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  • in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1823534
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    In olden times semicha was יורה יורה kwnowing 110 simanim of YD and sometimes ידין ידין knowing CM.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823537
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    It should be above Yehoshua.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823401
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    ברכות יג,א

    The Rabbenu Bechaye in Parashas Vaychi says that the name Yaakov applies to his physical being whereas Yisroel his spiritual being. Yaakov plus Satan adds up to Yisroel. 182 plus 359 = 541, Yaakov Avinu encompasses the character of the satan after his battle.
    Why is Yehoshia ‘Bin’ Nun rather than ben Nun? Explains Rebbe Reb Heshel (rebbi of the Shach) that when the yud was taken from Sara and given to him, the vowels were missing which was taken from the segol of ben and two dots a shvo were added to Yehoshia under the yud remaining a chirik an ee under the beis.

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Dem #1823449
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    Public nudity involves me personally seeing it on the street, so does the behavior of incest and the same gender
    leading to Public Display of Affection (PDA). Most people don’t do abortiion only in case of dire circumstances.

    in reply to: The End of the Ashkenaz Community in Flatbush #1823455
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    In the Adas Yereim in Williamsburg (Wiener) has switched from Ashkanez to Sefard around ten years ago.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823333
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    So the question is why would we mention yetzias mitzraim after Meshiach arrives? The Migdal Eder Haggadah brings a mashel from the Minchas Aaaron:
    There was a man who had stomach problems, but it did not bother him because he was poor, so he could only afford a little food which he was able to digest. One day a doctor cured him. He could not show any appreciation because now he desired more food but he could not afford it. When he became rich, he realized then what the doctor did for him and was able to fully appreciated. Similarly we are still in galus and we cannot fully appreciate yetzias mitzraim. When Meshiach will take us out of galus, then we will fully appreciate yetzias mitzraim and want to mention it to praise and thank Hashem for his miracles.

    in reply to: Does a convert adopted by frum parents have a bashert? #1823332
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    Joseph, We based ourselves on this Igros Moshe YD 1,161, read it carefully. The convert doesn’t have birth parents but has adopted parents.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823310
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    כל ימי חייך להביא לימות המשיח The GRA explains that the argument is in the meaning of כל which can mean all or the whole. My Rebbi the Matersdorfer Rav, Rav Shmuel Ehrenfeld. ztz’l interprets this as we should be able to bring our whole life towards Meshiach without any shame as Avraham Avinu was able to account with everyday of his life.

    in reply to: Does a convert adopted by frum parents have a bashert? #1823309
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    Joseph, I am an adoptive parent who adopted and converted my son from Columbia at six months. Now, at thiry five he is married to a religious girl having two daughters. He went to a prominent yeshiva in Staten Island called YTT- Yeshiva Tiferes Torah. He learns daily mishnayos and did a syum on all six sedorim. He started to learn daf yomi. According to Rav Moshe in Igros Moshe he is named after my father and my father in law as a son of mine. I think that a convert gets a neshoma and is assigned a basherte or bashert.

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Dem #1823293
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    Joseph, you don’t have to do any of it.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823235
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    When a talmid chacham is sick, we should feel sick for him. Why a talmid chacham. what about any person? The gemora in Shabbos 32,1 says, a person should pray for mercy not to get sick because if he gets sick, he will need great defenders. This is the reason that Hashem creates the cure before the illness as he might not be worthy to get healed. The Chasam Sofer O’CH 166 explains that we consider ourselves sick to be included in the prayer bur we might not be worthy of it as we are the leg, so include the prayer for a sick talmid chacham who is the head because of his zechus we will also be healed. I explained with a similar logic when on shabbos we say שבת היא מלזעוק ורפואה קרובה לבא Shabbos holds us back from screaning and cure will arrive soon, I think it means that we should feel the illness like our own and scream, but the holiness of shabbos holds us back. The zechus of shabbos by our not screaming should bring the cure.

