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See Rema Shulchan Aruch Chaim (376,2) They allowed Amiroh Leakim for a Mitzva.
There is such thing as Oneg Shabbos. Being in the dark or sweating in the heat is not Oneg Shabbos so I think you can use it even it makes some noise.
The Rambam’s view Hilchos Daios (6,8) is that by Ben Adam Lamokam, if one does not listen when admonished privately , can be ashamed publicly. The son of the Shlah follows this ruling when it comes to talking in shul.
I think that air conditioner would be ok. We don’t want to take away from the aura of Shabbos by listening to Radio/TV. to make an Uvdah Dchol but it does not mean that a person has to suffer and be uncomfortable on Shabbos. Are you allowed to get a Goy to put on the Radio/TV?
There is a Taz in Shulchon Aruch, Orech Chaim (55, 4) whose view is that whoever talks in shul cannot be counted as part of a minyan.
We ask permission before praying by saying Hashem, please open up my lips that my mouth should be able to utter your praises. Because we might not be worthy of it.
The Smak makes a kal vochamer from the Goyim’s behavior in their churches. There is an excuse that we feel at home not like guests.
Bravo! The Little I Know, Beautiful. I applaud you. Don’t sell yourself short. What you are saying is gold. The Chidusheh Harim explains the curse to the snake as dust is everywhere, but Hashem said to him here is your food don’t bother me. We praise Hashem that we can praise Him. He does not push us aside.
If everyone talks in shul, that unity should be broken up like the unity of the Dor Haflogoh.
Most Jews are davening, but some talk which creates disunity with those that are davening.
When Jews are concerned with other’s deficiencies as it says בורא נפשות רבות וחסרונן
by praying not only for ourselves but also for others, we create unity. But, when we only care for ourselves and not for others as it says when Yaakov Avinu saw the ladder in his dream ויקץ יעקב משנתו ויאמר says the Baal Haturim that the last letters add up to צבור following אכן יש ה במקום הזה behold Hashem rests in this place ואנכי לא ידעתי when we put aside the אנכי our self the ego as the Baal Shem Tov interprets אנכי עומד בין ה וביניכם the self the ego stands between us and Hashem we create disunity.
What are the chances that their own concerns will be the same topic?
See what I said under the topic talking in shul. Not talking protects the unity.
If people are not concerned about the prayer of others when they are talking in shul, then I can assume that their talking is about themselves.
No, because each will be talking about his own concerns.
Three individuals, a doctor, an architect and a computer programmer analyst argue what was the first profession. The doctor says it had to be surgery as it says that G-d created Eve from Adam’s ribs. The architect says, No it says earlier that G-d created heaven and earth from chaos. The programmer analyst says, and who created the chaos.
Why didn’t Yosef dream that Dinah will also bow down in front of him?
Even in a dream he would not dream that his mother in law will bow down in front of him.
Why do the Goyim celebrate Kratzmich the night before and we celebrate Purim the night after?
They celebrate after a Jew and we celebrate after a Goy.
Why did the shevotim circumcise the people of Shechem?
When they are Jews no one cares.
We might want to take along a sefer to learn not to waste the time.February 12, 2018 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1467432
See Bamidbor (13,22) Parshes Shelach Rashi ויבא עד חברון Kolev went to the grave of the Avos to pray that they should help him not to follow the Meraglim’s advice.February 12, 2018 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm in reply to: Does it make you a better person if your material possessions are substandard? #1467367
The tent doors in the desert did not face each other, maybe, in order that one should not see and desire the others possessions.February 12, 2018 11:51 am at 11:51 am in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1467346
We are forbidden to daven to the Rebbe or to a Malach. They are conduits through their prayer, because of their greatness, to be listened to us who don’t have does zechusim, benefits.February 12, 2018 11:32 am at 11:32 am in reply to: Why did Hashem give us two ears but only one mouth? #1467340
Maybe the reason is that a person doing this without a mind is like an animal. See Sefer Hachinuch 95, about sacrificing and animal for a chatos when done things unwittingly.February 12, 2018 10:45 am at 10:45 am in reply to: Why did Hashem give us two ears but only one mouth? #1467302
The Kotzker tells us that חרנה is the same as לחרן teaching us that we should hold back speaking as much as we can. Remember listen has the same letters as silent. A wild animal comes to the world when we don’t use our mouth properly. The Binah Leitim interprets coming to the world as the person speaking converts himself to a wild animal.
