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Sep
20
comment Why is it that there appear to be so many different nuschaos of Selichos?
...as it is not just a matter of Ashkenaz, Sefard, Ari, Sefardi, Edot Hamizrach, Parsi, Teimani, etc. but many many variations among each of these.
Sep
20
comment Why is it that there appear to be so many different nuschaos of Selichos?
As the answers given state, you might ask all the more so why there are so many variants of Shemone Esre...
Sep
20
asked Out-of-order minyan participation
Sep
18
comment Meaning of Mappik in יה
Yud Kay is not an abbreviation of Yud Kay Vov Kay but a Divine Name Itself.
Sep
16
comment Is there an explanation for the seeming contradiction in Leviticus 27:9-10?
I think the shorter list would be "which negative commandments do not have any conditional actions attached to them".
Sep
16
comment Is there an explanation for the seeming contradiction in Leviticus 27:9-10?
The murderer is "chayev misa" - obligated to die.
Sep
16
revised Is there an explanation for the seeming contradiction in Leviticus 27:9-10?
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Sep
16
answered Is there an explanation for the seeming contradiction in Leviticus 27:9-10?
Sep
16
answered Does one need dry hands before washing?
Sep
15
comment Why is Boruch Hashem Leolam not said in Israel?
I would hazard a guess that Chasidim who say it say it in E"Y too.
Sep
15
answered Why is Boruch Hashem Leolam not said in Israel?
Sep
13
accepted Keeping in mind the meaning of every word of prayer, vs. being mindful of general concepts
Sep
13
revised Keeping in mind the meaning of every word of prayer, vs. being mindful of general concepts
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Sep
13
comment Keeping in mind the meaning of every word of prayer, vs. being mindful of general concepts
I don't know how to make the first part more objective - I realize that it doesn't necessarily have one right answer and "encourages discussion", contrary to, say, stackoverflow, but I guess I had the impression that that wasn't so bad here. As for the second part, I think I can give it an edit.
Sep
13
asked Keeping in mind the meaning of every word of prayer, vs. being mindful of general concepts
Sep
8
comment Why when washing for bread do we splash twice?
Some (I assume Chasidim, but maybe others) are machmir to do three on each. My rav also instructed me to always go right-left-right-left-right-left as with negel vaser.
Sep
7
comment Sukkah in the Soviet Union
@tom makes sense, good point
Sep
7
comment Sukkah in the Soviet Union
@tom then i'm curious to learn how we can justify giving money to a"z, which would normally be assur.
Sep
7
comment Sukkah in the Soviet Union
@tom smith even if it only means "pay your taxes", how can we say that one is obliged to put money towards wicked purposes? In the case of the ussr one would surely have been supporting atheism and communism, no?
Sep
7
comment Sukkah in the Soviet Union
Does dina d'malchusa dina apply in a malchus harisha in the first place?