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  • in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483178
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    There is an argument between Reb Moshe and the Chasam Sofer what tefila betzibur is. According to
    Reb Moshe tefila betzibur is the quiet shmone esrei davening together whereas the Chasam Sofer holds that the shaliach tzibur unites and therefore if someone comes late he should daven shmone esrei together with the shaliach tzibbur.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483173
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    R’ Yonason Steif had great respect in front of Reb Moshe, such that he would stand up when he talked to him on the phone. There is an interesting story with R’ Yonason validated by his daughter in a book written about him. My Rebbe when he was young was called in Hungary to the army.
    He went to his Rebbe Rav Yonason to ask for help to get out from it. He gave him an incantation that he required to say before seeing the doctor. The goats of the slaughter house are fatter from me. When he uttered it in hebrew as in the gemora in Megila, he became a lepper such that he was thrown out. They were afraid he will infect them. When he left, he got cured and became normal again.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483159
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    Reb Moshe in Igros Moshe O”CH 6:2 says something interesting. A woman according to the Rabbenu Taam can make a brocho on a time dependent mitzva, but not an eved because he does not have a
    קדושת ישראל. It looks like a woman does but not as great as a man that is why she is exempt from time dependent commandments. Not like the Kol Bo who says that she is exempt because she is responsible to her husband.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483142
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    According to the R’ Yanoson Eubshutz there were two lotteries for Purim one had the months in it and the other a day number in the year. If the day came out in the month pulled, it was a good lottery otherwise it didn’t mean anything. That is why it was called Purim in plural for two lotteries.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483141
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    To have siyata dishmaya in your learning, you open up the sefer to the right place you want to learn eliminating searching.

    in reply to: Jokes #1483128
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    A religious man and a chaver hakneses were walking together. The chaver haknesses was not nice to the religious man so he wanted to tell him off. He told him, three beings complained to Hashem, the alyah revii. alenu and a mamzir. The revii was complaining that people don’t consider it important. Alenu was complaining that people run out and the mamzir was complaining that it is not his fault. Each was repaid. The revii was placed in the shira and alenu in Rosh Hashono and Yom Kippur musaf prayer.
    Asks the chavrei knesses what about the mamzir? Answers the religious man, he was made chaver haknesses.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483129
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    The GRA says that Eli misread the state of Chana from keshero to shikara. I thought that the Urim Vetumim not only lights up the letters but also puts the letters together. (vetumim)

    in reply to: Quotes #1483126
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    The Binoh Leitim interprets the passage in Pirkei Avos – Wild animal comes to the “world” on false swearing. The man swearing falsely turns himself into a wild animal.

    in reply to: Jokes #1483121
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    Why does the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
    Why does the Lubavitcher cross the road? To be mekarev the chicken.

    in reply to: Quotes #1483117
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    “To put yourself up, do not put others down”, maybe it is implied in לא תעלה במעלות על מזבחי אשר לא תגלה ערותך עליו if you elevate yourself, don’t do it in a way that shows your shame. The Ohr Hachaim says on לא תשא את שם ה אלקיך לשוא, don’t use the name of Hashem to elevate yourself. Don’t make yourself more religious than you are to elevate yourself.

    in reply to: Quotes #1483115
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    When we get older our screws become loose. – My father

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482951
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    It says that it refers to the 3rd Crusade 1189-92 Frederick Barbarossa the Red in the last stanza.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482807
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    The sefer Mishneh Sochir from Rabbi Yisochor Teichtal hy”d explains the meaning in the stanza with the gemora Megila 15:2 that Haman’s whole wealth was engraved on his heart. So when he was hung, his whole wealth was hung with him.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482752
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    Maybe the Mordechai ben Hillel the student of the Meharam from Rothenberg who was also a martyr together with his teacher wrote the piyut.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482426
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    According to the Wikipedia:

    “Ma’oz Tzur” is thought to have been written in the 13th century, during the Crusades.[1] The first letters of the first five stanzas form an acrostic of the composer’s name, Mordechai (the five Hebrew letters מרדכי). He may have been the Mordecai ben Isaac ha-Levi who wrote the Sabbath table-hymn “Mah Yafit”,[2] or even the scholar referred to in the Tosafoth to Talmud (Bavli) Niddah 36a. Or, to judge from the appeal in the closing verse, he may have been the Mordecai whose father-in-law was martyred at Mayence (now Mainz, Germany) in 1096.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482092
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    GAON, what do you do with מעוז צור where it seems that Haman owned his wealth before being hanged?

