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comment Status of feet while making a bracha or davening
Yes most places in the world today i would imagine. I wonder how it would apply with socks, maybe if you are indoors in a place where one wouldn't wear shoes even if such a person was coming over (ie one own house) it would be ok to pray in socks since thats the normal foot wear in that situation? im not to sure about that.
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comment Not Bentching on a Kos when wine is already on the table
Oh yes i see what you are saying. But i was really addressing what the OP wrote in the second paragraph in which wine is in front of a guest at someones elses table does he have to take it to bench with which the RaMBaM says no one does not have to but if one does then they have to be leading the zimun and there are restrictions on the wine that could be used. The idea of if the wine is readily available doesn't necessarily enter into to the question since the OP said it was right in front of the guest.
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comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
@ShmuelBrin this doesn't apply to the OP question since that's in reference to full body prostration after amidah not bowing on ones knees during the amidah. Bowing during the amidah ones face does not touch the ground. the RaMBaM explains the differences in Hilkoth Tephilah 5:10-14
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answered Status of feet while making a bracha or davening
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comment Not Bentching on a Kos when wine is already on the table
@DoubleAA I see the RaMBaM as saying we dont have to bench with wine but if its available then we should and this is how its done.
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comment Not Bentching on a Kos when wine is already on the table
Why the down votes? Poster asked if the person had to bench on the bottle of wine. The Halakha says you dont have to and that if wish to you must be the person leading benching. Did i miss something?
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answered Not Bentching on a Kos when wine is already on the table
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comment All people in world are Jews?
Great post SethJ
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comment All people in world are Jews?
How do you figure Avraham was a jew? He neither lived in Judea nor was apart of the twelve tribes. By this logic Ishmael and Esau are jews.
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comment As righteous as Joshua Son of Nun?
@SethJ oh yes yes. I see what you mean. i was just trying to get to the direct question i had.
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comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
The $100,000 dollar question! Should be noted the use of "we" is not correct since, many jews still do. Not just those that profess it openly like my self and my community ( Ohel Moshe / Torathmoshe.com) but ive meet people you wouldn't suspect who do it when they pray in privet as to not "stir the pot". Including high standing Ravs in the OU and israeli rabbanit. Yet we are an minority that's for sure.
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comment As righteous as Joshua Son of Nun?
@SethJ i understand what you are saying, but i dont see where you are getting that from the cited halakha. Note that it says "an important person" not "A person" so its saying that's in relation to a specific person of a certain stature should not do it where as the masses do. Does that address the issue you have?
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comment As righteous as Joshua Son of Nun?
PERFECT! exactly what i was looking for. Thank you Michoel