Reb Eliezer

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  • in reply to: Challenge: Help Me Find an Intriguing Hagaddah #1495726

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    The Rabbi Joseph Elias – The Haggadah from Artscroll is in great detail in English.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495583

    Reb Eliezer
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    There is another way of looking at it. The sanctity of EY causes a bigger yetzer hora, therefore it is harder to keep the Torah there, So you either have very religious people there or the opposite. I know that Rashi brings the Sifri to keep the mitzvos in chul for EY. It doesn’t matter what the reason for keeping them in chul, but if we want the redemption, we must keep it.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495556

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    I happened to be very much makpid on mayim achronim at least on shabbos see O”CH 181 siman 10. Besides the reason for the melach sadomis there was another reason were someone was recognized because of the spot left on his moustache. We can only be redeemed when we correct our transgressions that caused our exile from EY. The Ksav Sofer in Parshas Devorim starting ראשונים שנתגלו עוונם explains in great detail the difference between the first חורבן and the second. The first was caused because of violation of בין אדם למקום idol worship, adultery and murder. These transgressions are caused because of affluence. People forget who has bestowed them all the good because of a fertile land. They were exiled to Babylon where they were noble man doing very well. They had to show that they will not sway away from Hashem because of their affluence. Our current exile is the opposite. This second exile is because of בין אדם לחבירו it came because of futile hatred which comes about when people are jelous of each other. Therefore we must be exiled going from one place to another and have futile love אהבת חנם to correct our transgression. This is indicated in the passage הא לחמא עניא we are in a state of poverty so we want to correct our futile hatred by inviting people to our meal which will bring the redemption in our time Amen. We can see ourselves being around a circle and Hashem is in the center. Through the Torah we bring the points together to make the circle smaller and eventually coincide with the center,

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495450

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    Wolf, Even though they are unrelated, it still encourages to put on tefilin every day, when we don’t have another os, to be able to say krias shma with tefilin as this thread questions. Mechaber O”CH 25:4 and MB there.

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495453

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    Wolf, We might go a step further, if you have no reason for not putting on tefillin, and you say krias shma without it, it might be a מצוה הבאה בעבירה because it is an עדות שקר and you are not yotza krias shma. See MB 25:4

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495427

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    Yekke2, There are two different mitzvos for krias shma one for day another for night. As per the Shagas Aryeh it makes it a time bound mitzva. So the day might have to be said with tefillin but not at night.

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495406

    Reb Eliezer
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    Yekke2, Mechaber O”CH 25:4

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495404

    Reb Eliezer
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    Yekke2, What about כל הקורא קריאת שמע בלא תפילין כאילו מעיד עדות שקר?

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495393

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    Yekke2, What about that we don’t have a גוף נקי?

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495398

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    Yekke2, This Rabbenu Yonah agrees with the Rabbenu Bechaye in Parshas Ki Sovo that the shiyan on the tefillin indicates that they are 300 days in a year when we should put on tefillin including chol hamoed.

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495386

    Reb Eliezer
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    With tefillin you tie yourself to Hashem on your left hand with one sense, feeling, with one compartment, recognizing your weakness close to the heart, thereby sanctifying your actions, and on your head to sanctify your mind which contains four senses (smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing) with four compartments.

    in reply to: Where it says that there is a jiyub to put on Tfillin every day? #1495381

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    There is a commandment to say Kries Shma in the morning which requires tefillin as it says to tie it on as a symbolism an os on your hand and head. On Shabbos and Yom Tov since they are a symbolism for themselves, we don’t need to put on tefillin. You should say kries shma in its right time without tefillin (if unable to put on) and re-say it when tefillin is available. We don’t put on tefillin at night.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495247

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    Gaon, The Rabbenu Bechaye quotes the Rabbenu Chananel in Parshas Bo that the Riyeh has to follow the cheshbun. He says that the עיקר is the חשבון.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495251

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    The proof to the Rabbenu Chananel is Rabbon Gamliel with his forms that the edim had to agree to. He brings a proof from the desert where there was no sun or moon only the clouds and they were able to make Rosh Chodesh because they went after the cheshbun and not after the riyeh,

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495194

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    The Magen Avraham asks the question that the mitzva of sefira is to show our anticipation for Kabolas Hatorah, but it was given on the second day of Shavuos which is really the fifty first day of sefira? He answers that this implies Yom Tov Sheni Shel Golias. The Torah was given to know how to live in diaspora as it says שם תהא קבורתכם there in golias when the only thing that teaches us is the Torah. In Eretz Yisroel, if we were holy enough, we would have understood the Torah on our own like the avos kept the Torah in Eretz Yisroel before it was given.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495175

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    They consider potatoes as the חיי אדם but canola like olive oil, soya and corn we can avoid.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495114

    Reb Eliezer
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    Potatoes were not available at the time of the prohibition in Europe even if it is considered a legume.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495102

    Reb Eliezer
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    See the RMA 453 and the Mordechai 588. They forbade anything called legume.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1495023

    Reb Eliezer
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    See MB 496 in the beginning about Yom Tov Sheni. It is a דבר שבמנין צריך מנין אחר להתירו once it was forbidden by count, we need as great chachomim to permit it.

    in reply to: Making a Barocho on a Blossoming Tree in Nissan #1494879

    Reb Eliezer
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    I think you can only say the blessings before it bears fruits when it is blossoming.

    in reply to: How the Tshuvas Harashba Foiled 13 Terrorists #1494853

    Reb Eliezer
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    The Torah gives us advice how to protect ourselves from terrorists. It says when you take over the land don’t do it fast by living the land idle because the wild animals will take over. Don’t leave the land idle without a leader because the terrorists will take over.

    in reply to: Minhagim After The Original Reason Is Gone #1494647

    Reb Eliezer
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    See the RMA 690:17 and the Baer Hetev there in great detail.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1494478

    Reb Eliezer
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    About a Minhag see the RMA 690:17 ואין לבטל שום מנהג או ללעוג עליו כי לא לחינם הוקבעו we should not eliminate any minhag or laugh over it because they were not for nothing instituted, See the Baer Hetev there in great detail.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1494342

    Reb Eliezer
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    If you want to know Avi K that the repetition of shacharis shamonei esrei because of Yaaleh V’yova only applies to an individual but the shaliach tzibur does not repeat it because he still has musaf when rosh chodesh will be mentioned and we don’t want to put an extra effort on the tzibur.

    in reply to: Making a Barocho on a Blossoming Tree in Nissan #1494181

    Reb Eliezer
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    It mentions Nissan because that is the usual time but not Ador and it is
    לאו דוקא.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1494128

    Reb Eliezer
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    What does that have to do with a Yeshiva boy? We are talking about a young man at the time of the Baal Shem Tov, who never learned how to daven and did the whistling on his own.

    in reply to: Making a Barocho on a Blossoming Tree in Nissan #1494094

    Reb Eliezer
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    He says that lakatchila should be done in Nissan but if he missed it, no fruit tree was available, he can still make the barocho in Iyar provided it is still blossoming.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1493978

    Reb Eliezer
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    There was another story where a man did not know how to pray, so he whistled. It was praised how this whistling was accepted above because it came from the full heart. רחמנא ליבא בעי what comes from the heart is the most important.

    in reply to: Minhag Overrides General Halacha #1493930

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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

    Reb Eliezer
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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

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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

    Reb Eliezer
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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