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Waiting after using the bathroom before having relations
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The source for this is Gittin 70a תנו רבנן הבא מבית הכםא אל ישמש מטתו עד שישהה שיעור חצי מיל מפני ששד בית הכםא מלוה עמו ואם שימש הוויין לו בנים נכפים Soncino Translation: The Rabbis taught: ...

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Lubavitch and Daf Yomi
8 votes

Since Daf Yomi is printed in the weekly Dvar Malchus booklet - It's very unlikely that the Rebbe opposed learning it.

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Trees l'asid lavo
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8 votes

The source for this is Torath Kohanim 26:5 [ה] מנין שהעץ עתיד להיות נאכל? תלמוד לומר "עץ פרי"; אם ללמד שהוא עושה פרי, והלא כבר נאמר "עושה פרי"!? אם כן למה נאמר "עץ פרי"? אלא מה פרי נאכל, אף העץ ...

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Refusing to Daven from the Amud
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This halacha is brought in Shulchan Aruch 53:16 Here are some clarifications: 1) A regular/permanent Shliach Tzibur does not need to refuse. (On the contrary, if a regular Shliach Tzibur refuses he ...

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Should you say a blessing on diet soda used to swallow a pill?
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6 votes

Drinking water in order to swallow a pill is basically the same case as drinking water in order swallow down food which is stuck in your throat (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 204:7). The m'chaber ...

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Chabad custom of not allowing water to touch matzah on Pesach
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It's interesting that another answer mentions the Alter Rebbe's answer as the origin, but fails to clearly explain the history of how/why this minhag suddenly started. Why isn't this minhag / worry ...

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Yosef "stretched his height" to conceal Rachel?
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I have no source for this answer, and I may very well be wrong, but here goes anyway: Look at the expression Rashi brings: "ושרבב קומתו" Now this word "ושרבב" rang a bell to me. Where is it used in ...

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Wearing a deceased's shoes
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Here's where I am so far: I found that Nitei Gavriel in (Availus vol 1 Chapter 132 pp 714-715) discusses this matter, and basically the ruling is that should not wear the shoes of a mais, but rather ...

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Broken פ- What's wrong with it?
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5 votes

Machon Mishmeret Stam published a book on Mishnat Sofrim with a commentary. In an appendix, they deal with this exact issue: (I couldn't find an online version...sorry) Based on this text, I can ...

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Why didn't Avraham tell Eliezer to go get Rivka?
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Firstly, I would like to add to the question: Rashi on Bereshis 25:20 says that after the akeida, Yitzchak waited to marry Rivkah for 3 years המתין לה עד שתהא ראויה לביאה שלש שנים ונשאה: He ...

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Why Avraham hated Yishmael if he was a tzadik
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Yishmael was certainly not a Tzaddik in the true sense of the word. This is precisely the reason why Sarah and Avraham sent him away. So in the dialogue between Hashem and the (prosecuting) angels: ...

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What percentage of Chabad still believes their Rebbe is the Messiah?
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To the best of my knowledge no such study has been done within Chabad chassidim... and even though in general we say 'Ein lo ra-inu ra-aya' (Zevachim 12:4, "'We have not seen' is not a proof"), ...

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Which Biblical and Talmudic personalities visited Heaven and returned to earth?
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Avraham Avinu. See Rashi Bereshit 15:5 וַיּוֹצֵא אֹתוֹ הַחוּצָה וַיֹּאמֶר הַבֶּט נָא הַשָּׁמַיְמָה וּסְפֹר הַכּוֹכָבִים אִם תּוּכַל לִסְפֹּר אֹתָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ כֹּה יִהְיֶה זַרְעֶךָ: Rashi: ...

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Why didn't Eliezer go straight to Avraham's family?
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The Or Hachaim Bereshis 24:12 answers this question: Eliezer was worried that once Betuel and family know that Avraham instructed him to find a wife specifically from the family and NOT from Canaan, ...

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Lubavitch not sleeping in a Sukka?
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The Rebbe actually addressed this question in a letter dated 7 Cheshvan, 5715 [1954]: Re Sleeping in the Succah In order to safeguard and inspire a greater feeling toward the Succah, sleeping in ...