According the Yerushalmi it has nothing to do with Moshiach but Eliyohu Hanovi. The destruction of temple was because of sinas chinom so if we create achdus we will be forgiven and be able to rebuild the Beis Hamikdosh speedily in our time, Amen
The Machtzis Hashekel was shown of fire teaching us that everything good like money is like fire which can be used for good or bad.February 11, 2018 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm in reply to: Does it make you a better person if your material possessions are substandard? #1466930
If you willing to indulge in Tzedokoh, then you can indulge in material possessions.
Times have changed. In olden times a Talmid Chacham who had cash and would use credit instead was a Chilul Hasem. See the Rambam Yesoda Hatorah (5,11).
It’s hard on the parents to keep it clean and wrinkle free. I don’t remember going to the Yeshiva that they insisted on it. Any light straight color should be acceptable.
The above reply is for Folfishmusings December 25, 2012 post.
Wolfishmusings December 25, for RYBP see Yabia Omer Chelek 3 Yorei Deah 9.
Look up Yabia Omer Chelek 7 Yorei Deah 20. If danger is the reason the commeration day is important not the change in calendar.
It was a night when they played chess.
GadolHador ah, it doestn’t mean that we all should all build it together, but to build we all need to be united together in Eretz Yisroel. Maybe, the builders will be shiluchim of the rest. They will be multiple unifications there as it says עוד אקבץ עליו לנקבציו there will be multiple unifications.
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.
Don’t forget that we can learn from the goyim of how to do mitzvas. The burn and desire they use for the mundane can be applied by us to the performance of mitzvas.
If you see good in others, enjoy what you have and keep away from what the Torah forbids then you will see light and not darkness.
The reason is that Reb Moshe allows cholov stam because the government watches out for mixing milk from a non-kosher animal so there is mirthas, fear involved. The question they put up is if the chachomim forbid milk from a non-jew with a count or we are doing it from custom which makes the prohibition biblical because of a neder. Certainly if someone can get cholov yisroel then he should rather get it.February 9, 2018 9:02 am at 9:02 am in reply to: What’s the difference between Davening in front of a mirror and a picture? #1466183
I think the opposite. An avel covers a mirror but not a picture. We want a person to know that he needs others and he is not an island seeing only himself. Davening might be the same. We must daven in unity and not just seeing ourselves but others,
Look at the Baal Haturim ד”ה על פני כל אחיו נפל at the end of Parshes Chayeh Soroh about the coming of Meshiah
The Aim Habonim Somaicho holds that we should all go to Eretz Yisroel and start building the Beis Hamikdosh. See the third chapter entitled Settlement and Building. You might be able to download from http://www.hebrewbooks.org.
The above author was killed H”YD in 1944 in the holocaust. I checked the sefer exists on the web site below.
It certainly won’t burn it down with the flames. This is what we say in Nachem on Tisha B’ov.
It must be like the burning bush, never consumed.
To elaborate further, Rav Teichtal refers to the Tosafes Yom Tov in Maaser Sheni (5,2) referring to a Yerushalmi there ruling that the building will come before Meshiah. The one from above of fire will come on top of our building. The proof is from Nachem asking to surround something from the one from fire. The question is: Surround What? The building we built.
You are correct we need Eliyohu Hanovi to tell us how to build it if Meshiah comes before the designated time.
At the designated time Eliyohu Hanovi will not come.
Remember בעיתה אחישנה.
You are correct we need Eliyohu Hanovi to tell us how to build it.
See the Sefer Aim Habonim Semaicho Perek 3 in great detail what comes first Messiah or the Building of the Bes Hamikdosh.
Also from the same author Rav Yisochor Teichtal in Mishneh Sochir in Parshes Beshalach מקדש ה כוננו ידיך in great detail discussing this topic.