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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
@SethJ So what?
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
This doesn't really answer the question "how can a rabbi's blessing have any effect?"
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Was Yaakov even going to change his situation?
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comment What halachic issues are involved in turning off a mobile phone while praying the quiet Amidah?
It sounds more like he's sacrificing precision for extremity to make his pronouncements scarier. Not a good way to bring honor to Torah.
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awarded  Revival
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comment What halachic issues are involved in turning off a mobile phone while praying the quiet Amidah?
I don't mean like a EMT on call. I mean like a businessman whose personal line is only called very very rarely.
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
He was lying and cheating and stealing at the time.
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comment Should women kiss the Torah with their hand or with a prayer book?
@SAH I didn't see your ping till just now. I don't know what normal has to do with it. Sexual intercourse with ejaculation is also quite normal (and often recommended!), yet one cannot enter the Temple after doing so. Is that offensive to men? Is it wrong that the Temple has such restrictions? The idea that there are certain conditions (whether temporary or permanent) which affect one's ability to perform certain ritual actions is one which is foundational to Judaism. I don't know why you feel a need to harp on this one as particularly problematic. No one is blaming the women for menstruating.
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comment Recommendation for good “complete siddur” (siddur shalem)
@IsaacMoses If I'm thinking of the right book, then it does. What it does not contain is the elaborate piyut-riddled repetitions of the Amida used by the the Chazzan in many congregations. In some congregations which do not have that practice, or when praying alone, this siddur should be sufficient.
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comment What halachic issues are involved in turning off a mobile phone while praying the quiet Amidah?
What if it is a cell phone which is emergency only and rings maybe once a month and few people have the number and you have no reason to suspect it will ring or be distracted by worrying about it?
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Based on your last paragraph, would examples of blessings in the Torah obviate your concerns? I can think of many of those. Consider the eponymously named Parsha "[Vezot Ha]Bracha".
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comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
What does a "[big] rabbi" have to do with it?
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comment Can you dry yourself on shabbos?
@user613 Ok. I still stand by my assertion that not everyone thinks it's a problem.
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comment Kedushah and Chazaras HaShatz
@Epicentre Ok but let's say he's not acceptable as Shatz due to his mispronunciations... You're comment is completely irrelevant to the question.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on acronyms tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on acronyms tag wiki
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revised Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
"thoughts?" is not an appropriate question here
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comment Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
Frankly I have no idea what you are getting at here. "When עננו is alone, we need a conclusion which fits the brocho 'ho’oneh be’ais tzoro'" but why do we still need it when it is said in שמע קולנו?
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answered Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
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comment Why is the mitzvah of Shofar on Rosh Hashannah for hearing the sound and not for blowing the shofar?
@DannySchoemann She can't write one herself. That doesn't seem fair to require someone to do something which they cannot do. Incidentally there is a Mitzva to write a Torah scroll. What about a one armed person donning Tefillin?