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Tiferet Yisrael (Boaz) on Avot 3:14 cited and translated here.


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Certainly not. Hatam Sofer was opposed to certain innovations and changes that were being proposed for Judaism in his time and place. He responded with a catchy phrase -- "the Torah prohibits the new", which is a play on words -- the Torah prohibits the new year's grain crop until the second day of Passover. If you study his responsa in more detail, a far ...


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Here is a link to Shiras Moshe which contains the poems of the Chasam Sofer.


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The work deals with laws and customs, particularly relating to the holidays. It is strongly associated with Sabbatianism and was attributed by R. Yaakov Emden (e.g. in his Torat HaK'naot, Altona, 1752, as noted here) to Nathan of Gaza, Shabbetai Tsvi's prophet. Many other rabbis followed R. Emden's assessment. Although not all of its opponents thought it was ...


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On Chazal there is a series of books by R Binyamin Lau on Jewish sages (from Koren), vol 1 on the Second Temple period, vol 2 on Yavne to Bar Kochba, vol 3 on the Galilean period, vol 4 on the period from the Mishna to the Talmud. On later and contemporary acharonim, there have been 3 compilations of the biographical sketches originally published in the ...


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Rav Yaakov Weinberg, speaking about חושך שבטו שונא בנו (one who spares the rod hates his child), said that this needs to be understood with the caveat that the "rod" means whatever will be effective in disciplining the child, and that if a stern look would suffice then giving a "patch" is being cruel, and if positive reinforcement would work then a stern ...


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Rav Shlome Wolbe in his sefer זריעה ובניין בחינוך pg. 24 writes, that we do not hit anymore, because of lifnei iver the son might hit back, even at a young age and it also can ruin a relationship. There is an Igros Moshe YD 1:140 which his son Rav Dovid asked. There is also an Igros Moshe YD 4:30:4 which discusses what a rebbi and what a father may do . A ...


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It is in the Yam shel Shlomo to the fifth perek of Bava Kamma


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Well I found the probable source in R. Akiva Eiger's responsa (vol. 1 ch. 29) where his uncle R. Binyomin Wolf Eiger make a feast in honor of R. Akiva Eiger's wedding. R. Akiva Eiger responds (ibid ch. 30) תודות אלף אל אדוני על הדבר אשר עשה לשמוח ביום שמחתי בפומני והוא אות נאמן על עזוז אהבהו, אם כי לא ידעתי על מה, ותשואות חן לכם...וכו A thousand ...


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Thanks to Double AA I found the source in Piskei T'shuvos footnote 12 which refers to the Chasam Sofer on the Torah in Parshas Vayechi, Divrei Hamaschil "VaYar Yosef".


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As explained in the source referenced here he started with Navi due to the poverty of a good collection of Mefarshim, Rashi on Nach is a more advanced pirush that doesn't explain the words the way his Pirush on the Torah does and there was a general lack of expert knowledge on Nach to learn from (I would say that part hasn't improved). So in other words, he ...


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In line with the his understanding of the snake as symbolic of the evil inclination (Gen. 3:1), the Sforno interprets the curse of the snake as symbolic of a person's plight in life (as affected by Adam's succumbing to the evil inclination). Sforno Gen. 3:14 ארור אתה מכל. שישיג תאוותיו וצרכיו בצער ובחסרון תענוג יותר מכל שאר בעלי חיים, כאמרם ראית חיה ועוף ...


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Shadal has two commentaries on Torah: a shorter one called Mishtadel a longer one, with two printings. One of these printings is a censored text, which leaves out e.g. some of Shadal's citations of gentile scholars. This one is available online in plain text. The other of these printings is the full uncensored version and is available on Google Books (but ...


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My subjective opinion is that this book is more focused on the theoretical foundations of the melachot. While aruch hashulchan and mishna brurah is very focused on giving you the psak, eglei tal is more focused on explaining the definitions of the melachot. My assumption is that if a posek knows the eglei tal well it will help him to come to a conclusion ...


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Mishchas Shemen 2 - page 202 mentions that this story is known from the Chut Hameshulash. I am not sure which Chut Hameshulash he is referring to and I have been unable to source this further. However Rabbi Shlomo Aviner quoting Orchos Rabeinu from the Steipler says it is only a story. וכן מספרים על ה'חתם סופר' שהרג עמלקי ואמר הג"ר י"י קניבסקי: "זה רק ...


