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If they do not know the persons mothers name or fathers name the Orchos Rabbeinu 1:218 brings from the Chazon Ish that one can say the persons first and last name. Text:


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I heard from a Rabbi that it is permitted to hold a baby who will cry when put down. Holding the child is a lessor distraction than the child’s cries. This would be especially true for mothers who otherwise would not pray at all.


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שולחן ערוך אורח חיים צו כשהוא מתפלל לא יאחוז בידו תפילין ולא ספר מכתבי הקודש ולא קערה מלאה ולא סכין ומעות וככר מפני שלבו עליהם שלא יפלו ויטרד ותתבטל כוונתו... משנה ברורה שם ודוקא הני שאם יפלו יש בהם הפסד או יזיקו לו אבל שארי דברים מותר לאחוז וי"א דהני לאו דוקא... Shulchan Aruch O"H 96 When praying, one should not hold Teffilin, a holy book, a ...


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I think it's pretty clearly מותר. The הלכה is (ש"ע א"ח צו:א) that one should not hold objects during שמנה עשרי because he will be worried that he might drop them and it therefore disturbs his concentration. However, holding a סידור is permitted (צו:ב) because it's a need of the תפילה. Holding a smartphone for light should be no different; since it's a need ...


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Likkutei Mahariach vol III quotes from Siddur R. Shabtai (R. Shabtai of Rașcov) that this psalm contains allusions to the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, as evidenced by the thirteen mentions of the Tetragrammaton which it contains. It is thus appropriate for this time of year. (According to Wikipedia this siddur existed in manuscript and was used as a source ...


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chabad.org quotes a number of reasons here - I'd love to see more explanations The Midrash tells us that “my light” (אוֹרִי) is associated with Rosh Hashanah and “my salvation” (וְיִשְׁעִי) is associated with Yom Kippur. We also find that a later verse in the Psalm, “That He will hide me in His tabernacle . . .” (כִּי יִצְפְּנֵנִי בְּסֻכּוֹ), is ...


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The potential of rebuilding the Temple is constantly present: סנהדרין צח ע"א ר' יהושע בן לוי אשכח לאליהו ... אמר ליה אימת אתי משיח אמר ליה זיל שייליה לדידיה ... א"ל לאימת אתי מר א"ל היום אתא לגבי אליהו...א"ל הכי אמר לך (תהלים צה, ז) היום אם בקולו תשמעו Sanhedrin 98a R' Yehosuah Ben Levi found Eliahu... He told him, when the messiah will come? He ...


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I was at Rabbi Zweig’s Yeshiva in Miami Beach when Irma hit in 2017. There were no fast days declared at any of the local shuls or the Yeshiva, though there was certainly a lot of Tehillim being said in the few minutes we weren’t doing our hishtadlus in preparing for the storm. I’m no longer at that Yeshiva, but I’m still in touch with people who are; from ...


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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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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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I found this site which deals with this. The gemara (Megilla 15a) presents the following points: Aronah blessed David - "Aravna said to the king (you should find favor with Hash-m)"; Daryavesh blessed Daniel - "Elokecha... will save you (from the lions)" The pesukim (in Shmuel II, 24:23 and Daniel 6:17) indicate that the speakers, a Yevusi and a Mede (I ...


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To your second question: the Gemmorah calls the Messianic era "יום שכולו ארוך" or "יום שכולו שבת" and states that all festivals will be canceled - so there will be no need in calendar - there will be no passage of time as there will be no visible changes in the luminaries, as you said (see my comment to Doniel). To your first question, (I answered it here):...


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The prayer Brich Shmeh from the Zohar Vayakhel 206a, which is recited during the Torah service contains the statement ולא על בר אלהין סמיכנא. Is the expression “we do not rely on bar elahin” a reference to Christianity? No. It is a reference to the ancient Jewish tradition of Moses ascending to Heaven1 to take the Torah down to earth, from the Angels (...


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