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Orach Chaim 224:12 Beer Haitaiv 8 says the reason that either grass or stone is placed on the grave is as a honor for the person buried there, as it shows that people came to his grave. There is no mention as to placing more than or less than one.


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The commandment of kibbud av v'eim does not apply to adoptive parents (Sotah 49a - right before the Mishna). However, there is a moral obligation of hakarat hatov (gratitude) which requires that the child honor his/her adoptive parents. (Source. The article states that "one must honor his/her adoptive parents as much as if they were the biological parents." ...


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Well, we learn (פסחים כב:) that we have to be in awe of Talmidei Chachomim from an extra word in the Pasuk that commands us to be in awe of Hashem - את ה' א-לקיך תִּירָא לְרַבּוֹת תַּלְמִידֵי חֲכָמִים. ‏ The laws concerning honouring and respecting a Talmid Chacham are very severe - as documented in שלחן ערוך - יורה דעה. Here's some samples: סימן רמב ...


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Rambam Hilchos Ishus 15:19: וכן ציוו חכמים שיהיה אדם מכבד את אשתו יותר מגופו, ואוהבה כגופו; ואם יש לו ממון, מרבה בטובתה כפי הממון And similarly the Sages commanded that a person should honor his wife more than his own body, and love her like his own body. If he has money, he should increase her benefits according to his wealth.


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Machzor Vitri - page 206 brings a story on Rosh Chodesh which was Chanuka where they took out 2 Sefer Torahs and the person who read the Torah, in error read 4 Aliyos in Rosh Chodesh and the Halacha was determined that had they not taken out a second Sefer Torah they could of just skipped the Chanuka reading, however since the Torah was taken out, if we did ...


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Just to give some perspective. This question Why isn't it considered idol worship to give respect to the torah? was met with reactions deeming it practically ridiculous to even ask such a thing. Now let's see what Rava says in Makkos 22b 'what fools all these other people are! Who stand up for a Seffer Torah, but don't stand up before a great Rabbi!' ...


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Kaf HaChaim 419:8 indicates that this obligation is to learn from his Rabbi. Pnei Yehoshua Rosh Hashana 16b says that women are not included in this Mitzva as they are not obligated in learning Torah. That would indicate that the Pnei Yehoshua holds that the Mitzva of Kabalas Pnei Rabo is to learn Torah from the Rabbi.


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I've seen the Gabbai Sheni say it instead, to avoid the distasteful move of calling out "God bless me!"


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Hmmm ... pretty much as I suspected and said n my comment. See here and refer to reference #31. One should not throw garbage such as candy wrappers or tissues on the floor of a shul. There is an uncertainty if one has to pick up garbage that he sees on the floor of the shul. It would seem that the right thing to do is to pick up the garbage from ...


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Yevamos 62b says that a person should "אוהבה כגופו ומכבדה יותר מגופו" - love her like himself and honor her more than himself, or literally "more than his body." R' Yerucham Levovitz explained (I don't have a source on hand, I heard it several times in shmuessen for chassanim) that what this means is that when it comes to love, a person should be very ...


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See this with its cross-refs to Shulchan Aruch: What are the dinim concerning mistakingly touching the klaf of the Sfer Torah: when kissing it with one’s tziztis when doing glila Answer: In both cases one should be careful not to touch the Sefer Torah with bare hands. The Gemara writes that one who touches the parchment of ...


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See Rashi there (on Yoma 22b), the last two Rashis on the page. Rashi explains this, for Shaul, that in both these incidents, he sent the message that he was not worthy of kingship. מפני. שמחתילת מלכותו מחל על כבודו וגילה על עצמו שאינו כדאי למלוך. In the first instance, they did not bring him a mincha, and he overlooked his honor. In the second instance, ...


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My son is gabbai and asked our Rav what to do. He calls me up and refers to me in the brocho afterwards as אבי מורי הכהן. In the brocho afterwards he refers to all other family members as he would for anyone else, i.e. אשתו, בניו, בנותיו etc and not אמי, אחי, אחיותי



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