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Syrian Custom re: Nine Days

Anyone have information on the Syrian minhag re: wearing freshly laundered clothing during the Nine Days? Does Rav Eli Mansour say anything about this?
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Rashi's Six Question types

I heard (possibly in the name of the Beer Mayim Chaim) that all of Rashi's commentary al hatorah addresses one of six questions: קושי בדקדוק, סמיכת הענינים, לשון מיותר, סתירה, שינוי בלשון, קושי הבנה I ...
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Aluminum pan reuse (for sepharadim)? [duplicate]

According to Sephardic halacha, does one need to toivel single use aluminum pans when reused? Other posts only discussed Ashkenazi pesakim.
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What is added to Tikkun Hatsot during the daytime of Ben Ha'metzarim?

I cannot seem to find the text online anywhere. I know it is in some Sepharadi siddurim.
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Four witnesses on ketubah?

So my fiancé and I trying to have a more feminist orthodox wedding, and one thing we’ve heard is that (among other things) we can be more inclusive on the ketubah by having 2 halachic male signatures ...
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Sephardic customs [duplicate]

I know that Sephardim don't follow some customs so would be the Sephardic customs, for the week of TB'A, being that if ave is pushed off to the following week, leaving no week of, as Sunday is the ...
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Is it permitted to water one's flowers during the 9 days?

Is it permitted to water one's flowers during the 9 days? Or is this not permitted? What is the halacha here? Let me know, thanks.
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Make a neder to forbid from oneself reward in the World to Come

I always understood that a neder is forbidding physical pleasure or benefit from oneself. I believe this is the common understanding. However, I saw a surprising statement of the Maharal in his ...
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Is there any time or situation when a father revokes a minor son's vows?

The parsha Matot talks of a father revoking his young daughter's vows. This seems to refer to the time period when the daughter is between 11 and 12 years of age: https://dafyomi.co.il/nazir/backgrnd/...
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Meaning (and Source) of the names of the Imahos

What is the meaning (and source) of the names of the Imahos - Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel, and Leah?
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Putting away Tefllin before Hallel on Rosh Chodesh [duplicate]

On Rosh Chodesh, when the Chazan completed saying Kaddish prior to Mussaf, the Tzibur removes their Tefillin. Do the Tefillin need to be rolled up and put into their bag or can that wait until after ...
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Goren Arvana/Ornan as the Location of the Temple

The last chapter of Samuel (24) describes King David's sin of counting the Jewish people and the resulting epidemic in which 70,000 Jews were killed. At the end of the account, the prophet describes ...
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Source of the expression בית עולמים referring to the temple

Where does the term בית עולמים come from in reference to the Temple?
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Sad music during Omer/3 Weeks

Thought of this question and apparently it was posed a few years ago on here but no answer was given so I’ll ask again- can you listen to sad or depressing music during the Omer or more importantly ...
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Shema or sefira which comes first

What if a person who strictly abides by Rabinu Tam when it come to Tzais Hakochavim (i.e. his kehilla and family follow this minhag strictly) davens maariv with a minyan slightly earlier during ...
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Galus - ערי מקלט - by self admittance

If someone comes to Bais Din and says he killed someone Beshogeg and there are no witnesses, Will Bais Din be Mechayev him to go to the עיר המקלט? If yes, can he then after a while say that he only ...
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Changes to the name of Hashem in written texts

I have seen an article which cites a text called Massorah and this text supposedly catalogs 134 instances (referenced here) in which the written text "originally" used the 4 letter name of ...
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Testifying against parents?

If a parent was a murderer or child molester is it against Halacha to report them to the authorities and or testify against them?
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Potential Basar V'Chalav issues with a hot water urn

Is a public hot water urn, used by many people for both dairy and meat products (eg. Coffee with milk, meat instant soup mix), problematic? Assuming no non-Kosher products were used, and the only ...
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Can a women make a condition in the kiddushin?

A man can tell a woman to marry me on condition X and if its fulfilled the kiddushin is valid. Can a woman during kiddushin say she will only marry the guy based on a certain condition? Found the ...
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Bringing Garlic When Visiting the Sick?

While describing the protection garlic can have to ward off negative forces, the Taamei Haminhagim Kuntres Acharon (659:20) writes: ששום מבריח החיצונים. שמעתי מפי איש נאמן ירא ה׳ שהרה״צ הקדוש מהר&...
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How Does Garlic Ward Away Negative Spirits?

The Taamei Haminhagim (659) quotes the Shaar Hamelech who says: טעם שבט״ב מטילין שום על בית הקברות, לפי ששום מבריח החיצונים, ובכל ימות השנה,יכולין לינצל ע״י תורה ותפלה ואין לחם אחיזה - The reason why ...
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Premarital relationships for noahides [duplicate]

Shalom, I am a 16 year old noahide and therefore quite young. I want to ask if it is permissible for a noahide to premarital relationships (of course only with the opposite gender and therefore sexual ...
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Is the Arizal quoted in the Shittah Mekubetzes?

