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  • in reply to: Put Donald Trump on the Rock #1835995
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    When it comes to respect the whole american culture is questionable. In the English language there is no word for respect. The word ‘you’ is not respectful, thou is old fashion and the third person speech is clumsy.

    in reply to: Put Donald Trump on the Rock #1835956
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    Your president is incompetent. He lies so much that we don’t know when he is telling the truth. The stock market feels like me.
    Reb by us is not a special title. Everyone married gets this title. We don’t call elderly people, especially over 70, by their first name. Calling them by their first name encourages the coming of Meshiach when the young will not respect the elderly. Mareinu Horav is a special title. The Rav who paskens is called Mare Mareinu Horav.

    in reply to: Put Donald Trump on the Rock #1835776
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    יחזקאל פרק לו
    וַהֲסִ֨רֹתִ֜י אֶת־לֵ֤ב הָאֶ֙בֶן֙ מִבְּשַׂרְכֶ֔ם וְנָתַתִּ֥י לָכֶ֖ם לֵ֥ב בָּשָֽׂר:

    in reply to: Put Donald Trump on the Rock #1835760
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    Joseph, you right. He is like rock without any feelings for others who only cares for himself.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1835671
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    ברכות נד,א

    Until now we talked about sight as a differentiation but now we talk about sight as a commemoration. Recognizing the greatness of Hashem through a miracle that many or one experienced.
    The Magen Avraham (686,5) says that people can make like a Purim a national or personal holiday to commemorate a miracle that happened on a particular day. We are not diminishing by this the importance of other days. We don’t mix one enjoyment with another not to diminish from each other. The Chasam Sofer in Maseches Shabbos (22,1) starting Pesulah, says that there is a biblical mitzva to commemorate a miracle that happened to one from a kal vochomer, if servitude to freedom praise required certainly from death to life. Therefore the Behag holds that Chanukah and Purim are biblical but the method of commemoration whether throgh lighting candles or reading of the megilla, as the neis happened through the king not being able to sleep and reading a megilla, is rabbinical.

    ברכות נד,ב

    I one heard, יודו לה’ חסדו ונפלאותיו לבני אדם when we get cured we should thank Hashem who healed us but we see the wonder in the doctor, a human being. That is why we don’t find Moshe Rabbenu being praised in the Haggadah as he is a tool of doctor, Hashem. The Midrash asks on ויאמינו בה’ ובמשה עבדו – אם במשה האמינו בה’ לא כל שכן if they believed in Moshe than certainly they believed in Hashem? אם כן למה נאמר ובמשה עבדו so why does it say in His servant Moshe, to teach us whoever beliefs in the talmid beliefs in the Rav. The question is, it should have said, why does it say they believed in Hashem? Maybe, since all the abilities of Moshe Rabbenu came from Hashem it is obvious that if they believed in Hashem than they would also believe in Moshe Rabbenu as Shimon Hamosini did not need to learn to fear talmidei chachomim as their abilities come from Hashem whereas Rebbi Akiva was am haaretz, so for him that was not so obvious.,

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1835656
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    I found this shaila in Batzel Hachma (4,135) who says that the six davening is the majority and unite the rest to make it tefilah betzibur. Also the Minchas Yitzchok (9,7) rules similarly.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1835519
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    I made a mistake if there is birchas kohanim, it won’t work as the shmonei esrei after kedusha is said quietly.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1835516
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    For Maariv we all daven shmone esrei together as we are not saying anything before and not connecting guala to tefila. I think birchas kohanim is part of tefila, maybe not the ribono shel alom, but the rest they should be able to say.

    in reply to: Cures for Corona Virus #1835467
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    The Rambam says:

