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comment Rav Shach and Lubavitsher Rebbe
Try and find the letters that Rav Shach wrote....They are ummm, eye opening to say the least.
8h
comment Time limit on making a Siyum
The "siyum" seems to be merely the celebration which if you haven't done yet, could be done at any point in honor and celebration of completely a part of the Torah. Even if you read off the lines already before. I finished learning mesectas Niddah already more than a month ago and didn't read the last few lines -- even though I obviously know what they say...The "siyum" was not made yet as I pushed it off in light of Purim and Pesach...Waiting for a good time (won't do it during the 9 days though...)
2d
comment How to properly chazar gemarah?
What does this mean?
Apr
26
comment Why does the Shulchan Aruch say to make a bracha on Hallel Pesach Night?
@DoubleAA Yes, but what he brings there doesn't address the bracha or makor for it.
Apr
26
revised Why does the Shulchan Aruch say to make a bracha on Hallel Pesach Night?
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Apr
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revised Why does the Shulchan Aruch say to make a bracha on Hallel Pesach Night?
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Apr
26
asked Why does the Shulchan Aruch say to make a bracha on Hallel Pesach Night?
Apr
26
comment Is certified gluten-free kosher for Passover?
@DoubleAA Many things can make "rised" bread-like food. It's a combination of this ability, together with being from the 5 grains -- oats don't have that ability on their own.
Apr
26
comment Is certified gluten-free kosher for Passover?
Oatmeal should be avoided as a chumrah at least because Rashi believed that oats were one of the 5 grains (among some other Rishonim.) That's the explanation I've heard in why people should avoid oatmeal (even if you don't hold of oats to be one of the five grains...)
Apr
26
comment Saying Hallel in Shul on Pesach Night
The problem with (C) is that the Gaonim say that a bracha isn't recited because this Hallel is said "b'toras Shira" and not b'toras kriah (nothing to do with the fact that we are mafsik in the middle.)
Apr
26
comment Saying Hallel Before Nightfall on the First Night of Pesach
@Scimonster, you're right, I don't have much of a reason..Just putting it out there to see if there would be a difference, if it must be said at night. One would have to wait until it's night to eat matzah and the arba cosos ... But maybe not Hallel (especially the hallel of Lyl Pesach which is b'Toras Shira)
Apr
26
asked Saying Hallel Before Nightfall on the First Night of Pesach
Apr
26
comment Saying Hallel in Shul on Pesach Night
Where did the Shulchan Aruch get this from? Is that the earliest source?
Apr
26
comment Why “amen” before repeating the b'racha on Halel
Thanks for point this out, but does his reasoning have any sort or source backing it?
Apr
26
asked Saying Hallel in Shul on Pesach Night
Apr
24
comment Proving Jewish identity through gravestone
This is interesting. However it's common in America that someone who may have only a Jewish father or converted not according to halacha could end up being buried in a Jewish cemetary (I know real cases...) So I'm not sure if it would ever be a proof...
Apr
24
comment Zohar vs. Yerushalmi
@DoubleAA it could take precedence in theory while practically speaking there is still (for those that go like this) a Shulchan Aruch to follow even if it ignores this klal (or in fact ignores his -- the shulchan aruch's -- own klalim!)
Apr
24
comment Zohar vs. Yerushalmi
@sam Which Rishonim?
Apr
22
comment What is the law with eating the third Shabbos meal when the first day of Pesach is Shabbos?
This is only relevant in Chutz L'Aretz (or those keeping 2 days in Eretz Yisrael) and should be noted in the question
Apr
22
comment Soft Matzah for Ashkenazim
Soft matzah for everyone! And kitniyos too...Really...