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answered Why is “Tzidkas'cha” ordered as it is?
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comment Complimenting or giving gifts to gentiles
I didn't mean to say it was for sure a duplicate (nor did I vote to close it as such), just that it is very much related.
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revised Complimenting or giving gifts to gentiles
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comment Complimenting or giving gifts to gentiles
related/duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12213/…
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reviewed Leave Open Chachma, bina vaadat. Whats the difference?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it permissible for a Jewish woman to marry a Muslim man and vice versa?
Jun
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comment Would Adam and Chava have been permitted the tree of knowledge if they'd waited?
@juanora He could have picked it before Shabbos and not eaten it until Shabbos.
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comment Is Niddah considered to be gilui arayos for purposes of martyrdom?
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May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
You are claiming that this stringency further extends to all the practices of mourning, which is what I am taking issue with. I have no problem saying that the Arizal maintained that mourning must be observed throughout the 49 days of Sefira, but that is a separate thing from his opposition to haircuts.
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
@RabbiMichaelTzadok I already answered that here
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
@RabbiMichaelTzadok As I explained in my answer, if it was related to mourning it would not apply on Lag Beomer when according to the Arizal we do not observe any customs of mourning.
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
Here, from the Minchas Elazar (4:60): "Even though the Arizal forbade haircuts on Lag B'Omer, this is only for adults.. for the Arizal himself brought his son to Meron on Lag B'Omer for a haircut.."
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
But he wouldn't cut his own hair "for any reason", as you quoted in your answer. I believe that upsherin is an exception.
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
but does not tell him he should not be mourning still after the Omer. - Why should he be mourning after the Omer?
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
To clarify, there is certainly Halachic basis for observing the mourning customs throughout the period of Pesach to Shavous. However, the custom of not cutting hair based on the Arizal is clearly independent of that.
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
As you noted, the Ari rebuked his disciple for mourning on Lag B'Omer. Yet he would not cut hair on Lag B'Omer. How can you say the Ari's position on not cutting hair extends to all mourning customs?
May
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comment Ari Zal and Sefira
OK, here's a link to the text in the print you are refering to. Can you tell me which line extends this to mourning customs besides haircuts?
May
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