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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

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comment Are non-Orthodox marriages recognized by Orthodox rabbis?
The "most opinions" that you cite is actually the opinion of Rav Moshe Feinstein.
Nov
25
revised Stam viYesh Halacha k'…?
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Nov
23
answered Stam viYesh Halacha k'…?
Nov
21
comment Can women be motsi Sephardic men in havdalah?
The principle of Stam v'yesh halacha k'stam is itself a subject of dispute. According to Rav Ovadia Yosef and his sons, when you see a stam v'yesh in the Mechaber, you hold like the stam completely, and don't have to be concerned about the opinion of the yesh at all. According to the Zivchei Tzedek, the Ben Ish Chai, and Kaf HaHayyim, if the yesh is more machmir, you have to be machmir for the yesh l'chatchilah, but you can rely on the stam b'diavad. (Note that every one of the poskim I just listed is originally from Bagdhad. I don't know how Moroccan poskim hold.)
Nov
19
comment Hotels, electronic keys, and shabbat
What's this sefer of R' Yitzchak Yosef's that Rabbi Mansour (DailyHalacha) is quoting? I've never heard of it.
Nov
8
asked Hotels, electronic keys, and shabbat
Oct
14
accepted Which Tzemach Tzedek?
Oct
14
asked Which Tzemach Tzedek?
Sep
10
comment Sefarim to learn in Elul
If you think Tomer Devorah is about the 13 middot, you haven't made it past the first chapter.
Aug
14
comment Is Moshiach Going to last forever?
@ray: Olam Haba is the place where we will recieve the ultimate reward. According to the Ramchal, God has not granted us sufficient closeness to him to even comprehend what that reward will be like, or to understand the way in which that world will be organized. So I think it's fair to say that no, the moshiach will not last forever. It's the stepping stone to something greater, presumably a world where we can interact with God without intermediaries.
Aug
11
comment Is Moshiach Going to last forever?
I don't really understand either of your questions.
Aug
10
answered Is Moshiach Going to last forever?
Aug
10
comment Sefardi praying schacharit with Ashkenazim
@DanF: Rav Ovadia Yosef and his sons definitely don't paskin that way. See my answer, and the chapters I've cited in all of Rav Ovadia and his sons' relevant works.
Aug
10
answered Sefardi praying schacharit with Ashkenazim
Jul
27
answered Meteg on a short vowel
Jul
14
comment Taking home left-overs from a caterered affair - mitzvah or stealing?
Are you asking whether the ba'al Simcha has a right to take the food home, or whether a third party does?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
28
comment Differences in Sepharadi Hilkhot Taharat HaMishpahhah
@Lee: If I may ask, who does your rav say to follow?
May
28
comment Differences in Sepharadi Hilkhot Taharat HaMishpahhah
@Yishai: It may be that R' Avraham's book is based on an earlier edition of Torat HaTahara, and you're seeing the same unclear psak that I saw in Taharat Yosef. If so, then you should be able to infer that he holds you have to count from the last biah based on other psakim in the sefer (if you know what to look for).
May
28
comment Differences in Sepharadi Hilkhot Taharat HaMishpahhah
@Yishai: I don't know what edition you have, or if there's a difference between editions. My rav told me specifically which edition to get, and I have not looked inside any of the others. In that edition, R' David does mention the existence of other minhagim, and he takes seriously the question about switching if you already have a strignent minhag, but he doesn't say that you have to follow one of the stringent minhagim if you don't have a minhag to begin with.