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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Oct
24
answered Does a Snuggie need tzitzis?
Oct
24
answered Why is God's name spelled differently in Sefardi siddurs?
Oct
24
comment What do you do with a ketubah document following a divorce?
@ShmuelBrin: the husband. See the other answer. The rules he cites for handling the ketubah are actually true for any contract that obligates one person to pay another.
Oct
24
revised Minimum Number of Days before Hefsek Tahara: Sephardi vs. Ashkenazi
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Oct
16
comment When will the period of Acharonim end?
@shimon I've been wondering whether Rav Ovadia wasn't the last of the acharonim. Only time will tell.
Oct
15
revised Must a Divorced Man Wear a Tallis While Davening?
I really dislike Double AA's emendations, so I've rewritten the question myself.
Oct
13
answered Punishment for sins one cannot now be expected to avoid
Oct
6
revised Virginal Defloration and Nidah
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Oct
4
revised Virginal Defloration and Nidah
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Oct
4
answered Virginal Defloration and Nidah
Oct
4
comment If one keeps the deoraita nidah(7days) but not the additional 4-5 days, is there a punishment?
I have this feeling that you're not going to be convinced by answers that you read online. I think you should talk to a rav face to face.
Oct
3
comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
It's probably rabbinic at best (akin to why kidushei biah is no longer performed.)
Oct
3
answered SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
Oct
2
answered What is the last meal during the period of sukkot, and the days following, for which sefaradim are required to sit in the sukkah?
Sep
29
revised Minimum Number of Days before Hefsek Tahara: Sephardi vs. Ashkenazi
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Sep
29
answered Minimum Number of Days before Hefsek Tahara: Sephardi vs. Ashkenazi
Sep
29
comment shehecheyanu on eruv tavshilin
@MonicaCellio. He considers that it should, because his point of departure is Chanukiah and Megillah.
Sep
25
comment Could having to add the extra 4-5 days to change the status of nidah to zaav and not allowing the original 7 day nida be like adding to a mitzva?
The two chumrot that the Rema holds that make the halacha be 5 days from when the woman's period starts are a chumrot that are addressed by the other question. The best advice I can give you is to find a rav who knows this subject well, who can explain the sources of the various halachot involved. I don't really know the details well enough to explain them myself, and there are few English books that explain in enough detail to correct all of the misconceptions packed into this question.
Sep
25
comment Could having to add the extra 4-5 days to change the status of nidah to zaav and not allowing the original 7 day nida be like adding to a mitzva?
I don't think the linked question adequately addresses the question, which is about the 72 hours from the last relations that have to elapse before you can start counting the 7 clean days. That is a biblical law, derived by drasha from a paseuk, and applies biblically to niddah as well as zavah.
Sep
15
revised on yom kipur how many times do we say al cheit
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