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Chelbena (one of the spices in the k'tores) = 95. Also, "keis kah" (Hashem's "incomplete" throne) = 95.
The Rivash in that responsum just after the line you quote about the Mikubalim and their belief in the ten, relates how he asked his good friend the Mikubal Don Yosef N' Sasson your question: if praying with intentions to different seffiros is not in fact idolatry. To which the answer was Chas ViShalom! Everyone believes in the one Hashem, but just like when ...
This is a good question and answer but I wanted to give a shorter answer. According to the Arizal all sefirot and all of creation emanated from the Ein Sof - the infinite. The sefirot are not Ein Sof, they are not G-d himself, rather emanations. Everything in Kabbala describes emanations from G-d and not G-d himself since we cannot comprehend G-d himself ...
There are 22 (proteinogenic) amino acids - "the building blocks of life". http://aminoacidstudies.org/#sthash.51ThyP74.dpuf
And, bitul b'rov is generally accepted as 1/60, which is 1.66% ;) .
One is the kapores of the aron. The Kapores is unique. There are multiple krashim, adanim, and badim, the paroches had a pair, and every other kli was duplicated multiple times by Shlomo HaMelech except the aron (Moshav Zekenim Parshas Terumah 25:21). But the structure of the aron itself is similar to that of the mizbach hanechoshes - a wooden box covered ...
One is the number by which gematrias can be off and only illicit small groans.
Note: 40 days of prayer at the wall is considered a "Segulah" and therefore relies more on tradition than the strict rationalist approach that the halachic process has. An Article written by Rabbi Levi Friend, author of the book "Segulos HaBaal Shem Tov" for the Torah Journal "Ohr Yisroel" (Monsey) investigated this and other 40 day "Segulos" and came up ...
According to Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv (quoted here), there is no basis at all in Judaism for this practice ("אין בזה שום עניין"). He says every prayer at the Kotel is accepted.
See Sanhedrin 5:5 - Each participant is written down in 2 of three sets of scrolls - divrei hamezakin, divrei hamechayavin, and divrei hakol (this last one may only be a das yachid). This documentation is important because in certain cases (mostly capital punishment), one cannot change his opinion from innocence to guilt. When "voting," they start from ...
Possibly it's an issue of hora'as sha'ah. See ... all of maseches Horayos for detailed discussion on how Beis Din handles broadcasting improper halachic rulings that cause the public to commit an aveirah. "Ein sheliach" works potentially in two different ways - 1) divrei harav vidivrei hatalmid, and 2) Chazal not giving the capacity for shlichus in the case ...
One could answer by explaining his intent was an expression of his desperation. He asked God for help because he was in such a difficult position that he was forced to split his camp.
It seems that perhaps this developed as a minhag or may have something to do with kabbaloh as the yud and vav lettering does not appear in Tanach (as a word unto itself). There are rishonim, most notably Rashi who in various places do actually use the yud and vav abbreviation, and not the tes and zion abbreviation. It may also have to do with using letters ...
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