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  • 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?

    in reply to: Signs Of Arrival Of Moshiach #1485849
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    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
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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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    See the the Sadei Chemed כללות מ סימן קלה to קלח in great detail about different mitzvos.

    Reb Eliezer
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
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    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

    in reply to: Did you know? #1485531
    Reb Eliezer
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    How do you spell fish? GHOTI – GH – rough
    O – women
    TI – nation

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484991
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    Rainus, this explains the reason why Rav Moshe did not want his tshuvas translated.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484937
    Reb Eliezer
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    I grew up in a chassidishe yeshiva where they were very medakdek on the smallest minhag for example wearing a kittel for Hoshana Rabba leining, but Reb Moshe is more accommodating.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484933
    Reb Eliezer
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    GAON look at what I said in reply 1483697

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484926
    Reb Eliezer
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    See the דרשת הרן – דרוש שביעי similar on what you are saying according to my understanding – they could not understand Rabbi Eliezer, so they could not follow his view because once the Torah was given down to earth, we must understand things with human understanding not heavenly.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484922
    Reb Eliezer
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    A sefer called גדולי הדורות על משמר מנהג אשכנז brings from Rabbi Eliyohu Dessler that every group of Jews get influenced from the countries they live in with how to serve Hashem. The Russians are hot natured so they are chassidim. The Litvishe are cold so they learn the Torah in depth and Mussar. The Germans care about order, so they are very careful on minhogim. מכתב מאליהו חלק ד – ירושלים תשמח Page 129-130

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1484909
    Reb Eliezer
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    Look on פנו לכם צפונה where the Klei Yokor explains that we must act hidden in galus not to show off with our fancy houses and to forget that we are there, thereby making non-jews jealous of us.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1484680
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    There are two tests poverty and affluence. Each has its own ordeal. The poor feels he has been forgotten and not being helped, whereas the affluent forgets who made him so. The cure is to remember that your current status comes from Hashem. He can make you poor or rich. Constantly keep in front of you the opposite. When you are poor, keep in mind that Hashem can make you rich, whereas when you are rich, remember, Hashem can change your fortune. The Chasan Sofer interprets the haggadah בשעה שיש מצה ומרור מונחים לפניך keep the good and the bad constantly in front of you. The word פרנסה might remind us of this. It has in it נס and נסה. For the poor, it is נסה a test, but for the rich, it should be a נס a miracle because he should always feel that he doesn’t deserve it.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484666
    Reb Eliezer
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    I think the litvishe and chasidim argue on עת לעשות לה הפרו תורתך, make time when the Torah will be disrupted,. The litvishe believe that when the Torah is being disrupted, we have to accommodate somewhat not to disrupt any more accept for shabbos, but the chasidim believe the reverse הפרו תורתך עת לעשות לה when there will be a time when the Torah is disrupted, be strong and don’t allow any transgressions even the smallest in order that it should not bring to any greater transgressions.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484651
    Reb Eliezer
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    Thank you Sabba8, of course, I didn’t have the chumash in front of me. so I misspelled it.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484618
    Reb Eliezer
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    It appears to be from what Reb Moshe wrote that the reason women are exempt from positive time dependent commandments is because they have less kadushah from men just like a yisroel has less kadushah from a kohen
    or levi. The importance is the service to Hashem not how we serve Him. Some emphasize Torah (litvak) others Avodah (chosid) and the women Gemilas Chasodim. All three are equal since their gematria is the same תורה, יראת
    גמילות חסדים.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484550
    Reb Eliezer
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    Eli Y, Tosfas in Baba Metzia 59:2 starts לא בשמים הוא, can be explained that the Bas Kol revealed that what it says אחרי רבים להטעות, we go after the majority, which can mean either in quantity or quality , is in quantity.

    in reply to: Jokes #1484529
    Reb Eliezer
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    A student wanted a letter of acknowledgement of his learning abilities. The rebbe signed it on the bottom of the page. He said it says, מדבר שקר תרחק.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1484514
    Reb Eliezer
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    It says in the Torah וישמן ישורין ויבעט when the people ( cows) become fat (rich) they kick out (kick over the milk) they forget who made them rich. They think כחי ואוצם ידי עשה לי את החיל הזה through my strength and abilities I became fat or rich.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1484493
    Reb Eliezer
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    תן לחכם ויחכם עוד Eli Y – Tosfas in Baba Metzia by the תנור של עכנאי explains that we needed the Bas Kol by Beis Hillel even though they were in majority because the Beis Shammai is sharper explains why we don’t understand
    currently the Beis Shammai. Also currently we can’t take their stringencies.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483885
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    The problem is how can you misread it when a person with a siyan was lit up and not with a shiyan?

