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comment When the Cohen is asked to leave the shul, doesn't that force him to miss the mitzvah of hearing part of Kri'at Hatorah?
He can reappear once the Yisroel has finished his brocho. I've done it.
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comment How could Avraham feed his guests tongue?
@rosenjcb Those statements from Chazal that are not "histofactual" - what are they and how should we think of them?
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comment Blessing which comes from seeing uglification
"Otherwise evil" You mean evil other than being ugly??
11h
comment How does the phrase מנהגא מילתא היא relate to halachic Jewish life?
@Double AA Tried to edit question to make it on-topic.
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comment Does “vertical” distance require saying Tefillat Haderech?
@DanF the space.com reference says in part "World's Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer | October 14, 2012 02:00pm ET Felix Baumgartner makes the highest skydive ever Oct. 14, 2012. Skydiver Felix Baumgartner makes the highest skydive ever Oct. 14, 2012. He jumped from 128,000 feet (39,000 meters), or about 24 miles up, during the Red Bull Stratos mission."
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comment Does “vertical” distance require saying Tefillat Haderech?
Sounds more like the mishna in Berachot 4:4 רבי יהושע אומר המהלך במקום סכנה מתפלל תפלה קצרה אומר: הושע השם את עמךz את שארית ישראל בכל פרשת העבור יהיו צרכיהם לפניך בא"י שומע תפלה"
Jul
27
comment How do מושב יקרו and שכינת עזו work in the Oleinu prayer?
@YEZ That's right.
Jul
27
comment How do מושב יקרו and שכינת עזו work in the Oleinu prayer?
@YEZ It depends on the translation - sorry that's all I can say.
Jul
27
comment How do מושב יקרו and שכינת עזו work in the Oleinu prayer?
Gentlemen, thank you for your interesting notes but the question is clear. The same question on localisation exists for Kisei Kevodo as for Moshav Yekaro.
Jul
27
comment What halachic issues are involved in the use of a trouser press in the nine days?
I asked my LOR and he said, it's like ironing (@DoubleAA) but you can put the trousers in the press and not turn on the heating element. (All talking about weekdays).
Jul
24
comment Returning lost property
@DanF I've read much of the article and cannot extract more than you. The critical point is "if you decided to exchange the lost item, it means that you have possessed ownership of the item." It sounds reasonable to me but I'm not an expert in these things. (Please see my second answer.)
Jul
23
comment Why do we only cover the head during Tachnun if there is a Aron Hakodesh
It's not dependent on an Aron Kodesh. It depends on having a sefer Torah present.
Jul
22
comment Sephardi Minhag of Boy Taking Maftir at Age 9
9 is the age of chinuch for Yom Kippur see Yoma 82a but I have not found the specific source for saying maftir.
Jul
22
comment Sephardi Minhag of Boy Taking Maftir at Age 9
The following two links are partial translations of Shulchan Oruch link 1 and link 2 This link is a summary which lacks the detail in this question.
Jul
21
comment How can the order of Ovinu Malkeinu be explained? Forgiveness comes before repentance
@sam Please see my added comparison to the Amidah.
Jul
20
comment Sefer and Tikkun L'Choleh
It's her Landline see allareacodes.com/reverse-phone-lookup
Jul
20
comment Women and mayim achronim
@YEZ Thank you very much for the painstaking edit!
Jul
14
comment Kohen travels next to a hearse under tree branches
@DoubleAA Not there. But in his Sefer Taharas Hakohanim, p126, he quotes Shu”t Melamed Leho'il Chelek beis, Sheilah 132.
Jul
14
comment Answering Amein
Another way to stop the אמן חטופה is for the chazzan not to draw out the end of the brocho but to terminate it abruptly. It may not fit the tune so beautifully but it should ensure that the אמן is said at the right point.
Jul
7
comment Kilayim in Chutz la'eretz
Good answer +1!