    א) מצות עשה מן התורה לזעוק ולהריע בחצוצרות על כל צרה שתבא על הצבור שנאמר (במדבר י’) על הצר הצורר אתכם והרעותם בחצוצרות כלומר כל
    דבר שייצר לכם כגון בצורת ודבר וארבה וכיוצא בהן זעקו עליהן והריעו
    ב) ודבר זה מדרכי התשובה הוא שבזמן שתבוא צרה ויזעקו עליה ויריעו ידעו הכל שבגלל מעשיהם הרעים הורע להן ככתוב (ירמיהו ה’) עונותיכם הטו
    וזה הוא שיגרום להם להסיר הצרה מעליהם
    ג) אבל אם לא יזעקו ולא יריעו אלא יאמרו דבר זה ממנהג העולם אירע לנו וצרה זו נקרה נקרית הרי זו דרך אכזריות וגורמת להם להדבק במעשיהם הרעים ותוסיף הצרה צרות אחרות הוא שכתוב בתורה (ויקרא כ”ו) והלכתם עמי בקרי והלכתי עמכם בחמת קרי כלומר כשאביא עליכם צרה כדי שתשובו
    אם תאמרו שהוא קרי אוסיף לכם חמת אותו קרי

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1835461
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    ברכות נג,ב

    The Ikar havdalah on motzei shaabbos is the brocho. So a person can make havdalah even if he has no candle or besomim except on Yom Kippur where the candle is part of the havdalah as we show that there is a difference regarding the candle on Yom Kippur and after in its use. A person can make havdalah for motzei shabbos until wednesday morning and without the candle or besomim.

    This question of besomim or the candle coming first might be that besomim is for the outgo of shabbos which comes before lighting the candle or the sight of the light which is automatic before the smell.

    Is the one making the brocho equivalent to the one answering Amen or the one answering is greater? You can’t answer Amen without a brocho but a brocho without validation is like a day without sunshine.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1835391
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    ברכות נג,א

    On Yom Kippur we take a rested candle but not Shabbos because, explains the MB ( 298,26), that Shabbos we take a candle to commemorate the creation of fire by rubbing two stones together which is the opposite. It indicates that it was not there before but on Yom Kippur, we want to show that this fire’s use was forbidden before and allowed now, therefore, the fire must exist from before.

    There is an argument among the litvishe and chasidishe what is better, one should make kiddush for everyone or everyone should make kiddush for themselves? The Chasiddishe make kiddush for themselves and the litvishe one makes kiddush for all. They say that the rule טוב בו יותר מבשלוחו that he personally comes before the shliach does not apply as שומע כעונה hearing is like answering considering the person himself making the brocho, so we have ברוב עם הדרת מלך it is nicer to do things in a group.
    In SA O’CH 298,14 says that one should make the brocho on the candle for all. They all enjoy the light at once. When it comes to make a brocho on a talis, we find in SA O’CH 8,5 we are given a choice either one makes the brocho for everyone or if they want one makes the brocho and the others answer Amen. The MB s’k 13 says that one making the brocho we currently don’t follow as people don’t know how each should have in mind the other one to be yotzei. We find in YD 19,3 that two shochtim with two animals one can motzei the other. Asks the Kreisi s’k 6 why over here there is an option as by talis above but by Milah YD 265,5 no option is given by two mohalim with two boys one makes the brocho and the other is yotzei. Maybe as he mentions there it is more in public.

    in reply to: Trump morality #1835374
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    According to the above, the economy grows from bottom up and not from top down.

    in reply to: Trump morality #1835326
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    There is a big argument what drives the economy, supply (Milton Friedman) or demand (John Maynard Keynes)? There is no incentive to invest if there is no indication that it could be sold. If people will have more money, demand will increase thereby increasing consumption and investment with the multiplying effect. Investment generates consumption generates investment etc.
    Economy = Consumption + investment + Government Spending
    The depression came through abundance and overproduction. They could not sell what was produced, so the multiplying effect went in reverse.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1835287
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    What about davening a hoiche shmonei esrei (saying a loud shmonei esrei) ? We say kedusha together and start shmonei esrei then 10 people will daven together.

    in reply to: Trump morality #1835289
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    They found that it did not increase investment but was used mostly for stock buyback.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1835124
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    The Midrash Shmuel says on the mishna איזהו דרך ישרה שיבור לו האדם כל שתפארת לעושיה ותפארת לו מן האדם what mitzva comes first, mitzva of ben adam lechavero or ben adam lanokam? The answer is, the one that is beautiful for the doer and beautiful from the others. Ben Adam Lachavero.
    אמנם הדברים שבין אדם לחבירו ראוי לאדם שיאחז בהם קודם כל דבר

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1835002
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    ברכות נב,ב

