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See the Medrash Raba on Shemos (Exodus) פרשה ג that states that (at least initially, at the burning bush) Hashem sounded just like Moshe's father Amrom when He spoke to him. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ הַכֹּהֵן בַּר נְחֶמְיָה בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁנִּגְלָה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עַל משֶׁה טִירוֹן הָיָה משֶׁה לַנְּבוּאָה, ‏אָמַר הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא "אִם ...


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I asked this question once when I wanted to learn a Masechta for the purpose of making a Siyum. I learned it on mp3 and made a Siyum with the approval of a prominent Rav who ran a Kiruv program for which I volunteered in DC.


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Midrash Tehilim 18:29 (in the name of R. Luliani) says that Hashem spoke with Moshe with the voice of Moshe himself: רבי לוליאני בשם רבי ישמעאל אמר בנוהג שבעולם הרב אומר והתלמיד עונה. אבל הקב"ה אינו כן (שם יט יט) משה ידבר והאלקים יעננו בקול. הוי וענותך תרבני Seems that the any other characteristics mentioned when applied to G-d's voice deppends on the ...


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Hinting to a non jew to help you (without telling them explicitly) could do the trick. Before you find someone to remove the battery place a chair underneath ceiling where the smoke alarm is. Although it could be considered dangerous to have a non-functioning smoke alarm over shabbat, it may be a temporary solution before you can replace the battery. If its ...


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A partial answer to the first part only. It seems that ululation is practised by Sephardic women. In this article, it is connected to the Torah reading: “Sephardic women, primarily those from Syria, Iran, and Iraq, make an ululating sound after the Torah honoree (especially a bar mitzvah or bridegroom) has concluded the final blessing or has left ...


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Your question is discussed in אהלי שם - המקדש - משניות תמיד, מידות He points out that according to Harav Noeh the distance is 38.4 km. The Meleches Shlomo says that hearing the sound of the great gate opening and the ability to smell the ketores were miraculous. The Tiferes Yisroel can see no point in a miracle and therefore concludes that it must have ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote (with regards to Megilla, Shofar, and Gittin) that in contrast to an acoustic hearing aide whose amplified sound is connected to the original sound, a sound produced through a microphone (or telephone) has no halachic connection to the original sound. A microphone (or telephone) works by a voice changing the electric current ...


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The Rivevos Ephraim 8:102:2 writes that watching the syium hashas (live)on tv and hears kaddish ,one can answer amen yehei shmei rabbah... Since it is not the shem Hashem,he also talks about hearing thunder over the phone and holds one may say bracha without Shem UMalchus. רבבות אורח חיים אפריפ


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No, but if it is live yes (Yalkut Yosef, Helek 3, 215:4). However, over the internet it would be Asur (Q&A 91813 to R' Musafi). The reason is because the internet is a little off. Forgot to mention: Even if you both are Mechawen you can't be Yose.


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In the beginning of Shmuel 1, we have the story Chana davening for a son. The posuk states that Chana was davening quietly: וְחַנָּה, הִיא מְדַבֶּרֶת עַל-לִבָּהּ--רַק שְׂפָתֶיהָ נָּעוֹת, וְקוֹלָהּ לֹא יִשָּׁמֵעַ; וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ עֵלִי, לְשִׁכֹּרָה (Shmuel 1, 1:13) Eli HaNovi, mistaking her for a drunk, rebuked her. However, she was shown to be "in the ...


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Based on the Sefer HaBeracha WeHilchoteah (58:15) it counts as Miswat Talmud Torah.


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Ya'aqov Etzyon, in the article "משבירים ושוברים"( in the section entitled "לשבר את האוזן"), brings Rashi on Shemot 19:18, s.v. ha-Kivshan, which says: הכבשן: של סיד, יכול ככבשן זה ולא יותר, תלמוד לומר (דברים ד יא) בוער באש עד לב השמים. ומה תלמוד לומר כבשן, לשבר את האוזן, מה שהיא יכולה לשמוע, נותן לבריות סימן הניכר להם. כיוצא בו (הושע יא י) כאריה ישאג, וכי ...


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I'm not observant, but I live in a NY suburb and the tragic loss of seven children and the anguish of their father while their mother and an eighth child struggle for their lives has been the lead story on the news since Saturday morning. According to news reports, the home had no functioning smoke detectors. Apparently the fire was started by a hot plate ...


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Someone I know, who knows halacha, suggested to me tentatively that a smoke detector is movable (it is a keli shem'lachto l'heter or, at worst, a keli shem'lachto l'isur, still movable under the circumstances) and that one could remove it from the wall (if it's not screwed in, as many are not) and hide it in a room where it will not be heard. He was ...


