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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Dec
21
answered Washing after the bathroom from a running faucet — any point?
Dec
16
comment Sefardic Boy Dorming on Chanukah
@Avraham: Rav Ovadia himself writes that you should not believe when someone privately says that a well-published posek retracted his psak. If he wanted to retract his psak, he would have published the retraction.
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
30
asked Learning laws of aveilut when your parents are alive?
Nov
30
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
27
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