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The Rashbam to Bereishis 43:33 writes that not only were the 6 sons of Leah born in 7 years, but also all of the other sons of Yaakov (with the obvious exception of Binyamin, who is explicitly mentioned as having been born later). There are two basic possibilities of how this would happen. One option is that the literal chronology of the verses (which ...


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There isn't a contradiction here. The sources are talking about two things: [1] A woman's right to conjugal relations/sexual fulfillment/attention and her husband's duty to be available to her sexually. The halakhah limits his duty to within reason - and reason dictates that independently wealthy men need to be available to their wives daily if need be, as ...


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This does not include the time in the oven, but the notion that the entire process until the dough goes into the oven must be completed within 18 minutes is based on actual opinions on the books. I found the sources cited below and got help in understanding and contextualizing them via the following contemporary English digests: R' Eliezer Melamed, ...


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There are six commandments applicable to males at all times: Know there is God. Don't believe in other gods. Belief in unity of God. Love God. Fear God. Don't be misled by your eyes and heart. These are all equally relevant for females. The last one may apply somewhat differently to females and males. There are many other vitally important commandments ...


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The proprietors of goDaven were kind enough to supply me, for the purposes of answering this question, with their table of 5,960 mincha and/or maariv services. I used a Perl script to extract 1,046 where weekday mincha both preceded maariv and was listed as a certain number of minutes before sunset, p'lag, tzes, or candle-lighting time. Because some times ...


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In Rabbi Eider's Halachos of Shabbos page 322 footnote 657, he quotes a list of Rabbis who say this is assur. In order of his quoting them: Rav Y. Henkin in Euros Yisroel page 122. Tzitz Eliezer chelek 2 siman 6 & 7. Chelek three siman 18. Chelek 7 siman 16. Minchas Yitzchok chelek 4 siman 26. He mentions as well that according to some opinions ...


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The Ramcha"l in Mesilas Yeshorim Chapter 4 touches on this subject. He writes: Just as the Holy One Blessed be He does not allow any good deed, small as it may be, to go unrewarded, so does He not permit any bad deed, however small, to go un-judged and un-passed upon, contrary to the thinking of those who wish to talk it into themselves that the ...


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The most popular Talmud study program is daf yomi ("a page a day") whereby many Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud every day, typically spending 40-60 mins on a page (2-sided). To go through the 2700 pages of Talmud Bavli takes 7.5 years this way. And there are hundred more pages in Talmud Yerushalmi. Now most people studying Talmud this ...


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The issue at hand is measuring. See the Shulchan Aruch siman 308 siff 51 and the Ramma who says the accepted practice is to not use sand timers. See also Rabbi Ribiat's 39 Melachos volume 4 page 979. In the note section he quotes the Shulchan Aruch and says to see Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa chapter 28 siff 30 with note 70 where we find the Chazzon Ish ...


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Okay, so I'm going to take a shot at answering this. I originally didn't want to as there is actually a lot to say on this topic. But on second thought, I could start with just answering the actual question, and allowing for potential follow-up if additional clarity is needed. So please comment if something isn't clear: Unlike a Bracha Achrona, which has ...


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You can add the Shem MiShmuel by Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain, the second Sochatchover Rebbe, to your list. Also, the Maharal MiPrague predates Hassidism but has been described as a forefather of Chassidus in terms of machshavic thought. (I believe he heavily influenced Rav Tzadok.) He has works related to many of the moadim including Gevurot Hashem on Pesach, ...


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The רמ"א as understood by the Magen Avraham (509:11) quotes a long-standing tradition not to kasher utensils from fleishig (Meat) to milchig (dairy) or vice-versa, because it will by mistake lead to mix-ups and halachic problems. There are, however, certain leniencies regarding this Tradition: The פרי מגדים (Orach Chaim, Eshel Avraham 509:30) says that if ...


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This 17 volume set covers everything you're looking for. Each sefer covers both halacha, customs and Chassidic insights as explained by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. There are extensive footnotes to look up original sources. http://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HRE-SHAAM.S This second set, Nitai Gavriel, is not specifically Chassidut. It is Halacha. ...


