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Comment Post #291358 _Orach Chayim_ 489 is the main reference on the topic.
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20 days ago
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Question Why the odd pronunciation of "בני יששכר"?
Rabbi Tz'vi Elimelech Spira of Dynów wrote a book called "בני יששכר" that is popular enough that he himself is sometimes called the "בני יששכר". But the phrase (whether referring to the book or to the man) is generally pronounced with both letters ש: something like /bɨne yisasxar/ rather than like /b...
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Comment Post #289790 I've seen many Ashkenazim do so also.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #287881 It shouldn't be surprising that this rule isn't on a list of practical rules of decision: after all, it's _not_ a practical rule. Rather, it's a rule of the divine voice, if you will, which is not accepted practically.
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about 1 year ago
Comment Post #287810 That's not in the command to Moses/Aaron to bring the plague.
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over 1 year ago
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Question Why does the command to bring locusts (only) include consequences?
For various of the ten plagues, God tells Moses or Aaron to do something to bring the plague on Egypt: > Take your wand and tip your hand over the waters of Egypt… and they will be blood. Blood will be in the entire land of Egypt, even in the wood and stone. (Ex. 7:19) > Tip your hand with your...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #287290 See https://oukosher.org/halacha-yomis/may-one-sit-during-hallel/
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over 1 year ago
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Answer A: Did Avraham really not know about his nephews while they were children?
Haamek Davar to 12:1 ("Go you [=Abram] from your land, your birthplace, and your father's home"), in loose translation: > It should've been written in reverse, as he'll first leave his father's home, then his birthplace, then his land. So it's implying an injunction of forgetting: that he remove h...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #287243 Many thanks! This has been bugging me awhile.
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over 1 year ago
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Question Source of a tune
https://vocaroo.com/1L5y4gbqDCvZ has a tune that I've heard many times, always in a Jewish (usually liturgical) context. What is its origin? Who wrote it, when, where, etc., and what (if any) were the original words?
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over 1 year ago
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Question Why ra-VU in Numbers 20:13?
Numbers 20:13 (with my own, loose translation): > הֵמָּה מֵי מְרִיבָה אֲשֶׁר רָבוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת ה׳ > > This was the Fight Water: the Jews fought God The word "רָבוּ" ("fought") has its stress on the last syllable, ra-VU, rather than the first, RA-vu. This would seem to imply tha...
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Comment Post #285872 Regarding "I used to feel bad for orphans", see [רבי יוחנן](//www.sefaria.org.il/Kiddushin.31b.6).
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285872 "Then the orphan will be obligated, under the terms of the 'honor your father and mother' verse as applying to a teacher/rav, to honor that teacher." I don't see any evidence of this in what you've quoted from others. That someone is "as if he sired him" doesn't necessarily imply that the "honor" ver...
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Answer A: If one designates a gift for another person, is it committed or can it be retracted?
Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 241:1, in my own, free translation: > If someone gives a gift… the recipient acquires it only by one of the standard ways of acquiring property.… But by a verbal agreement alone the recipient doesn't acquire anything, and each party can renege.… And 243:1–2: >...
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over 2 years ago
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Question On Pharaoh's not knowing יקוק
Jacob and his sons, when speaking to Egyptians, consistently refer to God as &rlm;(ה)אלקים, "the god", and not by his name, יקוק, that distinguishes him from other supposed gods, or other names of his. (E.g., Genesis 39:9, 40:8, and 41:16&ndash;32 passim.) (When speaking amongst themselves, althou...
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285101 Interesting. I've never seen this done afair. But maybe I've never been in a minyan that had shacharis duchening and didn't have anyone the gabay knew to be a Levi.
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285071 Maybe. Is that what's done, in fact?
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Question How does a firstborn know to wash the kohen's hands?
Mishna B'rura 128:22 says that if no Levi is around to wash a kohen's hands for the latter's blessing, a firstborn-to-his-mother should do so. Although Kaf Hachayim :40 notes that he hasn't seen this done, I'm guessing some communities must have this custom. My question is how this works in practice....
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Answer A: Sh'mita and the home garden: what if anything is permitted?
In general, whatever applies to crop farming applies to the home garden. Exceptions (like planting indoors, or not attached to soil, or on non-Jewish-owned land, or others) apply to both equally. That said, there are some leniencies relied upon for crop farming because otherwise the economy would fal...
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Comment Post #282734 Keywords to search for to answer this question: "ערבות" and "יצא מוציא".
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