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This isn't a source but it is an explanation for the reasoning. I ended up asking Chief Rabbi Lau what the deal was, and he explained: a. The reason that they didn't use Trump's father's full name is because they didn't know it. 'Fred' was the name given to them by the ambassador. So, something of a hiccup on his part. b. The reason they used his father's ...


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I though about this for a while based on Kovetz Shiurim on Pessachim Piska 54 and Kovetz Shiurim Chelek 2 Siman 33, where he discussed if in order to transgress Bal Tosif while is not the time for the mitzva, if one needs only to do the act of the mitzva (maase mitzva) or it needs that if it would be in the proper time, the mitzva would be fulfilled, he ...


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The Netziv writes based on the Rambam that there is also a positive obligation to obey the Rabbis, from the beginning of the verse אשר יאמרו לך תעשה (that which [the Rabbis] say to you, do.) Otherwise, one would not be able to make a blessing on a Rabbinic mitzvah, as blessings are only said on positive commandments. Therefore, one can do a hiddur in ...


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Yeshiva World News reported that Rav Zilberstein shlita said to do so in the name of the Maharshal. This was originally reported by Kikar Shabbat, who asked Rav Zilberstein and he responded as reported. I searched all over and failed to find this Maharshal... What I don't get is Donald Trump's father's name was Frederick. If they used Donald's full name why ...


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If you have done something that was genuinely wrong, or hurtful, and you could have said it better or been more helpful then yes you should apologize to them. Making blanket statements of forgiveness for things you can not recall is generally not a good thing because it comes off as insincere even if you are. Others cannot perform mitzvot for you in that way,...


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This is cited as law by R. Abraham Gombiner in Magen Avraham O.C. 167:1 אם שמע דין ונראה לו שהלכה כך מותר לאמרו בשם אדם גדול כי היכי דליקבלי מיניה If one hears a law and it seems to him that the law is as such it is permissible to say it in the name of a great person in order that they accept it from him.


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