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Having everyone drink kiddush wine at night is brought down in the shulchan aruch 271:14 and is based on the rosh in the 10th perek of pesachim siman 16 who, as interpreted by the beit yosef in orach chaim 271, is basing himself on the gemara in pesachim 106a where we see that those gathered also drank wine at the morning kiddush. But it has nothing to do ...


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Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 284:3) says that "one must pay attention to the berachos recited by those called to the Torah and by the maftir, and answer Amen to them, which will count towards the total of 100 berachos that one is short of on Shabbos." That said, Mishnah Berurah (46:14) says that this is only ע"פ הדחק, where you don't have another way to do ...


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First of all, I have to correct a common misconception in your question: that one must say Amen in order to fulfill one's obligation in the blessing. This is only true if the one saying the blessing is not fulfilling his obligation then as well. In the vast majority of cases where the one saying the blessing is fulfilling his obligation with you, you can ...


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Most Poskim say that if another option exists, a telephone should not be used to fulfill the mitzvah of Havdalah. Rather a woman who is home alone and has no one to make Havdalah for her, should recite it herself (Mishnah Berurah 296:35 - Aruch HaShulchan 296:5) rather than listen to it over the telephone. Even if the lady can not drink wine, grape juice, or ...


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Accroding to Rabbi Jack Abramowitz having a child or other relative as a catalyst for the congregation to praise God is an indisputable source of merit for the deceased. He basis this on a story about Rabbi Akiva, as given in Rabbi Abramowitz's essay on ou.org


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See Aruch HaShulchan 273:6 where he writes that there are those places where everyone makes his own kiddush, but "it is not appropriate to do so, and you should prevent them from doing this, and teach them that the mitzvah is better when one person makes kiddush on behalf of everyone." And he writes that the reason it is better is because of ברוב עם הדרת מלך ...


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Like most halacic issues, it's a machlokes. See Shulchan Aruch 273:4 who allows this only if the other cannot do so himself. The Mishna Berurah (20) brings the Pri Chadash who allows this in any case, while the Artzos haChayim allows it in any case, but does not consider it preferable if the other can do so him/herself. (The Aruch haShulchan in OC 273:5 ...


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It should be no different than any other halachah where you have to hear something. You can't be yotzei by hearing shofar, or megillah, or the like over the phone (will have to find the source for this), because you're not hearing the original sound but a re-creation of it from electrical signals; the same presumably applies to havdalah.


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Nitei Gavriel (38:9) says that it's fine, provided that (as in your example) the second person heard the berachos and the reading up to that point. Although in 45:2 he cites differing opinions about the case where the baal korei was unable to continue reading and someone else takes over, whether that second person should start over from the beginning ...


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Shulchan Aruch 271:14 says that at night everyone should ideally, but is not required to, taste it. (See Mishna B'rura :71 for an exception.) The same would seem to apply by day (see Rama 289). As always, for practical guidance, CYLOR rather than relying on what you read here.


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In Berachos 29a the Gemara says that a person may make a Bracha for others even if he himself has already fulfilled his obligation. The Rosh states that based on this Gemara a person may make Kiddush for his family members even if he made it previously.


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The Mishna Berurah 70:2 leans toward interpreting the Shulchan Aruch in 46:4 as women having the same obligation. However, the Pri Megadim says (that the levush says) that a Baki cannot be yotzei the brachos from another except with a minyan (quoted by MB in 6:14), and then you have a kavod hatzibur problem for women to be Motzi others. Of course, the man ...


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As mentioned in the comments, the Mishnah is just talking about one who reads the megillah. Someone who is falling asleep while listening will not be able to hear every word. The Shulchan Aruch is clear on this: קראה מתנמנם, הואיל ולא נרדם בשינה, יצא. אבל אם שמעה מתנמנם, לא יצא.‏ This still doesn't answer the question of how much focus you need to ...


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AhS OH 213:6 And thus is the halachah and the widespread custom that one does not discharge another's obligation in any [brachah], and each makes his own brachah, since even for "Hamotzi" and birkas ha-mazon, there are few in our time [who follow the practice of] one being motzi another, and all the more so for other things. He goes on to cover ...


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Short answer: They may want to rely on the brocha of the master of the house on Shabbos in order to be included in his lechem mishna, although this may not be necessary, Long Answer: There are two types of brochos: 1) Birkos Hamitzvos; recited (usually) before performing a mitzva 2) Birkos Hanehenin; recited before and after having pleasure from something ...


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The Mishnah Berurah Siman 675 ois 9, brings from the sefer עלת שמואל that women do not need to light, but instead fulfill the mitzvah through the lighting of the men. But if they wish to light they can do so, and with a berachah. Many people follow the opinion of the Chasam Sofer who writes that because they used to light outside and for a woman to go ...


