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Nitei Gavriel Pesach 2 Chapter 105:6:7 brings it in the name of the Shela 170:1 which bases this Minhag on Mesechtas Sofrim 14:18.


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Does this mean that I need to be completely finished with kashering my home, and have all chametz out by 12:12PM? You need to be finished kashering by Noon, which will be about an hour after you have to be done with burning your Chametz. You need to have all chametz sold or destroyed by 12:12PM. If I were to encounter chametz that was not seen ...


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As explained in guides such as the OU guide and the shulchan Aruch (Siman 434) and Chayei Adam Klal 119 Seif 29, if you find chametz after the time, it should be destroyed immediately. If it is found on Yom Tov, then it is to be covered (because it is muktzah) and destroyed immediately after Yom Tov. I am not sure what you mean by 'kashering your home' as ...


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The Rambam (Hilcos Chometz Umatza 8:2) refers to the leader of the seder as הקורא - the reader. ואחר כך עוקרין את השולחן, מלפני קורא ההגדה לבדו In fact, the Rambam even has the leader of the seder read the Ma Nishtana: וכאן הבן שואל ואומר הקורא, מה נשתנה הלילה הזה מכל הלילות וכו This implies that the leader of the seder reads everything according ...


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I have seen people wearing a coat over a kittel at an indoor wedding. When I asked, I was told that it is a matter of modesty. The chosson is not claiming an 'exalted' status that might be implied by wearing the kittel. I was not given a source for this.


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R. Tzvi Reisman has a long, in-depth discussion on this topic here, and the following are some of the main points which answer the question. 1) The obligation of this fast is unlike other fasts, in that it is only mentioned in a Baraissa of Mesechta Soferim, and not the gemara. Thus the obligation to fast started only as a minhag and so it is treated ...


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I was told that the reason is that since there is no 'thousands' letter equivalent, we tend to show it as a separate indicator. It is similar to people who write the secular year as a two digit rather than a four digit number. Thus, the thousand indicator is shown as the letter with an apostrophe.


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The Rambam Hilchos Teffilin 3:14 writes: הרצועות של תפילין בין של ראש בין של יד פניהם החיצונים שחורים וזו הלכה למשה מסיני. אבל אחורי הרצועות הואיל ומבפנים הן אם היו ירוקות או לבנות כשרות. אדומות לא יעשה שמא תהפך הרצועה וגנאי הוא לו. ולא יהיה אחורי הרצועה לעולם אלא כעין הקציצה אם ירוקה ירוקין ואם לבנה לבנים. ונוי הוא לתפילין שיהיו כולן שחורות הקציצה והרצועה ...


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The rationale behind this is that if the straps turn over, the black will still show. Call it Frum marketing. See Mishnah Berurah 33:21 and Ohr Zaruah 564 - this is the view of Rambam, though we don't accustom ourselves to do this! The Shevet Halevi 9:16 disapproved - none of the Gedolim did this until now! Kikar Shabbat reports that R' Eliashiv refused to ...


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AFAIK that kitniyot is nullified in a majority is universally agreed upon. The Rama (OC 453:1) writes that we do not forbid a mixture into which kitniyot fell, and the Mishna Berura there notes that obviously this means that there must be at least a majority of non-kitniyot and that if any piece of kitniyot is visible (nikkar) one must pick it out.


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Per Nitei Gavriel Nisuin 1 17:7:13 the source of מי אדיר is Sefer Birchas Hamazon Dierenfort 452, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 147:65 Per Yismach Lev page 82 the source of מיבן שיח is Machzor Vitri 325.


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Based on my knowledge - having grown up in the Yekkish Kehilla of Johannesburg and Strasbourg: Yekkes do not wear a Kittel/Sargenes during their first year of marriage. Some Yekkes do not wear a Kittel/Sargenes on Rosh Hashono at all, others wear it during the day-time services. On Yom Kippour all Yekkes seem to wear their Kittel/Sargenes ; after their ...


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This is a huge and unanswerable question... I'll take a stab at some general observations. First of all, while it's common colloquially to refer to anyone who is not Ashkenazi as "Sephardi", the term technically applies only to the communities of the Iberian peninsula (today Spain/Portugal) and their descendants (who ended up in places like Amsterdam, ...


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This question is way too broad to really answer - as I will explain below. There are some "classic" differences between Sephardi and Ashkenazi rituals, like: The Sefardi classic Sefer Torah is barrel-shaped, as opposed to the Torah-roll of the Ashkenazim. Sefardim start wearing a Tallit in shul from Bar Mitzva - or before - and Ashkenazim only after they ...


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I suspect (but have no source for claiming) that it may be a corruption of one of these traditions, cited in Nit'e Gavriel (Nisuin volume 1): When the groom is beneath the wedding canopy is an es ratzon, time of willingness, when God grants his prayers. (Chapter 18, footnote 13.) It was customary that, during the wedding meal, the master of ceremonies ...


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According to סידור הגר"א בנגלה ובנסתר the Vilna Gaon only omitted those verses on Shabbath. In the 1971 edition, section one, page קנט includes them. In section three, נוסח התפילות והברכות לדעת הגר"א, note 90, it says: בברהמ"ז לא היה הגר"א אומר בשבת רק עד הרחמן הוא יפרנסנו בכבוד ולא עד בכלל ולא יותר. On that note, there is a footnote 116, which says ...



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