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comment When have I started Shemoneh Esrei?
@Eliyahu True, the Tashbetz Kattan (§227) cites the Maharam miRothenberg that no pasuk except for ה' שפתי should be recited between g'ula and t'filla even during Ma'ariv: מהר"ם ז"ל אומר לעולם ה' שפתי תפתח בין בשחרית בין בערבית קודם תפלת ש"ע כיון דתקינו רבנן יתיה בתפלה כתפלה אריכתא דמיא ולא הוי הפסק. אבל אינו אומר כי שם ה' אקרא וכו' בשום פעם. כיון דלא תקינוהו רבנן הוי הפסק. ובמוסף ובמנחה אומר כי שם ה' אקרא וכו' אבל בתפלת מעריב אינו אומר דהוי הפסק אפילו לר' יוחנן דאמר תפלת ערבית רשות מ"מ כיון שהוא מתפלל מודה רבי יוחנן שמצוה לסמוך גאולה לתפלה
Apr
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comment When have I started Shemoneh Esrei?
@YEZ Indeed I do (it's based on B'rachos 9b). There's some reyd in the poskim about the function and nature of ה' שפתי, so it may not be absolutely clear cut. Further, even if ה' שפתי is attached to the amida that you are saying, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't start over and say it another time if you've already said it once; it's just a pasuk.
Apr
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comment May one eat eggs purchased on Passover?
@AvrohomYitzchok The reason given by Nooch is one that you often hear people throw around (but it isn't specified in the linked pamphlet from R' Eidlitz). The reason doesn't even make sense, since there would be no bitul even before Pesach since the residue is b'eyn on the outside of the egg and no lach b'lach ta'aroves occurs prior to Pesach. That said, R' Moshe Feinstein (cited above) encouraged people to rinse their eggs before cooking on Pesach due to the chance that there might be residue on the outside (but it's a small chance, since the eggs are cleaned industrially prior to sale).
Apr
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answered What does והבוכ"ע mean?
Apr
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Apr
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answered First Use of the Phrase “Cheit HaMeraglim”
Apr
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comment What is it about egg matzos that makes them forbidden to Ashkenazim?
Slightly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27413 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/26909 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/447
Apr
6
comment why does Ruth 1:8 use עמדי instead of עמי?
See the below table, which excludes unwanted word forms for a better comparison. Feel free to incorporate it into your answer, if you like, in which case I can just go ahead and delete my answer.
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revised Why do we say hamotzi lechem min haaretz instead of min haadama?
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comment Why does “aseh doche lo saaseh”?
It's from the רמב"ן על התורה (Sh'mos 20:8): ואמת הוא ג"כ כי מדת זכור רמזו במצות עשה, והוא היוצא ממדת האהבה והוא למדת הרחמים, כי העושה מצות אדוניו אהוב לו ואדוניו מרחם עליו, ומדת שמור במצות לא תעשה, והוא למדת הדין ויוצא ממדת היראה, כי הנשמר מעשות דבר הרע בעיני אדוניו ירא אותו, ולכן מצות עשה גדולה ממצות לא תעשה, כמו שהאהבה גדולה מהיראה, כי המקיים ועושה בגופו ובממונו רצון אדוניו הוא גדול מהנשמר מעשות הרע בעיניו, ולכך אמרו דאתי עשה ודחי לא תעשה.
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revised Why do we say hamotzi lechem min haaretz instead of min haadama?
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answered אמר Divine Speech?
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comment Story of Rabbi Who Burned Out His Eyes
@BabySeal Interesting!
Apr
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answered Why do we say hamotzi lechem min haaretz instead of min haadama?
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answered Story of Rabbi Who Burned Out His Eyes
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