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May
1
comment Why is the reading from the Prophets on Shabbat called הפטרה?
Fair enough, but I remember this being discouraged at some point? Was it ever? Maybe not?
Apr
28
comment Is it better to wear wool tzitzis?
What is "wrong" in fulfilling a rabbinical enactment as opposed to fulfilling a d'oraisa? My choice is to wear cotton and I get a mitzvah according to the rabbis for doing so. While a mitzvah according to the Torah is very nice, this is the beged I want to wear at this moment.
Apr
24
comment Can we argue with gedolim when we are sure that we are right?
"Also, not every gadol has the patience of Hillel" ... Then they are not a "gadol". The gedolim now a days that won't talk to you only through a gabbai or speak badly about other gedolim are simply not worth the title. I don't care how great you are in Torah, you still need to have derech eretz and go in the ways of the greats of previous generations.
Apr
24
comment Can we argue with gedolim when we are sure that we are right?
"They are known as a gadol and you are not" ... Isn't always true. I know very humble people that are not known by anyone but are greater in Torah than many "Gedolim" out there. Usually the greatest people are not known (just imagine the greatest "known" gadol out there, there are people even "bigger" that aren't known.
Apr
24
comment Why is the reading from the Prophets on Shabbat called הפטרה?
This question was asked and answered by the same person at around the same time. Was it asked only for the purpose of answering it?
Apr
24
comment Why is the reading from the Prophets on Shabbat called הפטרה?
Where is this R"T?
Apr
21
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Apr
21
comment Why no tfillin on second day of Yom Tov?
@Shalom Merely to honor R' Emden's position? What about to honor God?
Apr
21
comment Why still keep two days of Yom Tov outside of Israel?
Where is that Ritva?!?!
Apr
21
comment Did the late Lubavicher Rebbe consider himself a to be a prophet and/or the mashiach?
This unfortunate matter will in the future (and even now) over-shadow his greatness in Torah and as a leader who did amazing things for the Jewish people. If Moshiach really doesn't come I think 100 years from now people will look back on him as someone who was an amazing talmud chacham that brought many yidden closer to HaShem but was surrounded by craziness and perhaps even perpetuated some of it himself. Time will tell.
Apr
19
comment At what cost must one perform a mitzvah?
I always wondered if this is only by a mitzvah d'oraisa or even by a mitzvah d'rabbanan.
Apr
19
comment No mitzvah to wear tefillin every day?
@DoubleAA I heard today that it was the Brisker Rov who said there is no mitzvah min haTorah to put on tefillin every day. I'm still curious to know where that is then and if it exists. Someone said R' Moshe Shternbach brings in down in a Teshuva.
Apr
17
comment What were the Rambam's sources?
So there you go!
Apr
17
comment What were the Rambam's sources?
The Rambam does write somewhere in Hilchos Kiddush HaChodesh that he took his knowledge of the astronomy necessary for these halachos from the Greeks. However I can't find where it is exactly. I think this question will be difficult to answer as perhaps he did take from many other sources when necessary to explain, etc.
Apr
9
comment Can I Have a Chumra Please?
There are people that spend more time "preparing" for the mitzvah than actually doing the mitzvah itself so this is no joke.
Apr
5
comment Does a b'chor need to fast if he didn't partake in food from the siyum?
Why do you think it would be a problem and would have to fast if he didn't partake in the meal? (Many shuls I've been in don't give any food whatsoever after the siyum. Everyone just crowds around to "hear" the siyum then leave.
Apr
5
comment May one sell challah to a gentile?
@SAH -- Well, that's the whole question! Is this a problem or not...
Dec
9
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Oct
17
comment Minhag of bothering the chazzan on Simchas Torah
I'm still looking for a makor for this minhag as well and have seen it in a few shuls.
Oct
13
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