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Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?

B"H The Lubavitch Rebbe, based on other chassidus, explains in some maamarim and sichos that even though the meaning is weeks, as we know from Torah shebaal peh, but the idea of sefiras haomer ...
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Count seven weeks or seven shabbats?

Counting 7 Saturdays may bring a different day count each year. It is somewhat similar to the interpretation of Baitusim and Tzadukim, who required to start the count on the first Sunday after Pesach ...
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What does a porcupine have to do with a berit milah?

The Hebrew word for porcupine - דרבן - darban, also means goad, iron point on a stuff. The aramaic דרבנאי - darbanai - goad bearer, guard. Perhaps, it is a play on the fact that porcupine is a bearer ...
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Siddur Masok Midvash on cleansing our soul before Shabbos

Partial answer- Found it in the Siddur Matok Midvash (תשפ”א) very loosely translated - "And one starts to say these six chapters before all. Every chapter correspondence to one of the six ...
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Sabbath candles accidentally lit too late

It is correct that snuffing out a candle flame on Shabbat is one of the types of melacha (work) which are prohibited. It is termed M’chabeh (Extinguishing) - see this article for more details in ...
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Is one ever ALLOWED to make Kidush before Shacharis?

Answer and sources from Halachipedia (https://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Kiddush) Someone who is sick and needs to eat before davening on Shabbat, according to Ashkenazim should recite Kiddush ...
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Drinking water before Shacharis when one did not make Kidush the night before

Do not base any halachic decisions based on this, consult your LOR I recently saw this Halacha from Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli Mansour (June 18, 2024) that answers your question Both men and women are ...
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When did the Story of the Mekoshesh happen?

I understood the Rashi in 15:32 to mean the second shabbat after Mattan Torah. Meaning that although the Jews got the the commandment of Shabbat in Marah, punishment didn't begin until after the ...
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Designating an item before Shabbos for others- Snow Cones!

I will try to answer without getting into the specifics of snow, as that was only an example for a general question It would seem that designation of an item before Shabbos (if done according to the ...
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May one combine drink mix powder with water on Shabbos?

The issue that one could have thought to exist is לישה kneading. Although, because the mixture the will be created is totally liquid, it is allowed. See שמירת שבת כהלכתה (new edition, 8:29) who cites ...
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Hand flute on Shabbat

The aruch Hashulchan addresses using ones fingers in order to whistle in [338:7][1] ובמקור הדין (ש"ג בשם ריא"ז סוף עירובין ע"ש) כתב בלשון זה: "אף על פי שבאותו הצפצוף רגילין גם כן ...
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Who didn't recite Kabbalas Shabbos?

On this website https://www.toviapreschel.com/siddur-ezor-eliyahu/ in a 1998 article about the Siddur Ezor Eliyahu (according to that article a project begun by Rabbi Yehoshua Kohen z"l of ...
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