Questions tagged [mishnah-berurah]

Influential 20th-Century commentary on Orach Chayim, the first section of the Shulchan Aruch, which deals with laws of prayer, synagogue, Shabbat and holidays.

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Can one follow the Mishnah Berurah without asking a shaila?

When one has a question in halacha and finds an answer in the Mishneh Berurah (or Aruch HaShulchan, or similar work), why can he follow the answer provided? Why doesn't he need to ask his rabbi first? ...
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Why has the Mishnah Berurah become the Authoritative Halachik Work instead of the Aruch haShulchan?

Hirhurim just had a post about this topic, where he discussed some reasons that people should follow the aruch haShulchan. Yet in many circles, people just follow the Mishna Berura and rarely even ...
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Mishnah Berurah on Torah Study

The Mishnah Berurah (155:3) states that a person is obligated on a daily basis to study written Torah, which consists of Tanach and oral Torah, which consists of Mishnah, Gemara, Poskim (i.e. books of ...
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What did women have to do with the moon's shrinking?

In the Mishna Berurah (426:1) it says (with loose translation): ונשים פטורות מלקדש הלבנה דהוי מ"ע שהזמן גרמא ואף דכל מ"ע שהזמן גרמא נוהגות הנשים שמקיימות ומברכות עליהן מ"מ מצוה זו אין צריכין לקיימה ...
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Who is the Ba'al Nefesh of the Mishnah Berurah?

In a number of places, the Mishnah Berurah writes that a ba'al nefesh (lit. 'one with a soul' i.e. a pious person) ought to be stringent in a certain matter. For example, a ba'al nefesh ought to ...
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Mishna Berura's Time for Mashiach

Rav Moshe Heinemann mentioned during a shiur that the Mishna Berura in קידוש החודש writes Mashiach will come before 5743. Unfortunately, I am having difficulty locating it precisely - where is this ...
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Author of Sefer Shulchan Shlomo

The Mishnah Berurah sometimes quotes a sefer Shulchan Shlomo (e.g. 489:3 that women should not count sefiras haomer with a beracha since they will inevitably forget a day). Does anyone know who the ...
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Why Torah Study and Mussar Study are brought in different places in Mishnah Berurah

The Mishnah Berurah 155 in volume 2 discusses which parts of Torah a yeshiva student and a layman should study/ learn: "ללמוד - חייב אדם ללמוד בכל יום תורה שבכתב שהוא תנ"ך ומשנה וגמרא ופוסקים ובעלי ...