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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).


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…”?
Apr
16
comment other names of Hashem (instead of Ado..) in davenning and brachos?
@Daniel The Leshem actually brings a segula in his Shearim to say the Amidah with Ehy-eh in place of Ado-nai. So... I can see it being done under certain circumstances.
Apr
16
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
@MeirZirkind If you want to quote Aggadata, how about the famous one in Mnochot about the Tagin. Moshe Rabbeinu didn't understand them, but Rabbi Akiva would expound upon them. See also the Maharal of Prague on that piece. Most notably where he says the Moshe Rabbeinu was limited in the oral torah.
Apr
16
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
@DoubleAA I've never heard that holding implies psak. I've always heard it as the English translation for סובר or סברא. That's how its used in the Yeshivish circles that I run in.
Apr
15
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
@Michoel Why can't we hold like the Rambam, Ben Ish Hai, and other torah giants that said he only kept M'Doraitta and then only what made sense to him?
Apr
15
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
@MeirZirkind Did Moshe Rabbeinu send Mishloach Manot on Purim? If not, assuming he received the entire Oral Torah including the Gemarras, why not? What about Tzom Gedeliah? Tisha B'Av, 17th of Tammuz?
Apr
15
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
@IsaacMoses added some explanation.
Apr
15
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
Does this statement include parts of the Talmud which seem to have been written in the time of the Geonim?
Apr
15
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Apr
15
answered Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
Apr
15
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Apr
14
comment Kabala in Halacha
@Yehoshua That would depend on what you saw as the kula or chumra. I would say not wearing Tefllin on Chol HaMoed is L'Chumra, as in treating Chol HaMoed with a higher level of sanctity.
Apr
14
comment Is it forbidden to wear a snap-brim Borsalino fedora on Shabbos?
@ArielK A tefach is only 8cm(approx 3in) Many groups have hat brims that are 3-4in wide.
Apr
14
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@HachamGabriel Halacha Berrura was page number. The problem is there is no sofek(or sfeik sfeika) when dealing with an Issur D'Oraitta as Rav Klein explains. The only time you can rely on a s'feik s'feika is in an issur d'rabbanan, which is a non-grament item(mattress, couch, rags, possibly gloves and socks). A suit is a garment according to Torah and thus it is an issur d'oraitta.
Apr
14
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@HachamGabriel The Rav Ovadia Quote is from a written Teshuva republished in its entirety in Yeriat Shlomo 2 p. 330, and in Halakha Berrura 2:223(I believe). The Rav Hillel quote is from personal correspondence with him. Regarding the Mishne Halachot: ARE YOU KIDDING?!?! There he is only talking non-garments. He makes that abundantly clear throughout the Teshuva. Not a suit. A non-garment is a issur d'rabbanan(in which case a sofek goes l'kula), a garment is an issur d'orraitta(in which chase a sofek goes l'chumra).
Apr
13
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@HachamGabriel Here is your avatar Rav Hillel, " Rav Abaddi is truly brilliant and widely despised. He has no concept of mesora or tradition or concern for any of the negative consequences of psak. When he was in Lakewood the first time - one of his sons was killed in a car crash - believed to be Divine punishment for his psakim. After that he move to Har Nof - where he had a Kollel and was driven out by the local Rabbinate. He moved back to Lakewood where he is widely scorned and Yirei Shamayim are careful not to quote him as their authority or call him rav.