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The Talmud (RH 4a) tells us that Tzedaka, like any other Neder, is included in the Biblical prohibition of Bal Te'acher (don't delay paying up your vows). However, unlike ordinary vows for sacrifices for which one does not violate unless they don't bring the sacrifice before 3 consecutive festivals have passed (Rambam Maaseh Korbanot 14:13), the Talmud tells ...


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Tsedaka and maaser should ideally be given as one receives income. Nevertheless in a related answer I referred to two sefarim on the laws of tsedaka which allow for yearly clearing of your maaser debts at the longest. Both R Avrohom Chaim Feuer in The tsedakka treasury and R Shimon Taub's in The laws of tsedakah and maaser) allow yearly accounting of ...


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When reciting prayers, beyond saying the words clearly, one should maintain focus on the words he is saying. Different people have different preferences about this. For some, it is hard to maintain concentration for a long period of time so they prefer to say the words somewhat faster. For others, it is easier to concentrate if they slow down and take a lot ...


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Actually, that's not that far off -- about a factor of two. Archaeologists tell us that an ancient Israelite ate about 330-440 pounds of wheat and barley per year. Since the Israelites in Sh'mot were active all day (nobody's sedentary in a moving camp), let's assume the upper end of that -- it might have even been somewhat higher. 2.5 liters of barley is ...


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Rabbi A.H. Noeh says it's about 5.2 pints, or about 2.5 liters. The Chazon Ish says it's about 1.75 times that. Source: Aiding Talmud Study, by Rabbi Aryeh Carmell (ISBN 0-87306-428-3), page 78.



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