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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Jun
29
answered Chamisha Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
Jun
2
comment do we get another chance to reach shamayim if we missed our goal once?
I've heard enough Megale Amukot, AriZal, R' Moshe David Valle and others to believe that someone has a pretty good idea how gilgulim work. (But it's very esoteric knowledge for a reason.)
May
26
answered Shnayim Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
May
21
comment What is the b'racha for tortillas?
My Sephardi rabbi suggested to me that soft matzah (like you can get from softmatza.com) might be Hamotzi year round.
May
21
comment Shulchan Aruch UTF-8
@yydl: The smartphone apps are available at jewishcontent.org/pda
May
18
accepted Mishnah Berurah PDF
May
18
comment Psalms 31:5 or 31:6 - beyadcha, etc
Sometimes, the introduction is only part of the first verse (e.g. Psalms 23 and 29), in which case the numbering is the same even though there's an introduction.
May
17
comment Friday Night Prayer before Maariv - Kegavnah or Bameh Madlikin
@Alex: not always. Sephardim say both Bameh Madlikin and Mizmor LeDavid.
May
17
answered Can you turn your back to the Aron HaKodesh?
May
17
revised Why do the Sifrei Eme"s (i.e. Job, Proverbs, Psalms) have cantillation marks?
added 352 characters in body
May
17
comment Why do the Sifrei Eme"s (i.e. Job, Proverbs, Psalms) have cantillation marks?
אמ״ת = איוב משלי תהלים (i.e. Job, Proverbs, Psalms
May
17
answered Why do the Sifrei Eme"s (i.e. Job, Proverbs, Psalms) have cantillation marks?
May
16
comment Shulchan Aruch UTF-8
Basically, I'm interested in whatever the source text is for the smartphone applications.
May
16
comment Friday Night Prayer before Maariv - Kegavnah or Bameh Madlikin
The only problem saying Bameh Madlikin in a shul that says Kegavnah is that you have to go at breakneck speed to finish before Barechu.
May
16
asked Shulchan Aruch UTF-8
May
16
asked Mishnah Berurah PDF
May
12
answered Temimos Thiyenah
May
10
comment Shnayim Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
There must be a connection between 32 kings of Israel, and 32 kings that Yehoshua killed. (I don't know what that connection is.)
May
10
comment Shnayim Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
I originally saw the "no 26-word in Esther" in an article published in the Journal of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. They had been doing what Shalom describes: using a computer program to compute gematrias in Megillat Esther.
May
10
answered Cleaning Tzitzis