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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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!
Jul
7
comment Kilayim in Chutz la'eretz
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18927/… The answer says: The Rambam (Kilayim 1:3) and the Shulchan Aruch (YD 297:2) explicitly rule that the issue of Kilaei Zeraim (planting mixtures of edible seeds (except grapes)) only applies in the Land of Israel and a Jew can even plant his own mixtures outside of Israel on purpose. Is the rule on "seeds" the same as for vegetables?
Jul
6
comment Woman's hair covering in the home or in private
@DoubleAA For interest, to expand the issue beyond the question.
Jul
1
comment Question about the Tallit
What compels you to buy one please?
Jul
1
comment Can a woman lead bentching/birchat hamazon?
See judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/3873/… - possible dupe.
Jun
29
comment should gentiles observe the Shemetah by not farming and how else should they observe it
See here - brief quote: "However, most haredim do not accept the "heter" and prefer to buy produce from Arab farmers or from abroad during the shmita year."
Jun
26
comment wash hands before eating or touching bread
1) Your quote comes from here. 2) “Negel wasser” generally refers to washing after sleeping at night. The term for washing before bread is usually “netilas yodoyim”. 3) The quote refers to “negel wasser”. 4) The question seems to me to refer to “netilas yodoyim”.
Jun
25
comment What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
@Menachem Correct!
Jun
24
comment What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
There is an article on Partzufim at the end of the English edition of Tanya which talks about ze'ir anpin.
Jun
20
comment Said “משיב הרוח”: continue “ומוריד הטל”?
Version 2 is quoted by the Kitzur Shulchan Oruch 18 (3)!
Jun
17
comment How can we make requests for personal needs in Rosh Chodesh “Bentching”?
Dupe! (Other question is better too!)