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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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The Bach (430:1) writes that Shabbos was set aside to commemorate this miracle - and not the tenth of the month (when the miracle actually happened) in order to prevent confusion with the miraculous Crossing of the Jordan, which also happened on the tenth of the month.


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Disclaimer: Nothing on this site is intended to be used as an actual ruling in real life, but especially here where it could end up as a matter of life or death please do not take this as any sort of ruling. Without getting into the details of what level violations would be involved in any given case, there is a responsum (Igrot Moshe Y.D. 3:155) from R. ...


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Thanks to @Meir, I found that the Rambam in Sefer HaMitzvos Shoresh § 9 brings this concept. In the Shabsi Frankel edition they list the following twelve places: Exodus 20:10 Exodus 23:12 Exodus 31:13 Exodus 31:14 Exodus 31:15 Exodus 31:16 Exodus 34:21 Exodus 35:2 Leviticus 19:3 Leviticus 23:3 Leviticus 26:2 Deuteronomy 5:12 After checking out the Rav ...


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Rabbi Herschel Schachter explains that this is only in a definite pikuach nefesh situation. If the government or a physician has decided that an individual must remain in isolation over the course of Yom Tov and this individual has a psychological condition where physicians who know this patient have determined that there is a possibility that this ...


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In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, a group of Sephardi senior Orthodox rabbis have permitted Zoom [video conferencing] for use during this year's Passover Seder (and only this year's Passover Seder), providing the video conference is established prior to the holiday beginning: English news sources: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Raabis-...


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Note: the following is composed for those who use Nusach Ashkenaz and is not complete. Shacharit חצי קדיש ברכו חזרת הש"ץ קדיש שלם הוצאת ספר תורה (I would infer that since we omit ﭏ ארך אפים on weekdays without a minyan, that those whose nusach includes אין כמוך באלהים should omit it, although CYLOR) My rav has indicated that we should review the פרשת השבוע ...


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See here for a transcription of Rav Heinemann's shiur yesterday on the relevant topics. Laining - One is not יוצא when he lains from a חומש. However, there is an ענין to have a זכר of laining and read from a חומש. This applies to the הפטרה as well. It does not hurt to read פרשת החדש as well. We find that they lained הפטרה when they could not lain ...


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R. YM Tucazinsky writes in Ir Hakodesh Vehamikdash vol. III ch. 26 p. 355 that those in Jerusalem recite neither tachanun nor lamnatzeiach on Sunday 16 Adar. R. S. Deblitzky in Purim Meshulash, ch. 7 p. 132 writes that those outside of a walled city do recite tachanun and lamnatzeiach on Sunday 16 Adar, but notes that one who is accustomed not to do so has ...


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I intended this to be a comment on Oliver's excellent post, but it's too long. I'd like to add a "snif l'hakel" regarding the issue of tekhumin that Oliver mentions in their post. Their advice to verify whether the item was within the tekhum before Shabbat implicitly assumes the halakha that an item brought from outside the tekhum on Shabbat is assur to use ...


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Shabbat Candles can be lit from a time called Plag Hamincha, about 1 1/4 seasonal hours before sunset. Check myzmanim.com or a similar site to find the correct time in your area. At its shortest, Plag Hamincha is still half an hour or so before candlelighting time in most of the world. That leaves enough time to light candles before a standard synagogue ...


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