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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.
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.March 19, 2018 10:57 am at 10:57 am in reply to: Bingo Matzos – Claim Non Machine But Really Machine? #1493849
I figure it is 18 minutes.
Health, what happens if Trump gets Sessions to fire Rod Rosenstein?March 18, 2018 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493681
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.March 18, 2018 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493676
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.March 18, 2018 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493671
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.
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.
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.March 18, 2018 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm in reply to: Spin-off topic: Religion and Moral and/or Law & ordered society #1493619
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.
Rebbe Yid, According to you, what is the purpose to tell the story?
Look at the Mordechai 588 mentioned above they asert everything called legume.
About kitniyas see the Mordechai תקפח 588 and RMA 453 in the beginning of the siman.
Gaon, you did not answer my question above?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Gaon, Why are you arguing with me? I quoted the Seder Hadoros 4653
ד אלפים תריג about Pope Joan.
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.
If the greek philosophy is not similar what is the danger in learning it?
Plato believed in everliving soul.
In Staten island, NY, a talmid from R’ Moshe holds that we should be separated.
The problem studying greek philosophy is that it is very similar to the Jewish beliefs, so it is not easy to recognize the differences.
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.
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.March 15, 2018 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm in reply to: How Careful Must We Be When Eating Out With A Hechsher #1490999
In the news recently that the Bais Din of South Africa removed the hashgocha from the largest caterers in South Johanusburg from Stan & Pete.
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.
kitzur_dot_net, what is his great production?
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the Seder Hadoros 3300, Plato was educated by Yermiah Hanovi.
Over here is the opposite. We, who put on tefillin are a minority, so we are being exiled to the women’s section.
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.
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.
You might want to look at Tosfas Betza 6:1 starting והאידנא.March 14, 2018 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm in reply to: How Careful Must We Be When Eating Out With A Hechsher #1490520
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.
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 our shul, people putting on tefillin are separated in the women’s section as per Reb Moshe’s view to avoid Lo Sisgodedu.
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.
iacisrmma, you have a very good question, but even the Rabbenu Bachaye, a sefardi, mentions this pshat in Parshas Ki Savo.
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.