    The argument whether besomim or the candle comes first, maybe that according to the Beis Shamai we cannot avoid seeing the candle and therefore, not to bypass a mitzva praising Hashem for the fire He provides and provided us Motzei Shabbos, comes first. Whereas, the Beis Hilel looks at the levels of differentiation as explained before from lowest to highest, taste, smell, sight and the mind. In which case smell comes before sight as the sight is more reliable differentiation than smell.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834979
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    ברכות נב,א

    The Beis Hilel was the majority, so what do we need the bas kol, heavenly voice for? So Tosfas explains that אחרי רבים להטות can be questioned what it means, כמות or איכות quantity or quality? The Beis Shamai were sharper whereas the Beis Hilel had a better memory. I heard that this was the argument by Chanukah between the Beis Shamai and Beis Hilel which way we light down or up, starting from eight and going backwards until one or starting from one and going forwards until eight. Each one when it comes to learning Torah emphasizes what they were missing. For the Beis Shamai, sharpness came at a later age, but they were missing memory which comes at an earlier age, so they wanted to go backwards whereas for the Beis Hilel sharpness was required so they wanted to advance forward. We find the argument סיני and עוקר הרים a baki having great talmudic knowledge or a sharp individual who can question everything which is greater. So, it was ruled that the baki with great knowledge is greater because he creates the foundation of the building. The Beis Hilel had this great knowledge because of their memory whereas the Beis Shamai was the sharp one with the questions. Currently we don’t fully understand the stringencies of the Beis Shamai but leosid lavo, at the redemption, we will gain a better understanding, so the majority will accept the Beis Shamai and pasken like that.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1834980
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    ubi, do people read posts or they are there for fun? See post reply # 1834764

    in reply to: Trump morality #1834970
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    akuperma, you must be a millionaire, because I don’t feel the benefit of his policies. The smallest fear causes the stock market to crash.

    in reply to: Trump morality #1834907
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    Not caring about the poor and the middle class is not a good policy and this good economy is only temporary and personally it does not affect me. I see, being on Social Security, prices are going up. It does not boost the economy by increasing consumption. The rich become richer not doing capital investment but buying back stock. The deficit and thereby the national debt is driven sky high.

    in reply to: mashiach ben yosef #1834768
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    Aisov falls in the hands of Meshiach ben Yosef and gets killed by Meshiach ben David.

    in reply to: chesed v. ruchniyus #1834764
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    See Shevet Halevi (4,11) who argues with the Igros Moshe above and rules like the Chasam Sofer that the shliach
    tzibur creates the tefilah betzibur and as long as they daven with him they are mekayim tefilah betzibur. People rather than disrupt the minyan should daven with the shliach tzibur and say whole kedushah together at its place as it looks from Tosfas in brochos (21,2) ד’ה אין היחיד.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834754
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    coffee addict, why did they need coffee to keep them awake when they over slept, so were rested?

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834740
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    There is a very interesting Klei Yokor on Para Adumah in Parashas Chukas ומזה מי הנדה. We will use Newton’s Law known a hundred years before by the Klei Yokor. Opposiites React. The question is how can one item be both tahor and tamei? What about being two parts, water and ashes. The water is tahor whereas the ashes are tamei. The question might be for King Solomon that how is it that the ashes don’t make the water tamei? Now, if you put this on a tahor person then the water being tahor has no reaction, so the ashes make him tamei. However when you put it on a tamei person then the ashes being tamei will have no affect and he will become tahor. With this he explains the idea of hechsher. Fruits and vegetables are neutral so we need something tahor to touch them that later the tamei should have an affect on it and make it tamei.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834736
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    The way I learned it in the yeshiva that יד שחט דם is machshir.

