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Aug
13
comment Punishment in this World or in the World To Come
Read Iggeres Hateshuva by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi - A thorough analysis of Teshuvah is presented eloquently and systematically. chabad.org/library/tanya/tanya_cdo/aid/7934/jewish/…
Jan
14
comment Is it OK to say Tehillim whenever the inspiration strikes?
@DoubleAA Perhaps you can post an additional answer.
Jan
14
comment Is it OK to say Tehillim whenever the inspiration strikes?
@DoubleAA Yes, I agree with Izzy. Also, we should really debate the issue in another question e.g. the value of saying Tehillim, feel free to open another question where you can agree or disagree on the Tzemach Tzedek's assertion. The point of the answer was to give the questioner a reference to the importance of saying Tehillim.
Jan
11
comment Is it OK to say Tehillim whenever the inspiration strikes?
@DoubleAA Tehilim is very much a part of Torah. At any rate, if one is not spending their time amassing Torah knowledge, Tehilim is an excellent way to spend one's time. (aside from the time spent doing good deeds etc.)
Jan
10
comment Two Brachos before shema and one after in the morning, and two before and after in the evening
@DoubleAA Notice I have not made any mention of the opening words of the Bracha directly after Shema. After further research I have found that this Bracha too is considered Smucha L'chaverta, even though Shema technically interrupts between the previous bracha; but since emes and vyatziv are said smucha one to another, this Bracha is nevertheless considered smucha. Where did you see otherwise?
Jan
3
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@MonicaCellio I am more concerned with our obligations to help those in need, not so much whether or not they are violating Halacha.
Jan
3
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@MonicaCellio It is very easy to spot if you are aware of the symptoms of OCD, "to the unfamiliar eye" refers to people who are not familiar with the disorder hence the behaviors are unfamiliar and can be confused with fervor. I do not have a medical background, but I do have some familiarity with OCD and its symptoms. My question is how can I help an OCD sufferer if they don't even know what they are suffering from? Also, do we have an obligation to help or intervene with these people. Some have brought up the point that they may be going against Halacha by repeating Hashem's name etc.
Jan
3
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@DoubleAA thanks for all the great links.
Jan
2
comment What shape were the branches on the Menorah in the Beit Hamikdash?
Thanks Yaakov, that's exactly what I was looking for. It seems that the rounded version is much more popular and accepted, why is that?
Jan
1
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@IsaacMoses the point of the question was to understand if it's ones responsibility to interfere with sufferers and try to help them. The assertions were simply explaining the question. If communication of the assertions were the main point of the question, it wouldn't be a question then?
Jan
1
comment May we intervene with Religious OCD sufferers?
@Shraga great point, i have noticed this too. Starting over from the beginning repeatedly can also be an issue (within Amida for example)
Dec
4
comment Did Reuven find out what had happened to Yosef?
Thanks Menachem.
Nov
16
comment Can one resume praying if interrupted when not in a minyan
I agree with Ariel, there are different laws depending on what part of Shacharit you were holding. e.g. in middle of Amida, vs. Pesukei Dzimra
Nov
15
comment Can I light a new fire on yom tov?
yes, thanks Shalom, i'm not sure how that crept in.