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See here While the Rema (OC 671:7) follows the Rivash that one can’t fulfil one’s obligation to light through the shul’s menora, the Kolbo (44) writes that one reason for this minhag is on behalf of those who don’t light at home. The Beis Yosef (OC 671:7) writes similarly that visitors can fulfil their obligation through the shul’s Menora. The Shibolei ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (13:1) summarises the sanctity of a Shul: קְדֻשַּׁת בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת וּבֵית הַמִּדְרָשׁ גְּדוֹלָה מְאֹד, וּמֻזְהָרִים עֲלֵיהֶם לִירֹא מִמִּי שֶׁהוּא שׁוֹכֵן בָּהֶם יִתְבָּרַךְ שְׁמוֹ, כְּדִכְתִיב, וּמִקְדָּשִׁי תִּירָאוּ. וּבֵית הַכְּנֶסֶת וּבֵית הַמִּדְרָשׁ נִקְרָאִים גַּם כֵּן מִקְדָּשׁ, כְּדִכְתִיב, וָאֱהִי לָהֶם לְמִקְדָּשׁ ...


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A story which may shed some light. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was wishing farewell to a student going back to his home state for bein hazmanim. He told the young scholar that when the community Rabbi spoke between Mincha and Maariv, he should be careful to listen and not to learn any other sfarim, even though that Rabbi was not so learned. He reasoned, this ...



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