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The custom of putting the first snow on forehead?

In yeshiva, I saw that the Rabbis had a custom to put (the first) snow on their forehead. What is the source of this custom? This was in Jerusalem.
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What is the maximum age for Metzitza?

Part of the bris ceremony is metzitza. I was told that after a certain age (of the boy) it is not done (meaning an adult who gets a bris does not get metzitza). Is this true? What is the age? Source ...
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What is the source for this idea about the deeper meaning of bowing/prostrating one's self?

I seem to remember hearing an idea that the significance of bowing/prostrating oneself is that a human being differs from all other elements of creation in that a human being stands erect and walks on ...
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Is a Minhag for a Baal Teshuva considered a Neder? [duplicate]

A Baal Teshuva that comes from an Ashkenazi family, became observant thru a Chabad house, with no understanding of different Nusachim and no intention to become a Lubavitcher, only to become more ...
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Why do only men wear Kipahs, Yarmulkas, skullcaps, and not women? [duplicate]

Since the reason for wearing a KIPAH is to remind us of God, who is the Higher Authority "above us" (Kiddushin 31a) Why do only men wear kipahs, (or Yarmulkas, skullcaps, or whatever name you ...