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There are numerous factors that need consideration for a full answer, and every scenario needs a case-by-case analysis. See here and here for a partial treatment. To answer the specific question of distance - there is no minimum distance that makes or breaks a minyan. However, the Minchas Yitzchok adds two conditions which must be met: תלוי בשמיעת הש"ץ ...


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It can be found where you mentioned in Siddur Rav Amram Gaon. He also brings a barchu l'yachid on next page. For further info and more opinions see the Darkei Moshe Ha'Aruch 59: 3 Text:


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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.


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Yes, it is permitted to skip in Pesukei deZimrah, just like in tzibbur, since davening with Netz is compared to davening with tzibbur (according to some opinions even better). Source: Ishei Yisroel 13:7 (currently available for free here), quoting Zeh HaSulchan 1:52 (currently available for free here).


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The answer draws extensively on Hakhel Email Community Awareness Bulletin, FOCUS ON TEFILLAH ARCHIVE . In the blessing in the Amidah of “Velamalshinim” the original purpose was to remove from our midst any and all heretical teachings and thoughts. The author starts with the approach that: We do not daven necessarily that the evildoers be eradicated. ...


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A classic one from Berakhot 10a: הנהו בריוני דהוו בשבבותיה דר"מ, והוו קא מצערו ליה טובא. הוה קא בעי ר' מאיר רחמי עלויהו, כי היכי דלימותו. אמרה לי' ברוריא דביתהו, מאי דעתך? משום דכתיב יתמו חטאים? מי כתיב חוטאים? חטאים כתיב! ועוד, שפיל לסיפיה דקרא, ורשעים עוד אינם. כיון דיתמו חטאים, ורשעים עוד אינם. אלא, בעי רחמי עלויהו, דלהדרו בתשובה, ורשעים עוד אינם. בעא ...


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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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I refer to an interesting episode, which was recorded by Rabbi Shmuel Baruch Shulman of Yerushalayim, who was present at a meeting between Rabbi Avraham Yitzchok Hakohen Kook, the chief rabbi of Israel, and Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef Schneerson (the 6th Lubavitcher rebbe). The meeting occurred in the summer of 1929, when the latter visited Israel. The story was ...


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It’s important to note, that despite the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s indisputably vast command of Jewish sources, the rebbe himself acknowledged that had no explicit proof for his thesis. This makes it almost futile to look for alleged “sources”, when the rebbe himself admitted that he had no parallel source that he could point to. Note, that he prefaces his thesis ...


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understanding what you are reading is important to not making false assumptions. It should be obvious to anyone that the Lubavitcher rebbe would never claim Gd has corporeal representation. There are many examples of this throughout the Talmud and kabalah and it's important to understand in context what each source means. As far as how a Rebbe is able to ...


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G-d has provided the world with more than enough food to feed the world’s population. What leads to widespread hunger and poverty, is man’s uneven distribution of G-d’s bounty, and human selfishness which prevents that problem from being solved.


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I have heard (where?) that the verse in Ashrei should be understood to mean spiritual, not physical, nourishment, as the prophet Amos said: הִנֵּ֣ה ׀ יָמִ֣ים בָּאִ֗ים נְאֻם֙ אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֔ה וְהִשְׁלַחְתִּ֥י רָעָ֖ב בָּאָ֑רֶץ לֹֽא־רָעָ֤ב לַלֶּ֙חֶם֙ וְלֹֽא־צָמָ֣א לַמַּ֔יִם כִּ֣י אִם־לִשְׁמֹ֔עַ אֵ֖ת דִּבְרֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃ I, God, will bring a famine, not ...


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If the gender is unrecognizable, but determined within the first 40 days, then it does not matter what he davens for because it has been fixed. The gemara brachos 60a (ArtScroll 60a3) explains that once something has been determined, even if the person does not know it, one cannot daven for the change. Note also the example of the house on fire. In the ...


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In contrast to R. Feinstein's responsum permitting this (cited in Aaron's answer), R. Yitzchak Abadi has a responsum (Ohr Yitzchak 2:51) forbidding this. He cites R. Feinstein's responsum on the matter and rejects R. Feinstein's Talmudic interpretations that justified his permissive ruling. As for the issue that a blind person will never be able to attend ...


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