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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef is online here.


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Per this article on VosIzNeias conservative rabbis say that champagne without supervision and which do not bear labels/hekshers are acceptably kosher.


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Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland brings the story in his dvar torah on Parshas Behar: There is a famous anecdote, related by Horav Yeruchem Levovitz, zl, which underscores this verity. A din Torah, litigation between two disputants, once took place in Volozhin, and its venerable Av Bais Din, Horav Chaim Volozhiner, zl, ...


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Rav Chaim of Volozhin (#23, quoting the Shel"ah) says that the only reason to purposefully 'shuckle' while praying is to avoid sleeping. I cannot find this in the Shel"ah, but I did find where he says: המתנועע בתפילתו גורם ביטול כוונתו, והעמידה בלא התנועעות כלל עוזר על הכוונה, ומה שאמר: 'כל עצמותי תאמרנה', היינו בשירות ותשבחות וברכות קר"ש ותלמוד תורה ...


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The Torah rarely discusses the future explicitly. Olam Haba is not overtly mentioned. Moshiach has veiled references in Devarim - the only overt reference is in Navi (in which you can find overt references to resurrection as well, as Rambam discusses in Iggeres Hatechiya). The focus of the Torah is what is pertinent to you now, while you are in this ...


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The Rashban answers that the Torah only writes about laws which apply to the Jews specifically. That which is generally applicable to all people it doesn't speak about directly. Since everyone has a place in the world to come and the Resurrection - if they are worthy of it - it is then not something specially applicable to Jews and therefore not directly ...


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The Rabbeinu Bachya (citation coming) says the more fundamental and important a given idea or mitzvah is, the less the Torah stresses it. Shabbos which in the grand scheme of our history is huge gets barely a mention with a zachor and a shamor and a lo sivaaru and all 39 skilos get nothing. Karbanos which we only had for under nine hundred years, a vast ...


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See Walking in front of someone Davening


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The Talmud (Brachot 24a) mentions the calf (ie. the body segment of the leg with two bones) as a place on a women's body which was normally covered. Many Rishonim1 explain that this is mentioned to teach that the status of a covered body part for women is independent of its also being a covered body part for men (which, apparently, the calf wasn't at the ...


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The Pirkei D'Reb Eliezer 52(starting from the words Mofes Arba) writes that from creation until Yaakov people would go out to the shuk and they would sneeze and then die without sickness beforehand.


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I believe it is paraphrased from the Gemara (Gittin 59b) The Gemara is discussing the honour accorded to a Kohen, saying that he is accorded ראשון for לכל דבר שבקדושה. וקדשתו לכל דבר שבקדושה תנא דבי רבי ישמעאל וקדשתו לכל דבר שבקדושה לפתוח ראשון ולברך ראשון וליטול מנה יפה ראשון


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Until Yaakov there was no sickness, once Yaakov came he begged for mercy and there was sickness. Bava Metzia 87a


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You may be thinking about Daniel. (http://www.ou.org/torah/rabbi-fox-on-parsha/daniel_-_chapter_7/) [Daniel – Chapter 7] What is Going On Here??? By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz This chapter occurs before chapter 6. Back in the day when Belshazzar was still king, Daniel had a dream in which he saw visions. He woke up and wrote down the main points, ...


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I've come across it a few times in Shulchan Aruch Harav. For example, in siman 582, it says that if during aseres y'mei teshuvah, you said "melech ohev tzedaka umishpat" instead of "hamelech hamishpat" and you waited more than the time it takes to say "sholom olecha rabi" or you stated the next berachah, then, some say, you need to go back to beginning of ...


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This is found in Keser Shem Tov Part 2 400b - Kehot. It is quoted (with attribution to Keser Shem Tov part 2, 20a, which would reference a different print) in Baal Shem Tov Al HaTorah Yisro 44. The source for this statement (of אין מלך בלא עם - there is no King without a Nation) is Rabbeinu Bechaya to Vayeshev 38:30 and the beginning of Balak. This idea is ...


