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Kurdish Tefillin Minhag

What is the minhag that the Kurdish Jews follow regarding how to wrap tefillin? Where does their minhag originate? Is it ancient or more modern?
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binding minhagim

If one says or thinks that he wants to adopt a certain way. Then, some time later (days or weeks), he performs that way with no recollection of his previous mindset or wording (3 times if necessary) ...
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Moving place minhaguim

Let's say a convert adopts minhag A in Erets Israel. Then he moves to Houtz Laaretz when there is only a minhag hamakom B which he must follow. Then he moves back to Israel where minhag B is also ...
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Non-observant father and binding minhagim

A Sephardic Jew cannot wear tefillin following Ashkenazi customs. Does this prohibition apply when the father of this Sephardic Jew was never observant, and this Sephardic Jew in question wants to do ...
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Secular Ashkenazi marries Sephardia. Can house adopt sephardic customs (minhag avot doesn't apply to husband)?

I was told that a secular Jew can choose his wife's minhag to follow after marriage since minhag avot does not apply.I haven't seen a source for this and was hoping for supporting references.
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I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot for before and after chanting Torah in an Aliyah

I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot sung before and after chanting Torah in an aliyah. I'd love to know the Ukrainian, the Belarusian, the Yemenite, the Ethiopian, the Iraqi, the ...
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Living in a city with multiple minhagim hamakom, but none of them is his minhag avot

We assume that a Jew has a minhag avot, but he lives in a city where there are several synagogues (each following a different minhag), none of which follow his minhag avot. What should he do?
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Jewish nachas (satisfaction)

What is the source of the phrase "a sach yiddishe nachas" ? Why specify 'jewish' ?
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Variations between Ashkenazi customs to wrap tefillin in the fingers

When tying tefillin on the fingers, there are two customs among Ashkenazim when saying “verastich li betsedek uvemishpat uvechesed uverachamim”: tying on two fingers (middle and ring) and tying only ...
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Daven b'arichus [duplicate]

I know that in Chabad yeshivas/communities a lot of peoples are davening longer (b'arichus): They are beginning hodu with the minyan and during tefila stopping to concentrate on the word and the ...
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Wearing teffilin of different minhag

Are Sephardim allowed to wear ashkenazi teffilin or Ashkenazim allowed to wear Sephardic teffilin? If so, would they still make a berakha? Could one purchase kosher teffilin of a different custom if ...
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Dor Daim and Halacha

Do the Dor Daim (generally Yemenite Jewish people who deny the divine origin of kabbalah), have any halacha differently from the rest of the Orthodox Jewish world? I understand that they also ...
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Ben ish chai vs shulchan aruch

Are there any examples of Halachic questions where the Ben ish Chai “disagrees” with the shulchan aruch? Like I would imagine due to time and geography there may have been some questions answered in ...
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There is no Shabbat Chol Hamoed for Sukkot this year. Why is Kohelet not read on the same day in both E"Y and chu"l?

I can understand why Kohelet is not read on Shmini Atzeret in E"Y, because it's already a long davening. However, why doesn't everyone read it on the first day of the chag, which is also Shabbat?
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What do honorifics represent?

What is the custom for adding a honorific after a deceased person's name? For example we say for [Avraham Avinu - alav hashalom. While the ari has zecher tzadik livracha. Does one signify more of a ...
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When and how did the practice of tsitsit on a small talit originate?

Today, it seems that everybody wears a talit katan. Where does this practice come from and when did it start?
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Serving Donuts at Hanachas Tefilin

Is there any source or sefer that mentions the origins of serving pastries in shul when a boy starts putting on tefilin?
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I’m looking for a written/textual Jewish source from as long ago as you know of for saying Chag KASHER VESameach

Knowledge of Jewish laws and customs.
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What are some minhagim of Ukrainians and Romanians (from the turn on 20th century)?

There’s a whole lot written about minhagei litvish, Galicia, Yekke, but I’m not finding anything specific to Ukrainian and Romanian (southeastern Yiddish group/ not Hassidish) why is that? Does anyone ...
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Most honoured person going last in netilat yadayim - possible reason?

There is a custom that I've seen in many homes whereby the most honourable person (e.g. the bal habayit, a cohen, a rav) actually goes last in the order of netilat yadayim. I've heard the reason given ...
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Satmarer minhogim

I'm looking for a source to learn the minhogim of Satmar chassidus. I wonder how different or similar it is from a galitzianer chassidus for example, maybe it has non-chassidic hungarian influences, ...
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At the Shabbos meals, I've seen hosts give each head of a household their own Lechem Mishna. Is this a minhag that is written somewhere?

Is there a benefit to doing this? Is there a drawback?
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Why would the Rebbe Rashab lift his hands for al netilas yadayim?

The minhag Chabad by netilas yadayim in the morning is to raise the hands until the peyos for the brocho al netilas yadayim. The source for the minhag is in Likutei Diburim of the previous Lubavitcher ...
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When Rema refers to Maharil and it isn't found in Minhagei Maharil, where is it?

For example, in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 149:1 שהצבו' לא יצאו מב"ה עד שיצניעו ס"ת ובו ס"א:אין הצבור רשאים לצאת מב"ה עד שיצניעו ס"ת [מיהו אם אינם יוצאים רק יחיד לית לן בה] ...
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Minhagim of Amsterdam

I am trying to find out about the Minhagim/customs of the prewar Amsterdam Jewish community. Would anyone have any recommendations of which sefarim/books discuss this?
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