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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
13
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@HachamGabriel I did read the article, and honestly it shows a horrible misunderstanding of the basic halakhot of Shatznaz. Important point, Rav Abadi himself has nothing to do with this website, it is run by his son, in the name of his father. I don't know Rabbi Maroof, but I do know Rav Ovadia Yosef, he writes regarding Rav Abadi, "אין לסמוך על רב עבאדי בכלל, הרי הוא חוטא ומחטיא את הרבים, והדבר מוכיח כי אין יראת ה' על פניו, ואוי לו מיום הדין."
Apr
12
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
@HachamGabriel First Rav Ovadia Yosef has long said that following Rav Abady will only bring one to sin. Second since when do we say Sofek D'oraitta L'Kulo? Third in general the tag of a garment only covers the broad clothe it is made from, not interlining, lining, and stiffeners. A 100% polyester suit is only a guarentee that the shell is 100%poly, not that suit is, nor that it doesn't have shatznaz. That is a simple fact known to anyone who has ever worked in the textile industry. But this is what I would expect from a Rav who says Hekhsherim are unnecessary.
Apr
12
comment What do you have to check for Shatnez?
Rav Abadi also says one may eat from non-kosher restaurants. He is not what I would consider the trustworthy source.
Apr
12
comment What about the Kohen?
@DoubleAA Which translated means, "I will bless them". So the Kohen does the blessing, which causes G-d to bless the people, but what about the Kohen?
Apr
12
asked What about the Kohen?
Apr
11
comment Hamapil immediately before sleep, but what about undressing?
@msh210 I believe the "without interruption" is a chumra brought by the Mishneh Berurra. IIRC the Arukh HaShulchan does not rule that way, and neither do the Sephardi poskim. If I can dig up sources I will actually post an answer.
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
10
answered Should a torah scholar be cruel to his family?
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
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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
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