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Apr
21
comment What is the halachic source for Achdut Yisrael?
So now I see the Natziv on Parashat Noach regarding Dor Hapalaga - the Natziv says the the Torah did not specifically mention what was their averah - because it was unnecessary. The Netziv stresses the importance of plurality of opinion - כאשר עשו לאברהם אבינו. נמצא שהיו "דברים אחדים" שביניהם לרועץ, שהחליטו להרוג את מי שלא יחשוב כדעתם
Apr
21
comment What is the halachic source for Achdut Yisrael?
Of course Lo Titgodedu has nothing to do with Achdut. But it is related in the sense that a shul that splits into 2 minyanim at the same time and place is over on Lo Titgodedu and therefore not makayem a mitzvah of Achdut - if there were such a mitzvah.
Apr
21
comment What is the halachic source for Achdut Yisrael?
The source for the 4 minim being a semel of Achdut is in the Vayikra Raba במדרש ויקרא רבה )ל, י"ב( נאמר: "פרי עץ הדר אלו ישראל: מה אתרוג זה יש בו טעם ויש בו ריח - כך ישראל יש בהם בני אדם שיש בהם תורה ויש בהם מעשים טובים; כפות תמרים אלו ישראל -
Apr
20
comment Writings of R. Samuel Bonastruc
If you can't find additional works in hebrewbooks.org - contact the rare books and manuscripts dept in the Israeli National Library. web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/hebrew/pages/default.aspx
Apr
20
asked What is the halachic source for Achdut Yisrael?
Jan
30
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Aug
15
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
@WAF Naama's reasoning was that the Martini & Rossi Martini bottle label says based on Red wine, alcohol and sugar. Since red wine is the first ingredient on the label, and therefore a "rov", then Martini must be 'behezkat' yayin.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
answered Bracha for Quinoa
Aug
15
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
@zaq That was true in time of Mishna ve'Talmud when the wine ("chamra") was much much stronger than today and essentially undrinkable. Refer to the Yerushalmi Berachot Perek Zayin - you will see that Hellenistic sources were noheg 1/3 wine and 2/3 water whereas Chazal consistently refer to a Reviit and "mayim colshehoo" as excluding mezigah shel mamash. This is the source for people who add water to the kiddush wine today but in all likelihood (and some poskim will rule this) the minhag is unnecassary.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
Stam yeinam was on halachah yomit the past week.... Anyhow, as you correctly note - the bracha question is unrelated to the question of non Jews handling the product. I'll ask Rabbi Lau (we live in Modiin Israel - be interesting to hear what he says
Aug
15
comment What bracha do you make on Martini
@msh210 Absolutely CYLOR. The question came up this evening over dinner - a friend turned me on to Martini (the bottled drink, not the cocktail) so I got a bottle. When I said she'hakol on it - my daughter corrected me and said "Abba - that should be "pri hagafen" so being a geek I went to stackexchange!
Aug
15
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Aug
15
asked What bracha do you make on Martini