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Dem #1823204
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    Joseph, did you see my post where he is providing grants?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823202
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    If someone does not say המלך המשפט the RMA SA O’CH 118 says we don’t need to repeat it.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823177
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    ברכות יב,ב

    It says in SA O’CH 113,6 bowing down should be fast whereas straightienng out should be done slowly. Why? By bowing down we show humility, so by straightening out slowly we show that this respect is not a hardship on us. We find a similar thing in SA O’CH 123,3 to step out from shmonei esrei with the left foot first also tefilin on the head, put on with right hand and remove with left hand to show that he enjoys having the tefilin on.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1823157
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    The RMA in CH’M 242,14 gives two views about a semicha:
    1. His rebbi gives him permission to pasken when he is alive, so if the rebbe is not alive anymore, it is unnecessary.
    2. It shows he is knowledgeable in gitin and kidushin. I don’t understand this one because he gets tested on Yorei Deah and maybe, Choshen Mishpat but not Even Ezreh. If he does not have semicha, the get and chalitza would not be good, except if people know he is knowledeable and he does not get semicha because of humility.
    If it is a question of aguna, there is a place to be lenient. The idea is that if someone does this, he must know what he is doing. The RMA finishes that currently semicha is a means of asking permission to pasken.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1823159
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    It say in RMA CH’M 243,6 that you are not allowed to be served by a talmid chacham who knows gemora. He comes before one who knows halacha. I think, even though halacha is more important but to know the source of the halacha is important having the ability to compare one thing to another.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823141
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    להגיד בבקר חסדך ואמונתך בללות I should be able to tell in the morning your chasodim and the belief in You at night.
    I heard an interpretion, when it goes good, we can see and tell the chasodim of Hashem whereas when it goes bad, we can only rely on the belief in Him.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1823122
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    The Baal Haturim at the end of the aseres hadibros points out that there are 620 letters in it corresponding the 613 mitzvos and 7 mitzvos of bnei noach.
    The Rabbenu Bechaye in Sefer Kad Hakemach under the topic Shavuos shows how all 613 mitzvos are implied in the aseres hadibros.

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Dem #1823085
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    The grants for security in shuls go to http://www..dhses.ny.gov in NY.

    in reply to: Pending for Moderation #1823052
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    I want to add things in order to Chidushim on Daf Yomi, so I am waiting for moderation.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822965
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    ברכות יב,א

    We should not say aseres hadibros because of תרועמת המינין the non-believers will argue that only what was given on Har Sinai is the Torah we must keep. The RMA SA O’CH 1,5 says these only applies in tzibur but not saying it individually. The MB 61,2 says in the name of the yerushalmi that the aseres hadibros is actually hidden in krias shema. The Yechaveh Daas from Rav Ovadya Josef z’l brings the Rambam who forbids to stand up by leinen for aseres hadibros, so he suggests that we, who stand up, should stand up earlier by the beginning of the parasha, so it does not look like we are standing up for it.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822927
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    The above question, a beard does not make a Rabbi.

    in reply to: Moshiach can come any day.. are you ready? #1822921
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    בעתה אחישנה – Moshiach can come in a fixed time on the level of melech kasha kehaman to force us to unify into teshuva, but he can also come from our ahava where we bring him earlier because of our love for each other through our unity.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822784
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    coffee addict, I expressed my thoughs in reply # 1821708 above.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822749
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    coffee addict, read what I quoted in hebrew above from Sefer Alei Tomor.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822714
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    ברכות יא,ב

