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  • in reply to: Have We Made Peseach Too Easy? #1487536
    Reb Eliezer
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    TGIShabbos, I currently set up the Menorah with wicks and oil. We are not expected to do what we cannot. Maybe we should make our own Tefilin and plant our own lulav?

    in reply to: Have We Made Peseach Too Easy? #1487541
    Reb Eliezer
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    TGIShabbos, you know the expression לא נתן תורה למלאכי השרת the Torah was not given to angels. We are required to do only what we can.

    in reply to: Have We Made Peseach Too Easy? #1487482
    Reb Eliezer
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    People who don’t know I will describe what it took in Europe to get a chicken to the table. First we went to the market to buy a live chicken. Then we went to the shochat. Afterwards we had to pluck it and get the hairs off with hot water. Next we kashered it and cooked it.

    in reply to: Have We Made Peseach Too Easy? #1487475
    Reb Eliezer
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    Being a single person who lost his wife around 8 years ago, I don’t think we made Pesach too easy. I think that we made Chanukah too easy. We have the the oil containers ready made. We get a reward on this world for the preparation for a mitzvah.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1487442
    Reb Eliezer
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    Be careful about copying shemos, I don’t know if this website has a kedushah. If you printing this out the Taz says that printed material has a kedushah.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486990
    Reb Eliezer
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    Joseph, look at the Klei Yokor in the beginning of Parshas Vaychi that the reason that he was held back from revealing the coming of moshiach because if people know that it won’t be in their time, they become meyaash and forget that they are in galus building fancy houses and thereby extending the time when he will come.

    in reply to: Should Donald Trump be Crowned King of the United States? #1486986
    Reb Eliezer
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    Why don’t we have a prime minister? They hated the monarch George. They revolted against him, so they didn’t want to have a monarch.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1486980
    Reb Eliezer
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    Those who put on tefilin on chol hamoed there is an interesting custom based on the Chok Yaakov the first day chol hamoed pesach, to keep on the tefilin until after laining for the reading of Kadesh.

    in reply to: 18 Minute Machine Matzos #1486962
    Reb Eliezer
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    I would like to know if people go after 18 minute machine matzos?

    in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #1486958
    Reb Eliezer
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    The question is if we can perform the mitzva of matzos the first day? The Daas Sofer (Rabbi Akiva Sofer) brings a prove from the Nemukai Yosef in Baba Kama, where the lighting of shabbos candles emanates from the lighting of erev shabbos. Similarly, since the machine has no mind of its own, it makes matzos on the basis of the mind of the Jew who originally presses the electric button לשם מצות מצות.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1486908
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Rambam in the beginning 6th Perek of Hilchas Chometz and Matzah
    seems to argue on the GRA that eating matzos the rest of the eight days is a rashus (unclear what it means not a chiyuv but a mitzva or no mitzva at all).

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1486909
    Reb Eliezer
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    Also according the Shiltei Hagiborim quoted above, if one must go to work on chal hamoed should put on tefilin.

    in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #1486911
    Reb Eliezer
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    The one’s who follow the Divrei Chaim do not eat machine matzos.

    in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #1486916
    Reb Eliezer
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    Also, taking away the job from the poor still applies.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1486928
    Reb Eliezer
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    I think it is based on the GRA’s view.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486787
    Reb Eliezer
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    Moshiach is suppose to come unexpected. I think that strengthens the recognizing of a miracle. The Maharal explains that when someone repeats some saying in the name of the sayer will bring the redemption. Hashem wants us to recognize His miracles and give credit for it. When we mention the name of the sayer, we are giving credit to him. So surely we will similarly give credit to Hashem for the redemption.

