectant. Salvation WILL come from another place.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280926 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Ein somchin al Hanes - Purim
In the megillah, Mordechai tells Esther that if she doesn't go to the king, salvation will come from another source. While this is an admirable show of faith isn't he being somech al nes, reliant on a miracle?
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280925 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question Shehecheyanu on Purim
What is the shecheyanu for on Purim night? The one before the morning megillah reading is (according to the announcement in shul) for the mitzvos done in the daytime. But in the preceding night, what does it refer to? If it is in commemorating the mitzvah of megillah, then we are not fulfilling...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280923 We were outside and it was cold so we did what I have seen done elsewhere, just the first and last mentions. Some services don't pause for any noise at all.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280824 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Can one fulfill the obligation of megillah on Purim via Zoom?
I will quote from the guidance put out LAST YEAR by the OU and I will put in bold some salient points (Orthodox Union Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 1:17 PM ) > The clear majority of Halachic authorities do not consider Halachically adequate a Megillah reading heard over the phone or online. There is ho...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280817 if a father arranges a shiduch, wouldn't it be disrespectful to him as a parent not to decide to marry the chosen woman?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280554 Do you mean "fleishike" as the same word with a schwa syllable appended? I never thought of that as a distinct form, just a result of accent and inflection or more "yiddish" like in pronunciation. We always used fleishik (though sometimes it was more like "fleishig"). I know in England they use "meat...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280509 @robev but the question is predicated on a claim that something happened. If that claim has no teeth then looking for proof one way or the other is a fool's errand.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280509 @mithical and what would that reason be? I can find nothing in halacha which would support his contention. Can you provide some reason to think that his understanding of Jewish law is to be relied on?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280509 is there any reason to think that this Druze was either telling the truth or knew that he was being counted as one of ten ( as opposed to being allowed to stay when there were 10 others)?
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280488 Just a note -- not every commentator sees the word "kohen" in 47:22 to refer to priests in a way parallel to the use of the word as it applies to the castes among the biblical Jews. If it is simply a title of rank/nobility then the difference in terms of land ownership is natural.
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280480 with all the halachic limitations and the conventional wisdom of statements like וְלֹא מָצָאתִי לַגּוּף טוֹב אֶלָּא שְׁתִיקָה I'm not sure why there would be any notion of freedom of speech
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280261 But if I use a non-traditional method of heating, then the application of heat is no longer the same issue. And if I use a lower heat to, for example, melt something then the level of heat isn't the issue.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #280252 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Question What exactly is "cooking"?
I'm having trouble putting this question into words so hear me out, while I struggle: What is cooking halachically? I don't mean "at what temperature does cooking happen?" but more like "what is considered cooking and how/why is it considered that?" Is "cooking" a change in some item's chemi...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280236 regarding the S'forno's statement, is the deceased brother still required (through his living brother) to have a boy and a girl (is a dead person still mechuyav in the mitzvah??)
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #280145 @sabbahillel if the children from the former sister in law can inherit from the dead brother's estate, then they ALL (?) belong to the dead brother's "line". If there is a clear cut halacha that says "only the first" or "only the boys" then that's great -- the rest would "belong" to the living brothe...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280145 @msh210 I don't know if it would (clearly, I'm playing fast and loose, inventing a time period where there is no automatic chalitzah, but expecting that multiple wives are not an option - mostly because I don't know how multiple wives plays into a yibum marriage and inheritance etc). My point simply ...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #280145 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Does a living brother fulfill his own pru ur'vu during a Yibum marriage?
If a man is required to father a boy and a girl (according to B"Hillel in Yevamos 61b), but is married to his late brother's wife (the brother died, childless) then do (all) the children who are born of the Levirate marriage belong to the dead brother's "line" and fulfill the dead brother's or do the...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #280136 https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.36.15?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #280012 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question What does this abbreviation stand for?
What does this mean? (written about a rabbi of renown, often the author of a book, or the person buried, listed on a headstone) הבחור כמ“ר I have my guesses but I'd like a real answer, not my gut reaction. I assume that the bachur part is a statement of age, but is it specifically saying that t...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279768 Some of those words made sense. I know that I'm using Chrome Version 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) (64-bit) here at work (I have to check to see if the problem occurs at home also). I am wearing black sox and had brocolli for lunch but I'm not sure if that is relevant. Computers these days seem compl...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279781 Yes, this is about the decision in the temple -- not in our houses as the personal obligation for Channuka candles is different. And I did see their language of "all night" and I guess they mean "over night until the next time it would be lit in the morning" maybe?
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #279781 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Lights for 24 hours or 3 hours on 8 days -- which is better?
