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There is a very simple answer to your question. Avner had a son, who he named Ner to respect his father, Ner.


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Actually, the name Dov Ber is a foreshortening of a much longer set of names pertaining to an old Yiddish Poem: Dov Ber (Bear! Bear!) Bo Ber (Come Bear!) Bah Nana Fauna Poh Feher (In it, Grandma is testing the animals here) Mi My Mow Mare (Who am I to cut lawns with a horse?) Ber (Bear)


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Ah, but you forget that BOTH Rina AND Yeshu'ah are singing at the same time! Chazal say that "Ayn shomin shnay kolos ke'achas," which is why it's impossible to pay attention to your wife when you're watching TV. Since the sound is a mixture of both Rina and Yeshu'ah, it's permissible for them to be singing in the presence of the tzaddikim (Sh”t Sridei Esh ...


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This is the classic machlokes among poskim about the status of Noach vis a vis the passuk "Tzadik hayah bidorosav." The first shittah holds that even though he was that much of a tzadik in the dor hamabul, he wouldn't have amounted to that level of greatness in Avraham's dor. The other opinion says that no, he would have been as great as Avraham if he was ...


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Your question asks specifically about ear muffs, but your content says "ear coverings". I am inferring that you refer to anything that may cover your ears or any part of your ears including ear plugs, noise cancelling / reducing headphones, etc. Pirkei Avot 5:7 describes the 7 differences between a Golem and a Chacham. Regarding the chacham, it says that ...


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This is based on the verse: פָּקוֹחַ אָזְנַיִם וְלֹא יִשְׁמָע If you leave your ears uncovered, you won't hear G-d's message. Earlier generations were on a much higher level and didn't have to be concerned about such things, but due to the low spiritual state of today, earmuffs should be worn at least a few months a year.


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A Jewish ventriloquist once attended a Purim party with a dummy designed to look just like her. PROHIBITED!! Shouted the rabbi. The Megillah says: Al TEDAMI VENAFSHECH! You may not make a dummy like yourself, young lady!


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Later. When I get around to it.


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In many expressways in metropolitan areas in U.S.A. (and I assume Israel and other countries, as well) you can use the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes if you have at least 2 car occupants. The beginning of the Tehillim that I cited says (verse 2): ולא שםחת אויבי לי You didn't make my enemies happy. I don't know about you, but when I drive to work ...


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There's definite value in having a dummy in contract bridge — provided you're good at the game. You see, the existence of a dummy adds an element of skill to the game, whose outcome would otherwise be highly dependent on the luck of the deal. This presents a problem in halacha, though, as betting games in which someone expects to win (e.g. because of ...


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From http://apikorsus.blogspot.com/2004/03/purim-was-fun.html, kiddush over wine and whiskey: הריני מזמן את פי לקיים מצוות עשה שנאמר על ידי חכמינו זכרונם לברכה (מגילה ז׃): ”מייחיב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי“.‏ כוס ישועות אשא ובשם ה׳ אקרא׃ סברי— (לחיים!)‏ בא״י אמ״ה בורא פרי הגפן.‏ בא״י אמ״ה ...


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From http://ohr.edu/1537: ויהי־ערב ויהי־בקר, יום הששי׃ ויכלו השמים מספרים כבודו מלא עולם משרתיו שואלים זה לזה איה שרה אשתך כגפן פוריה בירכתי ביתך, ובשעריך׃ והיה, אם־שמע תשמעו אל־מצו‍תי, אשר אנכי מצוה אתכם היום תאמצנו! היום תברכנו! היום תגדלנו! היום תגדלנו בימין צדקתך צדק לעולם ותורתך אמת—כי אתה הוא יוצרם, ואתה ידע יצרם, שהם בשר ודם. צפרדע. כנים. ערוב. ...


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Aharon, as the first Kohen, was the quintessential representative of what it means to be a Kohen. We see (Bamidbar 25:11-12) that Pinchas was awarded with becoming a Kohen for being קנא את קנאתי - taking up My (Hashem's) zealotry. So Kehuna fits with taking up Hashem's zealotry. As the prime alpha Kohen, Aharon certainly had this attribute. Aharon chased ...


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אוהב שלום ורודף שלום are the names of two Conservative shuls. These shuls learned how to manage their finances from another shul named "B'nai Aharon" which was an Orthodox shul in the early 1900's. Thus, the beginning of the phrase is הוי מתלמידיו של אהרן Be like the students of "Aharon".


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David was referring to the Buddha. Buddha, in some forms1 is ludicrously fat and cannot bring his hands close enough to his nose to smell them, and definitely couldn't touch his toes. 1NOTE: Contains an image considered by most contemporary poskim to be an idol.


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The hint is in the adjective chosen ("ארך") which ends in a longan-kaf (that's Yiddish for a Kaf Sofit). Kaf Sofit is supposed to be 6 ovei kulmus (the width of the path a reed) long. The question becomes, how long is God's reed? But first we have to realize that אפים is plural. So we have two noses each of 6 reed-path-widths it seems. That's 12 widths ...


