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For chabad there are specifically some minhagim that the rebbe specifically made public and there are specific reasons for each one for us to follow (not saying I know all of them) and then there are things that the rebbe did himself which we dont need to do. There are those who make a point of copying those things as well as part of their hiskashrus because ...


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Does chabad eat gebrochts? I point out that because this is a rabbinic prohibition and a minhag of stringency, the last day of Pesach is used to show that it is not a full prohibition of Chametz. There is also a spiritual meaning to this. It appears that the eating the gebruchts in Chutz La'aretz is the significant point because the last day of Pesach is ...


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The obligation for women to drink 4 cups like men from the Gemoro in Pesochim 108b. ת"ר: הכל חייבין בארבעה כוסות הללו, אחד אנשים ואחד נשים Reasons given are that although women are exempt from time-bound mitzvos, here women were also involved in the miracles. Further it was in their merit that we were redeemed and they also suffered the enslavement ...


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Perhaps because the snake who wanted to be intimate with chava The snake represents the animal kingdom As a result of the first sin of eating from the tree and her punishment of painful childbirth


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The source is Shulchan Oruch Orach Chayim 487 (4) בליל ראשון של פסח גומרים את ההלל בצבור בנעימה בברכה תחלה וסוף ובן בליל שני של שני ימים טובים של גליות On the first night of Pesach, we complete the Hallel with the community with a pleasant tune and a blessing at the beginning and end. The same is on the second night outside Israel. The Rema ...


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http://www.chabadlibrary.org/books/pdf/tven.pdf On the bottom of page 11 (ג) he brings the tur even ezer 62 as a source of (witnessing of) the modern ashekazi minhag to do it together והאידנא אין נוהגין ליארס אלא בשעת חופה הלכך מברך ברכת אירוסין וברכת נישואין יחד זה אחר זה 


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Interesting debate: I was happy to see how in some cases -where at least potentially people could feel that their "Honour" was attacked - they replied assertively but politely. 'Tachles' what I learnt was: when in a minyan, do as the minyan does, out of respect for Its members. At home do as you prefer. The majority in Israel doesn't wear tfilin on Chol ...


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It's from the Talmud (Pesachim 53b) with the reason given as "for it looks like he is consecrating his animal and consuming an offering outside [of the Temple]". The Shulchan Arukh codifies it as well (OC 469). (The Arukh haShulchan (ibid. :4) notes that the Rambam did not codify this rule, and thinks that he omitted it because he thought it only was true ...


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This says that gebrochts was a private neder. "He did not eat gebrochts but allowed his family to do so. Because of this, his meals were prepared in special keilim separate from the rest of the family’s keilim. In his old age, when it was hard for him to eat matzoh unless it was soaked in water, he was matir neder and ate gebrochts as well. ...


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The Steipler kept his chassidish tefillin but bought Rav Chaim Ashkenaz Tefillin, although the steiplers father was a hornsteipler (chernoybl) chossid, the steipler learnt in navordok, a litvishe yehsiva and married THE litvish'e gadols sister (Chazon Ish's sister). I am pretty sure he continued to wear a gartel (but then again so did the chazon ish, it ...


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There are many questions here, but all quite interesting. Where did the idea of paying a shadchan come from? Is it an obligation? This depends on the community The first shidduch in Jewish history (Eliezer finding Rivka for Yitzhak) doesn't mention a fee and dinonline writes that the Sephardi custom is that "the shadchan traditionally receives no ...


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While the answerers who preceded me are correct that this seems no different from the regular candelabrum for any other holiday or Shabas, I'll note that Shulchan Aruch (472:2) says: He should set his table (for the seder on Pesach) with nice receptacles to the extent of his ability. Magen Avraham (paraphrased also in Mishna B'rura) explains: All ...


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I think that the answer is "simpler" than what sabbahillel mentioned. In the picture, I see a total of 8 "cups". I know that this may sound strange, but, I have seen some people use an 8 cup menorah rather than the 9 cup one that you commonly see. The 9th cup is for the shamash, and some people don't specifically place this on the menorah at all. Some ...