One understanding of the Channukah miracle is that oil that should have lasted for 1 day lasted for eight and the famous question is "if it should have lasted for 1 day, then why is the miracle an 8 day celebration as only 7 of the days were miraculous" and to this there are many answers. One whic...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #279768 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Notifications from within the question being notified about
I saw in my notifications that there was an answer to my question, so I clicked and was transported to my question. I read the answer and upvoted it. It was good. I then looked and saw 4 more notifications, so I clicked on the little inbox icon and, nothing. I couldn't open it or do anything becau...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279757 do the rules of kedusha apply to a makeshift menorah?
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #279757 it also begs another question -- why didn't the Greeks loot the temple and take the solid gold menorah?
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #279757 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question Purity and Channukah
I'm trying to figure something out about Channukah: When the victorious Jews cleaned the temple they found only enough oil to light the menorah for 1 day and it took another 7 days before they had more oil. I learned as a boy (and with no sources) that it took that long to travel to where there...
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Question Sources discussing electric cars on Chol Hamo'ed
I was reading about driving a car on Chol Hamo'ed and the article stated that many see the melacha of driving as tied to havarah (which I assume to refer to the burning of gas via combustion). The quote in the email was, "Contemporary poskim discuss how this halacha applies to driving a car, which en...
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almost 2 years ago
Question The encampments in the midbar
Is there a list of all the stops that Bnei Yisrael made after leaving Egypt (in chronological order), and how long they stayed in each place, especially one which lists different opinions about the lengths of stays? I vaguely recall seeing some sort of list but don't know where and haven't found one ...
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Comment Post #279309 @curiousdannii it makes such an insertion unnecessary. The section is introduced "the spies said:" and then recounts what they said (including their use of the first person). To assume that part is an insertion by another voice makes no sense unless you insist that they said something which they coul...
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Comment Post #279309 Verse 33 continues the narrative started in the middle of verse 32, introduced by the word "leimor" ("saying:"). The writer put down in words the event including what the 10 spies reported.
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Comment Post #278486 I think you are asking a deeper question -- is there an essential tension between v'chai bahem on one hand, and R. Akiva's seeming interpretation that the only way to be mekayem a particular mitzvah is by dying. Maybe he knew that there were other ways of satisfying b'chol nafshecha but that martyrdo...
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Edit Post #279028 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Article The years of Sarah
Calling a parsha “chayeii sarah” makes very little sense. Not only is the phrase “the life or lives of” confusing because of the collective noun role of “chayiim”, but the parsha is not really about Sarah – she dies in the first posuk. The chochomim who established the parshiyot, instead of appending...
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Comment Post #278964 Radak says coincidence, the Tzror Hamor says something about its being a remez and the Ohr Chadash ties it to Haman's ancestors. I think. I can't follow it https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.8.4?lang=bi&with=Ohr%20Chadash|Quoting&lang2=en I also found this -- good luck...https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis....
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Comment Post #278781 related to the underlying question https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/7539 and this document (question 6, point 2) http://download.yutorah.org/2016/1165/848382.docx
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Comment Post #278758 I get the sense that "shul" is the actual "sanctuary" whereas guests stayed in the building that housed the sanctuary. "The downstairs halls of the inn are used for the Rebbe’s shul and for tishen on Shabbos, while the upstairs quarters are divided into the Rebbe’s sleeping quarters, kvittel shtib, a...
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Comment Post #278589 You have 2 separate questions here -- one is why the creation narrative says "let us" (https://www.etzion.org.il/en/let-us-make-man) and whether the word "Elokim" is actually a plural (https://outreachjudaism.org/elohim-plural/)
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Edit Post #278587 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Article Dreams, interpretations, and outlook
Yosef is both a dreamer and an interpreter of dreams – these traits make him both a victim and a hero. I’d like to take a closer look at the process of victimization and Yosef’s dreams. He wakes up one morning and tells his brothers (Bereishit 37:5) that he had a dream. “Meh,” they say. They have ...
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Comment Post #278550 The Haamek Davar does appear to discuss this and the minei Targuma points out that it happens with the birth of Chanoch as well וַיֵּדַע קַיִן אֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ וַתַּהַר וַתֵּלֶד אֶת חֲנוֹךְ
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Comment Post #278443 I would think it is similar to ochel mim'huma which the Artscroll connects to the "confusion and panic caused by the sounds of an attacking army" because then food is scarce.
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Comment Post #278131 or at least we should be told to lean to the left
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Comment Post #278188 I'd like to think that even after 30 years, it isn't a grudge yet. Well...hypothetically.
