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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Aug
17
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
15
comment Chovos Halevavos vs. Mesilas Yesharim
See this question for a discussion of whether one should study the philosophical proofs of God's existance in Chovot HaLevavot's Sha'ar HaYichud or not.
Aug
14
comment When did the Kaf HaHayyim first see the Aruch HaShulchan and the Mishnah Berurah?
@annex: Kaf HaHayyim 69:290 goes against his normal shita about stam v'yesh to rule that one reason why we don't do chalita is because we can be sure all of the blood came out of the meat since we salt the meat for an hour, not just 18 minutes. The Kaf HaHayyim doesn't quote anybody as saying this. I assume if he'd seen the Aruch HaShulchan when he wrote this reason, he'd have quoted Aruch Hashulchan 69:35-37 who explains it in great detail. I could be wrong. That's why I'm curious when the Kaf HaHayyim first saw these other two works.
Aug
12
asked When did the Kaf HaHayyim first see the Aruch HaShulchan and the Mishnah Berurah?
Jun
21
comment Starting Mincha right before Shekiya
Please don't edit your answers to make them go away. If you're sure your answer isn't valuable, delete it. If you think your answer is valuable, leave it around, even if someone else has already said approximately the same thing.
Jun
21
revised Starting Mincha right before Shekiya
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
21
revised Omissions with tachanun in nusach Ari
added 54 characters in body
Jun
21
answered Omissions with tachanun in nusach Ari
May
5
revised Ari Zal and Sefira
Link the source in Birkei Yosef
May
5
awarded  Cleanup
May
5
revised What is my relationship to an object once I have pledged it as hekdesh?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
4
comment Does someone maternally Jewish, but without documented proof, need “giyur l'chumra”?
Is giyur l'chumra procedurally any different than gerut for someone who's definitely not jewish? (Or does it simply mean we 're being machmir to do gerut for someone who we suspect is Jewish.)
Mar
25
answered Why does the Haggadah tell us that “Even if they are all Chachmim” they are obligated in Sippur?
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
accepted Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
17
comment Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
@DoubleAA: I've added a link to the Kaf HaHayyim.
Feb
17
revised Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
Add link to Kaf HaHayyim
Feb
15
answered Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
Feb
15
comment Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
After seeing this answer, I checked the Pri Megadim, and his reason is that it's because there are opinions that say Me'en Shalosh is d'oraita (from the same mitzvah as Birkat Hamazon), so that makes it more chashuv than borei nefashot, which is d'rabbanan.