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July 1, 2020 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm in reply to: Invest in the Future of America? #1878097
כה אמר ה צבקות אלקי ישראל לכל הגולה אשר הגליתי מירושלם בבלה: בנו בתים ושבו ונטעו גנות ואכלו את פרין: וקחו נשים והולידו בנים ובנות וקחו לבניכם נשים ואת בנותיכם תנו לאנשים ותלדנה בנים ובנות ורבו שם ואל תמעטו: ודרשו את שלום העיר אשר הגליתי אתכם שמה והתפללו בעדה אל יהוה כי בשלומה יהיה לכם שלום
ירמיה כט:ד-זFebruary 7, 2019 11:06 am at 11:06 am in reply to: Question for Working Men #1675878
Do you feel accomplished at your life mission by eating and sleeping? It’s a means to the end. We got a klala that we have to work, so I work. Might as well do something meaningful to put food on the table and a roof over my head.
And I finished Shas BEFORE I started working.July 11, 2014 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm in reply to: Riddle: Which food has an option of 5 different Brochos? #1094958
I got 7:
Korban Pesach in Koreich, according to Hillel
Al Achilas Pesach (L’chatchila)
Al Achilas Zevach (B’dieved)
Hamotzi (L’chatchila, if you haven’t made it yet)
Al Achilas Matzos U’Mrorim (L’chatchila)
Haadama (B’dieved, it counts for the Marror).May 30, 2014 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm in reply to: height in shiduchim #1018249
??? ?”?: ???? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ??? ????, ??? ?? ??? ???? ??? ??? ??? ????? (Bechoros 45b).
Well, according to the Gemara, it seems you should specifically not marry someone short…April 9, 2014 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm in reply to: Jewish Trivia- looking for a Pasuk in Tanach #1011212
Amar Oiyev Erdof Asig Achalek
Or (and this has 6) Aval Ashaimim Anachnu Al Achainu AsherSeptember 18, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am in reply to: Three days eating and davening, why #976542
Menachos 65a (loose translation).
The Baisusim said that Shevuos was [just] after Shabbos. Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai got involved and said to them “Fools, what is your source?”, and no one answered him except for one elder who answered “Moshe Rabainu was an Ohev Yisroel and knew that Shavuos was only one day, so he made it after Shabbos so the Jews could enjoy for two days”…
Even the Baisusim knew that the more Yom Tov the better (and Rabban Yochanan ben Zakai doesn’t contest that point). Not my ha’ara, but I wish it were.
So which part of davening and eating don’t you like? The davening or the eating? The only hard part of a three-day Yom Tov is ending it.
And does your wife/mother prefer cooking on Friday for Shabbos to just having Friday off?December 21, 2012 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm in reply to: Funny issue with RCA prenup #914691
It is a (minute) problem, but your solution is no better. What if the wife wants to go to Rabbi Sally’s Bais Din for Women’s Rights? If I had to bet, the chances of an individual woman going Conservative is much higher than the chance of the RCA being wrested out of R’ Willig and R’ Shechter’s hands (especially considering that the trend among RCA recent musmachim is to the right, not the left).December 9, 2012 3:26 am at 3:26 am in reply to: Not wearing a tie at Mincha on Shabbos #944911
I wouldn’t institute it. Some people take off the tie for lunch and got the chulent stains on the shirt. Since both types of people exist, we should be careful not to be m’vayesh either group. Those with stained ties should put on a different tie at Mincha (since it is easier to change a tie than a shirt). Perhaps we should say that everyone should change ties for Mincha, shelo l’vaiyish the person with the dirty tie.December 2, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm in reply to: High Holiday Davening #910595
Regarding each of your points:
1) Which ones are problematic theologically? All of them, or a couple? And if you have grammatical problems fix them. The Ibn Ezra is usually not accepted as a major Halachic authority, despite his value as a Parshan. And where is this Ibn Ezra, anyway?
2) The Sfardim don’t say Piyuttim because of Hefsek. If you’re going to follow them, go all the way- don’t say the popular, responsive piyyutim either. If piyyutim are muttar, just recall that this is your time to daven for yourself and the tzibbur for the year- an extra hour won’t kill anyone. If piyyutim are muttar, they should be said. In any case, I highly recommend you say the Hin’ni, with a lot of Kavanah.
3)So switch. But if you’re going to disregard minhagim in favor of older ideas and follow Rav Soloveitchik, you should also say Slichos on Yom Kippur, like the Minhag Hag’onim. (If you’re worried about Hefsek, say them afterwards, I guess.)
4) If I recall correctly, we skip from M’sod to Zochrainu on the second day of R”H Mussaf.
In conclusion, I find your desire to pick and choose whatever strikes your fancy troubling. Pick a Shitta and stick to it, no matter how uncomfortable it makes you. Don’t hide behind whichever posek you like at the moment. “Oseh M’Kulai Bais Shamai U’M’Kulai Bais Hillel Rasha” (R”H 14b)