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Comment Post #278045 https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/67589/is-it-a-mainstream-view-that-satan-is-an-angel-testing-us-for-hashem-so-that-he
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Edit Post #277866 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Imported answers incorrectly reported
There is a post asking about "Plants before the Sun in the Order of Creation." On my screen, it registers as having no answers, but when I look at the question, I see 4 answers. Do imported answers not qualify as answers?
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Comment Post #277286 I just read through a bunch of commentaries on the mishna and they talk about finding someone to settle issues, or teach laws, or argue with, but none mentions life cycle events. It appears that you can continue to have a learning/study relationship with a former-pulpit rabbi.
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Comment Post #277191 https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/64742/difference-between-%D7%90%D6%B2%D7%A0%D6%B4%D7%99-and-%D7%90%D6%B8%D7%A0%D6%B9%D7%9B%D6%B4%D7%99
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Comment Post #277171 I read that and the answers but none mentioned eating trumah and even the other conclusions didn't seem clear
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Question Mamzer child of a Kohen
What are the rules regarding a mamzer who is the child of a kohen (and a woman with whom the kohen could not enter into a proper marriage)? Could the child eat trumah? What aspects of the status of kohen would exist and which would not? I'm not (yet) asking about the effect it might have on the fa...
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #277118 check out the Taz's understanding - Item 8, here https://rabbimanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Electronic-Mitzvot-Hearing-Aids-and-Shabbat.pdf
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Comment Post #277004 There are the "zeh omer ani" sections but I'm not sure if that's what I mean. I have to refine my thinking.
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Comment Post #276972 @JoelK yes, but there the word is adonei (יז) כִּי יְקֹוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם הוּא אֱלֹהֵי הָאֱלֹהִים וַאֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים so I'm wondering if there is a rule that can be applied just to Hashem's name (the question of why there would be different grammar for the name then arises)
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Edit Post #277004 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Is there any davening unique to being said when alone?
I know that there are parts of davening that one can only say, or be involved with saying, in the presence of a minyan, but I was wondering if there were pieces of davening that can only happen when one is NOT with a minyan (and the extension, when one is all by himself). I'm curious if there is anyt...
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Comment Post #276972 @JoelK would it be accurate to say "when the name is preceded by a patach, the two sounds become coalesced into one syllable (va/do)"?
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Comment Post #276794 I just saw that a question of mine had a "Last Activity" tag by a particular user 12 hours ago. When I opened the question, I saw no new answer and no trace of that particular user at all (comments or anything).
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Comment Post #276972 @JoelK does the vowel under the first letter of Hashem's name change?
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Comment Post #276972 @JoelK does it have to do with the vowel sound under the prefix (e.g. a patach would cause a combined syllable while a segol, because it is distinct from the opening vowel sound of A-do-nai, would create 2 separate syllables)?
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Comment Post #277000 self-promotion time... https://rosends.blogspot.com/2020/07/free-hate.html
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Comment Post #276877 I just got 3 notifications for the same answer.
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Comment Post #276972 Would that rule correlate to the vowel under the prefix letter?
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Edit Post #276970 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question How is God's name pronounced when there is a prefix?
The 4 letter name for Hashem is replaced with the word a/d-/nai (3 syllables). But my siddur doesn't put vowels under each instance, so I'm not sure how to say the word when it is preceded b a prefix lake a vav, a lamed or a beit. The word "e/l-/kei" becomes vei/l-/kei with the addition of the pre...
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Comment Post #276948 @manassehkatz that begs 2 questiona (assuming a time when sacrifices can be made): 1. If it extends in the absence of a korban, does it extend for another definite term or it just keeps going? 2. can all sacrifices be offered on any day of the year? Are there any days on the calendar when would NOT h...
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Comment Post #276949 maybe it was Egyptian http://parsha.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-in-world-is-nun.html
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Edit Post #276948 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question The End of a Period of Nezirut
Must a Nazir explicitly break the terms of his Nezirut on the day that his term of Nezirut ends (or the day after the last day)? If he doesn't is there any notion of his implicitly accepting another term or is the term over and if he happens not to do anything which is forbidden to a Nazir that do...
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Comment Post #276943 https://www.google.com/search?q=havdalah+nine+days&rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS855US855&oq=havdalah+nine+days&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.3285j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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Question Avinu Malkeinu as part of Tachanun
I know the following: 1. The word "considered" will surely invoke the response "by whom." I have no answer but want to know the breadth of opinions. 2. The question begs "what does it matter?" I have yet to figure out if it does at all matter (other than to clarify the order of prayers), but I'm ...
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Comment Post #276907 I don't think that any search engine can account for every single teaching but I'm also not sure what counts as "ethical" teaching as opposed to a non-ethical one.