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Sedei Haaretz Volume 3 - Orach Chaim Siman 38 was published in the year 5544 = 1784. This was written by Rabbi Avraham Bar Shmuel Meyuchos Zatzal who was a Rabbi in Jerusalem in his times. In Siman 38 he has a question from Rabbi Eliezer Nachum Zatzal who was the author of Chazon Nachum. In the question he asks regarding something which is called a Chanukia ...


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Mourning in Halacha, p 277 says: Some follow a custom of formally terminating the Shiva by having the mourners walk outside together – or around the corner - accompanied by the comforters. Symbolically this is explained as representing the mourner's re-emergence into society from which he had withdrawn during the Shiva week. Others ascribe ...


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Tehila L'Moshe published in 1563 is the first source I am aware of, although it is used there in a different context.


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No. In fact the gemara gave two reasons for the opinion that there never was or will be a ben sorer umoreh. One, the opinion that his father and mother must be the same height and have the same voice, seemingly impossible. Two, that it makes no sense to assume any parents would have their son killed for the meat and wine he drank. No one is focusing on the ...


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Shemos Rabbah (29:4) says: דבר אחר "אָנֹכִי ה' אֱלֹהֶיךָ" רבי אחא ברבי חנינא פתח בו (תהלים נ, ז) שמעה עמי ואדברה (כמ"ש בעשרת הדברות (פסיקתא רבתי, יב) עד) א"ר שמעון בן יוחאי אמר להם הקדוש ברוך הוא לישראל אלוה אני על כל באי עולם אבל לא יחדתי שמי אלא עליכם איני נקרא אלהי עובדי כוכבים ומזלות אלא אלהי ישראל א"ר לוי שני דברים שאלו ישראל מלפני הקדוש ...


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The poskim write that before bentching one needs to remind himself of the churban. During the week we do so with "Al Naharos Bavel" [ANB]- which has more of a mourining theme and on Shabbos we do so with "Shiur Hamaalos" [SHM] which is more of a simcha theme. So first of all as long as someone is saying one of them they are fulfilling the spirit of the law ...


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The most telling piece in the puzzle is the mishna in Avos which reffers to gematarios as being a appetizer for wisdom and none of the major mipharshim explain it to mean the letters equal numbers idea. The exception is the pirush attributed (incorrectly) to Rashi. But even according to him the point of the mishna is to juxtapose gemataria against halacha. ...


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Ibn Ezra appears to reject gematria as a means of discovering meaning. In response to Rashi's equating the 318 men with Eliezer (see Genesis 14:14), he writes: " חניכיו - שחנכם פעמים רבות במלחמה ואם לא נזכר. וחשבון אותיות אליעזר דרך דרש, כי אין הכתוב מדבר בגימטריא, כי יכול יוכל הרוצה להוציא כל שם לטוב ולרע, רק השם כמשמעו." "and the count of the letters ...


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See here The Mishna (Brachos 9:2) writes that one recites a bracha upon hearing good news, building a new house or buying new items. The Shulchan Aruch (OC 223:6) and Mishna Berura (223:13) explain that this only applies to items that are important and one is particularly happy about acquiring. This applies equally to used items (Shulchan Aruch OC ...


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מסכתות קטנות מסכת אבות דרבי נתן נוסחא א פרק מא רבי יהודה בן תימא אומר הוי עז כנמר וקל כנשר ורץ כצבי וגבור כארי לעשות רצון אביך שבשמים: הוא היה אומר הוי אוהב את השמים ירא מן השמים חרד ושש מכל המצות. ואם עשית לחברך רעה קימעא יהא בעיניך הרבה. ואם עשית לחברך טובה הרבה יהא בעיניך מעט. ואם עשה לך חברך טובה קימעא תהא בעיניך הרבה. אם עשה לך חברך רעה הרבה תהא ...



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