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May
20
comment Askinu Seudasa and Azamer Bishvachin before Kiddush
@msh210 The Rav of the Breslev community of Tzfas. His father was R' Gedalia Kenig ztz'l, who was a talmid of R' Avraham Sternhartz ztz'l, the great-grandson of Reb Noson of Breslev zy'a.
May
20
comment Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
@هه that's probably another question altogether...
May
20
comment Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
@AdamMosheh correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like you're saying: we don't vocalize HaShem as it's written (although al pi Kaballah we do say it), and many don't write out fully the English word G-d, therefore maybe we should also not say the English word G-d. What is the kesher between the issur of pronouncing YKVK and between not writing out any given name of HaShem in the first place? Aside from this, I will also say that many people do not say "G-d" in a casual context. I also don't see the basis to replace it with "gosh" - as far as I know, this is a gentile practice.
May
20
comment Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
I think you are drawing a false correlation between these three things...
May
18
comment Differences between siddurim of the same nusach
@mochinrechavim yeah, it's from Rav Yoel zy'a. It also has one from R' Levi Yitzchok zy'a from whom it takes its name.
May
18
comment Differences between siddurim of the same nusach
@mochinrechavim I use the Berditchever siddur - my question is more one of curiosity, as I find the variations in nusachos fascinating.
May
18
comment Which Chasidic group departed the least from Ashkenazi minhag and nusach?
In terms of halacha, Lubavitchers adhere to the Shulchan Aruch HaRav, written by the Baal HaTanya. In terms of minhag, however, Chabad minhagim are codified in Sefer HaMinhagim, compiled about fifty years ago. The last Lubavitcher Rebbe z'l described it as clarifying which particular minhag was the practice of the Chabad community where the S"A gave multiple opinions.
May
18
comment What siddur do Satmerer Chasidim use?
Now if I could just figure out where to buy a copy for my ever-expanding siddur collection...
May
17
comment How to conduct a musical havdalah service?
Is the dating aspect relevant to the question?
May
17
comment At a non-kosher restaurant, is sliced raw fish kosher?
@unforgettableid I have seen it served this way in certain restaurants - while I'm not sure daikon is charif, even so one could presumably ask that it be served by itself. At any rate, for what it's worth, when I brought the question to my rov he said the whole premise was not a good idea.
May
17
comment Differences between siddurim of the same nusach
@minhag I don't know that I could give specific examples about which I'm wondering but I could include in the question some specific examples in Sefard with which I am familiar.
May
9
comment Final Nun vs. Final Mem in “Madlikin”
This difference is also seen between various nusachos in Shacharis by the first blessing before the Shema, where some have umvorchin umshabchin...umamlichin whereas some have umvorchim umshabchim...umamlichim.
May
8
comment how do we get out of non-achdus and golus?
@AdamMosheh I hear you but there are different opinions - look at the first chapter of Tanya, for example. As for whether or not a person could really be a rasha gamur, it seems to me that it is only a theoretical state and not possible in practice. As Rebbe Nachman says, even one who would otherwise be a rasha gamur at least has the merit of being a Jew.
May
8
comment how do we get out of non-achdus and golus?
@AdamMosheh there's only One who can really answer that question... but I guess it depends too on your definition.
May
4
comment Why do Fish not need Shechita?
@hahugavra what is your source for that?
Apr
22
comment Young boys returning Chumashim after Torah reading
I assumed it was just good midos. If the boys don't, some men usually do.
Apr
11
comment How do we explain how God told jews to treat Egyptian, Amalekites, and Nearby Nations that Simply Refuse to do Labors
You are misunderstanding the actions of Amalek, which were an outright denial of G-d. Similarly, the residents of Canaan were so morally bankrupt that to work for a holy people was in and of itself a path to holiness.
Apr
11
comment Is the Haftarah a Minhag?
@AriA Greeks (well, Syrian-Greeks), not Romans.
Apr
10
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
@Dave rather I imagine this refers to a situation wherein a handshake seals a business deal.
Apr
5
comment Forbidden to eat while standing up?
@Dave I've edited to match what I believe Larry's intended meaning was... if I have failed to do so accurately, I encourage him to edit accordingly.