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483792
    Reb Eliezer
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    iacisrmma – you are right I looked it up it is Sara. I don’t know where I got my pshat.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483697
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    Eli Y – Let me explain why in the world to come we pasken like the Beis Shammai what happens to the majority view? In the world to come we will come to higher understanding as currently don’t understand the view of Shammai as Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Shimon etc. but once we come to understand the majority will pasken like Beis Shammai. Currently the Beis Hillel is being helped by the Beis Shammai to arrive to the truth so they are also praiseworthy. The Ran in the Droshas explains your predicament, how can they both be true when sometimes they have opposite views. Once the Torah was given down to earth we must understand it with human understanding not heavenly understanding..

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483446
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    GAON, כי בחפזון יצאת מארץ מצרים why were taken out swiftly? There are two ways of looking at it 1) one because we were on the verge spiritual destruction or 2) according to the parable Hashem couldn’t wait to כביכול marry us.

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483440
    Reb Eliezer
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    This is the culmination of the above:

    This is the meaning of the above passage, the fact that we are currently eating the bread of
    affliction reminds us that we came out of Mitzraim swiftly because Hashem found us special to
    be worthy of being his servant. He didn’t want us to sink into abyss the fiftieth level of tumah.
    This gives us hope for the future. The same way that He felt that we were worthy of redemption
    once, should make us worthy of redemption again במהרה בימינו , swiftly in our lifetime Amen.

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483424
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    Moderator: Actually there is a solution. Copy the PDF to a word processor and remove the line breaks there and then paste it.

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483418
    Reb Eliezer
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    Moderator: So I cannot paste part of a PDF if I cannot edit it.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483415
    Reb Eliezer
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    GAON, We say in birchas kohanim to nullify the dream in sixty. The Taamei Haminhogim explains that a dream is one sixtieth in sanctity and the kohanim at the duchenen are completely holy so we want to nullify the dream in sixty. It says the dream becomes true according to the interpreter. We see what you are saying is true.

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483401
    Reb Eliezer
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    yes

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #1483344
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    Moderator: Why does this have line breaks between words?

    in reply to: Badatz Beit YosefIsrael #1483254
    Reb Eliezer
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    NC, isn’t it funny where the shochet doesn’t eat from his own shechita?

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483250
    Reb Eliezer
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    I will repeat what I wrote somewhere else:

    It doesn’t matter what type of a chosid you are or if you are a chosid at all as long that you want to create nachas ruach to Hashem with your service. They are all different ways to arrive to the same thing. The importance is not the means but the end,

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483246
    Reb Eliezer
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    Doesn’t say that the Beis Shamay and Beis Hillel argued but that they didn’t hold back from intermarrying. It says that an argument lashem shomaim stands. Asks the Midrash Samuel who wants it to stand? But he brings an exploration from the Rambam why by life and death judgements if all twenty three said he is guilty, he went out innocent. We need defenders. Otherwise, they can all make the same mistake. The Beis Shamai by having a different view helped the Beis Hillel arrive to the truth by eliminating tunnel vision. This why because of their humility allowed the Beis Shamay to precede them hearing their view first in order that before they make up their mind, they wanted to to here another view,

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483189
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    Moderator: There is a bug in this system. If I try editing a reply, I sometimes lose it.

    Gets sent to spam. Weird

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483188
    Reb Eliezer
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    Joseph I don’t know ask someone who is familiar with the teshuva. I don’t think he mentions the Kol Bo’s reason. Similarly like a kohen who has a higher kedusha than a yisroel. The woman was created to help the man so the man is main performer of mitzvas.

    in reply to: Consulting the Igros #1483178
    Reb Eliezer
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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.

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