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The Mishna (Sanhedrin 6:5) rules that one must bury someone before daybreak. There is no rule of 24 hours that I know of. The Talmud there (Bavli 46b) derives this rule from the double language in the verse you cite קָבוֹר תִּקְבְּרֶנּוּ "bury you shall bury him". The extra word comes to include an extra case. This prohibition is hence Biblical and not ...


This is the logic -If we must bury even a criminal quickly, surely we must bury a regular person quickly. 24 hours is a guideline, not a hard and fast rule.


Beurei Hatefilah mentions two versions emanating from Siddur Rav Amram Ga'on , which includes an overall longer version than the version found in Art Scroll / Birnbaum Ashkenaz (Some siddurim include parts of Rav Amram's version esp. for Shabbat pre-Kohen aliyah.) You will notice that his version has mainly psukim and just the last, brief words of הכל הבו ...


I don't have any pre-Gra sources for you, but R' Chaim Volozhin makes the point fairly explicitly in Ruach Chaim on the words of mishna 2:8 אם למדת תורה הרבה, explaining the words כי לכך נוצרת: ואמר "כי לכך נוצרת" כי הנה כל אדם נברא לתקן מה, זה דבר זה וזה דבר אחר וכו And it says "for this purpose you were created" as each person is created to ...


it is hinted in the book of Job: "Behold, G-d does all these things with man two or three times" (Job 33:29) http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/1388275/jewish/Men-Not-Women-Reincarnate-202.htm also the Vilna Gaon in Even Shlema says from this verse that one has a maximum of 3 gilgulim to rectify himself


According to the Aruch Hashulchan, סימן קכח - כל דיני נשיאת כפים there is no reason for this Minhag. אמנם זה שהיה מנהג מקדם דיום טוב שחל בשבת לא היו נושאים כפיהם – כבר נתבטל בימינו, כי אין במנהג זה טעם וריח, כמו שהאריכו מפרשי השולחן ערוך בזה (ט''ז סעיף קטן ל''ח, ומגן אברהם סעיף קטן ע'). ‏ He references the ט''ז and מגן אברהם as sources. The ט''ז ...

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