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Check myzmanim.com, which will give you in-flight zmanim charts. Every airline and every flight is different. Essentially, you need to calculate the flight path of the airplane (which can change right before take-off). Then you need to find the zmanim of your current location (that is, the sea-level equivalent of your location.) Those are the zmanim that ...


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I regret to inform you that the above text was not authored by Hai Gaon and that Rav Hai z"l never discussed such subjects. Instead, the writings which attribute later qabbalistic ideas to him are forgeries. This has been confirmed in a variety of ways. You may look into the matter yourself fairly easily. [See this question, answer, and attendant comments ...


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In a few months, my friend's son will have his aufruf in a hotel. This hotel occasionally has Jewish groups and they set up a room for a minyan, when needed. However, it is a hotel - not a shul. But it is also not someone's home - it's a public place. It's not exactly as the Shulchan Aruch describes. I have often stayed at a hotel like this for ...


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In his own words (on video) here in Hebrew with English subtitles (the second half of the video). He states two reasons. 1) Lack of solid Halachic authority to return if he did go to visit, and decreased influence over American Jews and newly arriving Jewish immigrants to America if he stayed in Israel permanently. 2) Concern about sending a message to ...


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I found a discussion regarding this here. In conclusion a case could be made for both saying or omitting "Me'en Sheva" thus creating a situation of Safek. The author of the above article concludes: the Pri Megadim (MZ 268:8) raises the possibility that those who recite Me'en Sheva out of doubt run the risk of a beracha l’vatala (in vain). Thus, in ...


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I have been to many, many Pesach programs, all "Glatt Kosher" with "Top-notch Kashrus". The truth is, though, the quality of Kashrus varied greatly from program to program. From several unpleasant experiences, I have gathered some questions to ask the Mashgiach and previous attendees of the program before you sign up: Who is the Mashgiach? Can you get ...



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