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  • #1121723

    Joseph
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    My basement is dark as squeak and I play chess behind locked doors.

    #1121724

    B1g B0y
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    There are a few different minhagim regarding nittel:

    1.most common is not to learn on Dec 25

    2.some don’t learn from Dec 25- Jan 1

    3.machmirim don’t learn from Jan 1- Dec25

    #1121725

    WolfishMusings
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    As it turns out, I didn’t end up learning last night… I ended up cooking instead. Does that mean that everything I made is treif?

    The Wolf

    #1121726

    zahavasdad
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    3.machmirim don’t learn from Jan 1- Dec25

    LOL

    #1121727

    Joseph
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    No, it means that at heart you’re a chosid. Now come out of the closet and start admitting the truth!

    #1121728

    MDG
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    There were a couple guys that went into the J legend. One was the student of Yehushua ben parachia (Sotah 47). He lived about 150-200 years before the Churban. The other IIRC was someone named ben stadia, whom Rabbi Eliezer (who lived through the churban) references around Chagiga 5.

    I believe that all the spiritual reasons given for Nittel are just to keep people indoors, so that they won’t get harmed by raving bands of intoxicated Cossacks. Once you attach a spiritual reason, it’s much harder for a layman to think he can decide for himself. Furthermore, the practical reason seems likely because not all Ashkenazim follow it, nor do any Sephardim.

    #1121729

    Joseph
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    Nittel, take two.

    #1121730

    WolfishMusings
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    Nittel, take two.

    Still not changing any of my plans.

    The Wolf

    #1121731

    👑RebYidd23
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    I’m machmir.

    #1434701

    Joseph
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    Anyone for a game of chess tonight?

    #1435000

    Rabbi of Crawley
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    still it is worthwile to be machmir

    #1437034

    Put down the gun
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    I recently came across the following witticism. A Chassidic Rabbi was once requested to eulogize Harav Theodore Hershel. The Rabbi eulogized the koifer that he never spoke while wearing Tefillin, he never thought Torah in the bathroom and he never studied Torah on nittel.

    #1437046

    Put down the gun
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    Some Jews realized that nittel was an opportune time to cut up toilet paper for all the shabosos of the year.

    #1437060

    Put down the gun
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    I didn’t go through all the posts so I don’t know if it was mentioned that it is known that the Maharsha would refrain from learning on nittel.

    #1466384

    laskern
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    December 25 is not nittel. Pope Gregory in 1589 changed the calendar removing 10 or 11 days. Also full 100 century dates e.g. 1900 are not leap years anymore only when divisible by 400. So January 6 is now nittel only.

    #1466836

    laskern
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    It was a night when they played chess.

    #1466835

    laskern
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    Look up Yabia Omer Chelek 7 Yorei Deah 20. If danger is the reason the commeration day is important not the change in calendar.

    #1466890

    laskern
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    Wolfishmusings December 25, for RYBP see Yabia Omer Chelek 3 Yorei Deah 9.

    #1466896

    laskern
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    The above reply is for Folfishmusings December 25, 2012 post.

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