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Oct
21
comment Sources to encourage returning s'farim to their places
returning seforim is a segula for remembering your learning. I son't have time to track down the source now, but it does come from a very distinguished source.
Oct
21
comment Sources to encourage returning s'farim to their places
try printing this article and hanging it up for all to see revach.net/hanhagos/ma039aseh-rav/…
Oct
2
comment Where does the tune for birkat hamazon come from?
Just to avoid a misconception - the tune of Hava Nagila is a chassidic melody (still song in skver i have heard) and the words were added much later. learn more about the song here myjewishlearning.com/culture/2/Music/Israeli_Music/Folk_Music/…
Sep
30
comment Is it appropriate to sing Aishet Chayel for a childless woman?
@Scimonster perhaps if the question was focused on particular phrases then the MY community could find alternative explanations that demonstrate that those references have a deeper meaning other than the literal thus even a person who person who does not yet kids or for that matter single girls/boys sharing a shabbos or a husband spending the first shabbos with his wife could still say Aishes Chayal
Sep
30
comment Is it appropriate to sing Aishet Chayel for a childless woman?
Also can you provide a source that eishes chayil is a blessing as you state ?
Sep
30
comment Is it appropriate to sing Aishet Chayel for a childless woman?
I think the question would be improved if you could point out those passages that may be inappropriate for a woman who has no children.
Sep
29
comment Maharal a Mashal to the female Jewish spouse
@YEZ the OP didn't seem to clear on what exactly he heard. However the idea of one effecting the other reminded me of the concept of Chomer/Tzura that is so prevalent in the Maharal's works. If the OP comes back and says that that's not it or provides more details we will try again
Sep
29
comment If someone didn't appease their fellow, what do they say in Ashamnu?
@YEZ The Rambam in Hilchos Tsuvah 1:4 talks about different stages of atonement. So maybe the ben asom l'makom aspect is accepted but he will never achieve full atonement until he asks forgiveness from the victim. In short you need both and one does not stop the other. Imagine a guy who has a moment of deep regret on Yom Kippur and says "as soon as YK is over I am going to call X and ask forgiveness for wronging him" would it be wrong from him to say the Ashamnu ? - Still guessing
Sep
29
comment How was Tevilas Ezra effective in limiting conjugal relations?
I think it was practiced before the times of the Baal Shem Tov but what the Baal Shem Tov added was making it not only a critical part of ones daily service but also encouraging even simple people to take on the practice.
Sep
28
comment If someone didn't appease their fellow, what do they say in Ashamnu?
there might be a ben adam l'makom aspect there in addition to the ben adam l'chvero . just a guess.
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