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Oct
16
comment Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
That wasn't the melody exactly, but thanks for the link. That helps a lot.
Oct
16
accepted Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
Oct
12
revised Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
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Oct
12
asked Is there a CD containing some of the melodies of Yom Kippur?
Oct
12
comment Am I allowed to answer my friend's Halacha question?
I prefix just about everything I say along halachic lines with "You should ask a rabbi, but...". For example, "You should ask a rabbi, but I read somewhere that you need to make eruv tavshilin in order to cook on Yom Tov for Shabbos." Even if you know something is fact, referring someone to a competent halachic authority is a big deal. The more people ask psak from their rabbi, the better, in my opinion (though there's a balance to be struck there too.)
Oct
12
asked Fasting on Erev Shabbos/Yom Tov
Oct
12
comment Rules for Cutting Nails
Yeah, aren't you supposed to alternate nails or something? I think I read something to that effect in Kitzur.
Oct
9
comment Does a tallis have to be of a certain color?
I was thinking of making/buying an all-black tallis for Purim. We'll see if it actually happens.
Oct
9
accepted Does a tallis have to be of a certain color?
Oct
9
asked Does a tallis have to be of a certain color?
Oct
2
comment Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
Thanks, I'll see if I can get that to work.
Sep
28
asked Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?
Sep
26
comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
In earlier times, the pilgrimage to Uman was undertaken largely by chassidim, mostly Breslovers. Now, since it has become quite a large pilgrimage, it attracts very diverse group of people. It's become so large that it's almost possible to go to Uman and not have a Breslov Rosh Hashanah. Uman didn't always look like Woodstock on Rosh Hashanah.
Sep
25
comment How is Chatzos Halayla (Halachic Midnight) calculated?
Nice, thanks for pointing that out.
Sep
23
comment Polyphasic Sleep and Halacha
@Isaac Moses: of course. This is kind of a big life change and seems complicated from a Halachic point of view, to say the least.
Sep
23
comment Polyphasic Sleep and Halacha
@simchashatorah Indeed! When I found this, everything made sense to me about how the Vilna Gaon was able to do it.
Sep
23
asked Polyphasic Sleep and Halacha
Sep
22
accepted Does one make Birkas Hatorah/Hashachar before alos hashachar?
Sep
22
comment Does one make Birkas Hatorah/Hashachar before alos hashachar?
Also, thanks, this really helps.
Sep
22
comment Does one make Birkas Hatorah/Hashachar before alos hashachar?
There's a bracha on the wash for tefila? Do you mean al netilas yadayim in the morning?