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482073
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    GAON, What do you do with מעוז צור? It looks like the wealth belonged to Haman before being hanged.

    in reply to: Badatz Beit YosefIsrael #1482057
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    See from R’ Ovadyah Yosef Yechaveh Daas Chelek 3 Siman 56 in great detail about glatt.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482033
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    When Esther gave Haman’s house to Mordechai it was hers to give not Haman’s anymore. Maov was swallowed through Sichan. It became a new land. Similarly, says the Ben Ish Chay, when we do teshuva we are forgiven because we become a new person not responsible for our old deeds which was done by someone else.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1482019
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    GAON, As above that the house belonged to the monarch because he was killed through his verdict is no problem. He was able to give his own house to Esther, as the Megila says clearly that “Achashverus” gave the house to Esther.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1481798
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    Could be also, הרוגי מלכות, those killed by the monarch, their wealth belongs to the monarch. So Haman’s wealth would be hung together with him. He loses his wealth figuratively.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1481351
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    In מעוז צור we say רוב בניו וקניניו they say Haman had a shtar engraved on himself. The song seems to indicate that it belonged to Haman.

    in reply to: Jokes #1481102
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    Getzel it is good that your first name is not ישעיה.

    in reply to: Quotes #1481064
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    Klei Yokor – בשמים ממעל ועל הארץ מתחת when it comes to heavenly, spiritual things, look at people above you, and earthly, material things look at people below you.

    in reply to: Quotes #1481062
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    Hungarian Proverb: If you have butter on your head, don’t go under the sun.

    in reply to: Jokes #1481041
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    See the Daas Zekenim Mibaal Tosafos Bereshis 41:45 on ויתן לו את אסנת and he gave him Osnas. Osnas was a daughter of Shechem and Dinah. Yaakov Avinu gave her a kamaieh which she wore on her neck. Then she was thrown out, ending up in mitzraim and having Patifar adopt her, giving her his name. When Yosef was crowned, she threw the kamaieh to him. He recognized it and married her.

    in reply to: Jokes #1481030
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    A programmer analyst analyzes the computer user requirements to be able to write computer instructions to satisfy their computer needs.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1481011
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    Reb Moshe in Igros Moshe O”CH 6:2 says something interesting. A woman according to the Rabbenu Taam can make a brocho on a time dependent mitzva, but not an eved because he does not have a
    קדושת ישראל.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1480980
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    The Midrash says באלה חטאו ובאלה נתכפרו the same manner they sinned they were forgiven. Explains the Shevet Sofer that the Ksav Sofer explains that when they sinned by the aigel they said אלה אלהיך ישראל the erev rav said to the bnei yisroel that the gold and the silver was your god because of whom you left mitzraim. So if gold and silver are so valuable and we are willing to give it up for the mishkan makes it much greater to deserve forgiveness.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1480973
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    The correction above is incorrect should be Machtzis Hashekel 278 not 378.

    The Daas Zekenim Mibaal Tosfas says that the women were rewarded with Rosh Chodesh because they gave to the Mishkan first before the men but they had to be forced to give to the aigel. In S”A
    O”CH in the beginning of Siman 417 says that women have a practice not to work on Rosh Chodesh and it is a nice custom. On Chanukah they also have a custom not to work as long as the candles are burning, according to the Chasan Sofer, this commemorates the Yomim Tovim which are eight biblically as the Yevonim wanted to eliminate their practice. The women commemorate the lighting of candles for Yom Tov and the men light Chanukah candles to commemorate the miracle with the oil,

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480774
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    He makes him eved knaani for a moment in order to free him and since it is temporary the government will not mind.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480726
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    The above tshuva gives a means to adopt a non-jewish boy such that when he grows up cannot retract the conversion which the government is ok with.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480722
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    Joseph obviously you did not see the above tshuva where he says clearly that if the government does not allow you, you cannot do it.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480703
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    Joseph look at the Bach above 267 starting v’eved an interesting discussion related to now.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1480490
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    Correction to 1480340 the Machtzis Hashekel is at the beginning of Shulchan Aruch – Aruch Chaim 248 (not 348).

