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It is specifically mentioned in the siddur of Rabbi Shabtai of Rashkov for during the time between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. That means it was being practiced in Poland around 1700-1740. Although not widespread, it is still in practice in some Charedi communities just like kapparot and malkot are still practiced.


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To quote Rav Aviner here: It has no clear source in the Gemara or in the Poskim. Some learn it from the Gemara Chagiga (13b) that it is forbidden to eat a loaf of bread from which a mouse nibbled since the impurity has spread throughout, and this is all the more so when a righteous person eats from it that the purity spreads throughout (Ha-Rav Avraham ...


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See The tur in 605 He also says That even though a domestic animal (not a bird) is more expensive than a rooster is preferred becouse it is called "gever" (also meaning man (see yuma 20b))... See the maharal m'prag's book נתיבות עולם - נתיב הבטחון - פרק א 60b and it continues to the next page on the next page To summarize one of the ways to ...


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The most comprehensive book on the subject is Rabbi E. Falk's 700 page "Sefer Oz Ve-hadar Levushah: Modesty, an Adornment for Life : Halachos and Attitudes Concerning Tznius of Dress & Conduct" which you can preview - and partially read - at Google Books. He discusses the guidelines of tight clothing, and why it's an issue. You can search the book for ...


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It's somewhat complicated, but in a limited sense you can see it in Boropark. It's not necessarily community sanctioned, and for the most part outward obvious deoraisas such as driving and smoking cease by candlelighting or at the latest by standard shkia time, but on an individual basis, you will see people who don't use the eiruv carrying in the street, ...


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this article cites a reason given by Leket Yosher Orach Chaim, p. 118 par. 1 Summarizing: Simce people have more free time on SHabbat, they spend their time learning Torah and enjoying (Oneg) Shabbat. So,Yom Rishon is a good time to begin Selichot since people are still happy from Shabbat. And we also learn in Talmud Shabbat p 32b that the shechina (G-d's ...


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Rabbenu Chananel on Berachos 28b explains that people were just saying the first and last 3 Berachos, and doing the middle ones in any order, the way their teachers taught them. All shimon hapekoli did was make the order we have it now, so they were saying it, the great assembly just didn't make the order of the middle 12 blessings.



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