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comment Is the chazzan allowed to wait to say kaddish?
There is a kaddish d'rabbanan and a mourners kaddish just before baruch sheamar. I think he is referring to those kaddishes. When I am shiach tzibor for pezuka dezimra and we don't have a minyan when I start, but know a 10th is coming, I will do the end rabbi yishmael slowly till the 10th is there.
Jan
17
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Nov
27
comment Blessing after Haftarah Pronunciation
ArtScroll uses kol and an old Birnbaum sidder I have also uses kol, but I have another source (I think it is from shiloh publishing) that uses chol.
Nov
2
comment Can I use a tallis gadol on 4 sticks as a hupa canopy
As a post script, at the wedding reception, those of us who held up the chupa were given gifts...the broom part of the push brooms. :-)
Nov
2
comment Can I use a tallis gadol on 4 sticks as a hupa canopy
I was one such chupa holder for an orthodox wedding. The tallis was the one being given by the bride to the groom. We used ordinary round wooden sticks (actually push broom handles with the broom removed). There was no issue.
Oct
20
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Sep
30
answered How to conduct a musical havdalah service?
Sep
30
comment Is mosquitos a good enough reason not to eat in the sukkah?
You can get mosquito coils. Here in Houston, particularly after rains like we have had this Succos, the mosquitos can be bad. But solutions like mosquito coils can make it possible to eat a complete meal in the succah. As to location, if that is where you live, you don't have a lot of choice regarding where you put your succah.
Sep
21
comment Why do Jewish funeral homes tend to be the main supplier of Jewish calendars?
That is not necessarily true in Houston, I can't remember the last time I got a calendar from a Jewish Funeral Home here. Most of the calendars I get are either from Jewish charities in general or local stores that cater to the Houston Jewish Community.
Sep
9
comment How are Sifrei Torah typically checked today?
This site describes how torah scrolls are checked by computer. soferonsite.com/computer_torah_check.htm
Sep
7
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Sep
4
comment Why is it forbidden to blow shofar on shabbat that isn't rosh hashanna?
My understanding, and this is just a comment, is the reason we don't blow shofar on Rosh Hashana when it falls on Shabbos is because if the shofar blower forgot to bring his shofar to shul on Friday, he would be forced to carry his shofar to shul on Shabbos which would be a violation of shabbos, so to prevent this from happening, it was ruled not to blow shofar on Rosh Hashana when it fell on shabbos. What I am suggesting is the two situations in the question are different and the reasoning is different. Perhaps rephrase the question?
Jul
29
comment Kabbalah/Certification in Shechita in US?
I also did not understand the question, so I googled "kaballah in shechita". Found this jta.org/2013/11/21/life-religion/… Seems to imply "do it yourself shechitah", kosher slaughter in the backyard. Is this what you are asking?
Jul
10
answered Online Tikkun Makers?
Jun
5
comment Costco after Passover
Following Pesach, our rabbi here in Houston (modern Orthodox) issues a list of which stores we may purchase chometz from immediately following Pesach. Either those stores are not owned by Jews or they properly sold their chometz prior to Pesach. For all other stores, we are to wait 4 weeks before buying chometz. This is how our community handles the issue.
Apr
23
comment Mezuzah in the work place
As a comment, a Jewish astronaut (Garrett Reisman) placed a mezuzah over his bunk in the International Space Station when he spent three months there. Of course, the space station is not just a work place but is a residence as well. I think he brought the mezuzah back with him when he returned to earth.
Apr
15
comment Washing After Leaving Cemetary
I don't have a source, but I was taught to wash my hands after leaving a cemetery if there was an open grave, i.e., for a funeral. But just to visit, and there was no open graves, it was not necessary. I was also taught if there was no water at the cemetery, it was ok to wait till you got home and washed your hands before entering your house.
Mar
18
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
@Double AA Because it seems self evident from a halachic viewpoint that eating there would be unacceptable. However, some might have the OPINION that some observance is better than none. Just my 2 cents...or perhaps I should say, opinion. :-) Hence, why I put this in a comment.
Mar
18
comment any point to avoiding meat and shellfish at non-kosher restaurants?
This appears to be more of an opinion question rather than a halachic question. It seems he is asking is some level of observance (as opposed to a complete level of observance) better than no level of observance?
Feb
20
comment How to discard leftover challah
I don't think answer 3 is helpful or even answers the question. We frequently have guests over for Friday night and need to have enough challah for all. But there is bound to be leftovers. As SethJ put it, he was asking if there was a special way to treat leftover challah.