Reb Eliezer

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  • in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1493930

    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a story where a rabbi in his drosha said that because of the destruction of the temple, Hashem cannot enjoy the sacrifices as He used to. A man heard this, goes home and asks his wife to bake two challas and he put it in the aron hakodesh. When the poor shamash saw this, he took it home. The man came back and saw that it disappeared. He thought that Hashem took it. Eventually the story came to the rabbi who wanted to see what is going on. He saw how the shamash was taking the chalas. He went and told the man, do you think Hashem needs your chalas? In a dream it was revealed to the rabbi, that since he disrupted the man’s deed, he must pass on before his time. Hashem didn’t enjoy anything as much as these chalas since the destruction of temple because it came from a full heart.

    in reply to: Wife older than husband: How is it working out? #1493879

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    Thank you prayer. As your name, your tefilas should be listened to. It says
    הסומך גאולה לתפילה של ערבית אינה ניזק באותו היום explains the Chasan Sofer that when people bother us at night in galus that the redemption is not coming, we should realize it depends on our tefilas with what ferver we daven for it. If a majority would ask for it with a full heart, we could bring it.

    in reply to: Bingo Matzos – Claim Non Machine But Really Machine? #1493849

    Reb Eliezer
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    I figure it is 18 minutes.

    in reply to: I Hope Trump Gets Impeached 🎺🍑 #1493697

    Reb Eliezer
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    Health, what happens if Trump gets Sessions to fire Rod Rosenstein?

    in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493681

    Reb Eliezer
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    Derech Eretz and Yiras Shomaim was a prerequisite to be able to accept the Torah. It took twenty six generations before they could accept it. When they stopped following the Torah, they lost the land and it was given to the goyim.

    in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493676

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    coffee addict, if we have no derech eretz and yiras shomaim, we don’t deserve the land and Hashem would have never given it to us.

    in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493671

    Reb Eliezer
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    The reason that they were flooded by the Mabul for robbery because they said לית דין ולית דיין we can do whatever we want as there is no ruler over us.

    in reply to: Wife older than husband: How is it working out? #1493643

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    Thank you DY. She went into the hospital the first seder night and passed on Rosh Chodesh Iyar two weeks after by her heart stopping 15 minutes.
    She was very obese. I have a son and daughter each has two children.

    in reply to: Wife older than husband: How is it working out? #1493630

    Reb Eliezer
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    I lost my wife around 8 years ago. She was 8 months older,, but I was much taller. She did not like it when I mentioned her age.

    in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493619

    Reb Eliezer
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    Why does the Torah start with Breishis when there are practically no mitzvos there? (according to the sefer maasei Hashem it could have been included as an answer to the chacham in the haggadah) but it says
    דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה the teaching of proper behavior must come first and
    ראשית חכמה יראת ה, the first wisdom must be the fear of G-d.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1492059

    Reb Eliezer
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    Rebbe Yid, According to you, what is the purpose to tell the story?

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1492028

    Reb Eliezer
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    Look at the Mordechai 588 mentioned above they asert everything called legume.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1492021

    Reb Eliezer
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    About kitniyas see the Mordechai תקפח 588 and RMA 453 in the beginning of the siman.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1491921

    Reb Eliezer
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    Gaon, you did not answer my question above?

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1491905

    Reb Eliezer
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    On yom tov, many things were forbidden because it is not שוה לכל נפש most people don’t do it. What if that has changed e,g, showering?

    in reply to: Maamarei Chazal about the Chashivus of Sukkah #1491850

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    The Olelos Ephraim from the Klei Yokor compares the sukkah and lulav to a king who sends his servants overseas to tend a big vineyard. Recognizing that it takes a while to see results, he gives them some small vineyards to support themselves. When it comes to a big vineyard, we need teamwork to make it grow but it will not get destroyed because of crop rotation. The servants seeing that they will not see results on the big vineyard right away and it needs teamwork, they gave up on the big vinyard altogether. To correct this, the king gives two edicts. One, once in a year they have to live in the big vineyard that they should see how it is getting destroyed. Two giving them a symbolism on the importance of teamwork. This parable is based on כרמי שלי לא נטרתי I have not worked on my own vineyard. We spend time on our olam hazeh forgetting about the olam habo, so once in the beginning of the year we have to get out from our house, the olam hazeh, to live in the sukkah, the olam habo. We are also given the lulav and esrug to show the importance of teamwork.

