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Sepharadi Jew in Chicago.

Feb
28
comment Saying Hashem's name when studying
@HachamGabriel: thanks
Feb
28
comment Saying Hashem's name when studying
@HachamGabriel: could you tell me what siman that's in, so that if I look it up in a different edition of Yalkut Yosef with different pagination, I can find it to show somebody?
Feb
21
comment When do you become “Israeli” as far as the laws regarding doing only 1 day of Hag?
@Will, I agree, but since there's so much variation in the halachot of the 2nd day of Yom Tov, I'm not willing to go so far as to say that some poskim couldn't legitimately be meikil about melacha too.
Feb
15
comment Benching on yom kipper
@HachamGabriel: in his Otzerot Yossef selichot book, with the halachot taken (I think) from Torat HaMoadim. This chapter 14 number 19.
Feb
9
revised Who didn't recite Kabbalas Shabbos?
quoting
Feb
5
revised Resources for learning about the foundations of Judaism
added 7 characters in body
Feb
3
comment Resources for learning about the foundations of Judaism
+1 For Derech Hashem.
Feb
3
comment Resources for learning about the foundations of Judaism
@LazerA: That's the version published by Feldheim that comes with all kinds of source references. I also highly recommend the (hebrew-only) edition with the commentary of R' Chaim Friedlander, also published by Feldheim, but that's for someone with several years of Torah background.
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
29
comment Female praying in masculine language
@DoubleAA: lots of sephardi siddurim say "Modah ani" for women. 6 of the 8 different brands of siddurim/machzorim that I own say a woman should say "modah" and all 8 have instructions to say "goyah" and "shifcha". (I think the two that don't say "modah" are probably an oversight on the part of their respective publishers.)
Jan
27
awarded  Revival
Jan
15
answered If women are not obliged to daven maariv, should they daven if they wish to?
Jan
3
awarded  Self-Learner
Dec
23
comment Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
I think this may shed some light on the matter: myjewishlearning.com/life/Sex_and_Sexuality/Jewish_Approaches/…
Dec
23
comment Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
@Double AA: I'm sure I saw it before, but when I looked last night I couldn't find it, so I meant to not post that comment until I was sure and could give you a siman and seif. I'm sorry for the confusion.
Dec
22
comment Shomer Negiah without direct contact?
The issur of negiah is a halacha in Even HaEzer
Dec
22
comment The original Mesilas Yesharim
It's worth pointing out that Daat Tevunot is a dialog between the intellect and the soul (not the body). The dialog format of Mesliat Yesharim is a dialog between a chacham and a chassid.
Dec
22
comment The original Mesilas Yesharim
@H'Gabriel: Allow me to clarify. Daat Tevunot, Derech Hashem, and Ma'amar HaIkarim cover the same subject matter (generally speaking) but in different formats. Daat Tevunot is the dialog format, Derech Hashem is an expository format, and Ma'amar HaIkarim is a short summary essay. Mesliat Yesharim covers different subject matter in an expository format, and the Ofeq Institute's edition includes another version of Mesliat Yesharim in a dialog format. If you don't believe me, read them all yourself.
Dec
22
comment The original Mesilas Yesharim
Da'at Tevunot covers the same subject matter as Derech Hashem, not Mesliat Yesharim.
Dec
21
comment Sefer of Ari Z''L's Changes in Tefillah
@H'Gabriel: it's the one I mentioned in my answer below.