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On chabad.org it says the following: On the way out of the cemetery, it is customary to pull out some grass, throw it back over the shoulder, and recite the passage below. This symbolizes the Resurrection of the Dead in the era of Moshiach, when the body will awaken and return from the dust of the earth, as it is written, "And may they blossom ...


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The Halacha is that you are not allowed to count people. But you could count noses, or shirts, or left shoes, or ... (source: Magen Avraham O.C. 156 - 4th wide line of right column here).


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You asked: Is this a Jewish minhag? If so, what is the source for it? Yes. it is mentioned in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 199:10 - סימן קצט - דין הקבורה ובית הקברות "The custom - when leaving a cemetery - is to pluck some grass and throw it behind one's back, and say זָכוּר כִּי עָפָר אֲנָחְנוּ - remember that we are dust." You asked: What does it mean? ...


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שרשי מנהג אשכנז by R' Rav Binyomin Shlomo Hamburger (4 vols) is a popular set on the 'Yekkishe' Minhag. While it is out of print, some stores still sell it, and a new edition is being prepared. Find out more and see sample pages at their website.


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It means curled/twisted up and stuck behind your ears. I have geknipte peyos.


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There is no Neturei Karta dress code: Each member dresses according to his custom or preference. That being said, many are very religious and seek a old fashioned outwards appearance. Therefore, many will e.g. opt for a flat shtreimel without "crown". Your pictures: The graybearded man is a Hirsch1. He is anti-chassidic litvish, and wears the traditional ...


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It would seem that a woman does not need to follow her husband's minhagim for things that are considered ladies' mitzvos. Thus R' Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe EH 2:12) writes that it is up to a woman if she wants to wear a sheital (wig), and she doesn't need to follow her husband if he feels it's not good enough as this is one of her mitzvos. Rabbi Doniel ...


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Bais Ashkenaz brings it as one of the Minhagei Ashkenaz. מוצאי שבת. לפני תפילת ערבית היו שרים מזמור קמ"ד בתהילים "לדוד ברוך ה'", ואחריו מזמור ס"ז "למנצח בנגינות".


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I don't know why, but R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (עלהו לא יבול p96) maintains that the Israeli custom is not to say this prayer at all. Nonetheless, one who has had a bad dream and wishes to say the תפילה, can do so during שים שלום. Source: שיח תפילה


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I'm not sure why this question wasn't answered earlier, but here goes. The order of the two brachot (wine and day) on Friday night is an area of dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai in Mishnah Brachot, chapter 8. Hillel says to do the wine first, Shammai says to do the day first. In the Gemarah (Brachot, 51b) the rabbis explain that Hillel's logic ...


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I once heard the following explanation, although I don't remember where. We have two loaves of Challah on Shabbos to commemorate the double portion of Manna that came down for Shabbos - each morning a portion came for that day's Manna, and on Friday, double fell. So, the Manna for Friday fell, followed by the Manna for Shabbos. Thus, the Manna on the ...


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See the the hakdama of the Pri Migadim to Yoreh De'ah in the section titled Klalim BiHoraas Issur ViHeter, #7 'You will see that the Rav z'l (the Ramma) writes asset times vihachi nahog, it implies that he is writing this to say this is how one should act from now on. And when he writes vichein haminhag or vichein nohagin this too has particulars. For ...


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As a J.SE user with a rep of over 70k, I can hereby say that I find the minhag annoying on occasion. Rav Yaakov Emden went further than "I find it annoying." He bitterly complained about it, noting that because people can't eat rice and corn, instead they'll have to eat more matza, and it's likely that the demand for high volumes of cheap matza will cause ...


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It appears that the wedding ring worn on the right hand is originally a European custom. The custom at the chupah is to put the ring of the kallah's right pointing finger not the "ring finger". The "ring finger" on the right and left hand is a custom picked up from the nonJewish inhabitants of a local area. How the Ring Is Given Despite the fact that ...


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See this article which related this question to the Atzeres Hatefila event. (I'm unfamiliar with what this event is or when it occurred. I just noticed the article as it relates to answering your question.) Excerpt: Prior to the event, the question was raised whether the bracha can be recited if unable to ascertain whether there truly are 600,000 in ...


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I heard from Rabbi Yisrael Reisman (Brooklyn, New York) that, although one may not be exposed in general, he may in a bathhouse, and our bathrooms with showers or bathtubs count, so one can undress in a bathroom that has a shower or bathtub. My memory may misserve me, of course, and you should consult your rabbi for a practical ruling in any event.


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The Baal Shem Tov wrote that while a Tzaddik should say "I'd love to eat pig, but what can I do if Hashem prohibited it to me", a Baal Teshuva has to be disgusted by it. That's why we say "sins become like merits", that he has no more desires for that sin. I guess the same would apply to "the sin of eating kitniyos"


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Warning: This answer contains original research and anecdotal evidence. I got curious about this because of how hard it is to open gassot and the risk of damaging the battim or parshiyos when you do. Gassot are currently the standard and some sofrim even refuse to sell dakkot, but the transition seems to have happened relatively quickly. A little over ten ...


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It would seem that all Chabad learning cycles are limited to 1 year or less (save for one exception). Keeping to a yearly cycle would seem logical as most of Judaism revolved around the a yearly cycle. Chumash - follows the parsha of the week and completes in 1 year Tehilim - Finished monthly Tanya - Was divided by the Rebbe Rayatz to be learned on a ...


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It's more than just learning. It's also a connection to the Rebbe. http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/1878852/jewish/The-Basics.htm This perhaps can answer both your questions.



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