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Jul
17
comment burping or belching at a meal
@DanF A certain learned chazan would add flourishes to his singing of the prayers. Toward the end of hashkiveinu he sang "ushmor tzei'ateinu uvo'einu". Rav Shaul HaKohen Avrish of Djerba cleverly told him to correct his mistake: "Sh'mor motza s'fatecha (cf. D'varim 23:24), v'shavta v'chisita et tzei'atecha (D'varim 23:14)." (Source: Preface to Lechem HaBikkurim).
Jul
17
comment Answer after “Morid haTal” in the Amida
@Mol To clarify Tamir's comment: The ninth blessing of the amida contains the entreaty (during winter time) "... ve-Ten Tal u-Matar li-Vrakhah ..." meaning "and provide dew and rain for blessing." This is a request that the dew and rain come in the proper time and proper amount such as to bring blessing to the world. See also Tur (OC 117, ובספרד נוהגין לשאול טל בימות החמה שאומרים ותן טל לברכה אע״ג דטל לא מיעצר מתפללין עליו שיתנהו לברכה).
Jul
17
comment Saying magein avraham versus magein avram
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35681 as well as several of the questions linked there. This is a special case where B'rachos 13a is also relevant (mentioned in DanF's answer), but I think this question hinges primarily on whether a problem is created with shone mimatbei'a' or changing the nusach.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
answered Answer after “Morid haTal” in the Amida
Jul
17
comment Burning hair without realizing it's meat?
See P'risha 113:5: ומיהו אם חרך ראש גדי מותר לאכול ממנו אף שהעכו״ם ידע בו משום דבודאי לא היה דעתו על שום בישול דאין דרך לבשל או לצלות כך כלל.
Jul
17
revised Drinking medicine with a straw on shabbas
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Jul
17
answered Drinking medicine with a straw on shabbas
Jul
16
comment Amein and Food in One's Mouth
@ChiddusheiTorah I don't think so, but aside from the requirement of ימלא פי תהילתך mentioned by the Mishna B'rura in my above comment (172:7), see the Shulchan Aruch (OC 170:1) who explains that saying even a single word while eating is prohibited due to danger (see also Mishna B'rura 170:1,2 for clarification).
Jul
16
comment Amein and Food in One's Mouth
@ChiddusheiTorah Not as far as I recall, but the Mishna B'rura does explain the problem with reciting blessings with food in one's mouth (172:7). One acharon who indicates it is a problem to answer amein with food in one's mouth is the מטה משה (Amud HaAvoda §299). I also found another rishon who mentions this (Ohel Mo'eid, Sha'ar B'rachos 6:2).
Jul
16
revised Tefillin with chipped paint
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Jul
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answered Amein and Food in One's Mouth
Jul
15
comment Minhag of Kos Pagum
See Rama (OC 296:1) and Mishna B'rura (296:5).
Jul
15
comment Sleeping Music during the Three Weeks
Related answer: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/1050
Jul
15
comment Is a couple who got divorced allowed to be together?
Regarding a divorced couple, see Rambam (Hil. Talmud Torah 6:14, number 22 on the list of people liable for nidui). Regarding a couple who plan to get divorced, see Rambam (Hil. Isurei Bi'a 21:12, ולא יבוא עליה אחר שגמר בלבו לגרשה).
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the correct emotion to feel upon hearing about enemy civilian casualties?
Jul
15
comment Candle Lighting
The Rema (OC 263:5) mentions the practice of reciting the blessing after the lighting and covering the eyes until after the blessing. Are you looking for a source for your claim that "most say those prayers right after the berachah without first looking at the candles"? Are you looking for a source for your claim that this would be a hefeseik?
Jul
15
comment How should a Jew behave if kidnapped by a non-Jew?
@Ypnypn It's a complex area of halacha. Hence my disclaimer: "not necessarily allowed".
Jul
15
comment Yom Tov, Women and Shechiyanu
Regarding the general custom of reciting shehechiyanu during candle lighting, see Mishna B'rura (OC 263:23) and Aruch HaShulchan (OC 263:12), based on Sh'eilas Ya'avetz.
Jul
15
comment Yom Tov, Women and Shechiyanu
"...and have in mind the candles as well." The b'racha is on the day, not the candles.