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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Oct
31
answered Pinchas Ben Yair's Donkey
Oct
31
answered Pinchas Ben Yair's Donkey
Oct
31
comment Pinchas Ben Yair's Donkey
The Ramban asks this question from Bereshit Rabbah 60:8. You can see meforshim there who suggest answers.
Oct
26
comment Pinchas Ben Yair's Donkey
I'd be curious to know who said that quote. I bet it a chossid.
Oct
26
answered Missing Barchu at Maariv
Oct
24
answered Would halacha permit bombing Auschwitz?
Oct
22
answered Self-study writing a davar avid?
Oct
21
comment Is watching via webcam valid for cholov yisroel?
Then you'd need a real posek to answer that question.
Oct
21
answered Is watching via webcam valid for cholov yisroel?
Oct
21
comment Why aren't all Ten Commandments referenced in Shema in Sephardic siddurs?
@mekubal: Do you have a source? (It might be nice to contribute that fact, properly cited, to Wikipedia.)
Oct
21
comment Why aren't all Ten Commandments referenced in Shema in Sephardic siddurs?
I prayed arvit last night from an Od Yosef Hai siddur, and I can confirm that it has the same kavanot in the same places as my Tefillat Refael. I also saw that it was compiled by a R' Yosef Hayyim Mizrahi. That isn't the Ben Ish Hai, and I have no idea whether he's related.
Oct
20
answered Dreidel - Nun (Neis) Gimel (Gadol) Hei (Haya) Shin (Shom) - (Pei - Po)
Oct
20
answered Why aren't all Ten Commandments referenced in Shema in Sephardic siddurs?
Oct
19
comment Widespread American Minhag
But the sephardim don't do this (i.e. they say birkat kohanim).
Oct
18
comment What is the most widespread Israeli Minhag?
Wouldn't that be mandated by the halacha? And we're only using leniencies here in Chutz L'Aretz to avoid doing it?
Oct
18
comment Widespread American Minhag
Most steps of the seder are mandated by halacha. I bet you could only find a couple parts (like the song) that weren't mandated by halacha.
Oct
18
comment Widespread American Minhag
It's not universal among sephardim - though many have minhagim to blow the shofar in conjunction with selichot, there are many who do not have a minhag to blow at all in Elul.
Oct
18
revised Computer Support for Nekudos
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Oct
18
answered Computer Support for Nekudos
Oct
17
answered Why is the test (Nisayon) of Kivshan Haish not mentioned in the Torah?