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From the day she is born (Shulchan Arukh EH 37:1).


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The Rambam Hilchos Brachos 11:2 writes that there are some mitzvos which one is obligated to go after, such as: tefillin, sukkah, shofar, and there are mitzvos that are optional where one does not need to run after to perform, such as: mezuzah, and maakeh. The Rambam writes that even if one wants to live on a boat or live in a tent it is permitted to do so, ...


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Hilchot Sotah is in the regular Aruch Hashulchan. It is one siman long and it is the very last siman in the Even Ha'ezer section (# 178). The siman is titled: דיני סוטה בזמן הבית ובזמן הזה ובו פ"ז סעיפים The laws of Sotah in the times of the temple and nowadays, and it contains 87 paragraphs. Here is the first page.


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The story of Rav Amnon, printed in most machzorim under Unisana Tokef and taken from the Or Zerua (Rosh hashana 266) could be taken as evidence that it is. In that story, a bishop asks Rav Amnon to convert to Christianity, and he asks for three days to think about it. Rav Amnon was very worried about the chilul Hashem, and the rest is legend. However, the ...


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Rambam himself writes (Teshuvah 1:4): עָבַר עַל כְּרֵתוֹת וּמִיתוֹת בֵּית דִּין וְעָשָׂה תְּשׁוּבָה, תְּשׁוּבָה וְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים תּוֹלִין וְיִסּוּרִין הַבָּאִין עָלָיו גּוֹמְרִין לוֹ הַכַּפָּרָה. If he violated [something whose punishment is] excision or death by the courts and he repented, repentance and Yom Kippur suspend [judgement] and ...


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Mishlei is generally teaching a practical morality. It is about life, not about the soul after death. Someone who messes with another man's wife will be burned from having held her, as one who holds coals. (See the preceding pesukim.) This is true here and now, and has nothing to do with teshuva. Teshuva may be possible, but it would be necessary and ...


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See SA OC 47.4 המהרהר בדברי תורה האינו צריך לברך. והוא הדין ודיכול זלפסוק דין בלא נתינת טעם לדבריו (ר"ן פרק קמא דשבת ופרק כל הצלמים כתב דהוי כהרהור): ‏ The SA says in name of the Ran in Masechet Shabbat that one who is thinking tora doesn't need to bless for this Tora activity. The Ran is based on the principle that thinking is not equivalent to ...


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Tosafos, as DonielF wrote, states that nailing down the schach to stop the rain invalidates the succah. This is because a sukka needs to be temporary and by stopping the rain it is considered to be permanent. Some say the problem is the nails - even if they do not stop the rain and some say that stopping the rain alone is a problem. The Rash in Siman 11 ...


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