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Oct
21
comment Meaning of the verses ana hashem hoshia/hatzlicha na?
FYI, these verses are taken directly from Psalm 118:25
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
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
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
14
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
You're right. "Righteousness" would probably be "צדק".
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
13
comment How much of a gap in schach is acceptable?
QS"A Yalqut Yosef, Orahh Hayim 632:2
Oct
12
comment Koishele on Lulav
Sefaradim do not use it. Yalqut Yosef writes that, because there are poseqim who hold that even holding the minim in a keli is enough to fulfill one's obligation, one using a koishele must be careful to have in mind not to fulfill his obligation in such a case.
Oct
12
comment Forgot leisheiv basucah. Now what?
Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef, Orahh Hayim 639:30
Oct
11
comment Why is the wording of the beracha upon shaking the arba minim only on lulav?
See Hayim Vital's Peri Etz Hayim, Sha'ar HaLulav, Pereq Gimel. I'm not going to pretend to understand it, but I found it by doing a basic search.
Oct
11
comment Why is the wording of the beracha upon shaking the arba minim only on lulav?
If you like, maybe you can edit into the question why the Gemara is concerned about the height of the species.