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This is found in Tanna Devei Eliyahu Rabba, beginning of chapter 18 and Yalkut Shamoni Eicha 1034. The Tanna Devei Eliyahu version is: מאי שפכי כמים לבך נוכח פני ה' מכאן אמרו כל ת"ח שיושב וקורא ושונה ועוסק בתורה הקב"ה יושב כנגדו וקורא ושונה עמו What does "Poor out your heart like water opposite the face of Hashem" mean? From here they said that ...


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The sources are brought in the footnotes here. On the specific question of where it comes from, several Rishonim write that this is a tradition from the Geonim (for example the Meiri on that Gemera). Some have a version of the Gemara that is "פרוס עצרת" - half way, in other words half a month, or 15 days, before Shavuos, which would be the 34th day of the ...


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There are plenty of references. I will bring but a few: In the Gemara (Yerushalmi, 3, 8) we find that this day has special power. There Rabi Yehoshua ben Levi says Amalek would practice sourcery ... not easily would someone fall on his birthday ... what did Moses do? he suffled the fortunes... (and many Mefarshim provide insight on that Gemara, amongst ...


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You can find the story of Rabbi Akiva in both Nedarim 50a-b, as well as in Kesuvos 62b-63a. The Avos D'Rav Nosson (6-2) also has the story with some other details filled in. In English, you can find a historical novel called "And Rachel was his wife" written Marsi Tabak and Ben Zion Sober which recounts and coalesced all the sources pertaining to Rebbe ...


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It is brought in the introduction to the Sefer Peat HaSulchan. It says there that he learned and understood clearly all that there is to learn (until the Achronim on the Shulchan Aruch) including the Kisvei Arizal, and understood everything besides 2 Sugeot in the Zohar.


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One early source is Bereishis Rabba 12:15: ה' אלהים . למלך שהיו לו כוסות ריקים, אמר המלך אם אני נותן לתוכן חמין הם מתבקעין, צונן הם מקריסין. ומה עשה המלך? ערב חמין בצונן ונתן בהם ועמדו. כך אמר הקדוש ברוך הוא: אם בורא אני את העולם במדת הרחמים, הוי חטייה סגיאין. במדת הדין היאך העולם יכול לעמוד?! אלא, הרי אני בורא אותו במדת הדין ובמדת הרחמים, והלואי יעמוד: ...


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יש קונה עולמו בשעה אחת על ידי מסירות נפש באמת נתעלה ונהפוך כל הרע שבו לטוב גמור והוא ר״ת עקיבא יש קונה עולמו בשעה אחת והיינו במסירות נפש נתעלה למעלה למעלה from http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pagefeed/hebrewbooks_org_20632_507.pdf (Heichal Habracha by the Komarna Rebbe)


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh - Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 131:36) states: אלו הימים שאין אומרים בהם וידוי ונפילת אפים לא בשחרית ולא במנחה: חודש ניסן, פסח שני, ל''ג בעומר, מראש חודש סיון עד י''ב בו ועד בכלל, תשעה באב, ט''ו באב, ערב ראש השנה וערב יום הכפורים, מי''א תשרי עד ב' חשון. שמונת ימי החנוכה, ט''ו בשבט, י''ד וט''ו אדר א' ואדר ב'. וראשי חודשים.‏ Arukh ...


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From the fact we need a Drasha to exempt teffilin on Yom Tov and Shabbos, implies that when it is not either shabbos or Yom tov there is an obligation to wear it every day. Rav Yitzchok Yosef writes in his Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (אות ג') presents this very argument: אף ששלא נתבאר בפירוש בתורה שצריך להניח בכל יום ויום, מכל מקום מדמצינו פטור מהנחת ...


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Artscroll (Hebrew siddur) brings a Daas Torah in Orach Chaim siman 56 quoting a Kol Bo siman 7 who writes "when the Chazzan says Barchu he bows (כורע) and straightens up by the name of Hashem. And such is common practice."


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As far as I'm aware, there are two sources for the quote. The first source for this is the book קול התור, allegedly written by Rav Hillel Rivlin M'shklov (one of the Goan's students), some 200 years ago. The thing is that the published book is an "abridged version", as the initial writings were deemed too complicated. There are actually two published ...


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Mesilas Yesharim 19....................


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R. Aharon of Pizaro. Lived in a place called Nikalaro, Italy in the 16th Century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_of_Pesaro


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HaRav Yosef Hayim of Baghdad writes in his Ben Ish Ha'i (Parashat Re'eh, Note 17): יש נוהגין לעשות בכל שנה את יום הלידה ליו"ט וסימן יפה הוא וכן נוהגים בביתנו There are those who have the custom to make their day of birth into a "Yom Tov", and it is a good sign, and such is the custom in our home Note 17 continues with the nusahh he would say upon ...


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I heard from someone a while ago (wish I could recall whom; might have been something I read in Art Scroll siddur or Birnbaum?) it is from: Deuteronomy 32:43 (Sefaria English): הַרְנִ֤ינוּ גוֹיִם֙ עַמּ֔וֹ כִּ֥י דַם־עֲבָדָ֖יו יִקּ֑וֹם וְנָקָם֙ יָשִׁ֣יב לְצָרָ֔יו וְכִפֶּ֥ר אַדְמָת֖וֹ עַמּֽוֹ׃ (פ) Sing aloud, O ye nations, of His people; For He doth ...