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480371
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    Joseph, I think that it is no obligation to have an eved, so דיני דמלכותא דיני applies so you cannot go against the secular laws.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1480368
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    The Dubner Magid gives a parable about shabbos. A collector was recognized by someone has someone who came from his home –
    town. He started to ask him about his town. The collector refused to answer him, saying that you are losing money for me. The man said to the collector, you kn ow what, tomorrow we will make a holiday and I will pay all that you can make in order that you should be available to answer my questions. The collector being tired from the whole weeks work, falls asleep. The man gets upset that he is paying him and he falls asleep no answering his questions. Hashem gives us a day, paying for it, so we should spend with him and then we sleep away the whole day.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480366
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    Joseph, I think that the same way that a woman is according to the Kol Bo exempt from mitzvas that are time dependent because her responsibility is to her husband, similarly the servant has responsibility towards his master.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1480340
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    ויקהל the midrash says unite into groups and teach them hilchas shabbos.
    What is the difference between מלאכה שאינה צריכה לגופה and פסיק רישא?
    The Kesef Mishneh on the Rambam Hilchas Shabbos 1:7 brings the explanation from the son of the Rambam Rabbi Avraham for example closing the door and deer is caught the catching of the deer is not intentional but it must happen, but digging a hole and he only wants the ground he digs the hole intentionally but does not do it for the purpose wanting the hole as was done in the mishkan. Asks the Machtzis Hashekel 378 according the later case is more logical to prohibit since it is done intentionally? He answers that since he doesn’t do it for the that purpose there is a היפך כוונה reverse intention on the purpose used in the mishkan.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480323
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    MDG can you give me the source?

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480233
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    See also there Siman 3-4 about how the eved has a choice to convert to Judaism.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1480226
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    Coffee Addict, See Hilchas Avodim in Shulchan Aruch Yorei Deah 267:17 about the rules that he becomes a Jew like a woman.

    in reply to: Why women should drive♀️🚗 #1479900
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    Sometimes women have no choice but drive for a carpool.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1479829
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    Coffee Addict, why are you so sure that it only applies in Eretz Yisroel? The Rambam on eved knaani Avodim 8:9 says, ודין זה בכל זמן אפילו בזמן הזה שהארץ ביד העכו”ם it looks like it applies currently even though they were not in Eretz Yisroel.

    in reply to: Was Haman an Eved Canaani? #1479811
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    The Chasam Sofer, that even though the others were able to bow down to Haman, Mordechai could not because Haman was his slave and so people will say that he is bowing down to an idol form Haman was wearing and not giving respect to him. The midrash says that Mordechai actually showed the contract to Haman indicating that he cannot bow down in front of him. They were together in a desert were Mordechai provided bread to Haman if he sells himself as a servant. The Chasam Sofer goes so far to interpret כי הגיד להם אשר הוא יהודי referring to Haman. Mordechai was telling them that he cannot bow down to Haman because he is considered to be a Jew.

    in reply to: Pratim of Ad Delo Yoda #1479642
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    Even the Mechaber would not require you to satisfy your chiyuv by making you sick. The Torah is דרכיה דרכי נועם and not to afflict yourself because we have to go lechumra. He would agree to just drink more than the usual.
    Vashti said to Achashverus that you were a horse keeper for my father and he was able to drink a thousand glasses of wine and did not become drunk but you get drunk after one glass.
    I think the connection is that because you are a horse keeper you cannot afford wine so you are not used to drinking, and therefore you get drunk even after one glass, but my father is rich so he drinks a lot and even a thousand glasses will not affect him.

    in reply to: Pratim of Ad Delo Yoda #1479636
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    DQ, Check the Biur Halacha in name of the Meiri on עד דלא ידע.

    in reply to: Pratim of Ad Delo Yoda #1479635
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    DQ , I don’t know what you are saying that safek divrei sofrim lechumra. ספיקא דרבנן לקולא The Rambam holds even by a mitzvas asei ספיקא מן התורה מדרבנן לחומרא but מן התורה is lekulah. The megila in the daytime is m’divrei kabolah lechumra but at night is oral law. A bar mitzva should not lein in the daytime but should be permitted at night. Isn’t divrei sofrim same as מדרבנן?

    in reply to: Alcohol WITHOUT medication can be deadly #1479617
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    In the News – Reuvein Epstein 18 Years Old, Stone Cold – Purim , Required Reading Material.
    Over drinking on Purim ends up in the hospital.

    in reply to: Pratim of Ad Delo Yoda #1479607
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    The person drunk doesn’t know what is greater the saving of the Bnei Yisroel or the destruction of Haman. ארור המן and ברוך מרדכי have the same gematria explains the Magen Avraham. There is a difference that is not so obvious. Arur is greater than Haman whereas Mordechai is greater then Baruch, Haman was diminished but Mordechai was elevated.

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