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On Yom Tov, if you didn't say Kiddush at night, what should you now say before lunch?

This question discusses the case of someone who missed saying Kiddush on Friday night. The answer says to say the nighttime Kiddush the next day; see there for details. I'm interested in the analogous ...
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שמך vocalization before Shema

In Shakharit, the last word of אהבת עולם before the Bracha, is ״שמך״. In all the Siddurim I usually use, that word is vocalized as שִמְךָ. However, I have often heard people read it as שְמֶךָ. As far ...
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Is it obligatory to eliminate a mistaken custom?

Are there any halachic authorities who indicate that it is not just permissible to ignore a mistaken custom (minhag ta'ut) but actually obligatory to eliminate such a custom?
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Prayers from Shacharit liturgy that should be said daily even if Shacharit is missed

If I miss Shacharit, which prayers from the Shacharit liturgy should I be sure to still say (even if I have to say them later in the day)? I know I should say an extra Amida during Mincha if I missed ...
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Netilas Yadayim with Water I touched

I thought one may not wash Netilat Yadayim (for bread) with water that was touched (e.g. I accidently stuck my finger in the cup before washing). In fact, it may be used according to halacha. This ...
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Accidentally started outside the Sukkah

If one began eating out of the Sukkah, and only remembered to eat in the Sukkah once he has less than a כביצה left to eat, must he go eat it in the Sukkah? Or what about vice versa - if one began ...
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Does the Talmud have any wise sayings about people who used to be rich but then lost all their money?

My Dad told me he once learned from a Rabbi that the Talmud talks about an Istanis who was rich but lost all their money. I am looking for wise sayings about people who were rich but lost it all. I ...
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If we have full copies of the Torah in an unchanged form (Dead Sea Scrolls), why don’t we revert our Torah scrolls back?

We have found very old Torah scrolls, which were named the Dead Sea Scrolls. These scrolls are some of the oldest Torah scrolls out there; however, there are some discrepancies between these ancient ...
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Does an unnecessary blessing still count as a valid blessing?

If someone accidentally recited a blessing unnecessarily, e.g. he made a Berachah on a secondary ingredient for which he shouldn’t have, being that he already recited the Berachah for the main ...
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Can one recite Kiddush and Havdalah by day on the same cup if he forgot Havdalah by night?

When Yom Tov falls out on Motzaei Shabbos, one recites Kiddush and Havdalah on the same cup of wine at night. If one said Kiddush but forgot until morning to say Havdalah, how should he proceed? Can ...
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Victim of accidental murder's wife falling to Yibum?

Assuming the following is in a case where Yibum is practiced: If someone accidentally killed his married brother who has no children, does the deceased brother's wife fall to Yibum if the killer wants ...
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Reciting Shema In The Afternoon

If one missed the time of the boqer shema, but it’s time to recite Mincha, should they say the Shema then Mincha, or just recite Mincha?
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When did Rosh Hashanah begin?

When did Rosh Hashanah begin? According to a scientific observation, the sliver of moon was first sighted on Tuesday night. My understanding is that Rosh Hashanah begins at the appearance of such. Is ...
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Anachronisms in the torah?

Are there good answers to anachronisms in the torah? I've been studying this subject for a while and I don't think a good answer for that an example would be Gen 14:14 And Abram heard that his ...
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Which comes first after picking up shel rosh: talis or tefilin?

If a person picked up his tefilin before his talis, he puts on his tefilin first (Shulchan Orech OC 25:1). Additionally, if a person picked up his shel Rosh before his shel yad (ibid. :6) he puts down ...
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Oops, said too much Hallel. What now?

On Rosh Chodesh and on Pesach after the first yom tov, most communities recite Hallel b'dilug ("half" Hallel). In most siddurim that I'm used to, the skipped-over portions are Psalms 115:1–...
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English Translation Error in Psalm 118:26 on Chabad.org?

If we go online to chabad.org and read the English translation of Psalm 118:26, we currently read: "Blessed be he who has come in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you in the name of the Lord." ...
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Why is forgetting it's Shabbos considered shogeg rather than misasek?

Pretty much just that. (If a person is misasek when doing an aveira, he is not liable for anything. If, however, he is shogeg, then he often has to bring a korbon. ‘Misasek’ is not a lack of awareness ...
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Misprint in Rashi Nozir 45a?