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A few hours long. We see (P'sachim 109–110) "רבינא אמר ארבעה כסי תקינו רבנן דרך חירות כל חד וחד מצוה באפי נפשה הוא," that each of the four cups at the Passover seder is a mitzvah in the nose of His spirit. And the seder lasts a few hours.


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Other sources (alluded to in the first three panels) suggest Lisp is the language of the universe, but those must be dismissed as defaming the Creator: How sweet are Your words to my palate, more than honey to my mouth! —Psalm 119:103 No, the language of the universe is not spoken with a speech impediment nor does it require counting ...


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It's well accepted that Chazal were master programmers. After all, we see one complaining when others refrain from relating the Torah of others: "Margaliyos tovah hysa biyedchem vichipasta le'abdah mimeni!" - "You had a good PERL (program) in your palm (pilot, smartphones didn't exist them), and you sought to hide it from me!" The complaint is that they ...


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Believe me, I've toiled, but have not found such a list. Perhaps we can compile one, though. This post is a "community wiki" post, meaning more users have the ability to edit it: please add to the list below! The mishkan was built by a deaf person named ibn Patuhi (Sh'mos 28:11: "מעשה חרש אבן פתוחי" / "the work of the deaf ibn Patuhi"), so we ...


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You can't make the Torah any "safer" to avoid accidents. Only yourself. Fortunately, or maybe not, it is already "safer" than the Holy Ark was. In the days of the Mikdash the punishment for a mishap was death. If the Kohen Gadol got the Yom Kippur service wrong, he wouldn't get much chance to do Teshuvah and it was time to find a new Kohen Gadol. ...


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Shalom was Fred's Hebrew name. They are the 7 little girls sitting in the backseat that were hugging and kissing with him. They've grown a bit since then though. Source as to the incident as reported back in 1959 Of course halachically their behaviour was very questionable but they've obviously done Teshuvah since then..


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The Y'rushalmi says (Bava Kamma 7:7): א"ר יוסי בי ר' חנינה כל המגדל כלב רע בתוך שלו עליו הכתוב אומר (איוב ו יד) למס מרעהו חסד Translation: Rabbi Yose the son of Rabbi Chanina1 said: "The following verse applies to anyone who raises a bad dog in his residence (Iyov 6:14): 'For a tax of kindness from one's fellow....'" When a person mentions his ...


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The Hebrew word for dog is כלב which can be read as "k'lev" - Like the heart. Apparently, as much as the dog may be a nice dog, friendly and even faithful, it's heart is never the same as that of the rest of the family. A dog's heart is settled mainly on playing outside and eating its next snack. No matter what, its heart is never with the family. ...


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This paragraph precedes the opening paragraph of Birkat Kohanim on Yom Tov. In the paragraph, starting V'Te'arev we ask G-d to accept our petitions as if they were an olah and karban - a burnt offering and a sacrifice. What are the petitions about? Some people complain about the way the Kohanim sing when the duchen. They don't sing together and some of them ...


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The people that you think were excluded are actually included. The problem is that the author of this bracha couldn't enumerate all of them, because then, the Shmeneh esreh would be far longer than it already is. So instead, all these other groups were included in the phrase פְּלֵיטַת סופְרֵיהֶם meaning "Those that were expelled from their countings". I.e. ...


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It seems pretty clear to me that at least the Litvaks are referenced in Al HaTzaddikim "The Correct Ones"


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Shh! לא הגידה אסתר את מולדתה This question, as well as whatever marking were photographed here, should be taken down immediately!!! I can't even imagine what horrible things might occur if someone found out.... you have no right to be הולך רכיל ומגלה [הסתר] אסתר


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(I can't believe I'm the first to answer this way, but...) This is in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, 4:1, "והחזיקו שבע נשים באיש אחד ביום ההוא". While one might argue that "ביום ההוא", on that day, means not "on this day" (as in, not yet), the correct reading of the pasuk is that "on that day" is referring to the second half of the pasuk, לחמנו ...


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Certainly, you can have an argument about taste or smell. However, you can't argue about taste and smell. If you hold reicha lav milsa hi it's because you hold that the taste is so significant that the smell amounts to nothing. So you can either argue about taam k'ikar and hold that taste is significant and smell is, as a result, worthless, or you can ...


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Tosfos says that the young men would joust at wedding parties, and the Teshuvos HaBach writes that young men would toast the couple, then slam the glass against the wall. So all the other boys were off doing wild and dangerous stuff. The only one who didn't, obviously, was Shalom. He liked peace, and knocking guys off horses or sending shards of glass ...


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Shalom's last name is "Bayit" which means either "house" or "family". So, the other 7 girls were all fighting over Shalom because each one wants Shalom Bayit!


