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Is reading Toldos Yesh"u on Nittle-Nacht minhag? Who keeps it?

I found one place where this minhag is mentioned: ישנם שנהגו לקרא ביום זה את ספר תולדות ישו, ספר עברי מימי הביניים המוקדמים שגם תורגם ליידיש, המציג את קורותיו של ישו בצורה לעגנית. כמו כן הופיע במאה ה-...
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Why does a Chabad tallit katan have silk corners?

In a letter in Igros Kodesh vol. 3 the Lubavitcher Rebbe brings the source of the Chabad custom: The Rebbe my father-in-law Shlita said the following: “Such is the custom of our Rebbe’s house”… “The ...
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Why does a Chabad tallit katan have silk corners?

I guess it's a historical vestige from the times chassidim were all about wearing silk and not wearing woolen garments in order to avoid shaatnez. For example, the Chassidim famously go about wearing ...
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Which Chassidim only wear a Bekishe/Kopote on Shabbos/Yom Tov

All Chassidim wear a bekeshe/kapota only on Shabbos and Yom Tov (+ on other special occasions depending on their minhag). A kapota is only worn in Lubavitch and they are the only Chassidus that wears ...
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Is there a formal Jewish way of wishing someone a safe journey?

There is a minhag to give someone 'shlichus mitzva gelt' to give to tzedakka when they arrive in their destination. This comes from the chazal 'Shluchay mitzvah eino nezakin', someone who is a ...
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