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See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 473:3 אם ירצה לשתות כמה כוסות הרשו' בידו ומ"מ ראוי ליזהר שלא לשתות בין ראשון לשני אם לא לצורך גדול כדי שלא ישתכר וימנע מלעשו' הסדר וקריאת ההגדה: If one wants to drink many cups, he has permission to do so. Nevertheless, it's proper not to drink between the first and second cups, if there's no great need, so that he won'...


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See Shulchan Aruch, Laws of Holidays, 529:3-4 (Sefaria Translation): 3 אדם אוכל ושותה ושמח ברגל ולא ימשוך בבשר וביין ובשחוק וקלות ראש לפי שאין השחוק וקלות ראש שמחה אלא הוללות וסכלות ולא נצטוינו על ההוללות והסכלות אלא על שמחה שיש בה עבודת היוצר: One should eat, drink, and be happy on the holiday. One should not overindulge in meat, wine, laughter, ...


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Multiple rabbis in various communities that I'm aware of either live-streamed their sermon on Thursday night or recorded themselves delivering it and sent out the recording on Thursday night or Friday.


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I spent a while researching this along with some similar questions. Here's what I came up with: The vast majority of Rishonim (A notable exception is the Rambam who doesn’t quote this Halacha), including the Tur and Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 470:1), Pasken based on Meseches Sofrim (21:3) [That is the primary source. However, some Rishonim such as the Mordechai (...


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Opening the Door and Pouring the Kos for Eliyahu - Demonstrations of Emunah says at minute 9:20 that we open the door to show that we have absolute faith that it is a ליל שימורים, a night of protection. This is a matter of ruchnius rather than explicit physical protection. This ליל שימורים prevents the mazikim (spiritual enemies) from causing harm. One ...


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R. H. Schachter rules, in a responsum found here, that this Hallel is only to be recited in a synagogue setting, as a way of publicizing the miracle of the Exodus. As such, even if ten men pray together at home and will then all be participating in the same Seder, they should not recite Hallel after Arvit. However, R. Asher Weiss (Minchat Asher, Leket Shi’...


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As you mentioned, there are obviously an infinite number of Haggadahs. The first one that comes to mind would be the Chinuch Haggadah - Expressing and transmitting the splendor of our Mesorah by Rabbi Yaakov Bender. From your question this sounds like it would be the best fit (and it ships free if you order it by the 31st). If it is not what you're looking ...


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I recommend the second person advice of which this all stems (Exodus 13:8): וְהִגַּדְתָּ לְבִנְךָ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא לֵאמֹר בַּעֲבוּר זֶה עָשָׂה יְהוָה לִי בְּצֵאתִי מִמִּצְרָיִם׃ And you shall explain to your son on that day, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I went free from Egypt.’ Meaning, as it seems, your grasp is already decently ...


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UPDATE UPDATES: Rav Shlomo Amar stated in a letter that tehre is absolutely no basis to this heter and that it is wrong. It has been communicated to Rabbi Hoffman that 3 of the Rabbonim who signed have retracted the ruling (Rav Moshe Suissa, Rav Aharon Cohen, and Rav Yonatan Sror). The ruling was, apparently, issued only in one case of a ...


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Note that Maseches Horayos has 14 dapim. It will be part of the daf yomi cycle this coming Elul 10 - 22 so it is regarded as valid for a siyum. One is thus able to use it for the siyum this year if one can complete it, treating it as a daf yomi. It is part of Art Scroll Talmud volume 54. Rabbi Hershel Schechter sent out an answer (with translation) ראיתי ...


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Over the phone (live stream equivalent) is fine bshaas hadchak according to Rav Shlomo Zalmen Auerbach.


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The rabbis currently do not have the authority to declare a leap year because there is no Sanhedrin. The current calendar was set up by Hillel II and is completely fixed by calculation. Indeed, even though the current calendar does have an error of one day in 216 years, we cannot fix that until the Mashiach comes and a new Sanhedrin appointed. As we can ...


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There are two problems, both are discussed (among others) in Sanhedrin 11a. The first is that you need a Sanhedrin with a Nasi to intercalate a year. The second is that there are certain reasons for intercalating a year (e.g. damaged roads and bridges to Jerusalem, ripening of the grain and fruits). Actually, one of the reasons for introducing a calculated ...


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