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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.
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answered Origin of the nine days
Aug
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comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
@DoubleAA, I know that the problems started with some of the 6th Lubavitcher rebbe's action relating to bringing geula which culminated with a Lubavitch publication that mishnayos need to be learned for their nistar (with a drasha on shor shenagach). This created a big backlash from many gedolim at the time. (My rav said his rosh hayeshiva made a very big deal about it upon reading it). The above controversy is partially at the root of some of today's controversies.
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comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
@ba, as I wrote to Michoel's answer, there has been controversy with Chabad Lubavitch since the 40's, how can you say there is no controversy?
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comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
Since controversy with chabad Lubavitch dates back to the 40's, I do not think it is correct to say the exception is "a few dismiss us as messianics".
Aug
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comment How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
Although Maimonides forbids the above for non-Jews, the Shach qualifies that he is referring to where the animal belonged to the non-Jew but was slaughtered according to Jewish law- the slaughtering permit would not apply to the non-Jew (he doesn't elaborate on the reasoning). To sum up: The Noahide law of eating from a live animal would require one to have "knowledge" that the animal was dead before the removal of the meat. The exception is a kosher animal slaughtered according to Jewish law. According to some, this animal (which nowadays usually means the processor) must be Jewish.
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comment How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
An exception to that rule is when a one can piggy-back (no pun intended) on a Jewish permit. Since the Jewish permit for eating an animal is slaughter, not death, a kosher slaughtering would render the animal permitted and allow removal of a limb even before death (though as a technical rule, one may not eat it until the animal dies).The condition of this ruling is that the animal must be a kosher animal to which the laws of slaughtering apply, and the slaughtering must be done according to Jewish law.
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comment How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
Part of the information you are interested in is discussed in the Shulchan Aruch code of law (SA YD 27) and its commentaries. According to Noahide law, one may not partake of an animal before that animal is dead. Even when that animal subsequently dies, that part removed before death is forbidden.
Aug
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comment How can pigs and shellfish be kosher for bnei Noach?
I don't think shellfish are fish, but sheretz hayam.
Aug
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comment If you didn’t put on tefilin at shacharis, when should you?
@Yirmeyahu, I'm not contradicting the pesak, I just don't think the above sources speak to that point.
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comment If you didn’t put on tefilin at shacharis, when should you?
@Qoheleth, but perhaps for the same reason most do not accustom themselves accordingly and only wear them during the time of tefilla when we are focused, one who missed the time should also postpone putting them on until a time of tefilla.
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comment If you didn’t put on tefilin at shacharis, when should you?
I don't think this answers the question.
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comment If you didn’t put on tefilin at shacharis, when should you?
@DoubleAA and Avrohom Yitzchok, please provide a source regarding an importance of wearing tefillin at mincha.
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comment Why does Hashem send Yona to tell non-Jews to do teshuva?
Perhaps this was done before, but is irrelevant to Jewish learning. The exception being Yonah's story which contains ideas that are relevant to us.
Aug
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comment What b'rachot do you say (and when) if you drink intermittently all day?
I see you have even brought your Joe into your profile pic.
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comment Why are disputes in pairs?
א"ר יוחנן תלמיד היה לו לר"מ וסומכוס שמו שהיה אומר על כל דבר ודבר של טומאה ארבעים ושמונה טעמי טומאה ועל כל דבר ודבר של טהרה ארבעים ושמונה טעמי טהרה. But in the end it all comes down to a positive or negative. Permissible vs Restricted. Unclean vs Clean.
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revised What b'rachot do you say (and when) if you drink intermittently all day?
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