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Oct
17
revised Is there any halachic basis for beating the aravot on dirt?
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Oct
17
comment emailing from israel to diaspora isru chag
In addition to Isaac's comment, this question concerns Yom Tov Sheni (Mi'DeRabbanan) whereas the question I referenced concerns Shabbat (Mi'DeOra'ita).
Oct
17
revised Is there any halachic basis for beating the aravot on dirt?
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Oct
17
revised Is there any halachic basis for beating the aravot on dirt?
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Oct
17
answered Is there any halachic basis for beating the aravot on dirt?
Oct
17
comment Waving the lulav
Per my reading of the question, this answer doesn't really address why we shake the Lulav in each particular direction for each particular word.
Oct
17
answered How to go about finding a personal Rav
Oct
15
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
Yalqut Yosef cites Sifrei specifically (in addition to Hazon 'Ovadiah) in making its statement.
Oct
15
answered How to inspire tears in davening?
Oct
14
revised If someone accidentally steps backward before the end of Shmoneh Esrei, what should he do?
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Oct
14
revised If someone accidentally steps backward before the end of Shmoneh Esrei, what should he do?
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Oct
14
revised Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
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Oct
14
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
You're right. "Righteousness" would probably be "צדק".
Oct
14
answered If someone accidentally steps backward before the end of Shmoneh Esrei, what should he do?
Oct
14
revised Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
added link to sefer hasidim at hebrewbooks.org
Oct
14
comment What does biting off the Pitum have to do with Pregnancy?
See my comment above about this custom being explicitly mentioned in QS"A, Y"Y
Oct
14
comment What does biting off the Pitum have to do with Pregnancy?
This custom is explicitly mentioned in Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 665:3).
Oct
14
comment Why daven ke-vasikin on Hoshana Rabbah?
@Aaron See Alex's answer to a related question
Oct
14
comment Why daven ke-vasikin on Hoshana Rabbah?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10765/2091
Oct
14
comment Up all night Hoshanah Rabbah: why?
IMHO, it would help to add to the second answer (based on HaRav Hayim Wital) that, because "it is the last night before the final 'sealing' [...]", we stay up all night specifically to study Torah or perform other mitzwot in an effort to increase our merits before "the final 'sealing' of our judgment".