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Raius is , I think, a boy. However, if I recall the refernce correctly (and I may not), these are the names of the children that will be born to the choson and kallah. Thus, we are blessing them that their children will be married and bring them the nachas that they are bringing their parents. Of course you can ask why we want them to have a family of 6 ...


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Well you have Asher אשר, Sasson ששון which is a male name, Yehuda יהודה, so you have at least three more males.


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My Shul has instituted just such a policy! Since we must be mikaddesh the kiddush, it must currently be chol (before we make kiddush). We are commanded to be mavdil bein kodesh lachol, which means we must separate the pre-kiddush food into a different house, since we consider the entire beis haknesses to be a mikdash me'at, and not a mikdash meat. I must ...


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You are mistranslating veinu - if it meant among us, it would have said veinenu. The proper translation is "The tenth Rav, the son of (all of us)." When you have 10 rabbanim, you have ten sarei asarot, which means you have at least a hundred people and asarah batlanim (the rabbanim), making you chayiv to have a beis din because you fulfill the minimum ...


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There seems to be a great deal of confusion about whether Jews argue or not: The taste/smell issue you cite. NYTimes claiming that Hebrew had no word for "debate," and Philologos countering that, yeah, we've got plenty of words for that. I mean, have you heard of the Talmud? The Talmud claiming (Berachot 64a and other places) that "Torah scholars increase ...


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This should have been Queen Esther's village. If you recall, on several occasions Ahashverosh is willing to offer Esther up to half of his kingdom. At no point does Esther take up the offer. Ahashverosh, however, is nice enough to name the village after his Queen, hoping that she may someday change her mind and decide to live in Ohio. So, until that ...


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The oven was Egypt, by which the eyes, nose, and mouth appear. We read in Torah the following - Devarim 4:19-20 (Chabad) 19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, which the Lord your God assigned to all peoples under the entire heaven, and be drawn away to prostrate yourselves ...


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Point of order - We often talk about Pi hatanur, so we have direct reference to an oven having a mouth. Additionally, the mishnah says it doesn't have ears plural, mashmah that it has a single ear rather than two. We know that Hashem at times will react with "Charon Af" (Dvarim 11:17), which translates to "fiery nose." Now, the nose of a dragon may contain ...


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100% forbidden. The Halacha states וְנִֹשְמַרְתֶּם מְאִד לְנַפְשׁוֹתֵיכֶם A Mikve is not deep enough to dive into from that height.


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Well, that's easy: this gemara follows the rather famous opinion of Rabbi Meir (Gittin 5b, 80a): אמר רב המנונא משמיה דעולא אומר היה ר"מ כל המשנה [...] בגיטין יוציא והולד ממזר Rav Hamnona said in the name of Ulah: Rabbi Meir used to say "Any mishna [...] in Gittin, she must leave (her second husband), and the children (from that second husband) ...


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Confusing a chet with a kuf is a stretch, here. But, I'll go along... This phrase is said during Friday night Kiddush, and the phrase you quoted says yom tequilla. It is talking about the daytime only when you have tequilla. At night time, you still need wine.


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This is a suburb of Clevland, Ohio, known as "the mistake on the lake". Although the apparent reason for that appellation is related to financial difficulties and poorly performing sports teams, the Kabbalistic reason is because its traditions are unreliable. This is an example of the latter.


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The prohibition is actually of a man wearing שמלת אש"ה - small's A.S.H., which stands for ArtScroll Sefard Hebrew. Thus, only the pocket-sized Sefard ones are prohibited, so most of these are fine.


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It's because of the double gezeiras-shav. Yom Kippur is referred to as Shabbos Shabason, and Yom Kippur itself is only ki-purim. So the halakhic wine from Purim is transferred to Shabbos. But since ein mikra yotzei midei peshuto, tequila is still a recommended drink between courses (or anytime one's spouse goes into the kitchen to get something). But it is ...


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You only quoted part of the rule - the full text is (Gittin 33a) עדות שבטלה מקצתה בטלה כולה Eidos which are partially nullified are completely nullified. As R' Hirsch explains, Eidos are the laws that are symbolic of some eternal truth. The prohibition of milk and meat, however, is from the Chukim, those laws which defy human understanding. ...


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It depends what you mean by "milk chocolate latte". There are various opinions. "Latte" is steamed milk. The amount of foam created by the steaming is too minute to worry that this overpowers the pot of meat to give it any taste, as it is mostly air. Then, I assume that milk chocolate is drizzled on top. Milk chocolate is mainly chocolate to which a small ...


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The kasha is whether doing so will be mevatel the shem schach from it. If you are using it as a kli to make sushi, there is a real fear that by doing so we risk retroactively making this an item with traditional household use so it no longer qualifies as pesoles goren viyekev. Please keep in mind that, according to chazal, it needs to be at least possible ...


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The recommended practice is to couple this with Tosefes Purim and get plastered the previous afternoon. Then, you should light the Megillah and read the Chanukiah.



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