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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.
Oct
4
revised Can you/should you be blessed by an ignorant/non-orthodox Kohen?
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Oct
4
revised Why is it “Beiz”?
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