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Hendon Adas Yisroel Synagogue says them.


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It is not a Passover custom. You are speaking of the normal Shabbat and Yom Tov candelabra. There is a custom cited by Mishnah Berurah 263:6 to light seven or ten candles. This could be a reason why silversmiths make seven branched candelabras beside the custom referred to below. A woman lights candles for her family before Shabbat and Yom Tov. The custom ...


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They are nothing to do with one another. Eating only shmura matzah is a chumra (stringency) to be absolutely sure the flour is not chometz. Not eating gebrokts is a minhag (custom), mainly adopted by - although not exclusively - chassidic Jews. I think hotel etc. marketing is primarily responsible for convincing everyone that it is a chumra - since many ...


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Everyone eats "shmura" (guarded) matza. The question arises at what point the wheat or the flour must be guarded to ensure that it has not become wet and possibly turned into chametz. Once someone determines that they are following a particular level of shimur, then they can determine if they will or will not eat "gebrochts" because of the possibility that ...


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“Gebrokts”: Wetted Matzah goes into detail on the provenance of this minhag and explains why chabad does not use it. While speaking with baalei batim who are members of chabad, I have been told that many people will keep the matzah in plastic bags when eating it so as not to get crumbs on the table that might get wet. The source for the minhag is from ...


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Chabad does not eat Matza or Matza meal that has come in contact with water during the first seven days of passover. They do eat it on the 8th day of Passover outside of Eretz Yisroel. A source in English is here. The footnotes have the primary sources.


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They are very careful not to let any water touch the matza thet call it gebroxt


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The Halacha regarding initial refusal (SA OC 53:16) is in the context of "Someone who is not a "Shaliach Tzibbur Kavua", one who does not have a fixed position to lead the davening. Someone with a Chiyuv would not necessarily need to refuse the invitation to daven if he has established a position in a certain Minyan. Additionally, the Shulchan Aruch HaRav ...


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There are a number of suggested answers why it is permitted to speak, provided that some (or all) of the following conditions are met: the aron hakodesh is built in a way that the Sefer Torah is placed ten tefachim or higher above the ground; it’s done b’derech ara’i (temporarily); it’s done for k’vod hatzibbur (out of respect for the community); or ...


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This was the subject of this morning's daily halacha at shul, given by the town's rabbi. He said that since we have no chazakah of "new" kitniyot (such as flax seed) being assur, it is permissible to use them, unless someone's family minhag is not to. He quoted Rav Dov Lior's ruling that only those items that were on the original list are banned, unless ...


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In my experience this is not as true of chassidik schools and shuls. The historical reason for this is because jewish life took a very scholastic turn. A learner was good everything else was second class. Davening has nothing to do with learning but with connecting to Hashem. A simple unlearned person is capable of davening with kavanah (will/drive). Why ...


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There simply isn't enough time for everything in yeshivos, since today gemora study is considered the top priority. However, as you say, learning the meaning/ intentions of the prayers is very important and a person (men and women) should make time for this - just like they should make time for mussar, halacha, and other subjects. By the way, my daughters ...


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Prayer is not studied by yeshivot because it is construed this would ruin their kavannah while praying. I.e. since quintessentially Jewish prayer has to be unselfconcious and studying words imposes concious attention to transalation and grammar it would chill the prayer itself were it to be studied. It would be akin to the following conversation. Kid. ...


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This article says: Today, in the absence of the Temple, the mitzvah of the Korban Pesach is memorialized in the form of a symbolic food placed on the Passover Seder Plate, which is usually a roasted shankbone. Ashkenazic Jews have a custom of not eating lamb or goat during the Seder in deference to the absence of the Temple. Many Sephardic Jews, ...


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Then there's the off-color folk drash saying the salt water represents the sea which reached the Israelites' hips when they waded through it. (Remember the colloquial Hebrew/Yiddish sense of ביצים BEITZIM = eggs. Yes, the Torah clearly says the waters parted completely and the Israelites walked on dry land [Sh'mot/Exodus 14], but perhaps some stragglers ...



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