    I heard fron Rav Noach Eisick Oelbaum shlita that women are also mechuyov in Birchas Hatorah because it is not a birchas hamitzva but birchas hahodoah, a blessing of praise for being able to learn Torah.
    We say, כולנו יודעי שמך folowed by ולומדי תורתך לשמה what is the connection? I think Hashems name is י-ה-ו-ה
    stands for היה, הוה, ויהיה was, is and will be reminds us of אמת made up of the first letter, middle letter and last letter. Torah lishma, for its own sake means learning to arrive to the truth. Shimon Hamosini was willing to give up his lives work on interpreting esin when he found one that he could not interpret. Hiow is it that Rebbi
    Akiva was able to interpret, to fear the talmidei chachomim, but not him? He felt that it was not necessary to be told as the talmidei chachomim knowledge comes from Hashem whereas Rav Akiva appreciated it because he was originaly an am haaretz.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822700
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    English is very clumsy. To give respect to a Rav, we must speak to him in third person. You sometimes is too forward.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822649
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    coffee addict, her self interest influences her interpretation which does not contradict what I wrote above.
    Even Korach was influenced because of his self interest. His argument was not logical as he did not explain what makes him more worthy to be Kohen Gadol than Aaron.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822646
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    ברכות יא,א
    Certainly if a person can do both mitzvos the same time like wearing tzitzis does not exempt him from doing other mitzvos, so we are talking about not being able to do both. Asks the Ritvo in Sukkah 25,1 why would we think we should need to interrupt the mitzva we are doing to do another one? He answers that once you start doing a mitzva the other mitzva becomes voluntary and you are not allowed to do the other before you finish the one are doing. As the Shaagas Aryeh says that a derabonon is considered voluntary next to a
    doraysa,
    You can start doing a mitzva even though the other mitzva will start in the middle of the first mitzva and we don’t have to interrupt what we are doing e.g krias shma.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822651
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    If it is not directly apikorsus, it can be misunderstood, חכמים הזהרו בדבריכם, what he wrote.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822608
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    What about Steinsaltz נציב מלח who became a Baal Teshuva after writing apikorsishe books. How does he do teshuva? He will be in Gan Eden and his talmidim in the Gehonim.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822588
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    Currently, semicha is an acknowledgement of ones rebbi that he can pasken.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822589
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    Mr. used to be a great title Mar. When one returned a wish gam lemar was told, say, gam lemosuk.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822590
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    Tiflus, Not to concentrate as women are more towards feeling than thinking according to the Myers Briggs Personality Test, and jump to conckusiions and misunderstanding their learning.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822533
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    Avi K, maybe eis laasos laSHEM applies also by the women. See my post above from Alei Tomor a contemporary.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822519
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    The Rabbenu Bechaye in Parashas Korach explains וישמע משה ויפל על פניו and Moshe heard and fell on his face.
    Sometimes you tie yourself up to show that Hashem can only help you. He explains that this is the reason we put our feet together by shmoine esrei like malochim. We want to show that without the help of Hashem our feet are tied together and we cannot move. He also explains there that although the goyim do the same with their hands, we do it with our feet representing movement.

    in reply to: Who should be called Rabbi? #1822525
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    The mishna says in Pirkei Avos that if a person learns even one letter from someone, he is suppose ro call him rabbi which literally means my teacher. David learned two things alone from Doag and he called him rabbi.
    The question is how do we know one letter? Explains the Besht that sometimes one letter is more productive than two things alone. We learn from one letter that addition really diminishes.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822476
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    ברכות י,ב

    The gemora says that a person should daven from a low place ‘מעמקים קראתיך ה Hashem, I call you from the depths.
    The Dubna Magid gives a mashel on this.
    A young man was taken in my a king, providing him all his necessities. The King had a favorite robe that he enjoyed wearing. At once the young man and robe disappeared. The king dispatched his soldiers to search for him. They found him hiding in a pit wearing the king’s robe. When the soldiers asked him what are you
    doing? He said I am hiding because I feel so ashamed that I cannot show my face for stealing the kings robe after all the good he has provided me.
    The nimshal is that Hashem provides us all the necessities and we steal it away from Him by using it for the wrong purpose, so when we daven we call to Him from the depths being ashamed to show ourselves because of our actions.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822329
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    ברכות ט,א

    שלא יאמר אותו צדיק ועבדים וענוי אותם קיים בהם ואחרי כן יצאו ברכוש גדול לא קיים בהם Avraham Avinu should not say that the servitude and affliction was done to them but the coming out from Mitzraim with great wealth was not. In the Haggadah it says ברוך שומר הבטחתו לישראל we thank Hashem for keeping His promise. Asks the Dubna Magid, doesn’t Hashem have to keep his promise on His own? He gives two meshalim.
    There was a young man who was working for a man. He wanted to pay him in paper money which the young man refused to accept, saying he wants to get paid in coins. He was trying to convince him that paper money is just as good, but the young man did not want to budge. The man decided to ask the young man’s
    father for advice. He told him, my son worked for you, so you must pay him a currency that he values.
    The nimshal, the great wealth Hashem promised was the Torah. The Jews at that time did not understand the value of it, so Avraham Avinu said, pay them with a great wealth they appreciate.