    רמב”ם הלכות טומאת אוכלין פרק א הלכה ב
    אלו הן השבעה משקין שמכשירין את האוכלין לטומאה: המים והטל והשמן והיין והחלב והדם והדבש, ואינן מכשירין עד שיפלו על האוכלין ברצון הבעלים, ולא יהיו סרוחין שהמשקה הסרוח אינו מכשיר וכיון שהוכשר האוכל אף על פי שיבש והרי הוא נגוב הרי זה מקבל טומאה.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834729
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    coffee addict, if someone is too tired in the morning, oy vaiy.

    in reply to: From our mouth #1834624
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    The word מאימתי is aramaic instead of ממתי teaching us that Hashem is with the one who learns gemora as the malochim don’t care for aramaic.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834621
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    1, if someone does not want to be a role model, should not be president as we want to look up to them whether they are Jews or goyim.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834612
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    klugeryid, I am refugee myself from Hungary who came here sixty years ago. We stayed in Austria for 2 1/2 years in wooden barracks until we were able to come here. I thank America and the president at that time, Ike and especially that Trump was not president. When people are desperate, they do desperate things.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834605
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    At the wedding, we make always a brocho on wine first. Maybe, because it generates simcha.
    Similarly, this might be the reason that wine causes kiddush because it generates simcha, so we make the brocho on wine before the day as the Beis Hilel.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834548
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    ברכות נא,ב

    Women when going out to a levaya to the cemetery should be careful to avoid meeting men on return because it is dangerous. The best is if they avoid going out altogether as warned by the Shach YD 359,2 that they endanger the world because they contributed to death.

    ברכות נא,ב

    Tosfas Vehilchasa says, on the pasuk ואכלת ושבעת וברכת when we break it down ואכלת ושב עת וברכת indicating that we should eat and sit at the time of bentching.

    in reply to: From our mouth #1834554
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    We discussed Yiddish before, where Jews used their own language intermixed with lashon hakadash. The Torah contains aramaic words like ויתא ראשי עם The Chasam Sofer says כי פי המדבר עליכם – בלשון הקןדש Josef showed the brothers that he did not change his language. ויבא יעקב שלם – שם, לשון, מלבוש distinguishes us. The Maharam Shik called himself שיק – שם ישראל קודש. Maybe that is why there is an Artscroll in loshan hakadash. When there was a Forward in Yiddish, the Debretzener Rav, Rav Stern ztz’l was asked, if you are allowed to take it into the bathroom? He answered, the question is if you are allowed to remove it?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834424
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    ברכות נ,א

    There is a logic besides the pasuk to Rebbi Yishmoel’s view to add extra praises to the mezumen as the number of people in the group increase. The more people there are,- the greatness of Hashem becomes more evident as people realize all the hidden miracles done to them. So, why does Rebbe Akiva hold that it does not make a difference. Maybe, we know that he emphasizes ואהבת לרעך כמך זה כלל גדול בתורה love your fellow man like yourself is the ultimate rule in the Torah. Before we start davening, the Magen Avraham 46 says to accept on us this mitzva to realize that we are davening for each other. So, if we have less than ten people then Hashem is not really part of the group. However if we have ten people, Hashem becomes part of it and unites us together to become one. If we are more than ten people, Hashem is part of group and it does not matter how many and we get united into one. The Shlah Kakadash explains it says והוא באחד ומי ישיבנו it says באחד in one and not אחד, one indicating that we become one with Hashem. This has such a strength that nothing can stand against it.

    ברכות נ,ב

    When it comes to misusing food, it is a disgrace by showing that we don’t appreciate what Hashem provides us by stepping on bread or defacing it, besides the destruction of food. See SA O’CH 171 in great detail.
    It says וישמן ישורין ויבעט when we become fat (well to do) we kick over the food given to us. We forget who has provided us with that food like a cow when it becomes fat throws over the milk it provided forgetting how well it was fed to produce that milk.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834429
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    coffee addict, sorry, once it was decided not to have its own brocho, we cannot change that. We can have in mind that the above brocho should also apply to coffee since it does not say how in the brocho.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1834256
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    coffee addict, I did forget but I an agreeing with you that it is a good one for a separate brocho.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834173
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    Off hand the connection here to אין עושין מצות חבילות do not pack multiple mitzvos on one time because it looks like you are burdened with it and you want to pater yourself off ASAP, does not make any sense. What connection does it have to the praising of Hashem with multiple items?` Maybe, it is talking in the case where he only mentions one thing in the end of the brocho but two things in the brocho. He wants to cover all the bases at once so, he is packing on multiple items to the brocho.