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Limud for Levi not being part of the spies
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The Gur Aryeh explains this Rashi. He cites the question of Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi (the Re'em) והקשה הרא״ם, דכבר כתיב בפרשת שלח (במדבר יג, ל-טו) שנים עשר אנשים, כל אחד בשמו, ולא נכתב כלל אחד ...

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Why does Moshe tell Hashem that he is 'heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue' - twice?
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[A friend of mine suggested this answer to me and it seems right: (no source though)] The dialogue in Shemot 4:10-15 deals with Moshe's apprehension in speaking with the Jewish people. Similarly ...

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squeezing lemon juice onto slush on shabbas
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Regarding the definition (Geder) of what a liquid is: The Shulchan Aruch HaRav writes in Seder Bircat Hanehenin 8:8 אוכל שנימוח כ״כ עך שראוי לשתייה - יצא מתורה אוכל. וכן:משקה שנקרש עד שראוי ...

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Is there a way to tell if a Pitom of an Etrog has been broken, or was grown that way?
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Edit: ( I have revised my answer as it was originally a bit misleading) Some opinions hold that only if the pitam fell off in the early stages of the esrog's growth, does the esrog remain kosher. In ...

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Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
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I have read all the above answers, and I think they are all valid, however, if you notice, all the above answers either say: These Hasidim b'Dafka wear ties or these Hasidim b'Dafka don't. So I think ...

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Neither from a thread to a shoe strap
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OK, I found an answer to this in the Gur Aryeh commentary (Maharal of Prague) on the possuk. To summarize: The Marahal says that Avram wasn't worried about his own honor but rather the honor of ...

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Why is "Shalom Aleichem" always plural?
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The Wikipedia entry for Shalom aleichem says that the reason for the plural form is that one greets both the body and the soul.... (no source is given for this however)

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Are there any jokes in Tanach?
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Just before the 2 angels destroyed Sodom, they asked Lot if he has family members to escape with him. Bereishis 19:14: וַיֵּצֵא לוֹט וַיְדַבֵּר אֶל חֲתָנָיו לֹקְחֵי בְנֹתָיו וַיֹּאמֶר קוּמוּ ...

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signs of Messiah's imminent arrival
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The last Mishna in mesechet Sotah (Ch9 Mishna 15 / Daf 49b) deals with this: בעקבות משיחא חוצפא יסגא (תִרבה), ויוקר יאמיר: הגפן תתן פריה והיין ביוקר, ומלכות תהפך למינות, ואין תוכחת, בית וועד יהיה ...

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Relations with messianists
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Based on my comment on the question the the questioner's reply: ... however, if any rabinic authority argues that it is not a problem, that would be a good answer to the question. ... then I ...

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Why does Eliezer address his prayer to Hashem, [24(12)], “Hashem, the G-d of my master Avrohom”?
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Being that Eliezer was an emissiary (=Shliach) of Avraham (HaMeshaleiach) - it seems that he removed his own personal identity/Metziut throughout the whole duration of the Shlichut. Indeed, througout ...

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According to those who do Shabbat's Hoshaanot on Sunday, what is done when Hoshaana Rabbah is on Sunday?
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Take a look at the weekly 'Hiskashrus' magazine - issue 1161 - 19 Tishrei 5777 In the 'weekly calendar' section - which deals with the customs pertaining to the week to come - the following is ...

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Why do we venerate previous generations?
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Firstly, here are a couple of mekorot which maintain this way of thinking: Shabbat 112b אם ראשונים בני מלאכים - אנחנו בני אנשים. ואם ראשונים בני אנשים - אנו כחמורים, ולא כחמורו של רבי חנינא בן ...

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Which Biblical and Talmudic personalities visited Heaven and returned to earth?
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Although the question asks about Biblical and talmudic personalities, I think it's worthwhile to note that tzaddikim way after this period visited heaven. Take the Baal Shem Tov for instance. The ...

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What are Brochos differences of Sefardim and Ashkenazim?
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1. (Cooked) Rice Ashkenazim: A G-d fearing Jew will only eat rice within a meal. If he has no bread - he should say Shehakol. (Kitzur Sh.A 52:17) Sefardim say Borei minei Mezonot on cooked rice. (...

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