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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 Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
(@SethJ FWIW the Aruch haShulchan suggests that Oseh Maaseh Vereishit on the ocean would be Yotzei bedieved.)
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revised Why does 'sharpening' depend on effort, and memorization on divine assistance?
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comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
@msh210 Seems like a really complicated way of saying it...
May
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comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
@msh210 So it's the same as saying borei peri haetz right now (i have no fruit in front of me)? Aren't all brachot 'true' in that sense? Asher kiddishanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu al pidyon peter chamor. That's true. So isn't this what regular bracha levatalla is?
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comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
Honestly I don't understand your case. If the bracha is inappropriate, that means he does not have a qualified rabbi in front of him, then why is the bracha not false?
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
(FTR re "perhaps...": That's not a very easy position to defend, IMO, particularly regarding ROY.)
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comment Amen on a Berachah that may be out of place but isn't false
Isn't this what's called a Bracha sheEinah Tzericha? Like saying Borei Peri haEitz before each bite of an apple. The statements are true but are inappropriate.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Are males with older sisters “firstborn” for the purposes of the Fast of the Firstborn?
Can you throw in a source for your last line? (Shouldn't be too hard to find. Isn't there a whole series of Mishnayot about that in Bechorot?)
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comment Division of Verses in Tanach
@Alex Ahh I see. That's what's I get for not following up and reading it inside. Note also the Tosfot he cites hebrewbooks.org/…
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comment Why did nobody succeed the Lubavitcher Rebbe?
As you know, you are always welcome whenever you can. :)
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comment Division of Verses in Tanach
@Alex Hmmm so those sound more like the coincidence track. (Obviously intentional in the grander sense, but not an a priori rule.)
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comment Why did nobody succeed the Lubavitcher Rebbe?
Re 2: is that standard among other Chassidic circles or is that particular to Chabad? If the latter, do you know why that is?
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comment Why did nobody succeed the Lubavitcher Rebbe?
It is so nice to see you!!!
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comment Bicurim from something planted in a pot
I haven't read through it, but it seems the Mishne Lamelech on that Rambam might be relevant.
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awarded  shabbat
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comment Are males with older sisters “firstborn” for the purposes of the Fast of the Firstborn?
DVK welcome to Mi Yodeya and thank you for the question! You seem active already across SE so I'm glad you stopped by and hope you continue to stick around, participate and enjoy :)
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comment Are males with older sisters “firstborn” for the purposes of the Fast of the Firstborn?
Is this true for Ashkenazim or Sephardim or both or someone else?
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comment Ta'amei Mikra and the Torah Scroll
@msh210 691:9 he.wikisource.org/wiki/…