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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

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?
Oct
8
answered Preferred Method of Giving Tzedakah
Oct
8
comment Byomo Titein Schoro - paying workers on time
@Gershon, it seems so, though I'm reluctant to say for sure because I'd really like to be able to quote more fundamental sources, and because I'd like to be able to acertain that R' Basri isn't disagreeing with R' Bodner.
Oct
8
comment In the Bible, why did robbers bother tunneling into houses to rob them?
The law of a robber who is found tunneling in to someone's house is found in the 8th perek of Sanhedrin. The meforshim there also discuss this question.
Oct
8
revised Byomo Titein Schoro - paying workers on time
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Oct
8
answered Byomo Titein Schoro - paying workers on time
Oct
8
revised In Eretz Yisroel Kosher In Chutz Laretz Posul
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Oct
8
comment Why does it get darker in Israel quicker?
@Dave: I like that answer. You should make it your own answer, so that I can vote you up and give you reputation points.
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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