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Mar
4
comment Why omit “Av harachamim” for the four parashiyos?
The differences in minhogim as to when to say and when not to say "Av harachamim" are enough to require rachamim gedolim as the congregants discuss whether or not to say it!!
Feb
27
revised Asking a shaila where disclosure of classified information might be necessary
clarified misunderstanding
Feb
26
answered Asking a shaila where disclosure of classified information might be necessary
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
@SethJ Yes; I've always had the worry about the centrality of bread. In the earlier times I believe everything was eaten with bread which made its centrality easier to understand. Now with potatoes and rice etc. it seems that bread is no longer is so essential. But afaik the halocho has not changed.
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
So there is no din of ikar and tofel.
Feb
26
comment Should I only make one Berachah, or should I make one on each different food?
Take a look at berachot.org/halacha/09_ikar.html
Feb
25
comment Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
@IsaacMoses You have found me out!
Feb
25
comment Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
@IsaacMoses I agree mei'ikkar hadin. But don't you find it a bit reminiscent of Sodom?
Feb
24
asked Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?
Feb
23
asked Why when we read from two Torah scrolls is the one taken out first returned last and vice versa?
Feb
18
asked Is there a book which gives a good background understanding to Isaiah's prophecies?
Feb
18
comment In a city with many shuls, how much loyalty do I owe to the shul of which I am a member?
Sorry - you're right of course.
Feb
18
accepted Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
Feb
18
comment In a city with many shuls, how much loyalty do I owe to the shul of which I am a member?
But what about "preferably go to its shiurim and other events"?
Feb
18
comment Can I sit for “Kabbolas Shabbos” within 4 amos of someone saying the mincha Amidah?
@yoel See this Revach article who says, "originally there was no such Tefila as Kabalas Shabbos"; "At first only Yichidei Segula said Kabalas Shabbos, privately in their own homes." and "When the crowds became very large the people did not want to leave the main Shul so they said it in Shul but they had the Chazan stand in an untraditional place to differentiate it from the main Tefila."
Feb
17
comment Strike chest in “S'lach lanu” on Shabas?
I do not realize that I am in Slach Lonu until I strike my chest!
Feb
17
comment May a Jew be a Freemason?
@MonicaCellio Yes. Many freemasons claim that the connections made at their lodges are very good for business.
Feb
17
revised May the prayer leader drink water (to lubricate his voice) during the weekday prayers?
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Feb
17
asked Can I sit for “Kabbolas Shabbos” within 4 amos of someone saying the mincha Amidah?
Feb
17
asked May the prayer leader drink water (to lubricate his voice) during the weekday prayers?