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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Oct
8
asked Description of the Yetzer HaRa in Parshat Bereshit
Oct
8
revised Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days?
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Oct
8
comment Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days?
Edited to reflect my point more clearly.
Oct
7
comment Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days?
@Isaac, I think we should disallow riddles. Half of the front page is riddles, which makes it hard to find serious questions.
Oct
7
comment Is live video a halachic substitute for physical presence?
@Shalom: You're just confusing the issue by saying all milk is Chalav Yisrael. What people call chalav yisrael today is milk that other poskim (who don't hold by R'MF) agree is chalav yisrael. If you're talking about the way R'MF defines it, there's no point in asking whether video cameras are OK, because he'd say it's OK even without video cameras. So the question here is would other poskim (specifically, those who generally disagree with RMF's reasoning on this issue) matir milk that was milked under video supervision.
Oct
7
answered Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days?
Oct
7
comment Is live video a halachic substitute for physical presence?
I think that appealing to R' Moshe Feinstein on a question of Chalav Yisrael is an incorrect approach to any such question since he permits one to drink non-CY milk. You would need to discuss the opinion of poskim who forbid non-CY milk, such as R' Ovadia Yosef (there's a whole chapter on the halachot of milk in his son's Yalkut Yosef), or Chabad poskim.
Oct
7
comment is it considered watching
I think that appealing to R' Moshe Feinstein on a question of Chalav Yisrael is an incorrect approach to any such question since he permits one to drink non-CY milk. You would need to discuss the opinion of poskim who forbid non-CY milk, such as R' Ovadia Yosef (there's a whole chapter on the halachot of milk in his son's Yalkut Yosef), or Chabad poskim.
Oct
5
comment Yehei Shmei Rabbah… Yisbarach
@GershonGold This is the minhag of the Sephardim as well -- to say the 28 (Gematria כח, strength) words starting at Y'hei Sh'mei. The last of those 28 words is "b'alma".
Oct
5
comment Yehei Shmei Rabbah… Yisbarach
28 letters ends before the word Yitbarach. Count it yourself: יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ. לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא
Sep
27
revised Shulchan Aruch UTF-8
added 8 characters in body
Sep
26
answered Shulchan Aruch UTF-8
Sep
26
answered Text of S'lichos Online
Sep
26
comment Is B'rich Shmei said while the Torah sits in the Aron, or as it's held (by whom?)
There's different minhagim about whether the sefer torah itself is opened at any time before it reaches the Teiva. The minhag you mention is that of Syria and Jerusalem, but Morrocans, Persians, and Turks (to name a few) don't open the sefer torah until it reaches the Teiva.
Sep
19
answered Stepping Back Before Amidah
Aug
31
comment The curse of cannibalism
Downvoting, becuase Midrash Eicha has stories about canibalism. It's not a mere dirge. I think Alex has the better answer.
Aug
29
asked Elul Cheshbon HaNefesh
Aug
11
comment Bracha on Blowing Shofar the whole month
@YS: different Sephardim do different things with Shofar. At one shul I've been to, we don't blow the shofar at all during Elul, at another we blow before teanu v'teatru in Kaddish at the end of selichot, at a third someone blows during the 13 middot in selichot and also before teanu v'teatru.
Aug
11
comment Stepping Back Before Amidah
The translation is by Shmuel Hiley.
Aug
10
comment 40 Days Before Conception
It's not so clear that this is 40 days before conception. The fetus becomes recognizable at 40 days, and it's possible that this means that the bat kol announces 40 days before that point (i.e. the bat kol announces at conception.)