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Born in New Jersey, educated in Philadelphia, attained Semikha from Rabbinut in 2003, went on to become a Sofer, Mohel and Shochet. Currently studying Dayyanut and Kabbalah at Yeshivat HaMekubalim Nahar Shalom and Yeshivat HaMekubalim Beit El. Husband and father of four(for now).


May
5
revised Ari Zal and Sefira
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May
5
comment Ari Zal and Sefira
87a Second line down it says that the time of Katnut of Z"A(which means mourning according to the Rashash and Shemen Sasson) extends from Pesach until Atzeret(Shavuot). Also see the top of the next column wear the Ari rebukes his disicple for mourning on Lag B'Omer, but does not tell him he should not be mourning still after the Omer.
May
5
comment Ari Zal and Sefira
@Michoel The discussion starts on 86d and proceeds through 87b in the traditional print. Sorry I don't know the pagination of the Kabbalah Center edition. It starts with the words ענין כל המ"ט ימים של ספירת היעומר. Or for the Halakhic source you can look in Iggerot of Rav Sharira Gaon 1:1.
May
5
answered Ari Zal and Sefira
Apr
30
answered Place to study Zohar
Apr
30
comment Levi does not want to wash Kohen's hands
I'm guessing you want sourced replies. Otherwise I know that Rav Darzi ZTzUK"L and Rav Ovadia Yosef have both said they need not, and at times it may be unfitting for a Levi to do so.
Apr
25
answered Source for Rav Avraham Yosef's ruling on Ba'alei Teshuva
Apr
25
comment Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
@ChabadRabbi Saying that Chavukuk or for that matter Rav Morgenshtern(who also has a blended approach) is only taking the best of all is unnecessarily demeaning, and frankly demonstrates an ignorance of what they are about. You would be better just saying that you have no idea or experience with them.
Apr
23
answered Seeking examples of various gematria methods
Apr
23
answered Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
Apr
19
comment Eating meat on a regular basis
Why do you assume that Rashi's opinion is the halakha? Is this found in any of the Law codes?
Apr
18
comment Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
@DoubleAA No he wouldn't have said An'im Zemirot. As far as to what extent this applies to the Kabbalat Shabbat is a bit of a debate, which is covered in brief in the Nekudot HaKesef quote. The Rabbanim and Hakhamim of Beit El felt that it did. Others(including some of Chaim Vital's students) did not.
Apr
18
comment Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
@DoubleAA Added a source from the Kitvei HaAri
Apr
18
revised Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
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Apr
18
revised Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
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Apr
18
comment Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
@DoubleAA Ah... I see the confusion. He was opposed to additions to the prayer service, which his piyutim were not. Edited answer to correspond.
Apr
18
answered Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos
Apr
18
comment Correct way to deal with a damaged mini-torah?
"Which almost no one has done while explaining it fully". Are you Abadi's PR agent?!?!?! Every Safrut Vaad(Mishmeret Stam, Yad Rafael, Mishmeret Sofrim) not to mention many Poskim and Gedolim(Rav Ovadia Yosef, Rav Wosner, Rav Badani, Rav Shalom Kohen and Rav Nisim Karelitz to name but a few) have written against the practice at great length. Explaining fully their reasons. May I politely suggest that you research the matter a bit more and not simply rely on the propaganda from the Abadi website.
Apr
16
comment Is it a popular notion that a Jew should “have at least three children…”?
It's a matter of Rabbinic dispute. That is an answer. There are no sources of which I am aware that specifically say three. I know of two(which is codified in the Sh"A) and have heard an argument for four.
Apr
16
answered Is it a popular notion that a Jew should “have at least three children…”?