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A) Why were they having relations during the daytime? Where do you see that it says anything about daytime? B) Why were they having relations in a way that others could see? The שפתי חכמים answers your question. He says that it's impossible to say that they would have relations where people could see them. Rather, by Yitzchak closing the ...


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There are a variety of things that people do on Tisha B'Av. Many people spend most of the morning reading and discussing the Kinnos. It is also permitted and widespread to learn certain bits of Torah that are relevant to Tisha B'Av. These include Eicha, Iyov, the story of the destruction of the Temple which is related in Gittin 56b-58a and Sanhedrin 104, the ...


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As part of "Naps in Jewish Law", R' Gil Student discusses this: The Shulchan Arukh (Orach Chaim 231:1), following the Talmud (Sukkah 26b) [English here], rules that napping for more than half an hour is forbidden and even that little sleep should only be undertaken if your intent is to gain strength so you can learn Torah and serve God better. This is ...


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We learn in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 240:11 סימן רמ - איך יתנהג האדם בתשמיש מטתו: אָסוּר לְשַׁמֵּשׁ בַּיּוֹם, אֶלָּא אִם כֵּן הוּא בַּיִת אָפֵל One is forbidden to have relations during the day unless it's a dark room. From this we see that in a darkened room you may have relations during the day. There is no prerequisite for the daytime to be more ...


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The book Lev Eliyahu by Rabbi Elyah Lopian zt'l comments there that the "looking in the window" there is referring not to a window but to sorcery. i.e. he saw through some kind of sorcery, crystal ball, etc.


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Based on a statement from Pesachim 105a, if Kiddush was not said on Friday night either by accident or on purpose it can be said the entire next day (Rambam Shabbat 29:4, Shulchan Aruch OC 271:8), with the exception of the introductory paragraph of Vaychulu which is only said at night as that is when the creative work was originally finished (Rama, ad loc). ...


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I have never heard of a need to wear the same pair of tzizit for 24 hours. The assumption lends itself to a lot of questions and suffice it to say that the question would be enhanced if you can ask this bachor to provide sources for his statement. As to your question if you can wear a pair of tzizit specifically for bed and change in the morning before the ...


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The Rama (Orach Chayim 583:2) says that some have the practice not to sleep on Rosh HaShanah, and it is a correct practice. The Taz (3) quotes the source of this: The Yerushalmi which says "Whoever sleeps on Rosh HaShanah, his luck sleeps." The Magen Avraham (6) quotes the Arizal, that it is permissible to sleep after midday, since the angel (of "luck," I ...


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Many communities offer various shiurim and / or films during the afternoon. I don't know if this is available where you live, but in mine, shuls "compete" with each other. During approx. the last decade, The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation has presented 2 excelent videos on Tish'a B'av. Many shuls present one or both of them, and they are always ...


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On this, and many other related issues, see Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin's excellent essay in Bnei Banim 4:17. (Available on hebrewbooks.org here) Honestly, I would advise chassanim and kallos to read Henkin's essay and discuss with their posek, and not to read the mishnah brurah there. (Note that Shulchan Aruch discusses the subject in Orach Chaim, then ...


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Why is it that the Talmid Chacham has such a "yatzer" to have relations by day? See Succah 52a at the bottom where the Gemoro relates a story about a great Amorah who said about himself what he wouldn't be able to hold him back from sinning immorally even though a standard person did indeed hold himself back. The Gemoro explains that Kol HaGadol ...


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The Tur al HaTorah says we must assume this happened during the day otherwise how could Avimelech have seen into a dark room. He explains this behavior with the idea that a Talmid Chacham can cover himself and have relations during the day. This is similar to the Or HaChaim who quotes the gemara in ksuvos 65a where we find this behavior as a means to stave ...


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The Netai Gavriel brings just about all there is to bring on the subject of Nitel. In 2:4 he brings two/three customs about the time of day or night it applies to. Although the custom is (perhaps more commonly) only from sunset or dusk until midnight, some (Chernobler, Belz, Bobov, Ger and Galitziyana) start from midday the day before (so that would be ...


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As far as I know, the preferable way to do this is to put on a fresh pair of Tzitzis in the morning, so that the Bracha can be said without question, and then sleep in that same pair the following night, changing it in the morning. This avoids any problems of the Tzitzis being dedicated to the night time, as well as any issues with saying a Bracha on them ...


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Its in the Ben Ish Chai Shana 1 hilchos Tisha ba'av halacha 25 where he brings such an idea.



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