    in reply to: Maamarei Chazal about the Chashivus of Sukkah #1491858

    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a sefer called אינציקלופדיה תורנית ילקוט אליעזר from Rav Eliezer Zusman Sofer written at the time of the Ksav Sofer arranged according to topics. Under sukkah you find all the mamrei chazal.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1491824

    Reb Eliezer
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    The RMA O”CH 690:17 says that we should not eliminate any minhogim. There is a reason why they were instituted.
    The Chasam Sofer says that מנהג are the reverse letters for גהנם.

    in reply to: Maamarei Chazal about the Chashivus of Sukkah #1491838

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    The Midrash says that Avraham Avinu was rewarded with the mitzva of sukkah for his Aishel inviting guests constantly by having them rest under a tree. The Ksav Sofer explains that the tree will not grow without help from above, similarly the open schach teaches us that our support comes from Hashem above.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1491805

    Reb Eliezer
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    If we hold like the Mechaber 215:4 that saying a brocho unnecessarily is forbidden biblically, then if you say a brocho indicates that you are putting tefillin on for the mitzva sake. שלא בזמנו בעי כוונה you can violate bal tosif not at a time of the mitzva if you do it to perform a mitzva, but if you doing it to saisfy a safek, you should not make a brocho.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1491798

    Reb Eliezer
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    The gemora Pesochim 42:1 tells a story of Rav Masneh who darshened that you can only bake matzoh from מים שלנו. They miss-understood his intention and thought that he is saying that they can only bake matzoh from his water. So, they all came to him asking for water. He told them I meant water resting over night. The gemora is telling us to learn the great trust they had in their sages. They did not question, what makes your water better than our water?

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1491772

    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a story of the Chasam Sofer who asked his talmidim, what do you use to clean up the room? They looked all over the Shulchan Aruch and they could not find an answer. A young boy got up and said with a broom. Sometimes we have to you common sense to answer a question.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1491740

    Reb Eliezer
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    Once the Geonim asered it even if the reason dosn’t apply currently, it is still aser. The reason can reoccur e.g. two days yom tov. Also, we are not at the level of the geonim. The Chacham Tzvi wanted to be matir, but he could not.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1491631

    Reb Eliezer
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    The geonim forbade kitniyas because they used to make flour from it and it can be mixed up with other flours that can become chometz.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491569

    Reb Eliezer
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    Gaon, Why are you arguing with me? I quoted the Seder Hadoros 4653
    ד אלפים תריג about Pope Joan.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491554

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    When Diane Sawyer from ABC News went to visit the Vatican, she saw a hollow chair and was told that it was used to test the gender.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491555

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    If the greek philosophy is not similar what is the danger in learning it?

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491552

    Reb Eliezer
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    Plato believed in everliving soul.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1491501

    Reb Eliezer
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    In Staten island, NY, a talmid from R’ Moshe holds that we should be separated.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491494

    Reb Eliezer
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    The problem studying greek philosophy is that it is very similar to the Jewish beliefs, so it is not easy to recognize the differences.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491470

    Reb Eliezer
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    An interesting story told for year 4613- 853 There was a woman Pope whose name was Joan. She was educated in medicine and she dressed up as a man and became the doctor of the Pope. When the pope died she was appointed Pope. She became pregnant and marching in a parade she miss- carried. To this very day, there is a chair in the Vatican to test their gender.

    in reply to: Seder Hadoros #1491464

    Reb Eliezer
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    Seder Hadoros, The Order of Generations, written by Rabbi Yechiel Halperin of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, in the seventeenth century, who is a descendant of Rashi. It is a historical account from Adam Harishon to his time. He says about Plato that originally he dismissed Jerimiah Hanovi but then he realized that his words were דברי אלקים חיים, G-dly.

    in reply to: How Careful Must We Be When Eating Out With A Hechsher #1490999

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    In the news recently that the Bais Din of South Africa removed the hashgocha from the largest caterers in South Johanusburg from Stan & Pete.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490700

    Reb Eliezer
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    The Malbim in the beginning of Bereshis says that what was created on the first day is an argument in the Midrash among tanoim Rabbi Yehudah holds that the light was created whereas Rabbi Nachemiah holds that the whole world was created. The same argument as Rashi and Ramban.

    in reply to: Tillerson Is Fired Via Tweet #1490686

    Reb Eliezer
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    kitzur_dot_net, what is his great production?

