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One interesting example saying directly and explicitly that earlier authorities where wrong is in regards to Rambam's opinion that a woman's seven niddah days and eleven zavah days strictly alternate and various other aspects of his approach to niddah and zavah. The Chatam Sofer writes in regards to this: אי-אפשר לעשות להרמב"ם אפילו סניף בעלמה כי שיטתו ...


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Your question seems to indicate that people aren't returning their sefarim to their places, rather than taking them from the בית מדרש. If, on the other hand, you have a problem with people taking home the ספרים, you can, for a price, implement an "anti-theft" system which uses RFID tags inside of the book-covers and a scanner system by the exits which would ...


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I had a daf yomi chavrusa that I no longer wanted to learn with, so I told him I was no longer interested in learning the daf, and I stopped. B.H. there are many other thing to learn. One time I was learning with someone much older than myself who was admittedly argumentative and had trouble keeping a chavrusa and there was no polite way to dance around ...


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In some prominent Yeshivas there is a thing that you can send a Shliach who tell your Chavrusa that for whatever reason your Chavrusa can not learn with you any longer.


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The Steipler Gaon once finished learning in a Yeshiva not far his home. After walking approximately 100 meters, despite the fact that walking was very difficult for him he realized that he didn’t return his sefer to its place. He then turned around, went back to the place he was sitting, returned the sefer, and then went home.


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Definitely a good idea to lay the blame on yourself and not on him as others have been saying as this will always be most comfortable for the other person. I think you could also say that you need a chizzuk and you feel that by trying a new chavrusa it will revive you and be mechazek your learning. Starting something new often gives someone a boost so he may ...


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I was once in a Beis Medrash which used the following tactic. They had signs up which said that the sefarim were only available to use on condition that you return them to the shelf. So if you don't return them, you have borrowed them without permission and are a thief. So you could add לא תגזול to your next sign if you would like to go this route.


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I usually find that "guilty encouragement" is a good tactic among Jews, esp. in shuls. An example in this case, you could either put up a sign or better have verbal announcements by you, the rabbi or whoever has authority emphasizing these ideas: The sefarim are meant to help everyone who wants to increase their Torah knowledge. Studying Torah is ...


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I think every situation is different depending on the nature of the friendship between the chavrusas and how sensitive the person is. But I will tell you some things that I have seen done: I had a friend breaking up with a very sensitive chavrusa. He (my friend) happens to be a very funny guy. One day, with as much obviously fake pomp as he could muster, ...


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Kraina D'Igrasa 1:59 - Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky Zatzal writes that one who does not return the Seforim to its place is doing a Midah Achzorios and is a Rasha. Alternatively you can print one of the pictures in this link and show what the Shul can look like if Sefarim are not returned to their place, or even better just do this a few times until the ...


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What has worked for me is telling the Chavrusa that my schedule changed and I am unable to continue learning at this time, thereby blaming me and not him, so it does not get personal.


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Maran Rav Ovadia was always upset that people wrote in Seforim that the Rishonim are wrong. What you should do? You should work hard to explain where the Rishon is coming from! He did however Pasken with chosing whichever Rishon is more accepted. Regarding Achronim see introduction to Eigeret Leben Torah by Rav Yitzcak Yosef it saids there that בעצם there ...


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Rabbi Ahron Lopianksy asked my father not to refer to him in the third person while conversing.


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Copied from Speaking to a Rabbi in Third Person: The Bach (Y.D. 242:6) seems to believe that while such a practice (referring to one's teacher in third person) is appropriate, it is not an absolute requirement, and therefore if one is having an extended conversation with one's teacher, the second person may be used after the first time the teacher is ...


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From what I saw during while being in Yeshiva for 10 yrs. the Rabbiem are happier when they are constantly called Rebbi. I don't think they are looking for honor. They want you to honor the Torah. The following is from the Yeshiva Website: It seems from the Rambam that the source of speaking to someone in third person out of respect is not a ...



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