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One answer is that it is juxtaposed with the giving of the Torah - but the giving of the second Tablets on Yom Kippur, not the first tablets on Shavuos. This is explained at length in several places in Chabad Chassidus. One of them is here. The Meshech Chochma says that on Shmini Atzers Zos HaBracha was read anyway. The Talmud which describes reading Zos ...


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See the Gemara in Nedarim (55a-b) Rav Yosef says to Rava: מאי דכתיב {במדבר כא-יח} וממדבר מתנה וממתנה נחליאל ומנחליאל במות א''ל כיון שעושה אדם את עצמו כמדבר שהוא מופקר לכל תורה ניתנה לו במתנה שנאמר וממדבר מתנה וכיון שניתנה לו במתנה נחלו אל שנאמר וממתנה נחליאל וכיון שנחלו אל עולה לגדולה שנאמר ומנחליאל במות ואם הגביה עצמו הקב''ה משפילו שנאמר {במדבר ...


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A beraita (Tana d'Vei Eliyahu §17, Kallah Rabbati §8; cf: Avot 6:6) lists amongst those things that enable a person to acquire Torah patience, acceptance of suffering, recognising one's place and relinquishing any desire for greatness. In a similar fashion, the midrash (Tanchuma, Noach §3) notes that one only acquires Torah if he abandons the pursuit for ...


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Kitzur S.A. Yalkut Yosef 57:8 says that the Chazan should bow "a bit" with the word Barchu and stand up at Hashem's name. The Kehot annotated siddur says to remain bowed the entire Barchu and then bow again at Baruch and stand up at Hashem's name.


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See מעשר כספים on the Hebrew Wikipedia. The earliest sources for giving away 1/10th of one's profits is from Avraham and Yaakov. Avraham, as it says (Breishit 14:20): וַיִּתֶּן־ל֥וֹ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ר מִכֹּֽל׃ Yaakov, as it says (28:22): וְכֹל֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּתֶּן־לִ֔י עַשֵּׂ֖ר אֲעַשְּׂרֶ֥נּוּ לָֽךְ׃ Another source is from Devarim 14:22 - עשר תעשר. Tosfot ...


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This site deals with this here: Maaser Kesafim: It is clear that the verse is referring to the mitzvah of tithing produce that grows in the ground. What about tithing other forms of income and giving it to tzedaka? While there is a mitzvah to tithe this type of earning too, does the same guarantee .of reward, and permission to test Hashem, ...


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Yishai's answer led me to the Etz Joseph who cites Genesis Rabah 73:3 that says א"ר שמואל בר נחמן אוי להם לרשעים שהם מהפכין מדת רחמים למדת הדין בכ"מ שנא' ה' מדת רחמים שנאמר (שמות לד) ה' ה' אל רחום וחנון ארך אפים ורב חסד וכתיב (בראשית ו) וירא ה' כי רבה רעת האדם בארץ וינחם ה' ויאמר ה' אמחה ואשריהם הצדיקים שהם הופכים מדת הדין למדת הרחמים בכל מקום שנאמר ...


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You can find a good summary in Avot D'Rav Nattan ch 6, mishnah 2. Summarizing some of the story cited there: He was a shepherd and began learning at 40 years old. Once he passed by a well and noticed a carved stone. He asked who carved this stone, and they told him that it was the water that constantly dripped on it. From this, he said that if water was ...


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The Sefer Hachinuch (13th cent.) seems to refer to students of Jewish mysticism as "the mekubalim" (mitava 98): משרשי המצוה. שצונו השם יתברך להיות נר דולק בבית המקדש להגדלת הבית לכבוד ולתפארת בעיני הרואים, כי כן דרך בני איש להתכבד בבתיהם בנרות דולקים, וכל ענין ההגדלה בו כדי שיכניס האדם בלבו כשיראהו מורא וענוה. וכבר אמרנו (במצוה טז) כי במעשה הטוב תכשר ...


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Etymologically, the verb כתר (from whence we get the Hebrew noun, כתר, meaning "crown") means to surround, or encircle. In the Aramaic pael (as perhaps in Job 36:2) it can also have the added nuance of expecting something, or lying in wait. The derived noun, כֹתרת, appears in Tanakh in reference to the head of a pillar (so, for example, 1 Kings 7:16 and ...


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At the end of Moreh Nevuchim 3:51, the Rambam presents the level one should aspire to in divine service, in which he trains himself to do more than the minimum in fulfillment of his obligations--one should learn to focus on not only the first pasuk of Shema and the first blessing of Shemoneh Esrei, but throughout. The clear implication is that although one ...


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I think the first mention is the Rosh in the name of Rabbeinu Yoel and (his son) the Raavya. See the left column in the Rosh, seven lines from the bottom. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14315&st=&pgnum=250


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Yes. Tosfos Yom Tov (Nazir 5:5) writes that just as earlier commentators were willing to explain the Torah according to a 'peshat' that doesn't conform with the Halakha, we may do the same when it comes to the Mishnah. More on this methodology is discussed by R. Kalman Kahane in Heker VeYiyun I, pg. 150-152 Additionally, there are also sources (Gra-related ...



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