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R' Shimon Schwab, "On Being a Friend to Your Children," address at Torah Umesorah, 1990, printed in Selected Speeches (CIS) There is no getting away from it! "Mussar" also derives from the word יסורים and that means, in our case, corporal punishment. Don't get me wrong. I do not mean spanking or caning, which was practiced by some ...


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I did an analysis inspired by MDJava's. I used the JSON format text to compute the frequency with which the Mishnah Berurah and Aruch HaShulchan are cited by simain in the Kaf HaHaayyim. I identified the Mishnah Berurah by searching for the text מ"ב או. This sefer is cited by acronym, but the Misat Binyamin is also cited using the מ"ב acronym, so I ...


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Lechatchila person should not do it, if he already did in first half-hour after chatzos it is ok bedieved, but if already chatzos passee an one did not pray, he should do tashlumin after praying mincha. mishna berurah 89:1:7


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According to Rabbi Frand - Rabbi Ruderman corresponded with the Ohr Sameach. Those old enough to remember Rav Ruderman saw a connection to the glory of what European Jewry was in its prime. He corresponded with the Ohr Sameach.


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Taz Yoreh Deah 293 (s'if kattan 4): דחייו של אדם תלוי בשתית שכר


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Here are links to: Bereshith, Shemos, Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim on Google Books.


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Another image of this appears in the link that @interested posted. It's a Slichot for 20th of Sivan, printed around 1650, apparently by the Tosfot Yom Tov himself, brought in Otzar Hachochmah: It's hard to read, but I think it says: "גם מיד כשנודע פה ק"ק קראקא יא?בם הגזירה רעה ??? ?? ק"ק נעמרוב הגדולה אז כדי להסיר מכשול העון הגדול של שיחה ...


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See orach chayim siman 89, first siff in Ramma that once it hits chatzos its assur to daven. Mishna berura brings different opinions that if it was by accident one has a half hour after chatzos to daven, but one should assume like Ramma that there is no half hour make up time and therefore wait the half hour till mincha time, daven mincha, then pray a ...


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(Personally, I have heard from people that say that the Tekufas Haacharonim continues until Mashiach, and from others, that it ended a while ago, and that we are in the "Tekufas Rashei Yeshiva.) Most of the sources freely available on the internet (here, here, here, here, etc.) do not give a good definition for this, and simply say that this "Tekufah" ...


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A few examples: The Chofetz Chaim writes in his introduction that every word was weighed and pondered before committing it to writing: כל סעיף וסעיף מםפר הזה עיינתי בו הרבה (ובדיבוק חברים גדולי התורה. וחפשתי חיפוש אחר חיפוש שלא ימצא בש״ס סתירה לדברינו. וכמה פעמים עיינתי כענין אחד כמה ימים עד שבררתי ההלכה לאמתה בעזרת השם יתברך. ואקוה להשם יתברך ...


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All the answer so far are great - here is a (hopefully) comprehensive answer. My argument leans towards the more modern thinking that hitting should ideally be avoided and I have highlighted modern thought along with some older sources to bring out the idea - I apologise if some sources above are repeated: By way of introduction, Shlomo Hamelech in (משלי יג:...


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Searching the text of Kaf HaChaim Orach Chaim and Yoreh Deah yields the following: Mishnah Berurah cited a max of 328 times (325 "מ"ב אות" and 3 "משנה ברורה"), starting around 15:1. Haven't checked how many are referring to others Aruch HaShulchan cited 0 time in Orach Chaim and 383 times in Yoreh Deah. (ערוך הש(ו)לחן) Visual Studio Code search term:


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Mazal Tov, Lee. The primary distinction between their psak is as follows: Rav Mordechai Eliyahu holds that your wife must count 5 days starting from the day she saw her period before making hefsek tahara. Rav Ovadia Yosef holds that your wife must count 4 days starting from the last day she had martial relations before making hefsek tahara. Most women bleed ...


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Rabbi Natan Slifkin has an extensive presentation of all the different sides of the kezayis discussion here. He brings many opinions that actually do hold that the correct size of the kezayis is the actual size of an olive: R. Chaim of Volozhin (1749-1821) is widely revered as the father of the yeshivah world. Less known and certainly less popular in ...


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