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According to this article on the Seforimblog, it was as a reaction to Karaites who were lax in regards to meat, interpreting "in its mother’s milk" as referring only to the milk of its mother. To very briefly summarize the main points, originally, Karaites forbade meat consumption entirely (theoretically allowing only the consumption of sacrifices. In the ...


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Following @Yirmeyahu's lead I found my copy of the Eye of the Needle with the full copy of the article you are looking for. I scanned it here. See end of page 3 and page 4. It is not a straight interview of R Moshe Feinstein but an essay based on his call for action to yeshiva students.


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Shaare Teshuva shaar I, 8: כי יש אנשים רבים שמקבלים על נפשם להזהר מעבירות ידועות וכל ימי חייהם אינם נזהרים בהם. אבל הם אצלם כהיתר. ואלו לא היו נוהגים כן רק על עבירה אחת. חלי רע הוא בנפשם כאשר ביארנו. אף כי נוהגים על אזהרות רבות וכהנה מן החמורות. כמו שבועת חנם. ומקלל את חבירו או את עצמו בשם. והזכרת שם שמים לבטלה. או במקום שאינו טהור. או בידים לא נקיות. ...


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This article from OU gives the source as follows: Must one wait after a dairy meal before eating meat? After eating dairy, one can eat meat so long as he does the following: 1. cleanses his mouth, 2. rinses his mouth, and 3. washes his hands. Some also have the practice of reciting the necessary berachot after the dairy meal, waiting, and then ...


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The second link above has the list of priorities and parts one can skip if late, in order to sync with the rest of the mynian. But my understanding was always that one has to make up the missing parts by reciting them later alone (this is also mentioned in the Artscroll Siddur in the laws section #30). Applying this to someone late for a job would mean he ...


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The relevant date is the date when he hears who vowed and what they vowed. (Rambam Nedarim 12:21, Shulchan Arukh YD 234:21,31-32)


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The nuts-and-bolts sources of Jewish law sound like the Third Temple will be built by humans using entirely natural means, when it becomes clear that it is the right time to do so. And the prevalent opinion in the Talmud (which is also codified by Maimonides) is that the Messianic era will have the physical world working exactly the way it does now. There ...


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Actually, the whole question of time sequence in either description is questionable. Time itself was something created, and thus some rishonim (including the Rambam, Moreh Nevuchim 1:30) understand chapter 1 (at least, perhaps ch. 2 as well) as discussing a logical progression, not a chronological one. That the concept of time and chronological order only ...


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a) Seven month children would indicate resistence and longevity. The Midrash Rabbah 14:2 states: בעון קמיה דרבי אבהו: מנין שהנוצר לשבעה חי? אמר להון: מדידכון, אנא ממטי לכון, זיט"א אפט"א, איט"א אוכט"א: They [some greeks] asked R. Abahu: From where do you know that a fetus formed at 7 months can live? He replied: From your own [language] I ...


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Nesivos Sholom Moadim volume, from the Slonimer Rebbe. Also there are Lubavitcher Rebbe Moadim Sichos.


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In one wakes up after Chatzot HaLayla he should pray Arvit and after Arvit, bless Birkot HaShachar, and even if he goes back to sleep after all of that he does not bless Birkot HaShachar again in the morning. There is a debate regarding "הנותן לשכוי בינה" which the Shulchan Aruch (46, 13) says not to bless before Alois HaShachar but the Mishna Berura brings ...


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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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Bnai Yissaschar is based on the months and thoroughly goes through each Yom Tov.


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From Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (Repentance Chapter 1:1) it seems Teshuva - returning/repentance (at least nowadays*) is an essential ingredient of atonement for all categories of sin: ...[the sacrifices] do not atone for them until they repent and confess verbally, as it says: he shall confess the matter in which he sinned (Leviticus 5:5). ...their ...


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The intent being to mislead, i should think it assur.


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The Talmud (Pesachim 114b) tells us that if you eat half of an olive's worth of Matza and then eat another half of an olive's worth of Matza you have fulfilled the obligation (to eat an olive's worth) provided you didn't wait too long in between. (Indeed it's quite reasonable that two bites need to be somewhat near each other in order to combine.) How long ...



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