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The Talmud records the following statement in Taanit 2a: אמר ר' יוחנן ג' מפתחות בידו של הקב"ה שלא נמסרו ביד שליח ואלו הן מפתח של גשמים ומפתח של חיה ומפתח של תחיית המתים R. Johanan said: Three keys the Holy One blessed be He has retained in His own hands and not entrusted to the hand of any messenger, namely, the Key of Rain, the Key of Childbirth, ...


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I live in West Texas, where in the summertime the temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees, oftentimes all the way up to 110 degrees. I admit I don't dress up too much, definitely not as much as some frum Jews out there, but I do not hesitate to wear my hat and jacket in the heat of summertime. My daily clothing consists of long black pants, a cotton ...


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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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I can't argue with Mordechai's answer. I can say that when I taught a computer class to a mainly Hassidic group, I did ask two of my students how they manage with those clothes in the summer. They offered a simple answer - "Hashem did not provide mitzvoth just because they are easy to perform." Now, how can I argue with that comment? It's not saying that ...


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There are different versions of the coats - for example, in the summer Hassidim will generally wear a frock coat made of a light weight, drip-dry polyester, without a shape-holding canvas lining. That said, Hassidim wear clothing that are not natural for wear in summer heat and the strategy is generally to try to stay indoors or in the shade as much as ...


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Rosh HaShanah 8a gives reasons for the opinions of both Tanna Kamma and R.El'azar/R. Shim'on. Rava's interpretation (which the gemara seems to accept as final) is as follows: Everyone believes that sheep conceive in Adar, and lamb in Av (five months later). Everyone compares tithing animals to tithing crops. Tanna Kamma holds that just as the new year for ...


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R. Yitzchak Abadi has a responsum in which he was asked his question: Shu"t Ohr Yitzchak 2:89:3 המ"ב (ס"ק א') הביא את החיי אדם שכתב דאם ראה את הקשת אין כדאי להגיד לחבירו דהוא מוציא דיבה ובספר ברית כהונה (מערכת ק') פליג על החיי אדם הנ"ל וכתב דאדרבה אנו שמחים בזה ועל זה אנו מברכים ע"ש איך ההלכה תשובה אין לזה שום מקור שאסור לומר לחבירו ואיך אפשר לסמוך ...


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