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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?
added qs"a link; added detail
Oct
14
revised If someone accidentally steps backward before the end of Shmoneh Esrei, what should he do?
added qs"a link
Oct
14
revised Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
added DoubleAA's more accurate translation
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".
Oct
14
comment emailing from israel to diaspora isru chag
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29369/2091
Oct
14
comment The word 'Halakhah'
In fact, they are not part of the basis nor motivation for my question. I simply realized today that we use the word "halakhah" (הלכה) so freely and that I have no idea how that word came to mean "Jewish law".
Oct
14
comment If someone eats in the succah anyways while it's raining, do they need to stay in the kosher part?
Humbly, I would alter your final comment to read that "he must sit in the least uncomfortable spot". Since we are no longer concerned about his obligation of sitting in the sukkah (since he is exempt from this obligation due to rainfall), one could argue that we are now dealing with "Wenishmartem me'od lenafshotekhem".
Oct
14
comment If someone eats in the succah anyways while it's raining, do they need to stay in the kosher part?
Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 635:4) states (based on Hazon 'Ovadiah) that there is no Biblical prohibition in staying in the sukkah during rainfall; but, the person is still deemed lay as you cited.
Oct
14
comment The word 'Halakhah'
The relevant verses I could find based on this order of Sifrei HaTaNa"Kh are: WaYiqra 18:4, Devarim 8:6, Devarim 10:12, Devarim 11:22, Devarim 13:6, Devarim 30:16, Melakhim I 2:3, Melakhim I 6:12, Yirmiyahu 26:4, Daniel 9:10, Nehhemyah 10:30, Divrei HaYamim II 6:16
Oct
14
asked The word 'Halakhah'
Oct
14
answered Customs for waving arba minim three times in each direction