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Oct
5
comment Why is Ein Kelokeinu not said on Yom Kippur?
Interesting that, because others say we are especially short of the 100 brochos on Yom Kippur when we don't have any food brochos; that's one of the reasons for smelling spices on YK
Oct
5
revised Why is Ein Kelokeinu not said on Yom Kippur?
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Oct
5
revised Cholopshkes or stuffed cabbage on Simchas Torah
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Oct
5
answered What is the right way to wave the lulav and esrog in the down direction?
Oct
5
revised Are there forms of Jewish mysticism outside of kabbalah?
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Oct
4
revised Making a tanai on Scach
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Oct
4
revised Pre existing flame for Havdala after Yom Kippur
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Oct
4
comment Onah and Sukkos?
@Ariel Done, but I'll leave the proofreading to you :-)
Oct
4
revised Pre existing flame for Havdala after Yom Kippur
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Oct
4
comment Does HaShem need rest?
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Oct
4
revised Kabbalos Pnei Rabo
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Oct
4
comment Does HaShem need rest?
Can you summarize the Rambam's explanation in your answer?
Oct
4
comment What is the right way to wave the lulav and esrog in the down direction?
Here is the Chabad custom. When I get some time I'll make it into an answer (unless someone beats me to it..).
Oct
4
comment What is the right way to wave the lulav and esrog in the down direction?
There are many different customs. Which one do you want to know?
Oct
4
comment What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Oct
4
comment What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?
I have hardly any musical knowledge, but I always understood the Gemorah to be referring to physical strings. (Cords not chords).
Oct
4
comment What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?
Text of Gemorah: כנור של מקדש של שבעת נימין היה שנאמר שובע שמחות [את] פניך אל תיקרי שובע אלא שבע ושל ימות המשיח שמונה שנאמר למנצח על השמינית על נימא שמינית". Soncino translation: The harp of the Sanctuary had seven cords, as it is written: In Thy presence is fitness [soba’] of joy; read not, fulness [soba’], but seven [sheba’]! The harp of the messianic days has eight cords, as it is said: For the leader on the Sheminith, [i.e., the eighth string].
Oct
4
comment What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?
I heard of the violin of Moshiach having eight cords, but not of seven/eight notes.
Oct
4
comment Why can't we say God's name?
@DoubleAA Does current protocol consider one up-vote as valuable [Or do we m'dayek that miyut rabim shnayim :-)]?
Oct
4
comment Can you/should you be blessed by an ignorant/non-orthodox Kohen?
@Shalom Thanks updated the answer.