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revised Is it required to knock on doors before entering?
small typo in transliteration
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comment Is it required to knock on doors before entering?
Correct - see Rashi to Pesachim 112a citing Midrah Raba.
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comment Best practices for well-circulating Hoshanot
Besides for increasing circle circumference, another great improvement is increasing the width of the "circle stroke". When our shul widened the walking lane (by clearing away tables and chairs that lay in the path) allowing people to walk two-abreast, the Hakafot were vastly improved. Many used lane 2 as a "passing lane" that engendered no ill-will by the slower congregants.
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comment Does the mitzvah to return a lost object apply to aveirah items?
See B"M 90a: no mitzva of Chasima where it would harm the animal, and see Tosfoth Rosh there, that it is common sense that the mitzva of the chasima is only where it benefits the animal.
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comment Shaving on Rosh Chodesh when it is Erev Shabbos
M"B 493:5 permits shaving on Erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar when it falls on Friday (despite being during Sefira). This is notable because whenever Rosh Chodesh Iyar falls on Shabbos, Friday is also Rosh Chodesh. Thus M"B allows shaving on Rosh Chodesh, at least when it is on a Friday.
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answered Does the mitzvah to return a lost object apply to aveirah items?
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answered Source for the prohibition against Nivul Peh (foul mouth)
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