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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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Practice of burning or burying fingernail clippings

This is a superstition adopted from Zorostrianism during the exile. “ In Vi-daæv-dát 17 (laws/formulas against demons) 1-6, Zarathustra asks the Wise Lord, what is the act for which a certain demon, ...
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Learning Shuvuos night

See this article Tikkun Leil Shavuot by Lesli Koppelman Ross. Referring to certain of the comments above: note that the author includes the phrase "All in all, Tikkun Leil Shavuot is a relatively ...
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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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Why is the last bereita in Avot often said before Kaddish?

See the following passage extracted from https://outorah.org/p/4589/ The Five Types of Kaddish by Rabbi Jack Abramowitz The Rabbis’ Kaddish (“Kaddish D’Rabbanan”) is recited after a public lecture in ...
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Sefardi Tachanun in Ashkenazi Shul (and the converse) - Poresh Min Hatzibbur? If so, what to do?

The Arukh Hashulchan (OC 651:22) suggests that there is no issue of separating from the congregation when waving Lulav in a different manner from most, since the Mishna (Sukka 3:9) tells us of certain ...
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Al Hannisim for Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim

See this article "Saying Al Ha’Nissim on Yom Ha’atzmaut" by Rabbi Dov Linzer https://library.yctorah.org/lindenbaum/saying-al-hanissim-on-yom-haatzmaut/ which concludes as follows: ...
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Minhag to not sleep in socks to show that we aren't shedim?

Hopefully this should answer your question which was answered on ShulchanAruchHarav.com Sleeping with socks: The Halachic issue of removing the socks and revealing the feet:[1] In area that it is not ...
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Were there any instances of Ashkenazim using a tallit with white stripes?

Yes, there are such cases. One of them is the Father of the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe. The Rebbe himself wore his tallit in such a way that the black stripes were wrapped inside. Thus, he acted according ...
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Haftarot for Acharei Mot and Kedoshim

The Babylonian annual Torah cycle portions Acharei and Kedoshim traditionally were associated with haftara readings from Ezekiel 22 and Ezekiel 20 respectively. Both those readings speak about sexual ...
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Can one Daven with the 'wrong' pronunciation?

It's best to consult a Rabbi in this case. The below answer is my educated opinion, and should only be taken as a last resort if a Rabbi's ruling isn't available or clear. Halachically, when praying ...
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Significance of the various Shabbos dishes

I recently became aware that many Shabbat foods share a gematria (specifically a mispar katan mispari) of seven (and Shabbat is the seventh day of the week). None of other than the Vilna Gaon calls ...
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Tefillin removal on chol hamoed - first day vs the other days

The Minhag to wear the Tfillin on first day חול המועד פסח is brought, as a by the way, in the ספר לקט הקמח החדש סימן כה אות קח (see image) where he mentions that one should remove the tfillin between ...
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