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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Feb
17
revised Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
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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.
Feb
15
asked Which comes first, borei nefashot, or me'en shalosh?
Jan
3
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@Fred: Thanks for the perspective.
Dec
14
comment Why don't we read from 2 torahs on every shabbat?
This sounds pretty much like the discussion we had when we learned this sugya in Ta'anit.
Dec
2
answered Who is “the blaspheming foe” of Maoz Tzur?
Nov
29
comment Sifrei Mussar/Machshava/Avodah from the Rishonim
Sefer Chasidim was written by R' Yehudah HaChassid of Regensburg, not Rabbi Yehudah HaLevy. The former is one of the Chassidei Ashkenaz, the latter a sepharadi.
Nov
19
revised Should a woman avoid singing in front of her husband while she is a niddah?
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Nov
19
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Nov
18
answered Should a woman avoid singing in front of her husband while she is a niddah?
Nov
18
answered Should a woman avoid singing in front of her husband while she is a niddah?
Nov
18
answered Fasting on the wedding day - when getting married right before or after a fast
Nov
11
revised (Psalms 69 (14)) How do we understand אלקים ברב חסדך, rather than ה׳ ברב חסדך
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Nov
11
revised (Psalms 69 (14)) How do we understand אלקים ברב חסדך, rather than ה׳ ברב חסדך
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Nov
6
answered Is הפעולה בשמות or “theurgy” similar to prayer in the Ramchal’s Derekh HaShem?
Oct
22
comment Wedding ring composition
My rabbi told me that even though platinum and white gold rings are the same color, we don't see that as a reason to avoid getting platinum or white gold rings.
Oct
14
comment “Tzon k'doshim!” ―“Baa!”: source/provenance
I have indeed seen a sefer Ben Yehoyada on Chumash. It can be purchased here or here.
Oct
14
answered Why was Cham considered one of the righteous people of the world at the time of the flood
Oct
14
comment Anim Zemiros is highly anthropomorphic; how come we sing it in public?
א thru ד. He could easily have included ה in the this answer as well.