    There was a young man being trained as a waiter. He was told serve fish and horseradish together, He did not follow the direction and gave on one table fish and on the other table horseradish. The horseradish people were upset where is our fish?
    Avraham Avinu said that the same people must get the great wealth who suffered. The emphasis is done to ‘them’ and not to another generation who did not suffer.
    Why was there a bizas mitzraim and a bizas hayom?
    The Dubna Magid has on this also amashel:
    Tho kings decided to battle by picking their strongest fighters to fight in their behalf and the nation whose fighter loses will serve the other.
    One fighter turned things around in the last minute. His king got upset at him, why did you give me the fear and feeling that I lost? If their would not be a bizas mitzraim by borrowing kelim, the Jews would have thought that they will not get it.
    This might be another answer to the question above that the promise would be kept through bizas hayom
    but Avraham wanted them to know right away that the promise is being kept.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822188
    Reb Eliezer
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    The above Mayon Ganim is a gavra rabba whom the Tosfas Yom Tov, being in his time, at the end of Tamid quotes.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822124
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    These are the words:

    עלי תמר סוטה פרק ג הלכה ד

    ר”א אומר המלמד את בתו תורה מלמדה תפלות. בתורה תמימה פרשת עקב י”א י”ט מעתיק משו”ת מעין גנים לרבי שמואל הרקוולסי מה שכתב אל אשה
    חכמה אחת בנידון היתר תלמוד תורה לנשים וז”ל בהמשך הדברים, ומאמר חכמינו כל המלמד את בתו תורה כאילו מלמדה תפלות אולי נאמר כשהאב מלמדה בקטנותה דוודאי כה”ג איכא למיחש שרוב נשים דעתן קלות ומבלות זמנן בדברי הבאי וכרובן כן חטאו מקוצר רוח, אמנם הנשים אשר נדב ליבן אותנה לקרבה אל המלאכה, מלאכת ה’, מצד בחירתן בטוב במה שהוא טוב הן הנה תעלינה בהר ה’ תשכונה במקום קדשו כי נשי מופת הנה ועל חכמי דורן להדרן לאדרן לחזק ידיהם לאמץ זרועותיהן וכו’ עשי והצליחי ומן השמים יסייעוך עכ”ל. וע”ז מעיר התורה תמימה, ולא נודע לנו מי הוא זה המחבר הנכבד הזה שעמד לחדש דין מחודש זה בסברא בעלמא ע”כ. ולפענ”ד כדברי הרב מעין גנים מבואר ברמב”ם הלכות ת”ת פ”א הי”ג וז”ל, אשה שלמדה תורה יש לה שכר אבל אינו כשכר האיש מפני שלא נצטוית וכל העושה דבר שאינו מצווה עליו לעשותו אין שכרו כשכר מצווה שעשה אלא פחות ממנו, ואעפ”י שיש לה שכר צוו חכמים שלא ילמד אדם את בתו תורה מפני שרוב הנשים אין דעתן מכוונת להתלמד אלא הן מוציאות דברי תורה לדברי הבאי לפי עניות דעתן. אמרו חכמים כל המלמד בתו תורה כאלו מלמדה תפלות. בד”א בתורה שבע”פ אבל תורה שבכתב לא ילמד לכתחילה ואם למדה אינו כמלמדה תפלות עכ”ל. הנה שדעתו היא שדווקא האב לא ילמדה תורה אבל אם היא חכמה שחשקה נפשה בתורה ולמדה מעצמה הר”ז משובחת ויש לה שכר שאינו מצווה ועושה. ואכן יש הוכחות לזה מדורות הראשונים ועד דורות האחרונים. שכבר על בנות צלפחד בן חפר אמר חז”ל בב”ב קי”ט חכמניות הן דרשניות הן, ודבורה הנביאה היתה שופטת את ישראל וא”א למשפט בלי תורה שבע”פ, ובתוס’ גיטין פ”ח שהיתה מלמדת דינים לישראל, וכן אמרו במגילה י”ד ששבע נביאות עמדו להן לישראל, ואמרו בנדרים ל”ח שאין הקדוש ברוך הוא משרה שכינתו אלא על חכם וכו’. וברור שגם נביאה היא בכלל זה ואין חכמה אלא תורה.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822101
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    Joseph, Look up the Sefer Alei Tomor on the Yerushalmi Sotah (3,4) who brings from the Sefer Mayon Ganim from Rav Shmuel Harkavolsi 5313 who says that they can learn at an older age.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822091
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    Where does it say she cannot learn on her own? Some great women, such as Devora and the SMA’s wife who learned on their own. The Chasam Sofer’s daughter Hindel, explained perek shira why the צפורת הכרמים says
    אשא עיני אל ההרים ‘מאין יבא עזרי, iit says that this bird’ of the wineyard’s oil put on the forhead helps for zechira but there is an answer protecting the bird from being killed is to learn 101 times, so מאין adds up to 101. From learning 101 times its help will come.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822078
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    ברכות ח,ב