In the texts that I have seen, Rashi commenting on the Gemoro in Nozir 45a says in part: והכי משמע אימתי ובא לפני ה' דהיינו במחנה לוייה בזמן שהוא ראוי לבא אל אהל מועד דהביא כפרתו הא אם לא הביא כפרתו ...
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Rambam and Chazal

In his letter to Chachmei Luniel, Rambam says that the belief in astrology was a minority view in chazal and we should not follow it. ...it is not proper to abandon matters of reason that have ...
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What are the parameters of a tefillas shov (unnecessary prayer-request)?

What are the parameters of a tefillas shov (unnecessary prayer-request)? Someone is waiting for blood test results. He prays and asks Hashem that the results should indicate good health. Is this a ...
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Shabbos morning amidah - wrong biblical text - what to do?

Do the works of halacha say what to do if in the Shabbos morning amidah after: יִשמַח משֶׁה בְּמַתְּנַת חֶלְקוֹ. כִּי עֶבֶד נֶאֱמָן קָרָאתָ לּוֹ.כְּלִיל תִּפְאֶרֶת בְּראשׁוֹ נָתַתָּ. בְּעָמְדוֹ ...
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Accidentally ended שמע קולנו with העונה בעת צרה

What should you do if, on a fast day, you said Aneinu in Shema Koleinu and then accidentally continued with the conclusion for Aneinu, ברוך אתה ה' העונה בעת צרה, instead of finishing with כי אתה שומע? ...
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What is meant by “they silence him” when the prayer leader says “We give thanks, we give thanks”

The Mishna in Brochos 5 (3) says האומר על קן צפור יגיעו רחמיך, ועל טוב יזכר שמך, מודים מודים, משתקין אותו. The one who says, “On a bird’s nest may Your mercy be extended,” [or] “For good ...
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Gemara quoting nonexistent pasuk

In Brakhot 61a and Eruvin 18b, Rav Naḥman bar Yitzḥak quotes a nonexistent pasuk: מתקיף לה רב נחמן בר יצחק אלא מעתה גבי אלקנה דכתיב וילך אלקנה אחרי אשתו Tosafot there says it is a mistake since ...
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Does the shat"z or congregant have to say the correct Song of the Day?

Let's say on Tuesday a congregant or the Shat"z said the Shabbat mizmor, accidentally. Does either one need to repeat it saying the correct one for that day of the week? I know that this is "just ...
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When the kree and ksiv sound identical, does intending the ksiv invalidate the reading?

We always read the k’ree. If one read the k’siv instead of the k’ree the reading is invalid and has to be repeated. O Ch 142(8) MB[27] In B’har (25:30) the k’ree and the k’siv are phonetically ...
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How could anybody confuse moonlight and sunlight?

The mishna in Yoma 3:1 talks about watching for dawn to know if it's time for the morning offering, and then Yoma 3:2 asks: וְלָמָה הֻצְרְכוּ לְכָךְ, שֶׁפַּעַם אַחַת עָלָה מְאוֹר הַלְּבָנָה וְדִמּוּ ...
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Mistake first night of Pesach vs Dec 4 on Friday night

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch writes in Siman 19 Halacha 9, that if one began his Shemoneh Esrei on the first night of Pesach and he accidentally began saying a weekday amidah and he came to the Bracha of ...
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Rule (Ze haKlal) in Kinnim 3:1

In certain cases, the Torah prescribes the bringing of a pair of birds as an offering, one as a chatat and the other as an olah. See Lev 12:8, Lev 14:22, Lev 15:14, Lev 15:29, and Num 6:10. Kinnim 3:1 ...
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Why can the sister-in-law return to her husband according to R. Yosi? Isn't she forbidden to the husband and to the adulterer? (Y'vamos 10:4)

The Mishnah, Y'vamos 10:4, quotes Rabbi Yosi as follows: כל שפוסל על ידי אחרים פוסל על ידי עצמו, וכל שאין פוסל על ידי אחרים אינו פוסל על ידי עצמו If I correctly understand the explanation of the רע״...
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How to bring kinnim after having mixed up birds

In certain cases, the Torah prescribes the bringing of a pair of birds as an offering, one as a chatat and the other as an olah. See Lev 12:8, Lev 14:22, Lev 15:14, Lev 15:29, and Num 6:10. The mishna ...
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Who is responsible for accidental theft caused by a false claim?

There's a public pantry in one's office that has a shared refrigerator. Someone opens the fridge and sees a container of milk that is usually not there. He asks a co-worker if he can use it and he ...
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How can the Sanhedrin ever err?

