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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
11
comment Hamapil immediately before sleep, but what about undressing?
@DoubleAA The question does come up in halakha. Such as when we are going to have relations and such. Hence the Halakha is not not say the Name, just Barukh HaMapil. I'll try and find sources.
Apr
11
answered Is metzitzah b'peh required when an adult is circumcised or in the case of hatafas dam bris?
Apr
11
comment Is each part of birkat Kohanim a full blessing?
Even in the US Sephardim say the entire thing every day at Davening. For every blessing they say Barukh Hu U'Varukh Sh'mo, after mention of the Name, and then Amen at the end of the Berakha(in this case each line), as each line is considered a separate Berakha.
Apr
11
comment When should one hide her mezuzot?
In certain neighborhoods in Israel where Mezzuzot are known to disappear/be desecrated they are cemented into the doorpost(which is usually stone).
Apr
11
comment Chametz u'matza?
@ShmuelBrin I thought that was covered in the "Shmura flour" caveat.
Apr
10
answered Should a torah scholar be cruel to his family?
Apr
10
comment Rashi's Daughters wearing Tefillin
I had always heard it was tzitzit, I had never heard Tefillin.
Apr
9
comment How can I make the experience of eating more holy?
Some biographical information. Rav Yedida Raphael Abulafia was a student of Divrei Shalom, and the fifth Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshivat HaMekubalim Beit El.
Apr
9
revised How can I make the experience of eating more holy?
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Apr
8
comment How can I make the experience of eating more holy?
Trying to find a sefer where they are printed in full.
Apr
8
answered How can I make the experience of eating more holy?
Apr
7
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
@CharlesKoppelman. Precisely.
Apr
7
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
@CharlesKoppelman Mil. Not mile.
Apr
7
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
@msh210 Please show any Rabbi who in English writes 2:1 as a page reference for Talmud. Re:disstance, that is the halakha. IF the natural barrier is more than a mil away it does not constitute a wall.
Apr
6
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
@msh210 PS when sourcing the Talmud, correct reference is number letter(i.e. 2a, 2b ect). When sourcing Mishnah correct reference is number colon number(i.e. 2:1, 2:2 ect). You don't have to do that if you don't want to, but since it is the agreed referencing both in the Rabbinic and Acadmic scholarly circles, it can be quite confusing when not followed.
Apr
6
revised Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
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Apr
6
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
They are arguing over which city it is, which means they are not sure whether it is one of cities that is mentioned as walled in Joshua or not. I removed the piece about Jews, because I simply don't have the time to prove it out from the sources. Instead I substituted the Beit Yosef's understanding, and the footnotes of the Tur HaMaor.
Apr
5
answered Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
Apr
5
revised Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
Clarified citation in Gemarra. Was written as a Mishnaic citation, and changed it to reflect a Talmudic citation.
Apr
5
comment Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?
I was pretty sure that the doubt(like with Tzefat) was whether it was walled CITY since the time of Yehoshua. Nevermind Chazal having some problems with history(Tveria didn't exist before 20CE). Manhatten certainly wasn't in the time of Yehoshua. For cities that are certain, they don't read on two days, just one(Shushan Purim).