    There is an ihteresring story that I heard from my rebbi the Hadhauser, Wiener Rav ztz’l about the talmid of the Chasam Sofer, the Maharam Ash ztz’l where the Chasam Sofer ztz’l did not want to call him talmidi from respect, so he called the Chasam Sofer, זקן ששכח תלמידו ih place of תלמודו saying the Chasam Sofer forgot his talmid.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822067
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    Joseph, I say that from the Rambam we see if she learns on her own she gets rewarded because there is no tiflus as she is willing to learn and be careful to understand and not jump to conclusions whereas if the father teaches her usually by force, she will jump to conclusions without fully understanding it which brings to tiflus.
    Tefilin you get rewarded because there is no tiflus but according to you why does she get rewarded for tiflus?

    in reply to: Eating “Beyond Pork” #1822034
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    The Ohr Hachaim metions the above:

    אור החיים פרשת שמיני
    כל מפרסת וגו’ מעלת גרה. יתבאר על דרך אומרם ז”ל (חולין נט א) כל בהמה שמפרסת פרסה היא מעלת גרה, חוץ מן החזיר, והוא אומרו כל מפרסת וגו’ מעלת גרה, פירוש בידוע שהיא מעלת גרה, ומיעט אחר כך החזיר שיצא מהכלל. ואולי ממה שלא הוציא מן הכלל סמוך להודעת הכלל רמז שאפילו החזיר בכלל, על דרך אומרם ז”ל (רבינו בחיי בשם תנחומא) למה נקרא שמו חזיר שעתיד לחזור להיות מותר, ומעתה כלל כל מפרסת וגו’ היא מעלת וגו’ לא יצא
    מכללו דבר, ועל זמן מהזמנים אמר החזיר שהוא מפריס וכו’ לא יגר:

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1822026
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Shlah Hakadash emphasizes the parshiyos meaning that we should lein two times a parasha separated by a פ or a ס and then the targum on it. We can do this in middle of leining, if ten people listen. This might be the connection between the two statements after another. SA O’CH 285,2 says that Rashi can be said in place of the targum but a yirei shomayim should say both.

    in reply to: How should one protest against shmoozers during davening? #1822020
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    Participant

    GH, I didn’t say it was used. I said it could be used because it is nor muktzah.

    in reply to: Now, that’s Jewish(?) #1822009
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    It says in Eicha כי ראתה גויס באו מקדשה she saw that goyim came to her mikdash. Says the Alshich Hakadash the ending letters add up to Hashem which is separated by the goyim. If you look where the second chapter is in the Torah, it separates the name of Hashem in the beginning letters.

    in reply to: MO Daf Yomi #1822003
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Joseph, you are missing the point. If it is tiflus, why does she get rewarded? A person who eats garlic and her mouth smells you don’t encourage them to eat more by rewarding them for eating it.

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