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The reason that we keep 2 days on all festivals outside of Israel is because originally it was a doubt whether the new month had been declared, and word did not reach far enough for them to know by the middle of the month. Even once the calendar was set, they maintained the minhag of their predecessors (Beitza 4b). The Ba'al HaMe'or to Beitza 5a explains ...


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They would take out a separate Sefer Torah and read the curses, in addition to the standard weekly parshah. Source: I heard it directly from a well-known rav, who based it on the Rambam Hil. Tefillah, 13:1-2.


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As pointed out, the general policy is that unmarried women not go to mikvah because that could cause them to do things they shouldn't. There are different practices with regards to immersion pre high holidays; as Chanoch said, the Ben Ish Chai (a Baghdad rabbi about 200 years ago) said they should. If I recall correctly, there are different customs within ...


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The Ben Ish Chai (Parshat Nitzavim 3, Parshat Vayelech 8) says they should.


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Gemara Rosh Hashana 11a says that on Rosh Hashana the servitude ended in Egypt. Therefore it is a day of remembrance as it was the beginning of leaving Egypt.


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I think it's a corruption of "tovot v'neimot" -- may you (plural) merit to many good, pleasant years. If you check with Rabbi Google, searching on תזכו לשנים רבות טובות, you'll see the concluding word is generally "ne'imot." This website (of which I know nothing else) records a Sephardic practice where you say "may you merit to many years", and the other ...


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From Penei Baruch Siman 29: אבל תוך י״ב חודש על אביו ואמו ובתוך שלשים על שאר קרובים אסור לעבור לפני התיבה בראש השנה ויום הכיפורים. וכשאין אחר כמותו מותר My loose translation: A mourner within 30 days of the passing of all relatives and within 12 months of his father or mother is forbidden to be a chazzan on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. However if ...


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This issues is discussed at length by the Rishonim. The interesting opinion is that of Rabbeinu Meshulam (a student and contemporary of Rabbeinu Tam) who claims the Torah purposely omitted the chatat of Rosh Chodesh, because the Talmud states that it is brought to atone for Hashem for him making the moon smaller than the sun, and we do not want to mention ...


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Rivevos Ephraim 6:309:1 notes that the Arizal instituted the seven times; he also cites the Imrei Emes ( קרח שנת תרע"ו ) who cites the Arizal and gives a reason; see there. See also Likutei Maharich 3:70. In addition: The Tamei Minhagim 717 brings that there are 587 letters n the psalm; 587 is the gematria of the word Shofar with itself (im hakollel).


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The nearest answer I can find refers to the prayers that Noahides can say on or before Rosh Hashonoh from “asknoah.org” The suggested prayers contain a section from “Unesaneh Tokef”, “V’Khol Ma’aminin”, Psalm 24, and some prayers from from the booklet "Prayers, Blessings, Principles of Faith, and Divine Service for Noahides (5th Edition, pub. 20’13 by Ask ...


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Rav Yisroel Salanter asked this. His answer was that the purification of Yom Kippur is only a result of a long process of altering the way a person is in the very depth of his being. This process starts with realization of the correct system of priorities, the main one being the Kingship of G-d over the Creation. Hence, Rosh haShana is a critical beginning ...


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The Piskei Tshuvos brings many shittos. I will bring just a few; see inside for all. It is completely forbidden to establish a meal before shofar (Tosefta Shabbas cited by Magen Avraham 692:7, and Mishma Brurah 16, Mateh Efraim 588:2, see whole footnote: he compares it to the mitzvah of Krias shma). A 'meal' means more than a kbeitzah of bread or mezonos. ...


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Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, in his Siddur commentary, addresses this question along similar lines as the Levush quoted by Alex: The Leader begins at different points on different holy days of the year. On Shabbat he begins with "He inhabits eternity," emphasizing creation; on Yom Tov, with "God - in Your absolute power," laying stress on God as He acts in ...


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I saw an article where Rabbi Israel Chait addresses your question for Bnei Noach. I thought you might like his comments. Here is the link for the article on Mesora.org Here is a copy: Noahides and Rosh Hashanna Rabbi Israel Chait Noachide: What is appropriate behavior for Noahides on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur? I want to be very careful not to ...


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{First: According to Nishmat's Yoatzot website, there are different customs, and one should follow her own tradition in this regard, but immersion does not remove Niddah status if she has had her period.} This is from, and more information is available, here: S'dei Chemed, Ma'arechet Yom HaKippurim 1:6, rules that single women should not immerse prior ...


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Chaza"l ensured us that if an animal has split hooves and are not pigs (who don't have horns) then they chew cud. So, if the horn is a shofar (not a keren, e.g from a cow), and it is still in kosher condition, it would be permitted. (Assuming that only the animal was technically fossilized, but the horn is still made of the original material.)


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See Yad Yitzchak 1:208 who discusses nuts mixed in a tavshil if it loses its classification of a nut. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=855&st=&pgnum=198 See Be'er Moshe 3:97 as well who writes don't yell at those who are meikel. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14710&st=&pgnum=148&hilite=


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In Chagiga on :דף יב we learn: א"ר יהודה שני רקיעים הן שנאמר (דברים י) הֵן לה' אלקיך הַשָּׁמַיִם וּשְׁמֵי הַשָּׁמָיִם R' Yehuda says: "There are 2 heavens as it says (Dvarim 10:14) 'Behold, for Hashem has the heaven and the heaven-of-heavens'" This is then followed by Reish lakish who says there are 7 heavens, and he then names then. ר"ל אמר שבעה ואלו ...


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From my experience of davening in a few shuls for RS and YK(i live in boro park which is predominantly hossidim) it is not done during the silent 3amidho, but only during the repetition. Also, during the repetition it is depending on the minhag of the shul. I davened at a few places where everyone falls coree3m on RS, some places have only the shalia7 9ibbur ...


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I'm not aware that the Rebbe really encouraged his followers to go to his kever on Rosh HaShanna. This custom probably began when Rebbe Nachman's chassidim started visiting Uman after his petira. They continued to go there for the same reasons that other Chassidim like to be by their Rebbes. As stated by others, the Rebbe himself stated that he would go to ...



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