    ברכות מט,ב

    לעולם אל יוציא אדם את עצמו מן הכלל a person should not exclude himself from the group. This is the reason we always daven in plural. The Shunamis said מלכים ב פרק ד – וַתֹּ֕אמֶר בְּת֥וֹךְ עַמִּ֖י אָנֹכִ֥י יֹשָֽׁבֶת: I don’t want to separate myself from the group because then I become individually responsible for my actions. The Rabbenu Bachaye in Parshes Ki Siso explains שמות פרק ל פסוק יב – וְלֹא־יִהְיֶ֥ה בָהֶ֛ם נֶ֖גֶף בִּפְקֹ֥ד אֹתָֽם: no plague should occur when counting them. Together we are all tzadikim, but we get separated by counting and the bad will be revealed.
    The Midrash Shmuel explains the mishna in Avos where Hilel says משנה מסכת אבות פרק ב משנה ד – הלל אומר אל תפרוש מן הצבור don’t separate yourself from the group, if you think you are better than they are, then don’t trust yourself until the day of your death, if you think the group is not as good as you are, don’t judge them until you arrive in their place, if you think they don’t want to listen to you, don’t say something which is not worth listening to, if you think you will join later, then think that maybe you will never have time to join.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834176
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    Trump wants to please his family, so Israel, Rabashkin was all family influence but he personally has no empathy. The proof is the children at the boarder, removing children from CHIP and from SNAP.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834150
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    Joseph, google non-Jews saving Jews

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834134
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    Joseph, you don’t know what you talking about. Schindler was moral than trump. There were a list of goyim who saved Jews at the holocaust endangering themselves. The Rambam:
    רמב”ם הלכות תשובה פרק ג
    וכן חסידי אומות העולם יש להם חלק לעולם הבא

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1834123
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    ברכות מט,א

    The Sefer Amudeho Shivo explains why we say Alenu after a bris. Simply we say יוצר בראשית to remember that Hashem created the world for the Jews sake and the bris differentiates us from the goyim. He gives an interesting reason. As we see that the kosher animals are physically different than the non- kosher, so why shouldn’t the Jews be born physically different than the goyim? Then, we would say their are two reshuyos, two deities on for tor the Jews and one for the goyim. Therefore, a bris is a proof for having One G-d, so we say Alenu to substantiate the Uniqueness of Hashem.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834079
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    I don’t know a good midah that he has. haughty, liar, unforgiving, vindictive, selfish, liar, unapologetic without empathy, , sewer mouth etc.

    in reply to: Is trump really immoral #1834062
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    Would you want him do be a role model for your children?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1833813
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    It should be above the Magen Avraham says that.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1833742
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    ברכות מח,ב

    When including someone in betching, there is a difference between the one mezuman betching and one just included. The one bentching must eat at least a kezayis grain whereas the one included only needs to eat or drink something.
    There is an argument in SA O’CH 186,1 if women are obligated biblically or rabinically in bentching, see Tosfas above 20,2. The question will be if a man can be yotzei with their bentching. They did not inherit land on their own and whether they have an obligatiion to learn Torah and say bichas Hatorah. Since they must know theiir mitzvos, so they make the brocho, SA O’CH 47,1The MAsaysnthatn. Bris not having is like having it otherwise how was Tzipora able to cimcumcise her son.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1833574
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    What about, המעביר שנה ותנומה מעפעפי?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1833545
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    ברכות מח,א

    Tosfas says that holding a chumash is foolish and does not help but holding a sefer torah might, the RMA SA O’CH 55,4 is lenient with a chumash in case of need. Maybe, they wanted us to realize that we don’t include everyone so easily into a minyan even for the tenth.
    When it comes to davenen only six must daven but by bentching seven is required a recognizable majority because bentching is biblical whereas davenen is rabinical.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1833501
    Reb Eliezer
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    coffee addict, I don’t think it is worse than medicine where you make a brocho for the taste.SA O’CH 204,8.

    in reply to: Why doesn’t coffee have it’s own ברכה? #1833412
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    coffee addict, you drink too much coffee to appreciate a joke.

    in reply to: If you vote democrat #1833411
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Joseph, more Democratic support will eliminate abortiions. No one said it is good but mistakes happen and they will abort if they cannot support them. We should encourage to give up children for adoption. Late abortiion should be outlawed. The poor endanger themselves when it is not legal and rich will go to a place where it is legal.

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