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Posts by rosends‭

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Q&A 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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by robev‭

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Q&A Who says Rebbi said Kiddush?

I read the following statement on the Chabad.org website https://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day.asp?tdate=12/9/2022 "The Talmud (Ketubot 103a) relates that even after his passing, for a time, Ra...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by rosends‭

Question talmud-bavli
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Q&A counting for more than one minyan

If one is in an open area in which more than one minyan is meeting, can he be counted for both minyanim simultaneously? If, at the kotel, one minyan has started and then someone leaves, and I am t...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by rosends‭

Question minyan
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Q&A 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...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A 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 ...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A 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 sor...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by rosends‭

Question tefilla-prayer
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Q&A 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 ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A 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 st...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Reward for mitzvot pre-adulthood

There is a conept that there is a s'char mitzvah, a reward for doing a mitzvah, and an oneish/punishment for "sinning". But there is also an idea that a child, under the age of bar/bat mitzvah who ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 22d ago by Fred Wamsley‭

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Q&A Why is Pesach in the singular?

Simply put, why is Pesach in the singular while Shavu'ot and Sukkot are in the plural? Shavu'ot makes sense to me because the day celebrates the culmination of weekS. But I only made 1 Sukkah so w...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question names sukkot pesach
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Q&A 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by rosends‭

Question tzniut-modesty
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Q&A 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)...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by rosends‭

Question pesach
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Q&A 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&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 th...

posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 2y ago by rosends‭

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Q&A 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), use...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by rosends‭

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Q&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 alerts@ounetwork.org Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 1:17 PM ) The clear majority of Hal...

posted 2y ago by rosends‭

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Q&A 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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A 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 whe...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ploni‭

Question minyan tefilla
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Meta 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 w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A 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...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A 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 bo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Divrei Torah Dreams, interpretations, and outlook

posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 2y ago by msh210‭

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Meta 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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta "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...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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