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Comment Post #276846 For scholarly discussion https://hebrew-academy.org.il/2019/12/15/%D7%9E%D7%94%D7%95%D7%93%D7%95-%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%93-%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%9F/ search google for חינא סין and you will find other stuff.
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Comment Post #276846 This site https://sites.google.com/site/galmaniparasha/bereshit?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1 puts "Sin" in parenthesis next to Khina. This one (bottom of page 175) does also http://humanities1.tau.ac.il/shalom_rosenfeld/images/%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%AA_0208...
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Comment Post #276789 @Mithical should I even be asking again today? I must have offended someone because I'm down 60 plus points.
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Comment Post #276802 the understanding I was taught is that this then represents all the letters and any other praises that those letters would begin.
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Comment Post #276800 when you look in your chumash at the 10 dibrot, you will see 2 sets of trop notation -- one for when you lain and one for when you study. To my eyes, this points to an expectation that even out of shul, you will use the trop.
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Comment Post #276793 is there a difference between crying after being goaded by the Mixed Multitude vs. being a unified edah doing the crying?
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Edit Post #276790 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question "Last Activity"
What exactly counts as "Last Activity"? Does that include comments or edits or votes, or just answers? And what kind of activity prompts moving a question up higher in the list that I see (since it isn't just chronological by questioning date)?
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Comment Post #276789 @Mithical I just jumped up 15 from that lower number (11 from where I was earlier yesterday) but can't track where or why.
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Comment Post #276789 thanks -- would there be a place where I could see what was down voted or what caused the change?
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Edit Post #276788 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Points question
Points question -- I'm not sure how points work here. I'm not in it for the points but am curious. My point total went down 4 between yesterday and today and there is no notice or explanation for why that change took place. Is there any way to find out?
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Comment Post #276772 Which obligation? Are you asking if someone can fulfill shacharit without all the accouterments?
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Comment Post #276726 I used to daven in a shul which had no talking at all. It simply wasn't tolerated. And the people who attended bought in to that and held fast to the rule. I took it on myself not to talk during davening, beginning to end. I don't always stick to that, but I do often. The absolute nature of the claim...
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Comment Post #276713 some issues dealt with here https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/artificial-insemination-in-jewish-law/
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Comment Post #276688 This could lead to a chaburah of 8 people holding 8 siyumim during the 9 days on the same piece of learning.
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Comment Post #276676 Wouldn't this cross over to a different question -- according to R. Shimon, what is the meaning of "et" in those r-d-F cases which use "et"?
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Comment Post #276651 there is an interesting paragraph just a little down from the top (third par under "what do we read?") https://rabbikaganoff.com/tag/haftora/
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Comment Post #276613 I haven't listened to this, so if it doesn't give any relevant advice, apologies. https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/948675/rabbi-etan-schnall/laws-of-tefilla-for-one-davening-alone-at-home/
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Answer A: Should the repetition of the amidah be discontinued?
The Rav (Joseph B. Soloveitchik) understood the Rambam's discussion of the repetition to point to a separate mitzvah of the public prayer as said with the congregation, one that would be lost if the repetition were ended. Additionally, there are certain parts (like the priestly blessing and kedusha) ...
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Comment Post #276416 @Dani here is one page's worth https://imgur.com/CH7MCf4
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Comment Post #276416 @Dani the regular daily (weekday) Eng/Heb Artscroll
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Comment Post #276416 I believe that the Artscroll siddur goes into depth with examples for each
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Answer A: Why do we kiss the Teffilin at Ashrei?
The practice is discussed and a source given here. A full answer would seem to be a combination of the first answer given there from the book Taamei Haminhagim (why the tefillin at that point - because of the acronyms for sustenance created by the words of Ashrei and our associating sustenance with p...
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Comment Post #276364 I'm not sure if this merits a separate question, but what do we do if a question asked here was asked and answered on Mi Yodea? Is a sufficient answer a link to that question? Should that just be a comment? I don't want to take anyone's work that isn't mine. (thue question about kissing tefillin at A...
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Answer A: Is the observance of Jewish law/tradition "all or nothing"?
Both answers you received are correct. Judaism is a religion of laws and the goal is for each person to follow the rules completely. But that "completely" is changeable. It is well established that in order to save a life, one may push aside other laws including the sabbath. If Judaism were purely "a...
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over 9 years ago
Answer A: Is the observance of Jewish law/tradition "all or nothing"?
Both answers you received are correct. Judaism is a religion of laws and the goal is for each person to follow the rules completely. But that "completely" is changeable. It is well established that in order to save a life, one may push aside other laws including the sabbath. If Judaism were purely "a...
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