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  • in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1488885
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a story in the shul of the Chasam Sofer in a certain place in the shul people would bend their heads. It was lower than anywhere else, but after they fixed it, they still bent down their heads.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1488515
    Reb Eliezer
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    We have a saying in my house, as many customs, as many houses.
    Remember the Chasam Sofer גהנם are the reverse letters for מנהג.
    The RMA O”CH 690:17 says that we should not eliminate any minhogim. There is a reason why it was instituted.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1488507
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Chasam Sofer says that the Ashkenazim follow the RMA based on the pasuk ובני ישראל יצאים ביד רמה and sefardim use the pasuk לכו אל יוסף כל אשר יאמר לכם תעשו.

    in reply to: THE PURIM (urim) STORY (ory) Fan Club #1488310
    Reb Eliezer
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    I repeat what I wrote before:

    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: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming More Frum #1488286
    Reb Eliezer
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    It says עשה שבתך חול ואל תצטרך לבריות make you shabbos weekly and don’t rely on others. What the poor do according to their abilities is much more appreciated. If they get cholov stam so be it. The yeshivas tend to help out with tuition so they will not send their children to public school. What does tzinus and watching movies having to do with being poor. They can’t afford a TV, they will not have one. The parents have a responsibility to teach their children proper behavior when they are young as king Solomon says חנוך לנער לפי דרכו גם כי יזקין לא יסור ממנו if you teach your children according to their understanding even when the become old will not sway from it.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming More Frum #1488260
    Reb Eliezer
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    עולם הפך ראיתי The world is topsy-turvy, according to the Torah there is a danger that the rich forget Hashem from where their wealth comes from and say it is their own doing.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1488247
    Reb Eliezer
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    Even hand matzos you only need one pound for the sedorim.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1488245
    Reb Eliezer
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    What about machine shmura?

    in reply to: 18 Minute Machine Matzos #1488178
    Reb Eliezer
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    Breur used to rent Horowitz Margareten factory for a day to bake 18 minute matzos.
    According to the Rambam we should only have cholov yisroel on pesach.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1488145
    Reb Eliezer
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    If we follow the Yerushalmi above that yom tov is tied to the guarding of the matzos, then it is a lakatchila.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1488144
    Reb Eliezer
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    Gaon, Making a brocho on matzah all seven days like sukkah is a question of the baal hamoar in arba pesochim. He answers that you are eating it as bread not like matzos but sukkah you must go to sleep.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1488009
    Reb Eliezer
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    I left out the siman about the MB SK 13 it is O”CH Hilchas Yom Tov 495:2
    where the Mechaber holds that cutting from the attached on yom tov is only forbidden orally. Therefore according to the Yerushalmi in Betza 8:2 brought down in Tosfas on daf 3 at the end from Rabbi Nesanel Mikinun
    the guarding of matzos from chometz would also be from cutting on.

    in reply to: Putting on Tefilin on Chal Hamoed #1487803
    Reb Eliezer
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    Yes it does. As mentioned before we lain on first day chol hamoed the parshah of tefillin Kadesh. It is related to yetzias mitzraim.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1487807
    Reb Eliezer
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    There are people who will eat it and they might come to visit you. You also have aruvei tavshilin. If it is a problem about the dishes not being a year old, you can set aside dishes for this purpose.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1487751
    Reb Eliezer
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    I clarify what I said before. The two posukim are next to each other. In Parshas Bo Shamos 12:16 talks about the permission on yom tov for אוכל נפש. Whereas in the next pasuk it talks about ושמרתם את המצות. If we say that it refers to kneading, then they are both kneading, but if it refers to cutting from the attached, then they both refer to cutting.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1487746
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is an argument in O”CH MB sk 13 if cutting from the attached is oral according to the Mechaber but some rishonim say that is biblical. This is based on the Yerushalmi above.

    in reply to: When Did People Start Eating Shmura Maztos The Entire Pesach? #1487632
    Reb Eliezer
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    There are two kinds of Shamura of one is positive and the other is negative. Positively, we must watch the matzos from kneading so that it should be baked for matzos and negatively we have to watch the matzos from cutting that it should not become chametz. Tosefas in Betza 3:1 on the top of the page brings the Yerushalmi that on yom tov we are only allowed to work for food needs from kneading on. So therefore it follows that watching the matzos is also from kneading on. But if learn that yom tov you allowed to do work for food needs from cutting that the watching of the matzos would also be from cutting.

    in reply to: Have We Made Peseach Too Easy? #1487535
    Reb Eliezer
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    I remember to get milk for Pesach, we took a pale to the farmer to milk the cow in front of us.

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    The one’s who follow the Divrei Chaim do not eat machine matzos.

    in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #1486916
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
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    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

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

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