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From Chabad's commentary on the Rambam, it seems that if there are more than 10 kohanim in a place with only kohanim, Rambam prefers to have a minyan of 10 answering amen than to have all the kohanim duchan. It would seem, though, that if you cannot have a minyan of 10 answering amen, then Rambam would instruct every kohen to duchan. If more than ten ...


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See Keseph Mishnah's explanation, there. Excerpt: דה"ה אם יש שם יותר מעשרה כהנים עשרה מהם אינן עולין לדוכן והשאר עולין ואלו העשרה עונין אחריהם אמן ואף ע"ג דברכת כהנים בעשרה וכהנים מן המנין שאני התם דישראל הם העונים אמן אבל הכא דכולם הם כהנים ואין ביניהם ישראל לא חשיבי לברכת כהנים לענות אמן אא"כ העונים הם עשרה. ומה שהחליף רבינו וכתב שבצפון ושבדרום ...


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Nitai Gavriel (Hilchos Chag HaSukkos 98:10) brings this custom as existing in several communities. This was permitted because the joy in celebrating the completion of the Torah. The Nitai Gavriel himself says that this should only be done in those communities where this is the established custom. Otherwise, one should be more strict, and if they need to do ...


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See Targum Yonasan (Devarim 6:10) who says that after Aharon died Amalek attacked. Some Jews ran back towards Mitzrayim by six journeys. The b'nei Levi chased them and fought with them. There were casualties on both sides and although the survivors returned, the b'nei Levi concluded that their losses were as a result of not mourning for Aharon properly. Here ...


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Malbim Yechezkel 42:1 says that the outer courtyard from North to South measured 326 Amos. חלל החצר החיצונה מצפון לדרום מבואר שהיה שכ"ו אמה, כי מבואר למעלה (מ' י"ט כ"ג) שמדד מקיר החצר החיצונה עד קיר החצר הפנימי לצפון ולדרום מאה אמה בכל צד, הרי מאתים אמה, וחלל החצר הפנימי מאה. (כמש"ש פסוק מ"ז), ושני קירותיו היו כ"ו אמה (כמש"ש פסוק ו' שכל קיר היה י"ג אמה), ...


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Except for the Baby Seal's excellent answer, I remember one more explanation. In Judaism the day starts from the evening. For example, Shabbath starts on Friday evening and finishes on Saturday evening. This rule is learned from this very verse you are talking about. You can interpret "one day" as "the same day", meaning that evening and morning belongs to ...


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Breishis And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night, and it was evening and it was morning, one day. ה. וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים | לָאוֹר יוֹם וְלַחשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה וַיְהִי עֶרֶב וַיְהִי בֹקֶר יוֹם אֶחָד: And God called the expanse Heaven, and it was evening, and it was morning, a second day. ...


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I remember seeing that rishon, what you are calling an ordinal number, is only in reference to something else, i.e. the day before or the day after, neither of which existed. Therefore echad was used. This is said by the Ramban.


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Rashi says it is "the day of the One". Because the angels weren't created until day two, God was the only sentient being on this day. Obviously this reason doesn't apply from day two onwards, per Rashi's words. Kli Yakar prefers to say that the verse is asserting that one God created both light/day, and dark/evening, as the Sages would take care to mention ...


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HaRav Hayim Wital, in his Peri Etz Hayim (Sha'ar HaLulav, Pereq Gimel) in the name of his teacher HaAR"I Z"L, explains (my translation): לכן אנו מנענעים בכל יום, לכל רוחות, להמשיך אור מכל הבחי' שבו. ובהלל אנו מנענעין בארבע מקומות - בהודו לי"י פעם אחד, שלושה נענועים לכל רוח, לכל ששה רוחות, הרי ח"י נענועים. [...] ובאנא י"י הושיעה, ב' פעמים, שכופלין אותו. ...


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The Yerushalmi Sukka 15b halacha 8 seems to be the source for shaking three times : דף טו,ב פרק ג הלכה ח גמרא הא בהודו לא. להוציא אף באנא ה' הצליחה נא. רב חייה בר אשי בשם רב זה שהוא משכים לצאת לדרך נוטל לולב ומנענע. שופר ותוקע. לכשתגיע עונות קריאת שמע ה"ז קורא את שמע ומתפלל. תני צריך לנענע ג' פעמים ר' זעירה בעי הכין חד והכין חד. או הכין והכין חד. ...


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Yaakov sent 220 goats to Eisav and kept 284 for himself, because these pair of numbers are a special class of numbers known as amicable numbers which the ancients knew gained the love of the one the gift was sent to, and through this Yaakov tried to gain Eisav’s affection. This is discussed in detail in this post.


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Kainan קינן was born 325 years after the world was created. Adam fathered Sheis in year 130. Sheis fathered Enosh 105 years later in the year 235. Enosh fathered Kainan 90 years later in the year 325.


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Gematria of 'vayivarech elohim', 'vayitzav elohim es ha'adam', 'vayomer habet na', 'Vayar v'hineh ayil' - I think this is most important.


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Per the Qetoret recipe laid out in Masekhet Keritot (6A), there are 210 maneh in the following combinations of samanim (spices): Tzori (70), Tzipporen (70), Helbenah (70) Tzori (70), Tzipporen (70), Levonah (70) Tzori (70), Helbenah (70), Levonah (70) Tzipporen (70), Helbenah (70), Levonah (70)


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Per the Qetoret recipe laid out in Masekhet Keritot (6A), there are 324 maneh in a few different combinations of samanim (spices). The first four samanim in the Qetoret comprise 280 maneh: Tzori (70), Tzipporen (70), Helbenah (70), Levonah (70). The remaining 44 maneh can be comprised of any of the following combinations of samanim: Mor (16), Qetzi'ah ...


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The minhag is to say it once for everyone but Rabbi Shurkin says that Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik would tell it to every single avel individually.


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324 was the number of men present at the meal with the three angels who visited Avrohom - Avrohom, Yishmael, Eliezer, the three angels, and the 318 trained men of Avrohom that are mentioned in Bereishis 14:14, as discussed in this post.


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It is the amount which is mentioned in a letter by the Friediker Rebbi Zatzal in the year 5705 which was donated anonymously for the Bikur Cholim of Lubavitch. Perhaps the reason of this donation amount is due to 18 x 18 = 324 (See Source for # times chai?)



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