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490679

    Reb Eliezer
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    Joseph, according to the Ramban and Droshes Haran there were two forms created one for the earth and another for the heaven. The other days these could have exploded by a big bang to create everything else such that only the first day the creation was something from nothing.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490678

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    We say almost every morning אלה ברכב ואלה בסוסים ואנחנו בשם ה אלקינו נזכיר what makes us Jews exist is the belief in Hashem our G-d but המה כרעו ונפלו the great empires fell but we stay strong because the more we exist the stronger we get in our beliefs. The proof that Hashem exists is in our existence. My Rebbe said this is the meaning of השתא הכא if after all the afflictions we are still here is proof לשנה הבאה בארעא דישראל for the redemption.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490660

    Reb Eliezer
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    See the Seder Hadoros 3442 that Aristotle at the end of his life regretted to Alexander the Great that he didn’t burn all his books.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490663

    Reb Eliezer
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    Einstein’s Theory of Relativity can be used to explain many things in the Torah לסבר את האוזן. For example the meaning of יש מאין energy.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490667

    Reb Eliezer
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    See the Seder Hadoros 3300, Plato was educated by Yermiah Hanovi.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1490626

    Reb Eliezer
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    Over here is the opposite. We, who put on tefillin are a minority, so we are being exiled to the women’s section.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1490614

    Reb Eliezer
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    We keep the four children together in Pesach and the four minim on Sukkas, because if you separate the rasha, the arovas, the end will be we will have to knock him down.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1490606

    Reb Eliezer
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    The fear for the second day yom tov can still apply. If the government makes a ruling that you must count months after the sun and not after the moon.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1490603

    Reb Eliezer
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    You might want to look at Tosfas Betza 6:1 starting והאידנא.

    in reply to: How Careful Must We Be When Eating Out With A Hechsher #1490520

    Reb Eliezer
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    לא נתן תורה למלאכי השרת we do the best we can and ask Hashem that he should help us that we should not falter. As long as we trust the baal hamachshir we did our best. I figure that the person has a good reason to eat out.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1490460

    Reb Eliezer
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    The reason we keep two days of yom tov is gone but we say מנהג אבותינו בידינו. The Chasan Sofer interprets that the strength of following a minhag is so great that it can break a bad ruling from above. The word המלכות in דלמא דגזרו המלכות גזירה ואתי לקלקלי can also refer to the heavenly court.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1489928

    Reb Eliezer
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    In our shul, people putting on tefillin are separated in the women’s section as per Reb Moshe’s view to avoid Lo Sisgodedu.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1489760

    Reb Eliezer
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    I just remembered that they are certain rules for postponement of Rosh Hashanah see Rambam Kidush Hachodesh 7. This is made up by the designation of Cheshvan and Kislev whether they choser, molei or kesidron. See the calendar in the Tur in Hilchas Rosh Chodesh just before Hilchas Pesach.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1489668

    Reb Eliezer
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    iacisrmma, you have a very good question, but even the Rabbenu Bachaye, a sefardi, mentions this pshat in Parshas Ki Savo.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1489559

    Reb Eliezer
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    Only according to the Zohar (Rabbi Shimon) who holds Pesochim 28:1 that chometz is only forbidden biblically from the night on. He compares chametz to matzah. The time when you are obligated to eat matzah you are forbidden to eat chametz. Asks the Pnei Yeshuah what about the whole seven days? He answers that Rabbi Shimon’s view is that there is an obligation of matzah the whole seven days. The os is the eating of matzoh but we only hold that the mitzva is only the first day so there is no os except the GRA whose view is that there is a mitzva kiyumis, See the Shut Kol Aryeh siman 30.

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