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Customary learning areas for Shavuos?

To add some information to the practice of saying Tikkun Leil Shavuot- There is a machloket regarding saying Mishnayot, The Chid"a and others are of the opinion to omit them but the Shla"h ...
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Minhag for a couple of converts

It's hard to declare any sort of hard and fast rules on these things; practical considerations are going to win out. (Maybe one of them can adjust better than the other? Just as an example, the ...
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Why do we sing while saying viduy on Yom Kippur?

I heard an answer for a question very similar to this. During the days of Selihot, the Sepharadim recite it in a very joyful tune. My rabbi gave a reason for this. Since we recite Selihot in a minyan, ...
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Minhag for a couple of converts

I am sure there are other opinions but, The Yalkut Yosef in his Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yore Deah Siman 242:30 - writes about a person who converts in the land of Israel that he should follow the ...
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Why do we sing while saying viduy on Yom Kippur?

I believe I once heard this in a speech: Given that saying Viduy is part of the Teshuva process, we sing to show that we are happy , בשמחה, to fulfill that Mitzva.
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Different shitos in halachah

It would depend if you hold you are doing basic halacha or a stringency. If you hold it's completely assur to do something then you cannot tell another Jew to do it because it's lifnei iver. For ...
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Customary learning areas for Shavuos?

The traditional Tikkun Leil Shavuot contains excerpts of each parasha, every book of the remainder of Tanach, Mishnah, Kabbalah and a list of the 613 mitzvot. The common current practice is well ...
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Minhag for a couple of converts

Following the teaching from Moshe Rabbeinu, the male convert follows what would be defined as Minhag Yisroel, what all Jews have accepted universally. It is in that sense that the response from Yalkut ...
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א mi yodeya (the pronunciation)?

We are sure that א was originally pronounced as a glottal stop, which is like the break between the syllables of the phrase “uh-oh”. Every time it has a vowel underneath it, even a silent Shva, it ...
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May a Jew be a Freemason?

Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple z"l (Senior Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia from 1972-2005 and prior to holding that post, rabbi of the London congregations of Bayswater (1960-1965) and ...
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