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Mar
23
comment Biblical evidence for not eating bread on passover?
@kirby Devorim 17:11.
Mar
22
comment Askinu Seudasa and Azamer Bishvachin before Kiddush
@msh210 huh, I never noticed. I'll have to take a look when I get home.
Mar
22
comment Askinu Seudasa and Azamer Bishvachin before Kiddush
@msh210 interesting - any source or association with a particular minhag?
Mar
22
comment Askinu Seudasa and Azamer Bishvachin before Kiddush
@msh210 Good point! I neglected it because there's no Kiddush, but there's still a question of before or after hamotzi.
Mar
22
asked Askinu Seudasa and Azamer Bishvachin before Kiddush
Mar
21
comment Kiddush cup handoff
That's a fair point, but I still doubt we would integrate the salute into ritual practice. Actually, though, now that I think about it...
Mar
21
comment Kiddush cup handoff
Does the salute come from a"z?
Mar
20
comment Biblical evidence for not eating bread on passover?
@kirby the Torah forbids deviating from the rulings of our rabbis.
Mar
20
comment Kiddush cup handoff
If that were so, it seems to me that our practice would be to do the opposite.
Mar
19
comment What happened to Chasidus?
I would further modify (or even re-ask, if I thought it would produce answers different from this question) to ask "why do tzadikim today not conduct themselves like those of the early Chasidim?"
Mar
19
comment What happened to Chasidus?
Those were the examples I had readily at hand, but I'm basing myself on the stories that circulate about the tzadikim and their works. Look at Toldos Yaakov Yosef, Degel Machane Efraim, Siach Sarfei Kodesh... That said, I've rethought my question and I think it ought to be better framed in the context of attitude during observance, cf. R' Levi Yitzchok's "matzo zu!"
Mar
18
comment What can I feed my elderly cat during Pesach?
Since infants can eat kitniyos, it seems to me that cats can all the more so.
Mar
16
comment wearing a hat instead of a kipah
@HachamGabriel I don't think the question is "does a hat count as a head covering", because that's not even a question.
Mar
16
comment wearing a hat instead of a kipah
Is your question whether or not it's permitted to try and blend in with non-Jews?
Mar
16
comment Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?
@AmHaaretzGamurMideoraysa you're assuming it's a chumra.
Mar
16
comment Understanding of Ps. 137 before the exile
This raises the interesting question of how widely distributed Sefer Tehilim was at that time.
Mar
15
comment Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?
@AmHaaretzGamurMideoraysa in general, we don't abandon a custom even if the reason has changed.
Mar
15
comment Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?
@mochinrechavim I strongly suspect that this initial difference is the basis for requiring Chasidishe shechita today, even if it's no longer applicable. I could improve my answer if I could find a source or basis for this suspicion.
Mar
15
comment Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?
@AmHaaretzGamurMideoraysa so everybody does shechita according to the Chasidish standard today? Interesting.
Mar
15
answered Why do people get Chassidishe Shchita?