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From Shulchan Aruch HaRav 527:14: Generally, everyone makes an Eruv for themselves. The Gadol Sh'Be'ir (great rabbi of the city) is supposed to include the whole city. (This inclusion only works under certain conditions, a person should not rely on it instead of making his own) Later on, the Ba'al HaTanya ruled in his Siddur that everyone who makes an Eruv ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote (with regards to Megilla, Shofar, and Gittin) that in contrast to an acoustic hearing aide whose amplified sound is connected to the original sound, a sound produced through a microphone (or telephone) has no halachic connection to the original sound. A microphone (or telephone) works by a voice changing the electric current ...


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It looks like it depends on whether they're eating their parents' food, or are doing their own cooking (using their own supplies or the parents'). In the first case they don't need a separate eiruv, but in the latter case they would. (Shulchan Aruch Harav 527:18, citing Yam Shel Shlomo)


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The Young Israel of St. Louis (Missouri) does this l'chat'chila every year, and has done so both under its current rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Shulman, and IIRC under its previous, Rabbi Jeffrey Bienenfeld, so I assume that at the very least yesh al mi lismoch (there's an authority to rely on for the practice). Moreover, I cannot think of a reason to forbid it (not ...


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To attempt a different parallel, the Mishnah B'rurah in Siman 124, S"K 16 says that during the repitition of Sh'moneh Esrei, people should not sing along with the Sh'liach Tzibbur because it is k'yuhara and like kalus rosh. Any thoughts?


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As I understand it, a mourner says kadish to declare that despite his loss he still praises God and understands that this was God's will. No. It's sanctification of G-d's name to help fill the void by one less person alive, and for the deceased's merit. Tziduk hadin -- the blessing said proclaiming G-d "the judge of truth", has some of the ...


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http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/514609/jewish/Why-Does-A-Mourner-Say-Kaddish.htm Even if there is no son who can say the Kaddish, another Jewish male is still able to help the soul along by saying the Kaddish and by dedicating charity in honor of the deceased. After all, we are all connected. In truth, the Ari taught, we are all only ...


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There are two components of Havdalah. The first is the Havdalah we say during prayer, and the second is Havdalah over a cup of wine. There are two opinions as to the source of saying Havdalah during prayer. One opinion is that Havdalah is from the Torah (Zachor es yom hashabas lekadsho, Remember the Shabbos to keep it holy, which one must do when shabbos ...


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Here it seems to Indicate if you are Making an Erev For others then you say it http://www.shtaygen.co.il/?CategoryID=1424&ArticleID=5166&Page=1 Seems to agree http://www.ou.org/torah/tt/5759/shavuotnaso59/specialfeatures.htm


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We're discussing making an eruv techum. That type says "my home vis-a-vis where I can walk on shabbos isn't here, it's some place east of here where I dropped off some matza." That gives you plenty of walking space to the east, but then limits your walking distance to the west more so than had you made no eruv. As making such an eruv limits you in some ways, ...


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The laws are brought in O Ch 146 (2) MB [8] and [14]. MB[8] allows one to learn quietly and to do “shnayim mikro v'echod targum” during the communal Torah reading as long as there are ten people who are paying attention to the reading. So under those circumstances it is “just a good thing to do” to listen and certainly not a sin to “study the ...


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You are correct about the halacha about a guest contributing a perutah towards the Chanukah candles. And interesting enough there is a דעה in the גמרא (we don't paskin like this דעה) but there is a דעה in מסכת סוכה who says that a person isn't Yotzeh residing in his succah unless he owns it. So contributing to the succah would be like having a חלק of the ...


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This is discussed in Shulchan Aruch 213:3 it seems one has to,hear every word and the motzei has to have the yotzei in mind.The Mishna Brurah seems to say the same,but the Shar Hatziyon 20 brings that missing some word one can still yotzei bdeieved,but not miss the ikar of the bracha ,like Baruch atah... It is best to see the halachas inside and see how your ...


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The Ben Ish Chai Writes in Tetzaveh Hilchos Purim 3: אות ג קראה מתנמנם הואיל ולא נרדם בשינה יצא אבל השומע אם מתנמנם לא יצא וצריך להזהר בד"ז שהוא מצוי תמיד דאלו השומעים יתנמנמו, ולכתחילה אם ראו את הקורא שקרא איזה פסוקים מתנמנם מכריחין אותתו שיחזור ויקראנה, דלא אמרינן קראה מתנמנם יצא אלא בדיעבד היכא דסיים קריאת המגילה כולה: If one is dozing off while hearing ...



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