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According to this website, the custom in the Jewish Tunisian community is to recite the "Eishet Chayil", after the reading of "Shir Hashirim" (Song of Songs) and in the Djerba community to recite it during the weeks of Sefirat HaOmer. [In many Sefardic communities, "Shir Hashirim" is recited weekly, after "Kabbalat Shabbat", before "Arvit". Some of the ...


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Alei Hadas pg 310 (where Rav Mazuz says to look about why the custom exists in the YKR question linked to by @IsraelReader) surmises that some communities recite it in shul because some people won't say it at home or to buy time for latecomers. Either way, the one on the wall is probably just a means of getting another donation for the shul and of little ...


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See Mishna and Gemara in Taanit 26a, 31a ומה היו אומרות בחור שא נא עיניך וראה מה אתה בורר לך אל תתן עיניך בנוי תן עיניך במשפחה (משלי לא) שקר החן והבל היופי אשה יראת ה' היא תתהלל DO NOT SET THINE EYES ON BEAUTY BUT SET THINE EYES ON [GOOD] FAMILY. GRACE IS DECEITFUL, AND BEAUTY IS VAIN; BUT A WOMAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD, SHE SHALL BE PRAISED. ...


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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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The Ibn Ezra (commentary to Mishlei 9:10) seems to answer all your questions in one fell swoop. First he explains the passuk: תחלת חכמה יראת ה' - כטעם: ראשית חכמה יראת ה'. The beginning of wisdom is fear of Hashem - the reason: the first wisdom is fear of Hashem ודעת קדושים בינה - טעמו ותחלת הבינה דעת קדושים. And knowledge of the Holy One ...


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Check out "Max Tawil Tehillim Lesson- I" on this page: http://www.pizmonim.org/section.php?maqam=Tehillim There are other sources that explain the logic of the grammar better, but this is a "real tradition". (The middle eastern communities have 3 separate tunes for Iyyov, Mishlei, and Tehillim by the way. Eshet Hayil is read with the Mishlei tune on Erev ...


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