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Sep
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
Dov, I think that is referring to the couple checking themselves. Eg. they need not check prior to 14 days. Regarding separation diring the onah, I think there is a similar concept that is disputed in the achronim. I'll have to dig up a source later.
Sep
5
comment Onot perisha with birth control
@Mark, see my comment above.
Sep
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revised Onot perisha with birth control
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Sep
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
@Dave, actually, I originally thought that was so even by an aino kavua, but acc. to Taz 189:20, anything not kavua becomes undone with 1 opposing incident.
Sep
5
answered Onot perisha with birth control
Sep
5
comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
@mochinrechavim, if you have a source that chabad teachings are controversial, why don't you post that as an answer?
Sep
4
comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
@mochinrechavim, I don't know that anything that you said has any validity as you haven't validated these statements with any sources. Either way, I don't see how any of that is controversial unless something unusual was instituted because of that.
Sep
4
revised Help parsing the Midrashim of ר׳ חנינא from בר׳ ל״ג ב׳
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Sep
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revised Ose shalom post shemona esre
removed dup of another q
Sep
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comment Ose shalom post shemona esre
@DoubleAA, I think the idea from the gemara would answermy first 2 questions. It seems that the "shalom" is part of the petira (separate from the shemona esre). Although I am not sure what "yiten shalom" means in that context.
Sep
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asked Ose shalom post shemona esre
Aug
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comment Can one say amen to a blessing invoked by a Christian?
A cursory reading of the SA would assume the author is continuing the same case- where one did not hear the entire blessing, with the exception of the final case (or 2 acc. to MB) which is a regular Jew who changed the required text of an instituted blessing albeit the entire blessing was said. The MB, however, applies the final case(s) retroactively where the Kusi/apikorus said the entire blessing as well, but their intent may be different. I don't know believe that approach is muchrach.
Aug
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comment Can one say amen to a blessing invoked by a Christian?
Dov, please incorporate how the Mishna Berura learns the SA (to come out like you), though we still need to hash out if the Gra would argue in my case as well.
Aug
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comment Can one say amen to a blessing invoked by a Christian?
Dov, there doesn't seem to be any indication from the SA since that is referring to not hearing the entire bracha. Also, @ba, that Rema seems to be talking about someone who worships an idol named, say, Shazam!, but make an appropriate blessing to G-d. In my case, he uses the word god implying the Almighty, but has a different idea of what that is. Although Mishna Berura SK10 there may deal with my case.
Aug
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asked Can one say amen to a blessing invoked by a Christian?
Aug
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comment Origin of the nine days
@soandos, it wasn't extended. Communities took upon themselves to mourn more that. The extent of the mourning was up to the communities. Obviously some mourning periods were extended since restricting ones self for a small amount of time would not show mourning (such as doing laundry and haircutting). Others did show mourning and were too burdensome to extend (like eating 2 foods). You may want to ask something like how do customs develop, how are they incorporated into law and what status do they have in relation to talmudic law.
Aug
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comment Origin of the nine days
From the question and comments above (prior to your edit), your question seemed to be: I understand that originally the law was less and then people added on, but why would people add on something that was rejected by the gemara. My answer targeted that- it is something meritorious, but not required from the gemara. You now seem to be asking a different question.
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comment Pronunciation for אלוהים הוא אלוהים שלי
Eliahu (Elijah) He is my G-d. Try not to learn too much Hebrew from Google translate.