On the one hand we know that if a Sanhedrin issued an erroneous decision (which was acted upon) they must bring a sacrifice (Vayikra 4:13). On the other, we have the concept of "lo bashamayim hi" (...
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Yaaleh V'Yavo said in error when it is not Rosh Chodesh

A fellow is praying the evening Maariv the night after Rosh Chodesh. In error he said Yaaleh V'Yavo. He realizes when he finished Shemona Esrei. Does he have to say over Shemona Esrei?
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Which sources deal with someone who said “bayom Chag haSukkos Hazeh” in “Yaaleh veyovo” in Grace after Meals on Shemini Atzeres

In Grace after Meals on Shemini Atzeres, someone said “bayom Chag haSukkos Hazeh” instead of “bayom Shemini Chag Hoatzeres Hazeh” in “Yaaleh veyovo”. My LOR told me that a man has to go back whereas a ...
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Making up tachanun

I davened at the early minyan today. After the later minyan (which was already under way by the time we finished Avinu Malkeinu) there is a bris scheduled. Therefore, we did not say tachanun, as per ...
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Saying the Wrong Bracha at First

Let’s say, one just did Netilat yadaim and then makes the bracha and says “Al Mitzvat Tzizit” accidentally, but then corrects himself and says “Al Netilat Yadaim”, does this count as a bracha made in ...
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If a mega on-line company ships you two of an item when you ordered one and charges you for one, are you obligated to notify them of the error? [duplicate]

Let's say you place an order for three items A, B, and C. You order quantity one of each, but get two of item B, because the company shipped from multiple warehouses (i.e., shipped two of the item by ...
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If rishonim/acharonim frequently make mistakes in their zeal to critique others, can we still justify a belief in their singular devotion to truth?

I was always taught that the great Torah scholars were as near-perfect human beings as could possibly be, particularly in their scholarly abilities, but perhaps even more so in their character traits ...
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Examples of admitting a mistake was made in halacha

I'm looking for examples (especially Achronim or later) where a Rabbi gives a ruling and then later on admits (possibly in a separate psak) that the original ruling was mistaken. Note that I'm not ...
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המלך המשפט on Yom Tov

According to this answer, if you accidentally start the weekday shemoneh esrei on Shabbos Cheshvan 7/December 5 or the first day of Pesach, you don't say ותן טל ומטר because the rest of the community ...
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Are there requirements for the replacement chazan when the first one erred in his Amidah repetition?

On certain occasions a chazan has to be replaced (see O Ch 53 (17)). If the error occurred in one of the intermediate blessings, the replacement chazan starts from the beginning of the brocho in ...
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Reader read the right words from the wrong day of Chanukah. Must he repeat?

Is the Torah reader required to read the correct portion on Chanukah in the following or similar circumstance? It is the second day of Chanukah. The reader correctly reads the Cohen's portion ...
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Forgot Yaaleh V'Yavo by Mincha on Erev Shabbos

Rosh Chodesh is on Friday only, and someone forgot to say Ya'aleh V'Yavo in the Mincha Amida. It is now already after nightfall, and he remembers that he omitted it. Must he repeat the Ma'ariv Amidah ...
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Why do you have to start over if the oleh makes the bracha at the wrong place?

Towards the end of Shoftim, there's a parsha that begins כי תצא למלחמה על אויביך, but it's not the correct beginning of Ki Teitzei. If the oleh makes the bracha having in mind the wrong כי תצא, he ...
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Mistaken identity of "Rabbi Chanina" in some siddurim

In the Kabbalas Shabbos service, which concludes with "Omar Rabbi Elozor," the previous paragraph is taken from Shabbos 12a. תניא חנניא אומר חייב אדם למשמש בבגדו ע"ש עם חשכה אמר רב יוסף הלכתא רבתי ...
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Not saying v'sain bracha

In Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Siman 117 Sif 3 it says that if someone said "v'sain tal u'matir l'vracha" in the bracha of Bircas Hashanim during the summer months then he must pray again (this is ...
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Said al hamichya instead of birkas hamazon. What do I do?

If one had 'pas habah bekisnin' thinking that he needs to make a mezonos followed by al hamichya, and after doing so discovers that he should have washed, said hamotzi and then birkas hamazon, what ...
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What if one forgot to separate the challa?

What if one completely forgot to separate the Challa? Is it still possible to do it after baking? If not, that means the bread is not eligible to be used for Shabbat? Thank you!
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