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Here is a link for the Android version of Rav Abadi's Birkat Hamazon. Visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cqlsys.birkathamazonhakatzar


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During the shabbos hagadol drasha this year (5774) our rav mentioned the statement that each of the arba kosos is regarded as a separate mitzva. He stated that many mitzvos must be performed 'al hakos'. Thus the cups themselves are not mi'd'oraisa, but the mitzva they are drunk for are torah prescribed. Other mitzvos that are required al hakos are bris ...


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The source is Yirmiyahu 33:10-11


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The אגישמקע וורט on the Haggadah writes that both the Alshich and the Arugas HaBosem say this vort. And I saw in one of the commentaries that the explanation of this vort is that when it says in the Haggadah to blunt the teeth of the wicked son, it means to you should endeavor to remove from him his wickedness so that he becomes a Tzaddik.


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It was R' Masya ben Charash. The Tanchuma (Chukas) relates the story you mention, except it says that he burned his eyes (he didn't stab them). The story is related in the Hebrew Wikipedia article (fn. 14).


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זוהר ויקרא דף י עמוד א כל העולם מתגלגל בעיגול ככדור אלו למעלה, ואלו למטה,וכל אלו הבריות משונות במראיהן משינוי האויר, כפי כל מקום ומקום, וקיימים במקומם כשאר בני האדם, ועל זה יש מקום בעולם כאשר מאור לאלו, חשוך לאלו, לאלו יום, ולאלו לילה, ויש מקום שכולו יום ולא נמצא בו לילה, חוץ משעה אחת קטנה Rough translation: The whole world revolves in a circle like a ...


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Many years ago I heard that the basis for Parshas Parah being biblical is from this verse: זְכֹר אַל־תִּשְׁכַּח אֵת אֲשֶׁר־הִקְצַפְתָּ אֶת־יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בַּמִּדְבָּר. Remember, don't forget how you angered your Lord in the desert. The Torah then goes on to talk about the sin of the golden calf. Now Rashi tells us that the Parah Adumah, the red heifer was to atone ...


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The Chazon Ish and/or Steipler Rav suggests that the obligation may stem from an interpretation of Vayikra 15:31 as a general instruction to the leadership to warn the nation about the rules of tum'a, which we deliberately accomplish once yearly by the public reading of Para.


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The source is: אגדת אסתר ה׃ט See page 30 in http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/vl/agadatester/agadatester03.pdf


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Mishnah Makkos 3:6 and Gemara 21a; Yerushalmi Makkos 3:6 Rambam (Avodat Kochavim 12:11) and Shulchan Aruch (YD180:1; Shach 180:1) both rule that one has only done an aveira if one both pierces the skin and adds colour.


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There's a good article that summarzies the opinions here: http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/kashrus-of-scotch.html Read through the comments, too: The Poskim agree that ordinary Scotch whisky (whether single malt or blended) which has no mention of any wine casks is perfectly Kosher. The question arises when whisky has been matured in wine ...


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I thought the Rambam did believe that angels could theoretically have free will, as he seems to state in Moreh Nevuchim (2:7): "they have will and choice... though they will always choose the good". I should point out though that in his introduction to Cheilek, in the fifth foundation, he states unequivocally that angels are not free agents. There's a ...


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Artscroll "Chofetz Chaim, A Lesson A Day" book, (page 68) states that derogatory speech may not be said even of someone who allows this to be said about himself, because "to speak negative of one's fellow is shameful in itself". The source for this (endnote 18) is given as Beer Mayim Chaim 2:28. The note further states (my translation from Hebrew): ...


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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was addressing blended whiskey, but the issues are basically the same with regards to a sherry-cask scotch as far as I know. Rabbi Feinstein said it was allowable, but not preferable; he personally made reasonable attempts to avoid such a product (as a chumrah) , and gave his blessing to those who would make a product certified as free ...


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See here. Kosher and Sherry Casks Rabbi Pinchas Teitz of Elizabeth, NJ, first reported in 1949 that there may be sherry wine in blended whisky – which would obviously create a problem for observant Jews who are also whisky lovers. It would then follow that any single malt Scotch that is exclusively matured or finished in sherry casks would ...


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According to סידור הגר"א בנגלה ובנסתר the Vilna Gaon only omitted those verses on Shabbath. In the 1971 edition, section one, page קנט includes them. In section three, נוסח התפילות והברכות לדעת הגר"א, note 90, it says: בברהמ"ז לא היה הגר"א אומר בשבת רק עד הרחמן הוא יפרנסנו בכבוד ולא עד בכלל ולא יותר. On that note, there is a footnote 116, which says ...



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