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I mostly post from work so please excuse my lack of resources in my answers.


Sep
14
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
Put the shiurim on line so we can all partake.
Sep
11
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
I saw in a sefer that the the 13 middos said by Hashem (parshas VaYeChal) correspond to the Guf while the 13 middos said by Yona correspond to the nefesh. When I saw that I thought perhaps that is the reason why people learn TD during Ellul.
Sep
11
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
BTW the Bobover Rebbe (RMD Unger shlita) asked his Chassidim this year to learn TD as a preparation for Ellul. A few years ago Rav Moshe Wolfson asked his Kehila the same and one one his Chassidim (R. Beryl Fink) put out an addition broken up into 30 parts so you can finish it once a month.
Sep
11
comment Bathroom break during maariv
No time for a full answer but I think if you learn the relevant chapters in Rav Ovadiah's kitzur then the answer should be clear. toratemetfreeware.com/online/… AND toratemetfreeware.com/online/…
Sep
11
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
+1 this is the sefer I chose this year as well. It's not easy to go through even with the machon yerushalayim edition. Would love to hear shiurim based on this chapter.
Sep
11
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
@Chanoch maybe you want to start a chaburah ?
Sep
10
comment Bathroom break during maariv
Can he hold it in for 72 minutes or not ?
Sep
9
comment Halacha of Shechita
Just for the record I got my Kabbala in Israel and reviewing the Simla CHadash once every 30 days was a condition. Also Rabbi Waldman who re-printed the Simla Chadasha lived/worked in Israel so I would say it's the prevalent custom in Israel as well.
Sep
8
comment what are the parameters of hachnassat orchim?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27260/…
Sep
8
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
shemayisrael.com/parsha/halacha/Volume_7_Issue_7.pdf
Sep
8
comment Halachik source for wearing stockings
torahmusings.com/2011/11/tights
Sep
4
comment Is Ketubah a biblical obligation accd to Rambam?
My question wasn't one of style or wording rather I wanted to know if the Kesuba is a form of a Shtar or is it a new invention by the chachamim ?
Sep
4
comment Is Ketubah a biblical obligation accd to Rambam?
@DoubleAA so you are saying that the Kesuba is a new creation of the Chachamim with no roots in the torah ?
Sep
4
comment Is Ketubah a biblical obligation accd to Rambam?
Does that mean that the "Shatar" mentioned Ishues 1:2 is something different than a Kesuba ? Perhaps what the Rambam means is that while according to the Torah you could use kesef, shtar, or biah, the Chachamim came along and mandated a kesubah(shtar?) must always be written in a prescribed manor i.e.200 dinar and given. So while the shatr stays D'Oraysah per 1:2 the current format is mandated by the Chachmim and when the Rambam wrote that the mitzvah is with Kesubah/Kiddushin he meant the current form of the mitzvah since any other shtar or biah are not valid ways of kiddushin anymore.
Sep
4
comment Is Ketubah a biblical obligation accd to Rambam?
see here. vbm-torah.org/archive/halak68/20halak.htm
Sep
3
comment Is there any halachic problem with providing a service (e.g., matchmaking) to someone for free, when others pay for it?
@Scimonster I did not speak about the owner of the restaurant rather a waiter. It is not clear from the original question if the Shadchan is in a position where she has the authority to make such a deal.
Sep
3
comment What does, 'A wandering Aramean was my father' mean in Dt 26:5?
If the Hagadah states your reason that " it's a short history lesson" then great. If not I would go with the classics first.
Sep
3
comment What does, 'A wandering Aramean was my father' mean in Dt 26:5?
Instead of a short history lesson why don't you just use Rashi's explination " [The declarer] mentions [here] the kind deeds of the Omnipresent [by stating]:“An Aramean [sought to] destroy my forefather.” " -- chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9990#showrashi=true
Sep
3
comment Is there any halachic problem with providing a service (e.g., matchmaking) to someone for free, when others pay for it?
@ff524 Is it in the Shadchan's right to forgo the payment ? Imagine going to a restaurant where the server told you, I want to give you a free hamburger but I have a problem since most people pay for their meals. On the other hand telemarketers are often given leeway to offer a freebie to catch or maintain the customer. So the question really starts with what is this "Shadchan" authorized to do ?
Sep
2
comment Buying from Hasogas Gevul
+1 That was exactly what I was going to post. Additional Source Rambam Laws of Gneivah Ch 5 Halacha 1 chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1088877/jewish/…