Someone told me that the Arizal is quoted in the Shittah Mekubetzes. Is this true? If true, please provide a source.
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Are there any sources which prove that one is not obligated to pay tax if the said tax is a progressive tax? [duplicate]

A progressive tax is based on the taxpayer's ability to pay. It imposes a lower tax rate on low-income earners than on those with a higher income. This is usually achieved by creating tax brackets ...
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Questions about Barley harvest and first fruits [closed]

I am studying the agricultural cycle as it relates to the feasts, and have a few thorny questions about the firstfruit offering in Nisan, in Leviticus 23:9-14. This is my first question, so excuse me ...
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Revenge but indirectly related

Rashi to the pasuk לא תקום explains that suppose you have person A who asks person B to borrow his jacket and he says no, and then the next day person B asks person A to borrow his jacket or something ...
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Morning Netila without water

So this morning I didn’t have water available to use when I woke up for Netilat Yadayim? What should I have done? Also when I did get water available again, say past chatzos, should I have made netila ...
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Moshe, Israel entry

HaShem tells Moshe Rabbeinu that he will not be allowed into Eretz Ha-Kodesh. Moshe Rabbeinu is shown the Eretz Ha-Kodesh will standing on the banks of the river Jordan ( or somewhere in that area ...
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Question on this Rambam

"If, by contrast, a Jewish male enters into relations with a gentile woman, when he does so intentionally, she should be executed. She is executed because she caused a Jew to be involved in an ...
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What is the difference between the Benayahu and the Ben Yehoyada?

Among his many sefarim, the Ben Ish Chai wrote the Ben Yehoyada and the Benayahu, each an exposition on the Aggadita in the Gemara. First he wrote the Ben Yehoyada, then the Benayahu. Why are they two ...
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Making shabbat morning kiddush at shul and again at home... what is the story?

Say everyone heard kiddush at shul on shabbat morning. Now all are at home. Do we make kiddush again? And if so, is that from a source, or just because it feels like the right thing to do? Ditto ...
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Can men get a piercing?

Is an ear piercing begged isha? It’s very mainstream now to the point where I’m thinking that there’s a chance that it might be alright. Thoughts
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Is this the correct phrase: העול של תורה [closed]

The Yoke of the Torah Please adjust so I have the phrasing/prepositions correct. (And any source references welcome!)
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Would Adam rebel against God?

I heard that if Adam was left alone, without a wife, he would eventually rebel against God. Is that correct?
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Bobblehead - Avoda Zara issue?

Would there be any issue (like Avoda Zara perhaps) with gifting someone a bobblehead of a family member?
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Parallel between Gad/Reuven approaching Moshe and 10 brothers approaching Yosef

There are some parallels between two stories: In Miketz/Vayigash, 10 of the 12 brothers/tribes approach ("vayigash", Beresheit 42:18) Yosef (the Hebrew leader) as servants ("avadecha&...
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Tune for Travels in Parshas Maasei [duplicate]

In parshas Maasei, many have the minhag to do a tune for the travels at the beginning of the Parsha (Perek 33). Is anyone aware of a source or reason for this minhag?
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If you start Shacharit Shemoneh Esrei during zman, and finish it out of zman, what is the halacha?

If you start Shacharit Shemoneh Esrei during zman, and finish it out of zman, what is the halacha? For example, if you are davening towards the end of the 4th halachic hour, and you start Shemoneh ...
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Why is this person deserving of death?

הַהוּא גַבְרָא דְּקָא מְצַלֵּי אֲחוֹרֵי בֵּי כְּנִישְׁתָּא, וְלָא מַהְדַּר אַפֵּיהּ לְבֵי כְּנִישְׁתָּא. חֲלַף אֵלִיָּהוּ. חַזְיֵיהּ, אִידְּמִי לֵיהּ כְּטַיָּיעָא, אֲמַר לֵיהּ: כְּדוּ בָר קָיְימַתְּ ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase: "you will be gathered unto your people," mentioned by the passing of Moshe and Aharon?

The phrase arises as follows: Numbers 27:13 וראיתה אתה ונאספת אל עמיך גם אתה כאשר נאסף אהרן אחיך And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was ...
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Catholic interested in learning about Judaism ✡️ & learning Hebrew to better understand the difference between the Bible & the Torah 🙏

I don’t know much about the Jewish Faith. During my younger years I attended Catholic School until 10th grade. Recently I have become stronger Spiritually, I’ve always had a strong curiousity about ...
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Three-fold repetitions

What’s the deal with Judaism and saying things 3 times in a row? Like in the end of Tefilat Haderech we repeat a pasuk 3 times, by Kiddish Levanah we repeat a lot of things 3 times (like “shalom ...
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Does רבינו יונה hold that the source of the prohibition for Loshon Hora is אונאת דברים?

In the 3rd Shaar of Shaarei Teshuvah he gives a passuk in the Torah for each עבירה (sin). If so, why in #214 does he begin explaining Loshon Hora (LH) with the issur of אונאת דברים and an example ...
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Aliya Ending In Parshas Ki Sisa [duplicate]

When laining Parshas Ki Sisa for the Parshas Hashavua, Chamishi ends after Perek 34 Passuk 9. But when we lain that portion on fast days and yomim tovim, the aliyah ends one passuk later. Why is that? ...
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Is it forbidden to bite off and swallow one's chapped skin? [duplicate]

Chapped lips can result in parts of skin that are uncomfortable but that can be peeled off. If a person with chapped lips has a habit of using their teeth to pull off the dead skin, are they ...
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Who are the Lions of Ariel?

Who are the Ariel lions described in 2 Samuel 23.20 - 1 Chronicles 11.22 killed by Benaiah? Men, giants or temples?
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Who is Rav Chafetz Ben Yatzliach?

In the Introduction to the Duties of the Heart, Bahya ibn Paquda mentions a book by Rav Chafetz ben Yatzliach which summarises the commandments of the Torah. Is anything known about this figure?
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Esav being Yaakob avinu's nefesh

I heard a concept saying that Yaakov's nefesh was inherited into Esav's neshama. Meaning, Yaakov's inclinations are Esav's actions, which shows the deep spiritual connection/bonds between the twins. ...
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How to translate Zechariah 12:10

Zechariah 12:10 has a clause which says: וְהִבִּ֥יטוּ אֵלַ֖י אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁר־דָּקָ֑רוּ This is translated on the Chabad website as: And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust ...
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