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Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
@ArielK "And most nauseating of it all please dont break out in ecstatic dancing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Friday nights at the conclusion of Lecha Dodi singing Uman Uman Rosh Hashana for an entire month beforehand. Can there be anything more sacrilegious than this? An idol in the Temple perhaps? Dancing around a Golden Calf in the shadow of the tablets of the Ten Commandments? Please, a little respect for those of us who for some reason only practice ancient and pure Jewish values without the trimmings of 18th Century European clothing failed messiahs and occult-resembling customs."
Sep
26
answered Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
@Ariel K the beginning of that article was somewhat fair, but what was with the two paragraphs of total sinas chinam at the end?
Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
Rebbe Nachman zy'a spoke a great deal about issues that were only beginning to be a factor in his time, but today speak very much to irreligious Jews. He deals heavily with refraining from being depressed over sin, with beginning anew, with seeking to serve G-d as best as one is able... all of this speaks very much to the irreligious, especially those who are beginning to become interested in Torah.
Sep
23
comment Why Daniel is not Among the Prophets?
@HodofHod it's from Degel Machane Efraim, but I don't remember exactly where... b"n I'll look and get back to you.
Sep
22
comment Why Daniel is not Among the Prophets?
The Baal Shem Tov says that there is no nevua outside of E"Y except in a place of water. This is why Yechezkel spoke by the river.
Sep
22
comment How is Chatzos Halayla (Halachic Midnight) calculated?
My understanding is that Rebbe Nachman zy'a rules this way to make things easier to calculate. He may be basing himself on the Mechaber as is general practice in Breslev.
Sep
21
revised Kubutz and shuruk in Polish/Hungarian pronunciation
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Sep
21
asked Kubutz and shuruk in Polish/Hungarian pronunciation
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?