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Rice & meatballs. Vegetable soup. Grilled vegetables. Fried chicken.
“Next it’s not only the show off SY’s who park every conceivable brand of German cars in their Mcmansion driveways in Brooklyn and Deal, ”
“Syrian Jews customarily were bareheaded if they weren’t in the synagogue. Even today a good portion of religious SY Jews don’t customarily wear a yarmulka most of the day.”
Not sure where in the world you get your information from.
I don’t understand. The Ashkenazim may have a reason for why they started wearing these hats, but the black hat has taken on a whole different role nowadays. The black hat of today symbolizes a person who identifies himself as belonging to the “Yeshiva World”. Would you expect a Sephardic person wear turbans in modern days simply because that’s what their ancestors wore?! That’s ridiculous! Wearing a turban nowadays would be extremely unusual (especially where I live), whereas the black hat is more accepted throughout the world. And concerning Sepharadim being allowed to wear them on Shabbat, I am extremely confused. The black hat for the person wearing it is part of his L’vush. It is just like his shirt, pants, or shoes. Would you also say that wearing a baseball cap in the rain on Shabbat would be prohibited??
Anyone have any good trivia questions on Tanach??
Lefum Tzaarah Agra.
When the telemarketer calls and offers to come to my home to install an alarm system (for free- of course!), I do not hesitate to hang up on their face.
I don’t know about Ashkenazim, but us Sephardim hold that this year, there is no Shavoua Shechal Bo, because the fast is on Sunday. I know there are people who are more stringent because is is Nidche, but my community and every Sephardic person I know hold that there is no Shavoua Shechal Bo this year.
Also, concerning weddings,I know that Chacham Ovadiah Z”TZL holds that one is allowed to get married during the 3 weeks, but our custom is not like that.
I use wine on Shabbat, and grape juice for Havdallah and also just as a drink for during the week. We don’t buy soda, and juices are the alternative.
In my house, we eat meat on Mondays and Wednesdays (and obviously Shabbat), and dairy on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sunday is a freebie, but usually parve. Saturday night is dairy.
I don’t understand- what is wrong with wine during the weekdays? Wine is not specifically a Shabbat food, it is just used on Shabbat for Kiddush. And as for grape juice, we don’t use that on Shabbat, (we only use wine), but we still always have it around because some people in my family like drinking. I don’t believe that there’s a problem with that.March 10, 2015 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm in reply to: Did Mordechai make a Chillul Hashem by breaking the law? #1063443
I don’t understand. Many Mfarshim give numerous reasons as to why Mordechai did not bow down (Haman had an idol, he was Haman’s master etc.). Also, Rashi in the Megilla clearly states that the Jews were being punished for going to and enjoying from King Achashverosh’s party! Obviously, the party was not something that the Jews should have gone to, and Mordechai telling them not to go was the right thing to do.