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Up all night Hoshanah Rabbah: why?

Why do we stay up all night on Hoshanah Rabbah, and what is its source?
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Lubavitch not sleeping in a Sukka?

If Lubavitch is careful not to eat or drink anything outside of the sukka, why does Lubavitch not sleep in the Sukka?
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Polyphasic Sleep and Halacha

I recently read an article on polyphasic sleep and I'm quite interested in experimenting with it. The article advises the Uberman approach which advocates 20-30 minute naps every four hours, meaning ...
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Limits to Dina Dmalchusa Dina

What are the specifications of Dina Dimalchusah? A more targeted question to answer would be: If I ripped off the label of my mattress — the label that says its removal is punishable by federal ...
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Is Ferberization okay?

Is there anything objectionable (in terms of halacha, hashkafa and middos) to using the Ferber method for training an infant to fall asleep on its own? There is an element of cruelty, and the ultimate ...
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When to say Hamapil

In the bedtime shema, some siddurim have the bracha of Hamapil printed immediately before the paragraph of shema, whereas others have it printed at the very end of the bedtime shema prayers. What is ...
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falling asleep on the left side to aid digestion

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 71:5 reads, in part (translation my own): And it's good that he'll lie at the start of his sleep on the left side and at the end on the right side, as this is good for the ...
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Is there an Inyan for females to stay up Shavuos night?

Should females remain awake the night of Shavuos? (sources please)
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Birchas HaTorah - everyone was awake all night

Suppose everyone in the Shul remained awake the whole night of Shavuos. What do you do regarding Birchas HaTorah?
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When does one stay up all night?

Can we get a complete list of occasions (dates or other occasions) on which someone (everyone, or just those with a particular circumstance) stays up all night (on purpose)?
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In Modeh Ani we thank Hashem for our neshama's return. Where do neshamas go?

In Modeh Ani we thank Hashem for returning our Neshomos when we arise. Where do they go during our sleep? Do they go to the same place as the neshomos of the deceased?
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I sleep with tzitzis on. Is there any part of the body they shouldn't touch?

I sleep with my tzitzis on. Is there any part of the body the tzitzis should not touch?
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Sleeping Tumah Transfers

If someone wakes up and touches another object before washing his/her hands, does that object get some level of tumah as well?
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Sleeping on Food without a Bed

For example, if one is on an airplane, and puts food under his/her neighbors seat, and then the neighbor falls asleep, is the food permissible? Does the prohibition only apply where it's a bed, or ...
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Sleeping on Stones

Where does the Minhag come from that we should sleep uncomfortably on Tisha B'Av?
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Do blankets need tzitzis?

Blankets have four corners. So, do they require tzitzis?
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Waking up in the middle of the night

If one wakes up in the middle of the night to relieve oneself, what is the proper procedure regarding washing and the brachos of asher yatzar and hamapil?