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The day begins at sunset, based on Bereishit 1:5 "and there was evening and morning, one day". However, doing creative work (melacha) on a major holiday or on Shabbat is a violation of biblical law, so to be safe we add some time to both ends. Most communities (not all!) begin Shabbat or a holiday 18 minutes before sunset and end it about an hour after ...


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Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 3:3: שופר של ראש השנה של יעל, פשוט, ופיו מצופה זהב, ושתי חצוצרות מן הצדדין. שופר מאריך וחצוצרות מקצרות, שמצות היום בשופר. Translation from Sefaria.com The shofar of Rosh Hashanah – is to be from an ibex, [and] straight. Its mouth is to be coated in gold, and there are to be two trumpets, [one] on each side [of it]. ...


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Read my (draft) article on the topic here, I quote extensively the opinions of those who had issues with this custom, including Ashkenazim. It seems that this opposition to the custom is not limited to Sepharadim. In fact, the Responsa mentioned in another post here from R' Yosef Messas lists many other sources too. The paper was originally based on that ...


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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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKVlMMbTI9s [WARNING: Video contains actual depiction of idolatrous rituals] It does not "work" and it should absolutely not be performed. It is a clear act of darkhei emori according to Rav Hai Gaon, the RambaM, the RambaN, the Beth Yosef, and others. And if you can watch the link above and tell me that "the Satanists ...


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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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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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The Rambam in Hilchos Tefillah Chapter 1 regarding Ezra's court: Halacha 4: ... When Ezra and his court saw this, they established eighteen blessings in sequence. Halacha 5: ... They also decreed that the number of prayers correspond to the number of sacrifices - i.e., two prayers every day, corresponding to the two daily sacrifices. On any day that an ...


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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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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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