    in reply to: Should Donald Trump be Crowned King of the United States? #1486896
    Reb Eliezer
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    Joseph, You don’t seem to know you American history. President Washington refused to be crowned king. In other countries like Israel you ha ve a president and a prime minister. The president represents the state he is permanent similar to the queen of England but prime minister is elected every term. In America the president takes the place of the prime minister and the flag stands for the state. We have enough problems as it is with Trump thinking he is king. What would happen if he would be made king, you could not control his selfishness.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1486762
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Shiltei Hagiborim in Moed Katan on Kosvim Tefilin Bemoed says that the os sign is the prohibition of work on Yom Tov. Many say that a negative behavior by not doing work is not an os. The GRA’s view is that eating matzos on the rest of the days besides the first is a קיום מצוה similarly sitting in the sukkah is also a קיום מצוה. This makes it a an Os.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1486765
    Reb Eliezer
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    I can attribute the simchas yom tov argument to a tosafes in betza where tosfas says that when it comes to covering the blood there is still a oral prohibition but because of simchas yom tov they permitted it. You can differentiate maybe between meat and gebroks, but I can tell you that I rather it an empty soup than those noodles which are not that healthy full of cholesterol.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1486744
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The Chidah says that we have to show that this is only a stringency and not a prohibition by eating it on the last day.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486561
    Reb Eliezer
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    It says that it is forbidden to count תיפח עצמותיו so how can we count the time when Moshiach will come? Even the Ramban on אשר ברא אלקים לעשות calculates that Moshiach will come in the 5118. The Chasam Sofer explains that this was a suitable time, but we were not worthy of it.
    There is a story about someone took along his son and a guest to go to the market in Germany a place called Leipzig. When they started to travel, the son asks how much more do we need to travel? The father gets very upset and tells him, what are you asking me we just got on the wagon. They were traveling a few hours, when the guest was asking the same question. He answered him another hour. The son get upset saying why did you scream at me before when I asked the same question? The father said to him that at that time it was not
    appropriate to ask the question. The comparison is obvious that we in the akavta demoshicha so now it become time to ask.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486539
    Reb Eliezer
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    yid1818, I see the number 210 which is the number of years that the Jews worked in mitzraim. It is determined from Yitzchok the difference between ישחק and יצחק. It says כימי צאתינו ממצרים אראנו נפלאות so we see that the final גאולה will be similar to mitzraim.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486541
    Reb Eliezer
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    The sefer עמודה שבעה compares it to a mikveh. A so comprises 144 eggs so 40 so is 5760. He said the world will be מטוהר, purified at that time.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486493
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Biur Halacha Hilchas Rosh Chodesh about the year תשמג -5743 -1983 writes at the end of Siman 427 ואין לנו לדאוג כל כך יותר כי בוודאי בעת ההיא
    .וגם הרבה קודם יהי הגאולה ונקדש על פי הראיה

    in reply to: Marriage? #1486470
    Reb Eliezer
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    I will repeat what I said before:

    The word for marriage in hebrew is Nisuim to elevate, that is to put each other on a pedestal and only see good in each other. When loving each other, each partner is willing to accept criticism to improve each other spiritually.
    I lost my wife around 8 years ago. When you become old and children are married off, there is someone who takes care on the other. Living together without marriage is goyish.

    Reb Eliezer
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    When it comes to Krias Shema, women are exempt even though it is not time bound as we say it day and night. But, the Shagas Aryeh explains that there are two mitzvos day and night. One, only applies in the day the other one only at night. Therefore it is time dependent and women are exempt.

    Reb Eliezer
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    There are certain mitzvos that women accepted on themselves such as shofar and lulav. So, they make a brocho on them and you can blow shofar for them. They might be in the sukkah for the men תשבו כעין תדורו, sit in the sukkah the way you live at home.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1485966
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    NC, You miss understood my question, my question was that we want to differentiate weekdays from Shabbos.
    What differentiates Shabbos from weekdays?

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1485941
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    ויקרא is written with a small aleph. Mosheh Rabbenu did not want to show that he is different of Bilom because of his humility. The questions is Bilom came about in order that the goyim should not have an excuse that they are less than Jews but they are still less because by them it is written ויקר whereas by the Jews ויקרא ? The answer might be that Bilom could have been like Mosheh Rabbenu but because of his haughtiness this did not materialize. So Mosheh Rabbenu did not want to show because his humility that he is greater than Bilom, so he wrote the small aleph. He became rich because of this as the Midrash says that he became rich from the ink left on his pen, meaning showing his humility from the difference writing a big aleph and a small aleph.

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    They ask the question, if uttering a brocho unnecessarily is biblical as mentioned above, how could the chachomim institute the making of a brocho in the first place? The answer that the Torah gave the strength to the chachomim through Lo Sosur to institute takonus what they felt necessary. A kal vochamer is biblical so they can learn out a kal vochamer from bentching. The Ritva in the beginning of Pesochim says that the chachomim made a brocho on mitzvas before its performance in order the the kavonoh be realized and therefore we don’t need any special kavonoh when doing mitzvos. The Nodei Beyhudah says that for this reason a שם יחוד is unnecesssary.

    in reply to: Signs Of Arrival Of Moshiach #1485878
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a joke about this where someone says I found a job that doesn’t pay much but it is steady. What is it? I am on a lookout tower waiting for Moshiach.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1485876
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Isn’t it something to honor shabbos and yom tov with a white shirt?

