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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein writes in the Igros Moshe Orach Chaim vol 5 siman 20 ois 32 that it is more important to repeat it when reading it in parshas Ki Seitzei than in parshas Zachar. But just for the record the Vilna Gaon also repeated it during Ashrei, and noone seems to have excepted that practice.


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The only source that exists for the Zeicher/Zecher reading is the Mishna Berura, as discussed here. He only mentions this stringency for parshat Zechor, and not for parshat Ki Teitzei. As to your assertion that many have a minhag of saying both - I'm not convinced that it's accurate. For a start Sefardim and Yekkes have not adpated this Safek. BTW: Rabbi ...


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The answer would depend on what is considered acceptable in the community where you are collecting. If the average collector got e.g. 25% than you would have to inform the giver if you were to take more. If the prevailing attitude is that any percentage is OK as long as it meets the requirements described in the link you provided than that would be OK too. ...


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The first record of Yom Kippur Kattan is in the Pri Chadash (Rabbi Chizkiya De-Saluha) to Orach Chaim 417. He attributes it as a custom from the Kabbalist known as the Ramak (Rabbi Moshe Cordovero - the generation before the Arizal). The original custom is primarily about fasting, with some additions of Slichos, etc. which developed. Today, due to the ...


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In SA OC 607 the Magen Avraham brings two reasons for this custom: 1) The Ari Z"L says that one should pound on their chest 2) A Medrish Kohelet that says "We bang on our hearts to show that that it (the heart) is what lead us astray" Now I think both sources are expressing the same idea BUT in this case perhaps we can say that - According to the ARI Z"L ...


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Ha Rav Riskin mentioned the following, in regard to a somewhat different question on women's minyanim. There are some authorities - including my teacher and mentor, Rav Soloveitchik ztz"l - who maintain that since a Sefer Torah cannot become "tamei" (ritually impure), a woman may also read from a Sefer Torah, but without the order of aliyot and berakhot ...


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Here is what comes to mind: Someone who is a lefty puts his Tefillin on his right arm, even though his Tefillin will not face the heart. Moreover, Nishmas Avraham Orach Chaim 27:1 brings down that someone who is right handed and who has dextocardia (heart on right side of the chest) still puts his Tefillin on the left arm, and the fact that his Tefillin ...


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Rav Hershel Schachter in this shuir at 29:30 says that some are afraid to wear techelis because of mechzei kyuhara,but he explains that is only talking about a middas chassidus not trying to fulfill a positive commandment. Whether one agrees with the idea of wearing techeiles or not if one wants to wear it the idea of mechzei kyuhara should not apply. The ...


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The book "Haderet Panim" a 400 plus page book about the beard which deals mainly with the halachic sources, citing Gemarrah, Minhag, Ktuvim and some sources in Zohar quote the Ari Z"L as saying that : "The hairs of the head are tzinaros of tumah while the hair of the beard are tzinaros of Kedusha.Tzinaros being "vessles". Modern biology 400 years later ...


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Rabbi Chaim Fuchs Shlita writes as follows. It is mentioned in the name of Radomsker Rabbi Zatzal that when he heard that the Tchetcheniv Rabbi Zatzal got sick, he said that the Arizal says that it says in the Zemiros of Friday night "LeOris V'Arusa L'Hitakfa Chalashin" indicates that at a wedding is an opportune time to effect for one that is ill. ...


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I can find no foods that are particularly appropriate for the holiday. In all the descriptions of the day, see for example here there is no mention of special foods (remarkably for a Jewish festival). Tu B'Av certainly has links to marriage and matchmaking which explains the reference to wedding cake above. The nights begin to get longer from Tu B'Av ...


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This is based on my own surmisal: Pirkei Avot 5 mishna 8: Ten miracles were performed for our fathers in the Temple ... No man said to his fellow, "There is no room for me to lodge in Jerusalem." Note that it states "lodging", and some commentaries explain that during the Bet Hamikdash, when people came for Regel (3 times / yr. "pilgrimage") ...



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