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Aug
9
comment Sefardic and Ashkenazic main halacha book for Even Haezer, Yoreh Deah and Choshen Mishpat?
Many Sefaradim today, to my knowledge, derive Halakhah LeMa'aseh from Yalqut Yosef which spans all four turim of Shulhhan Arukh.
Aug
6
comment May one wear a tallit gadol with all four corners in front?
While this is photographic evidence of the minhag, I'm ideally looking for written evidence from an Orthodox poseq.
Jul
31
comment Why are large Jewish communities not picking up and moving to Israel?
Is there a source or tradition which says that settling in Israel should be easy?
Jul
27
comment How do we understand Moshe's rebuke
That would be me being tired. Thank you!
Jul
27
comment How do we understand Moshe's rebuke
Fair point. I forgot to tie my answer to RaSh"Y. My answer, citing Orahh Hayim, does not really contradict RaSh"Y and, at the same time, dissolves questions #2 and #3 IMHO. Also, I'm assuming the question mark in your comment is commentary on my transliteration scheme. To each his own :)
Jul
24
comment Facing Yerushalaim during Kaddish
HaRav Eliyahu Mansour, SheLYT"A, just addressed this in his Daily Halacha (link)
Jul
22
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
Makes sense. But I'm still looking for a source that there is, in fact, a problem of "lifnei iver".
Jul
22
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
The source you provided stated that is permitted. But, your final statement is that it is indeed forbidden. Can you provide a source for your final statement which contradicts the Ohr Somayach source?
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
The last sentence is my recap of Rav Mansour's derashah.
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
If YEZ prefers, our answers can be merged. Whatever makes the most sense.
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
I just realized that, explicitly, this only addresses the second part of the question (i.e. "why does the Torah give so little information"). Implicitly, though, I think it addresses the first part too (i.e. "do we know anything else about Novach").
Jul
21
comment What is the importance of the tallit during prayer?
One practical difference in wearing a tallit gadol, especially over one's head, during prayer is that it blocks out noise and movement thereby allowing the person praying to concentrate better.
Jul
1
comment Who is Tzippor?
Or HaHayim makes reference to this Zohar here.
Jun
28
comment Pictures of rabbis in the living room
Duplicate/related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33965/…
Jun
22
comment Origin of wearing tallit with two corners in front and two in back?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/11695/2091
Jun
22
comment Origin of wearing tallit with two corners in front and two in back?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/36130/2091
Jun
22
comment Origin of wearing tallit with two corners in front and two in back?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/40569/2091
Jun
22
comment May one wear a tallit gadol with all four corners in front?
Also, for those interested, I've traced what may be the origin of the above quoted pesaq to Shulhhan Arukh -> Ba'al HaTurim -> Ba'al HaItur. Ba'al HaItur (c. 1190) is, so far, the oldest source I can find supporting the still prevalent custom of wearing two tzitziyot in front and two in back. Sadly, it still doesn't resolve my question. See footnote 46 here referencing this Ba'al HaItur.
Jun
22
comment May one wear a tallit gadol with all four corners in front?
Also, I apologize if this is insulting, but I don't see how this answers my question. I'm looking for a source, if one exists, to support the Teimani (and others') custom.
Jun
22
comment May one wear a tallit gadol with all four corners in front?
Thanks @MoriDoweedhYaa3qob, those are interesting, but I'm still unable to find any written source permitting such a custom.