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Jun
15
comment Are there required “ritual/daily” prayers in Judaism?
@ironman99, for your reference, see this question and also this question.
Jun
15
comment Are there required “ritual/daily” prayers in Judaism?
@ironman99, Great topic for another question.
Jun
15
comment If a person voids a purchase/sale, what happens to the Bracha?
Ditto @MonicaCellio. Dov, I'm not convinced. Unless the statement was made at the point of sale stipulating that it is 'Al Tenai, why is this not just a courtesy of the seller to buy it back (not LeMafrea')?
Jun
15
comment If a person voids a purchase/sale, what happens to the Bracha?
I like your logic, but a source that says that in the new timeline the Berachah was never made would be helpful. For my part, I'm not convinced that the sale was retroactively canceled anyway.
Jun
15
comment If a person voids a purchase/sale, what happens to the Bracha?
I fail to see why returning an object is a LeMafrea' invalidation of the previous sale 'Al Pi Halachah. Do you have a source that suggests this? Some stores have a no-returns policy, which might imply that those stores that do accept returns are doing so as a courtesy, essentially buying the item back, not as a function of retroactively invalidating the original sale.
Jun
15
answered Are there required “ritual/daily” prayers in Judaism?
Jun
15
comment Where can I buy kosher Tefillin scrolls?
Do you mean to have shipped to you, then?
Jun
15
comment Segulah for Children?
@rcw, perhaps your comment would fit better on the question than on this answer. Especially since the advice cited in this answer is about a specific set of biblical prayers to say.
Jun
15
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Jun
14
comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
@ShmuelBrin Both. Do you do one and not the other, or know a source explaining one?
Jun
14
comment Why in judaism - when discussing the Torah - do I see a lot of answers referring to writings of different Rabbis?
But Dov, those Sefarim are part of the Mesorah. The question is why are we relying on them, or why do we so quickly jump from the verses in the Torah to what the rabbis say about the text instead of simply understanding the text on its own. At least that's how I read the question and the OP's comments.
Jun
14
comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
@WAF I need to check my M"T at home. I'm wondering if the Mechon Mamre version might have a typo.
Jun
14
comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
@WAF, Great question. Where's the word in the Gemara? Scanning with my eyes, but not seeing it. Different Daf, maybe?
Jun
14
revised Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
Added citation for RaMBa"M.
Jun
14
comment Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
@WAF, see new edit.
Jun
14
revised Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
Added citation for RaMBa"M.
Jun
14
revised Why don't we bow “correctly” during tefillah anymore?
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Jun
14
comment Why in judaism - when discussing the Torah - do I see a lot of answers referring to writings of different Rabbis?
What about Mesorah and Torah SheBe'al Peh? The original question seems to assume that there is either no such thing or that it is not a major factor. Your answer gives deference to Da'ath Torah but doesn't mention Mesorah. Why is that?
Jun
14
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Jun
14
comment Haftarah for yahrtzeit
Can you de-jagonify?