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My understanding is that Nusach Sfard is the nusach that was created by those who wished to incorporate the customs of the Ari. Many different versions of Nusach Sfard have existed and because of this there has been many attempts by various Chassidishe groups to reconcile the differences amongst versions into one standard version for their group. The most ...


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I'd say "discouraged", not "prohibited." Generally, women should have the Torah background that they need to function. It's the pure, theoretical pursuit of knowledge that gave Chazal pause. I'm told the Seventh Rebbe zt"l felt that some basic exposure to Gemara today is considered material that's needed to function, and therefore allowed and even ...


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Strictly speaking you would say it is the other way round, the most intense form of intimacy we can experience is a mashal for an intensity of intimacy not able to be experienced in this world. See Rav Gifter's introduction to Artscroll Shir Hashirim.


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See here (footnote 1): In their first endnote on the book Heilman and Friedman express surprise that Lubavitch emissaries are referred to as shluchim: “The precise Hebrew or Yiddish word for emissaries would be ‘shlichim,’ but for whatever reason, Lubavitchers have chosen to use the term ‘shluchim,’ perhaps to distinguish themselves from all other types ...


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Very good question. I think that you can find this mashal in almost all prophets (to read haftarot will give a good sample) and in Shir Hashirim See Mishna Yadaym 3, 5: אָמַר רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא, חַס וְשָׁלוֹם, לֹא נֶחֱלַק אָדָם מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל עַל שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים שֶׁלֹּא תְטַמֵּא אֶת הַיָּדַיִם, שֶׁאֵין כָּל הָעוֹלָם כֻּלּוֹ כְדַאי כַּיּוֹם שֶׁנִּתַּן בּוֹ ...


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Nusach Sefard, Nusach Sepharad, or Nusach Sfard is the name for various forms of the Jewish siddurim, designed to reconcile Ashkenazi customs (Hebrew: מנהג "Custom", pl. minhagim) with the kabbalistic customs of Isaac Luria. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nusach_Sefard Technically speaking, the Alter Rebbe's siddur is a form of nuschach sefard. ...



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