    in reply to: Signs Of Arrival Of Moshiach #1485849
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The gemora says that one of the signs of Moshiach is when the young have no respect for the elderly.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1485854
    Reb Eliezer
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    Chassidism came about because of the fear of the pitfalls of kabbalah because of Shabsi Tzvi. By following the Rebbe’s view, they would be protected from faltering. The real sefardim learn currently kabbalah. It says when you are learning and stop in between and say how beautiful is this tree your endandangering your soul. The chasidic interpretation according the Kotzker is, do not sway from the teaching of the Torah to philosophy or kabbalah to understand how and why the tree grows.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1485766
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a Daas Zekenim Mibal Tosfas in Parshas Pekudei Shamos 38:25 that compares the mishkan to the first seven days of creation. This would give us another reason how the mishkan is related to shabbos.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1485726
    Reb Eliezer
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    This story of the out town yid is very convincing. If we don’t help him somehow what is the use of this whole forum? I am a senior retired living on social security, not rich. I don’t know how everyone else is. Maybe we can tell him where to turn to.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485705
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The Magen Avraham asks the question, how can the women say in bentchen על בריתך שחתמת בבשרנו, he answers that not having it because it is unnecessary, is like having it.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485712
    Reb Eliezer
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    How could the women make birchas haTorah (Mechaber 48:14)? They have to learn how to do the mitzvas they are responsible. The problem is that they don’t do it ממצות לימוד התורה, it is only a הכשר מצוה? I heard an answer from Rav Noach Eisic Oelbaum that birchas haTorah might not be a birchas hamitzva but a birchas hahoduah, a brocho of praise, which women also need to take part of.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485702
    Reb Eliezer
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    This might be related to another argument whether to make a barocho on Tefilin in Chal Hamoed. If we are exempt there could be the prohibition of bal tosif.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1485699
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    There is a joke from the Ben Ish Chay on expression used in the gemora חסורא מחסרא והכי קתני that people learn when they are not so well-off.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485692
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The Chacham Tzvi considered an Ashkenaz left in his will (if I remember correctly) that his descendant women should not make a brochoh on positive time dependent commandments.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485685
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    iacisrmma, what you are saying is correct, they hold like the Rambam and the Mechaber O”CH 215:4, about saying unnecessary brochos which are biblical.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485657
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The MB 589:8 says that women are considered אינה מצווה ועושה, not directly commandment to do the mitzvos, who still get a reward for doing it.

    in reply to: Women saying וציונו for a מצות עשה שהזמן גרמה. #1485655
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    ubiquitin, what you are saying is correct because Tosfas questions why don’t we say כל הפטור מהדבר ועושהו נקרא הדיוט when a person who is exempt from something and he does it is a simpleton? Tosfas answers that since the men have a requirement therefore the women can make a brochoh. The question is so what, but they are exempt? The answer according to you is that they are included in the group in the unity.

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    See the the Sadei Chemed כללות מ סימן קלה to קלח in great detail about different mitzvos.

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Look at יביע אומר חלק א סימן כח about a long discussion about this. It is dependent on another argument between Tosfas and the Rambam if ברכה שאינה צריכה is a biblical or oral. See תוספות ראש השנה לג עמוד א on the top of the page.

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The GRA’s view is that matzah in the seven days except the first day is a
    קיום מצוה. The בעל המאור questions in ארבע פסחים why we don’t make a ברכה על אכילת מצה the whole seven days. He answers that we are not required to eat only matzas. If you eat matzos you are not eating eat it because it is matzos but because it is bread except the first day.

    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    I think that women have קיום מצוה not a חיוב מצוה just like ציצית that we make a ברכה on it.

    in reply to: Did you know? #1485580
    Reb Eliezer
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    Moderator: Why are the numbers not aligned? When I wanted to edit it, they became aligned. The numbers were not pasted but created right here. For this to work alignment is important.

    start with 2 space 4 leave the next row blank and under 2 and 4 place 6 and 8 then fill in the blanks to add up to 15. The result is 2 9 4 place under it 7 5 3 and under it 6 1 8.

    The alignment changes depending on the size of your browser window. Here you go:

    Magic Square Lo Shu

    in reply to: Did you know? #1485566
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    How do you create a magic square from numbers 1-9 where they all appear once and adds up to 15
    horizontally, vertically and diagonally?

    Start with 2 4 then fill in the blanks 2 9 4
    7 5 3
    6 8 6 1 8

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