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Jan
7
comment Prayer and the Noahide/Gentile
They have their own siddur?
Dec
31
comment married couples never sleeping in the same bed
@DesertStar no idea but I would imagine that even if so there is considerable diversity there due to the large percentage of the Chabad population being baalei tshuva.
Dec
31
comment Are there any Jewish sources that discuss vampires?
@DoubleAA no, that's not what I meant.
Dec
31
comment married couples never sleeping in the same bed
Anecdotally, this is normative practice in (some?) Chasidic circles. I don't have any source (hence a comment rather than an answer) but I would guess that the reason is to avoid hirhurim (thoughts) that might otherwise arise in the husband from sharing a bed with his wife when not actively engaged in relations.
Aug
6
comment Hassidim and white shirt
@NBZ maybe I just have long arms...
Aug
6
comment Hassidim and white shirt
@NBZ any idea why the sleeves on 3 are sort of short, coming down to just above the wrist? It's something I've noticed on certain styles of bekishe too...
Dec
20
comment Should anyone be burned to death?
@RonMaimon you must not realize that what you are saying here is the very definition of apikorsus. It is prohibited even for a goy to speak this way about G-d.
Dec
2
comment Was Marcus Jastrow an apikores?
What did he have in mind with number 15, I wonder?
Nov
29
comment Do Jewish people believe in God?
@SSpoke, with respect, is English your first language? I ask because there seems to be some loss in translation, as it is impossible to comprehend that any Jew would claim to pray to the Torah, or that rabbis are descendants of G-d. It might help us to know too your cultural and religious background, as it seems that you are perhaps bringing assumptions from non-Jewish culture. By the way, yes, Judaism mandates a belief in G-d.
Nov
27
comment Why do men or boys have to cover their hair, but not unmarried women?
I was with you until "Yeminite customs are some of the most ancient and unchanged from Biblical times". Source for this statement?
Nov
27
comment Variable pronunciation of patach chataf in Lithuanian Hebrew
@DoubleAA for the record, I'm not interested in perfectly replicating any particular havara, I'm just interested in havaros in general, how they formed, and what their rules, whether deliberate or natural, are. Also, to answer your comment prior to your edit, Breslov doesn't have any particular pronunciation. :)
Nov
27
comment Variable pronunciation of patach chataf in Lithuanian Hebrew
@DoubleAA there aren't any sources that discuss pronunciation? Really?
Nov
27
comment Variable pronunciation of patach chataf in Lithuanian Hebrew
@Efraim that sounds right to me, now I wonder if there's any source that spells it out.
Nov
8
comment Minhag of married women shaving during marriage
@DoubleAA when it's not supported by Chazal, it is.
Oct
31
comment Minhag of married women shaving during marriage
@ShmuelBrin on the contrary, he speculates that the Torah sees it as a bad thing.
Oct
23
comment “If you have time, say this”
I agree with @DoubleAA - it's clear that there is a distinction being made between these parshiyos and the rest of korbonos, so it seems to me that there is more at work here than the basic rule of what one skips to keep up with the congregation.
Oct
15
comment Explaining to children why we don't celebrate Halloween
Did the kids celebrate xmas in the past? If not (or if so and no longer), maybe an analogy there... it's a non-Jewish holiday. "We used to celebrate this non-Jewish holiday, but this year we're not going to".
Oct
14
comment Why is semicha specifically to ordain a Rabbi to give psak?
Did Rav Elyashiv ztzl never pasken on kashrus?
Oct
14
comment Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?
This siddur has the kavanos from the Arizal, but I don't think the nusach reflects the Arizal per se. Ultimately I agree with @CharlesKoppelman that the way to "daven nusach Arizal" is to study Kabbalah with a qualified teacher.
Oct
14
comment Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?
There are siddurim which at least intend to be as close as possible to the nusach of the Arizal, but in general Nusach Sefard and Nusach Ari (Chabad) siddurim are not that. In fact, in the case of the latter, the Baal Hatanya explicitly combined a variety of nusachos to make one that he felt was best according to kabbalah, but which does not reflect the exact nusach used by the Arizal. I might recommend offhand Sidur Chemdas Yisroel which at least comes very close.