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This article from Tzomet is mainly focused on the use (non-use) of microphones on Shabbat. Within it, he cites the Talmud Shabbat source and explains: According to Rashi, mashmi’a kol does not belong to the category of melacha, but is rather for*bidden because it constitutes a sort of “weekday activity”(uvdin d’chol) and “denigration of Shabbat” (...


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There is a Malach who is in charge of communicating 'heavenly messages'. The Gemara in Sotah 33a records that angels do not speak Aramaic. The Gemara asks on that by bringing a story of a Bas Kol which was in Aramaic. The Gemara offers two explanations: Either the Malach of Bas Kol, whose job is communication, speaks all 70 languages, or that it was the ...


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Tzomet is an Israeli institute for Science and Halacha (Jewish law). They research modern devices and see how they can be used/tuned to be used with observant Jews. They have some relevant thoughts on hearing aids (here) In summary, the main halachic requirements for using a hearing aid are to have appropriate long-lasting batteries and to turn it on ...


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Mizrahis ululate even in present day. My fam Iraqi Jew and we stay ululating for any joyous occasion or just when we get together and get rowdy


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This is a recording of all of weekday shaharit being read word-by-word by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson: http://vimeo.com/18771198


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Dan's answer covered the "how are those blasts calculated?" part of your question; I'll do the other part, "Do we actually hear 100 or are there extra?". We actually hear 100: 30 initially, 30 in the silent sh'mone esre (nusach S'farad and nusach Ari), 30 in the repetition of the sh'mone esre, and 40 (nusach Ashk'naz) or 10 (nusach S'farad and nusach Ari) ...


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http://www.inner.org is Rabbi Ginsburgh's official website. There are both text and audio lectures available.


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The Midrash (Bereshit Rabbah 70:19) says that at Yaakov and Leah's "wedding," the member of the audience, who were of aware of Lavan's scheme, tried hinting to Yaakov - Ha Lea! Ha Lea! - Hi Leah! - "She's Leah" יט [כט, כב - כה] ויאסוף לבן את כל אנשי המקום ויעש משתה כינס כל אנשי מקומו אמר להם יודעים אתם שהיינו דחוקים למים וכיון שבא הצדיק הזה לכאן נתברכו ...


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I can think of a few comparisons of the sound of Aleph to the sound of Ayin: The sound of Aleph is slight, and the letter is therefore sometimes omitted from spelling. Ex 10:21 Rashi, citing Isaiah 13:20, Gen 13:12, Gen 13:18, Job 25:05, 2 Samuel 22:40, Psalms 18:40, Psalms 30:12. One who gives the same pronunciation to Aleph and Ayin should not lead the ...


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Welcome to Mi Yodeya. As my son wears cochlear implants, I have been reading quite a bit on the usage of hearing aids and implants on Shabbat. There is quite a diversity of opinions in this area. However, Rabbi Elisha Sandler's article is about the most comprehensive that I can find on the web. I know Rabbi Sandler, so if you have any specifics that you ...


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The mishna in Berakhot 2:3 records the following dispute between Rabbi Yosei and the tana qama: הקורא את שמע ולא השמיע לאזנו - יצא. רבי יוסי אומר: לא יצא My translation: One who reads the Shema' but not so that his ear hears it has fulfilled his obligation. Rabbi Yosei says, he has not fulfilled his obligation. The gemara (Berakhot 15a) understands ...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:12 says in part: וכל אדם צריך ליזהר להוציא בשפתיו ולהשמיע לאזניו כל מה שלומד בין במקרא משנה ותלמוד אלא אם כן בשעת עיון להבין דבר מתוך דבר וכל מה שלומד בהרהור לבד ואפשר לו להוציא בשפתיו ואינו מוציא אינו יוצא בלימוד זה ידי חובת מצות ולמדתם אותם And every person has to be careful to say the words with his lips ...


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R Braun (from the Crown Heights Beis Din) says that one does not fulfill the obligation to learn torah by listening to tapes.


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According to my uncle (who is a good surce as my entire mother's family still speaks Aramaic (lishan didan dialect) and have retained many lost meanings), it comes from the word kililah (I dont know the hebrew and forgot the meaning, so if someone knows please let me know). I do know that the word means something about hapiness. The ululation actually goes ...


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See Siman 55 in Biur Halacha: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14170&st=&pgnum=172&hilite= Summary: Taz isn't too fond of the idea of having a deaf Shaliach Tzibbur. If he is davening, however, according to Magen Avraham, Gra, Bach and others, it appears we should not remove him from the amud. Rabbi Akiva Eiger concludes that l'...


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Your concerns are well-founded. While a number of bands are unaware of, or ignore, the clear health-related and halachic ramifications of loud music, it is certainly contrary to Jewish law to have loud music played at simchas (or otherwise). For an in-depth response and much more information on this matter, I would recommend Rabbi Forsythe's article "Dangers ...


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